Jewish music

Sol Zim

American cantor, composer

Sol Zim is the descendant of five generations of cantors. Zim's father, Samuel Zimelman, served as cantor of the Hochschule Synagogue in Łomazy, Poland, and Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh in Portland, Maine.


The World Centre for Jewish Music in Palestine, 1936–1940: Jewish Musical Life on the Eve of World War II

A survey of the history and personalities of an ambitions pre-World War II attempt to create an institution that will document and promote Jewish music while moving the operations from an insecure Europe to Palestine. Based on the archives of the WCJM located at the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, the book includes useful indices.

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Was heisst “jüdische Musik”? Grundzüge eines Diskurses im 20. Jahrhundert.

A programmatic article including a very valuable critique of most of definitions of Jewish music. It stresses the ambiguity of the concept of Jewish music as well as the racialized discourses related to it that developed after Richard Wagner.

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Articles in Books