Israeli Culture and Hebrew Language

Jewish Traditional Music and Musical Instruments

The history of religious Jewish music includes the cantorial, synagogal and temple melodies from Biblical times.  The synagogal music included an orchestra of 12 instruments and a choir of 12 male singers.  A number of other instruments were added to the orchestra.  The uggav was very popular. Jewish poems (piyyuts) are sung, chanted or recited …

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Common Hebrew Names for Boys and Girls

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”521246″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Boys’ Names The ten most popular boys’ names include Aaron (Aharon), Adam, Benjamin, Daniel, David, Jonathan (Y’honatan), Joseph, Joseph (Y’hoshua), Michael and Samuel (Sh’mu’el). Girls’ Names The most popular girls’ names include Deborah, Elizabeth (Elisheva), Judith (Y’hudit), Mary (Miriam), Rachel, Rebecca (Fivka), Ruth, Sarah and Susan (Shoshanah). [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”521247″ img_size=”full” …

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