Music

streming June 11, 2018

Many years ago, I had a college friend who was an evangelizing devotee of the abstract painter Marc Rothko. I remember her gushing over a catalog of Rothko’s work, while I was thinking that I must be aesthetically challenged; I just didn’t “get” it. After all, most of the paintings were nothing but large rectangles […]

streming May 9, 2018

Jewish music can be studied from many diversified points of view. Among them historical, liturgical and non-liturgical music of the Hebrews dating from the pre-Biblical times (Pharaonic Egypt); religious music at the first and second Solomon’s Temples; musical activities immediately following the Exodus; the seemingly impoverished religious musical activities during the early middle ages; the […]

streming April 20, 2018

Is background music beneficial or harmful during study? Given that about 75% of students listen to music whilst they do their homework, we ought to find out. It is natural to enjoy learning. We are born curious and eager to gain new knowledge to make sense of the world we live in and gain an […]