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Staff member of the Music Department and National Sound Archive in The National Library of Israel. Tamar holds a Ph.D. from Musicology Department at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Shmuel Blasz was murdered at Auschwitz, but the original melody he wrote for the beloved Passover song lives on
Take a musical voyage through three melodies written to different verses from the “Avinu Malkeinu” prayer, embarking from the widespread Ashkenazi tune, passing through a familiar Chassidic niggun and ending with Max Janowski’s melody.
On the secret behind the Chabad Book of Niggunim and about the Chassid Shmuel Zalmanov who was selected for the mission of rescuing the niggunim from oblivion.
How did the song of a Muslim Imam from the Caucasus Mountains become a Hassidic niggun [song] in the Rebbe’s court in Brooklyn?
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