Something to sing about: The greatly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling The Art of Torah Cantillation is HERE!
The Art of Cantillation, Volume 2, leads the novice through each step of learning how to chant the weekly Haftarah portions. The volume is divided into 13 lessons, with additional useful appendices and bibliography, allowing the reader to "self-teach" the important principles of the cantillation of the Nach (Prophets' and Writings') texts.
The only prerequisite for this course of learning is a basic ability to read Hebrew and a willingness to learn!
Provides step-by-step exercises and instructions
Includes 2 audio CD's of recordings that correspond with written exercises
Includes both male and female voices on recording
Includes glossary, list of parashiyot with their assigned haftarot, the 5 m'gilot chanted on the festivals, and more!
My Jewish World: An Early Childhood Music Curriculum (Book/CD set)
Music can be a wonderfully effective teaching tool for preschool aged children. My Jewish World guides teachers through the process of introducing and utilizing song in the classroom to teach Jewish values.
In her comprehensive and easy to follow book, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh includes twenty-six songs, religious and secular, that will help to facilitate an environment of fun and learning. Each song addresses important Jewish concepts and many use Hebrew words and prayers. Judy provides comments, activities, and creative ideas, specific for each song, which can be used in the classroom to learn about being Jewish every day. The importance of saying the Sh'ma each morning, learning the Hebrew words for colors, understanding body parts, and the value of cooperation are only some of the Jewish concepts touched on in the book.
In addition, Judy Ginsburgh includes a list of suggested books for many of the topics. These books help to reinforce and expand the lessons laid out in the curriculum.
With a helpful glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms and the companion music CD, My Jewish World is a wonderful guide to making music significant in the Jewish classroom.