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Music Notes – Pentecost

Pentecost (‘fiftieth’) is the Greek name for the ancient Israelite festival of Shavuot (‘weeks’) marking the end of the harvest season fifty days, or a ‘week of weeks’, after its beginning at Pesach (Passover). Also known as the Day of First … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Third Sunday in Lent

In this Sunday’s Gospel we find Jesus ‘cleansing the Temple’, driving out those who sold acceptable animals and exchanged currencies for ritually acceptable tender (perhaps with some unscrupulous practices involved, or at least eclipsing the ultimate point of the appointed … Continue reading

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Music Notes | Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

The Yigdal is a hymn (perhaps written around 1400, and sung in many Jewish traditions at morning and evening services) based upon the 13 Articles of Faith compiled by Moses ben Maimon (Maimonides), the medieval Sephardic rabbi, Torah scholar, philosopher, … Continue reading

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