Judaism's connection to music has become a lively topic of discourse in recent years. Revival in religious popular music is one expression of this. This book offers the first comprehensive research discussion of the meeting of music and Judaism in theology.
The book traces the history of the musical motif in Jewish thought through the ages. The first part describes the way music was originally an instrument, serving religious, psychological and practical purposes until it ultimately became an independent value discipline. The second part discusses the status and role of music in religious Zionist thought. Religious consciousness of religious composers and philosophers is examined through their writings and words.