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Sunday, March 20 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Decoding the Squiggles: How Trope Shows Meaning

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What are the functions of those extra squiggles we see in biblical texts? How do they show us punctuation and accents, in addition to chanted motifs? Come learn how the graphic symbols of trope are used to show meaning in our ancient biblical texts and how that meaning is expressed through trope. We will study some basic Hebrew grammar that helps decode the consonantal  Hebrew in a Torah scroll. We will also encounter the music motifs of Ta'amei HaMikra for  Ashkenazic chant of Torah, Haftarah, Esther, Eichah, High Holy Days Torah,  and the Festival Megillot. There will be lots of handouts.

Please bring a thumb drive.

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Neil Schwartz

Hazzan Neil Schwartz is a 1980 graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary,and he earned an M.A. in Religion and Culture in Canada. He teaches trope and nusach online for Hebrew College (Boston), and he serves as the Kol Bo sole clergy for Agudath Achim in Shreveport, Louisiana... Read More →


Sunday March 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lavin-Bernick Center -- Room 205 Tulane University, 201 Boggs, New Orleans, LA 70118