Walk into a wedding hall—circles of people are dancing to Shwekey’s latest hora. Shop at your local sefarim store—and enjoy the music being piped in. Enter your teenager’s room (or maybe don’t; it’s not worth the risk, and anyway, standing outside the door will suffice, too…)—MBD is pounding away.
There’s no question about it: living in 2011, we are surrounded with music wherever we turn. It’s a wonderful thing, of course—that is, if one is able to appreciate music properly.
What’s that you’re asking? What’s there to appreciate about music?
Well, take one look at Rabbi Elysha Sandler’s book, Through Music and Song, and you will see exactly what I mean.
Did you ever wonder about the power of music? Why does it have such a pull on the human heart? How can it simultaneously evoke joy, dispel worry, spur one’s memory, and even bring one to teshuvah? Yet at the same time, we know that music also has the capacity to numb one’s clarity of mind and distract a person from his/her true goals in life!
It cannot be that music is a simple thing, just another form of mindless entertainment. There has to be more to it, and indeed, in Through Music and Song, Rabbi Sandler leads us on a journey through the secrets of music, explaining why and how we can tap into its awesome spiritual power and avoid its dangerous pitfalls.
Whether you are a major music fan, or someone who is content to simply tap your feet to the beat, you will be pulled by the melody that resonates from this book…
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