Music In the Synagogue

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Synagogue worship expanded and developed the use of the voice. No musical instruments were used in synagogue worship.

Not long after the destruction of the temple, instrumental music fell into disuse and for some reason was never revived. Vocal tradition and practice, however, continued and became the central musical feature of synagogue worship. In contrast to the temple with its system of sacrifice, the synagogue was primarily for public worship and instruction as well as for secular...


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