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Jews and Sufis: A Sacred Bridge, Temple Beth Zion, Brookline, MA, October 29, 2009

JEWS AND SUFIS: A Sacred Bridge

Location: Temple Beth Zion in Brookline
Date/Time: Thursday, October 29, 6:30pm
Price of admission: FREE

Since at least the 16th century, the maftirim repertoire--Hebrew devotional poetry set to Turkish makam music for use in the synagogue--demonstrates the deep relationships Ottoman Jews established with members of Muslim mystical brotherhoods. A panel of three scholars will speak on cultural, historical, religious and musical aspects of the topic, followed by dialogue with the audience. The program will conclude with a lively 40-minute recital featuring an ensemble of Jewish, Muslim and Christian vocalists and instrumentalists demonstrating examples of relevant musical repertoire.

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