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Az der Rebbe Tantst: The Mitsve Tants in the Courts of the Hasidic Rebbes, with Binyomin Ginsberg
Lecture #68 in Joshua Horowitz’s series, The Promiscuous World of Jewish Music
Az Der Rebbe Tantst: The Mitsve Tants in the Courts of the Hasidic Rebbes With Binyomin Ginsberg
Monday, January 31, 2022, 11am Pacific Time, Please calculate your own time zone with this: https://dateful.com/time-zone-converter
Length: 1 – 2 hours
Zoom Meeting ID: 967 8901 9038
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Rooted in mysticism and laden with symbolism, the Mitsve Tants is a unique dance ritual performed at the end of a Hasidic wedding. When members of a Grand Rabbi’s immediate family marry, the Mitsve Tants becomes a community-wide pageant, attended by thousands of Hasidim that lasts many hours. We’ll discuss the the associated music and dance traditions and look at the structure of the Mitsve Tants, the concepts underpinning it,
and varying customs connected to this ritual. We’ll also view documentation and footage of this unusual religious ceremony that Binyomin assembled while researching his book, The Music of the Mitsve Tants in the Courts of the Hasidic Rebbes: 159 Hasidic Dance Melodies.