Saturday, June 28, 2008

Learning Torah with Music


Singing is generally taken, in the Talmud, as synonymous with happiness [although the Talmud does discuss funeral music as well]:

"R' Shefatyah said, citing R' Yochanan: Regarding a person who reads Torah without pleasantness [Rashi: such as the musical notes of the trop], and one who learns Mishnah without song, it is written [Yechezkel 20], 'I have given them laws that are not good, and statutes by which do will not live.'"

(Talmud, Megilah 32a)

Have a great day,

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