See Song-Fest 2015 page for information on this year’s SongFest.

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Choral singers:   
     With your help & input,     
      we will 
put up more      resources on this web site. 
        (See [Input]. page)               

 • The first of the “Megilot” (collection of five scrolls, in the Jewish sequence of the biblical books)..   
  A beloved collection of songs/poems in ancient Israel.   
 • Ratified by the rabbis of Yavneh as part of the Bible.     
 • Promoted by Rabbi Akiva as the prototype for the love and relationship betw God and Israel. 
 • A source of numerous other interpretations and insights on love, theology, and relationships –
  
  over the midrashic era, the middle ages (Jewish and other traditions), and modern times.

    Special                                 National Havurah New England Retreat  Dec 18-20, 2015    Palmer, MA               
      events,         Sing & learn how the Song of Songs can be liberating in its use of gender.  w/ Aliza Arzt.

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              Program at the Tikkun Leil Shavuot of  JCC-Manhattan  
          v Shir Hashirim: Its Diverse Songs and Meanings 
            (Sat-night/Sun) May 24, 2015 (1:30 am).   Amsterdam Ave & 76th St. NY, NY
                The Song of Songs was popular from the outset  (long before Rabbi Akiba).  That's why it became   
                   part of the Bible
, and why it has inspired perhaps more songs-per-verse than any other book.  
                Through some of its diverse perspectives, we will explore why this is so;  and learn/sing a few songs.
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  Previous        First SHS Song-Fest in Washington DC: April 11, 2015 (8th day Pesah), 1:15 pm.          
   events
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at Tifereth Israel Congr7701  16th St. NW, Washington DC  20012                         
 
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       A Feast of Songs: on Sat March 21  at the JCC Manhattan, NY.  (See "2015 ".) 
           
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                        Shorashim Israeli Dance party. Dances of Shir Hashirim & Pesah: Sun Apr 5;  2726 Broadway, NY. 
Shir Hashirim.org   the Song of Songs   Shir Hashirim      exploring its diverse dimensions