Contents

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Introduction: The Making of a Torah Reader

Preface: What to Call the Chant and its Notes

PART ONE AHAVAH — LOVE

Chapter 1 Biblical Chant — Rhythmic Speech

Chapter 2: “This song will be a witness…” (Deut 31) The Melodies of Biblical Chant

Chapter 3: The Origins of Torah Chant

Chapter 4: The Workings of Chant

PART TWO: YIR’AH — FEAR

Chapter 5: Te’amei Hamikra — Song or Grammar?

Chapter 6: “And he slaughtered” The Fourth Shalshelet: Chant and Interpretation

Chapter 7: “On the eighth day…” The Strangest Trop in Torah

Chapter 8: Justice and Mercy

GLOSSARY

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY