Tuesday, April 25, 2006

About Niggunim

A Simple Jew emails a link to his post, "A Conversation On Niggunim." The post is a good summary of Chassidic perspective on negina, especially the use of "foreign" nigunnim. The first Pasternak quote strikes me as wishful thinking because there are many cases where unaltered melodies were adopted, but the second quote is on the mark.