Cantor Mike Weis explains history & function of tropes used for ritual chanting of Hebrew scripture

August 24, 2015

Cantor Mike Weis, of the Brotherhood Synagogue near Gramercy Park, explains the history and function of tropes, the cantillation used for the ritual chanting of Hebrew scriptures during synagogue services. He explains how these musical accents bring punctuation, beautiful melodies and clarity to the reading of scripture.