Religion: Reformed Hymnal

To deepen the religious consciousness of U. S. Reformed Jewry, to improve their congregational singing, a committee of ten rabbis has been working for the last five years on a revised Jewish Hymnal. Rabbi Louis Wolsey of Philadelphia, chairman of the committee, announced last week the completion of "Songs and Prayers of Jewish Worship," to be submitted next month to the Central Conference of American Rabbis, representing 400 Reformed Jewish Congregations. Less "oriental," less burdened with pathos than Orthodox Jewish music,* which Rabbi Wolsey calls "a pretentious attempt to revive the Jewish...

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