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Bittersweet Music

New CDs reflect on the joys and sorrows of Passover.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/celebrations_simchas/article/bittersweet_music_20020315

Despite its air of celebration, Passover is a bittersweet remembrance, one in which the joy of liberation is marked by the pain of recollection of what we were liberated from and what we lost on the way from Egypt to Eretz Yisrael. Our seder liturgy reflects that ambivalence, although it may require hearing some unfamiliar music to remind us.

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