Books

Browse books written by Hadar faculty and published by Hadar and order a hard copy of your own.

Why Rain Comes From Above

Dr. Devora Steinmetz
In six poetic and scholarly essays, Dr. Devora Steinmetz invites the reader into the imaginative space created by deep engagement with biblical and rabbinic texts.

The Torah of Music

A comprehensive collection of 180 curated texts from the Jewish musical-spiritual imagination, with reflections on these ancient texts, stories from Joey Weisenberg's life as a musician, and a bilingual “open library” of traditional texts on the subject of music and song.

Reconstructing the Talmud: Volume 1

Rabbi Joshua Kulp
The Babylonian Talmud (Bavli) is a symphony of hundreds of voices, including legal rulings, folklore, biblical interpretations, and rabbinic legends. Reconstructing the Talmud introduces the modern Talmud student to the techniques developed over the last century for uncovering how this literature developed.

Building Singing Communities

Building Singing Communities is an easy-to-read, how-to guide to making music a lasting and joy-filled force in shul and Jewish life. In this short book, author, musician, and educator Joey Weisenberg presents us with a veritable treasure house of musical opportunities.

Niggunim: The Songbook

In these compositions and on the accompanying recordings, you can hear older styles of Jewish music - nigunim (wordless melodies), zemirot (Sabbath-table melodies), choral music, and traditional nusah (prayer chant) - organically melding with the spontaneous improvisation, liberated harmonies and indie soul music of the Brooklyn soundscape.