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Judith Brin Ingber

Judith Brin Ingber has concentrated her life work on Jewish dance as a practitioner and research/writer on the subject, co-founding the dance and music troupe, Voices of Sepharad, in 1987 and working for the Batsheva/Bat Dor Dance Society and Inbal Dance Theater in Israel from 1972 to 1977. She co-founded the Israel Dance Annual Magazine and edited the dance issue of Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review 2000. Her articles appear in encyclopedias and journals, including Dance Perspectives and The International Dance Encyclopedia. She has taught on the Theater Arts and Dance faculty at University of Minnesota and was a Faber Fellow at Princeton University.

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Sulamif Messerer

Sulamif Messerer, who trained at the Bolshoi school in Moscow, had been a swimming champion for four years, achieving the Russian record at the first Soviet Olympiada in 1928. However, she left swimming in 1929 when she was promoted to the rank of prima ballerina in the Bolshoi Ballet Company, a position she held for twenty-five years.

Dance Performance in the United States

Dance has always had a special place in the Jewish community because of its capacity to heighten communal and individual joy at weddings as prescribed in the Lit. "teaching," "study," or "learning." A compilation of the commentary and discussions of the amora'im on the Mishnah. When not specified, "Talmud" refers to the Babylonian Talmud.Talmud, at bar and Lit. "daughter of the commandment." A girl who has reached legal-religious maturity and is now obligated to fulfill the commandmentsbat mitzvah celebrations, and on other happy occasions. The Bible contains many mentions of dance in celebration of important holidays and Israelite victories. Jews have always danced with the Torah she-bi-khetav: Lit. "the written Torah." The Bible; the Pentateuch; Tanakh (the Pentateuch, Prophets and Hagiographia)Torah scrolls in processionals on the holiday of Lit. "rejoicing of the Torah." Holiday held on the final day of Sukkot to celebrate the completing (and recommencing) of the annual cycle of the reading of the Torah (Pentateuch), which is divided into portions one of which is read every Sabbath throughout the year.Simhat Torah, and there are movement processionals on other holidays, as well as during the weekly Sabbath services. A very simple form of dance is even part of Jewish prayer, as the rhythmic rocking movement of davening (praying) literally embodies the notion of total devotion to God.

Yardena Cohen

Yardena Cohen, daughter of Miriam Rafalkes and Pinhas Cohen (1887–1956), was born on July 1, 1910 in Wadi Nisnas (the Arab name of a district near the Haifa port). Yardena was the oldest of three children; the others were musicologist and writer Ruth Keviti Jordan (c. 1921–c. 1997) and Nir. Her father, who was born in Zikhron Ya’akov, graduated first from the Ritual bathMikveh Israel agricultural school and then from an agricultural college in Berlin. In 1908 he founded the first Hebrew school in Haifa. Her mother, who was born near Vilna c. 1880 and was a descendant of the Vilna Head of the Torah academies of Sura and Pumbedita in 6th to 11th c. Babylonia.Gaon (Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, 1720–1797), studied science with Chaim Weizmann in Geneva and then joined her parents, who were founders of Rehovot. She died in Haifa c. 1960.

Yehudit Arnon

Under Arnon’s direction the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company toured throughout Israel, the United States, Europe and the Far East. In 1996 she became the director emerita of the Kibbutz Dance Company.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Judith Brin Ingber." (Viewed on September 16, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/ingber-judith>.

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