Interesting article from the Washington Jewish Week on the rise of Jewish drum circles. It says right there in Psalm 150 to “praise God with drum and dance, with flute and strings/Praise God with clashing cymbals/with resounding cymbals sing praises” but it’s the Jewish Renewal movement that’s recently combined the primal urge to pound and shake things with a sacred sense of spirituality. Why should Jewish noisemaking be limited to grogers on Purim?
The painting in the link for “Psalm 150” is quite interesting, seeing as Hallelujah means “Praise the Lord” in Hebrew, Christians are speaking our language more than they’d know. Never knew why they’d pray in Latin instead of Hebrew.