THE FIVE M'GILLOT (VI)
– Chant Five and Sefer Yonah!
I enjoy the cyclical chanting of the scrolls in synagogues on Passover, Shavuot, Tisha b’Av, Sukkot, and Purim. In addition, the Book of Jonah (Prophets) is chanted on Yom Kippur. The melodies fit the sentiments of the respective holy days. Hiddur mitzvah, the concept of beautifying the commandments, here through musical notes and the very basic instrument of the voice, add a profound dimension to the reading and help with the intuitive understanding of the texts.