This issue of YJMR includes three articles featuring three case studies that represent different religious worlds and historical moments. In each, the interplay of the above three factors—medium, forms and norms, and religious contest—can be clearly discerned. With all the differences (and a few commonalities) these three case studies comprise, they share one important feature: the agents of conflict, in all cases, were (or still are) courageous people who fought for their ideas and practices.

Author Biography

Prof. Ruth HaCohen (Pinczower) is the Artur Rubinstein Professor of Musicology at the Hebrew University. She is the recipient of Rothschild Prize in the Humanities, for 2022. In 2017 she was elected as corresponding member by the American Musicological Society "for outstanding contributions to the advancement of scholarship in music." She also serves as Associate Editor for the Yale Journal of Music & Religion.

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