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Netanel Cohen (Musai)

The liturgical music of the Tunisian Jews in Israel.

Netanel Cohen is a librarian in the music department of the National Library of Israel and a first year doctoral student in the department of musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is writing his dissertation under the guidance of Professor Edwin Seroussi on the liturgical music of the Tunisian Jews in Israel. He holds an M. A. degree in ethnomusicology and a B. A. degree in musicology and Iranian studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research interests include Middle Eastern Jewish liturgical music and Iranian music.

He served as an instructor of Persian music theory in the Center for Middle Eastern Classical Music in Jerusalem and wrote a textbook on this subject for the Open University of Israel. He also plays the santur (the Persian hammered dulcimer) and is a cantor in the Sephardic-Yerushalmi style.