Nigun (Heb.: ‘melody’; pl. nigunim
(Heb.: ‘melody’; pl. nigunim
In the liturgical music of the Ashkenazi Jews, an early form of centonized chant, also known as nusaḥ. Among the East European Ḥasidic Jews, the term refers to a type of vocal music, often sung to nonsense syllables and accompanied by dancing, of which one of the important forms is the ...