GESHURI, MEIR SHIMON

GESHURI, MEIR SHIMON (1897–1977), writer on music. Born in Myslowitz, Silesia, Geshuri went to Ereẓ Israel in 1920. He was active in the founding of the Ha-Po'el ha-Mizraḥi, but his main interest was research into Jewish music, particularly ḥasidic song. He was one of the founders of the Israel Institute for Sacred Music (1958). Geshuri was the author of numerous articles and published his main researches in Ha-Niggun veha-Rikkud ba-Ḥasidut (3 vols., 1956–59). A bibliography of his writings was edited by B.M. Cohen in 1966.

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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