Ruth and the megillot for the Shalosh Regalim

The Book of Ruth chanted on Shavuot is one of three megillot chanted on the festivals (shalosh regalim). The cantillation for the three megilot is identical. Characterized by its lilting lyricism it is certainly the most beautiful of the trope systems employed for chanting Biblical texts.

Here is the first verse of the Book of Ruth:

ruth verse 1

ruth first five verses

Tropes shalosh regalim tropesĀ  1: basic patterns (etnachta, sof pasuk, katon, tevir, revi’i, plus pazeir, gershayim

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