Eileen Reynolds

Philip Glass Settles Some Old Scores

Philip Glass’s Uncle Harry, his mother and the cost of pretty much everything feature prominently in the composer’s plainspoken and charming new memoir.

Fiddling About: Alfred Molina starred as Tevye in a 2004 revival of ?Fiddler on the Roof.?

Everything You Wanted To Know About 'Fiddler on the Roof' But Didn't Ask

How did three less-than-observant Broadway guys come up with the biggest Jewish musical ever? Eileen Reynolds explores the engaging story — and explains why it still matters.

Raising Her Voice in Solemn Prayer: Kate Smith, seen here on a scoreboard before a Philadelphia Flyers hockey game, asked Irving Berlin to give her a song to sing on Armistice Day. He responded with ?God Bless America.?

The Jewish History of 'God Bless America'

After 9/11, ‘God Bless America’ became an ubiquitous tribute to our nation’s fallen. But history says Irving Berlin’s song was an unlikely choice for a national anthem.

A 'God Bless America' Timeline

From its creation in 1918 to its unofficial adoption as anthem for the fallen of 9/11, “God Bless America” has had quite a history. Here are some of the highlights.

Berlin?s Harem: Composer Irving Berlin serenades some of songdom?s leading ladies, including Dinah Shore, second from right.

Deck The Halls With Boughs of Challah

Searching for the best in December holiday tunes, a music preservation group found few Hanukkah sing-a-longs. But Jews have created plenty of Christmas cheer.

On a Clear Day You Can See Flatbush

With Barbra Streisand making a homecoming to Brooklyn, we take a tour of her old haunts: from Choy’s Chinese Restaurant to the Yeshiva of Brooklyn.

Blogging 'Einstein'

Can’t get enough of Philip Glass? Eileen Reynolds offers a minute-by minute account of ‘Einstein on the Beach,’ now onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

A Pop Quiz on Philip Glass

To celebrate Philip Glass’s 75th birthday, we’ve prepared a quiz on the ‘Einstein on the Beach’ composer’s achievements. Put your cultural thinking caps on!