Eileen Reynolds


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

By Eileen Reynolds

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.Read More


The Jewish History of 'God Bless America'

By Eileen Reynolds

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.Read More


A 'God Bless America' Timeline

By Eileen Reynolds

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.Read More


Deck The Halls With Boughs of Challah

By Eileen Reynolds

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.Read More


'Cello Goddess' Puts Lot's Wife to Music

By Eileen Reynolds

'Cello Goddess' Puts Lot's Wife to Music
To say that you’ll never think of Lot’s wife the same way after seeing Maya Beiser’s “Elsewhere,” a new “cello opera” that recently played at BAM’s Next Wave Festival, would be a gross understatement. In the Genesis story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot’s wife has no name — let alone speaking lines — and is primarily an example of the fate that awaits those who disobey divine instruction: “But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.”Read More



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