On his 82nd birthday, Leonard Cohen has released “You Want It Darker,” the title track of his new album. According to Seth Rogovoy, it might just be his most Jewish song ever.
Bob Dylan, George Harrison, and Bob Marley are good choices for a rabbi’s playlist. But even if the rabbi is Hasidic, = shouldn’t there be some Nina Simone and Carole King on there too?
Geraldine Brooks is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The March” and “People of the Book.” But does her retelling of the story of David strike a chord with our critic. Julia M. Klein sings the book’s praises…and its shortcomings.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks’s new novel ‘The Secret Chord’ takes its inspiration from King David and a song by Leonard Cohen. She discusses her diverse influences with the Forward’s Talya Zax.
J.J. Goldberg is back with a Yom Kippur playlist. Among the guest artists are Leonard Cohen, Amy Winehouse, Eminem, Chava Alberstein and Bob Dylan. Listen, enjoy and repent!
A Christian band has released a Christmas version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah.’ Sigal Samuel hates it — but not for the reasons you might think.
The legendary English singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70. Here, the Forward remembers some of Cocker’s greatest encounters with Jewish songwriters.
The Christian influences of U2 have been known for a long time. The Father, Son and Holy Ghost aren’t Bono’s only religious role models, Seth Rogovoy writes.
Despite the relatively small size of Leonard Cohen’s songbook, it still has a lot of gems. Here are 12 songs that Ezra Glinter finds unjustly overlooked.
Leonard Cohen turns 80 this weekend. Ezra Glinter takes a long look back at the songwriter’s storied career, from the cocky young poet to the old guy in a fedora feeding pigeons in Montreal.