This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the murder of three civil rights workers during the 1964 Freedom Summer. Why aren’t Jews honoring them?
It’s Bob Dylan’s 73rd birthday. Here’s what four Israeli singer-songwriters had to say about the ‘defining moment’ in his influence on them.
Here’s a little video collection I put together for May Day 2010, with some updates, to help get in the holiday spirit. Fortunately, it’s still relevant. Unfortunately, that’s because we haven’t made much progress in the interim toward economic justice.
To get us in the spirit of the Seder, here are a few songs of exodus, freedom, rebellion and an only kid. We’ve got selections by Bruce Springsteen, Chava Alberstein, Pete Seeger, Moishe Oysher, Bob Dylan, Shuli Nathan, Paul Robeson, Paul Simon, Lahakat HaNachal, the Maccabeats and many more, including two late and very much lamented friends, Debbie Friedman and Meir Ariel. Also Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
David Bromberg was profoundly influenced by Pete Seeger’s music. He didn’t always agree with the singer’s politics, but knew no one could ever silence him.
Pete Seeger is revered for popularizing such songs as ‘This Land Is Your Land.’ Somewhat less celebrated is the role that Yiddishkeit played in the progressive icon’s career.
Pete Seeger was a global iconic voice of justice. To Rabbi Brent Spodek, he was the guy waiting on line at the post office in upstate Beacon, N.Y. — or strumming his guitar at the shul.
Pete Seeger gave new life to folk music in this country. And he gave us our heritage, which might well have languished without his dogged energy and endless talent, Leonard Fein writes.
For secular Jewish children, some of us felt most spiritual listening to Pete Seeger. In honor of his memory, Adam Langer offers the legendary folk singer and activist’s 7 most Jewish songs.
Pete Seeger taught generations of Americans that social protest and love of Israel were two sides of the same coin, J.J. Goldberg recalls. So what happened in 1968?