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Biden cites Psalms and a songwriter of Jewish themes at inauguration

In his address, Biden cited Scripture and an operatic anthem penned by a librettist known for works based on the lives of Holocaust survivors.


Jews plead, once again: Listen to the lyrics of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

Many questioned the song’s use in a memorial for those who died of Covid-19. Do they have a point?


What are the most (and least) Jewish inauguration speeches ever?

Quite a few presidents have betrayed an affinity for Jewish bible verses, sentiments and ideas through their inaugural speeches.

10 songs for President Biden — an inauguration Spotify playlist

Surely it is a time for celebration. But it is also a time for taking stock and facing up to the grim reality of the task that lies ahead.


‘I got the Covid vaccine; don’t hate me’

‘Prior to the pandemic this long a queue happened only for a hot sample sale, Beyoncé concert tickets or the Zabar’s smoked fish counter.’

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