Cohen had been riffing on death and resurrection for decades and always kept an open mind.
Like Hendrix’s solo, the reading from Isaiah begins with an electrifying, powerful, and discordant blast, as loud as a shofar.
Pete Townshend once wanted to write a Zionist rock opera.
In which we look at the Jewish man who inspired “Free Man In Paris” and other surprising historical details.
“People are eating less meat at home, but when they go out, they want the experience of treating themselves to the best meat they can find.”
Garland auditioned for MGM with the 1896 Yiddish song “Eli, Eli.”
Before he wrote ‘Porgy,’ George Gershwin had planned to write an opera based on ‘The Dybbuk.’
Olivia Newton-John, whose Jewish grandfather escaped Hitler’s regime, turns 71 today.
He had dreams of being Miles Davis or John Coltrane. They came true on Rosh Hashanah (sort of).
The shofar is not a very versatile instrument. Still, it has popped up in some interesting places over the course of its history.
Thomas, the music director of the San Francisco Symphony, is the grandson of Yiddish Theater great Boris Thomashefsky.
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