One of America’s greatest poets and one of our greatest avant-garde artists make for strange bedfellows.
Garland, who would have turned 99 this year, auditioned for MGM with the 1896 Yiddish song “Eli, Eli.”
With its layered contradictions, the song reveals Cohen’s work as a Jew to comprehend a holy, broken world.3
Jim Steinman was the best kind of weird.
“I appeared on a Grammy Award-winning song sounding like a synagogue choir and me sounding like a cantor and not selling out to pop culture.”
In the “Scary Hours 2” EP, Drake says “I need me some Jesus in my life.” Should we be concerned?
Phil Spector’s “A Christmas Gift for You” is the best Jewish Christmas album all time. But let’s not forget Herb Alpert’s “Christmas Album” either.
It like the vibe from those Lady Gaga-Tony Bennet albums, if Tony Bennet were an indicted world leader facing his fourth election in two years
“Puppy for Hanukkah” was meant to convey the oft-overlooked diversity of the Jewish community.4
10 years ago, Hanukkah came and went without much to-do on YouTube. Then, latkes and dreidels went viral.
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