The Canadian band Rush’s take on rock and roll isn’t for everyone. It that because the band has an outsider’s story, an immigrant story, and a Jewish story?
James Tissot, ‘The Ark Passes Over the Jordan,’ 1896-1902.
“A biracial Jewish former child star from Canadian television who’s a multimillion-dollar selling artist? You couldn’t create a better Canadian in a science lab.” That’s how one wag described rapper Drake, who made his debut as host of the Juno Awards — Canada’s Grammys — in Toronto last night. And from Drake’s red-carpet kiss with his kvelling Jewish mother to an appearance by a Semitic rock legend, the evening boasted a few Hebraic moments.