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?
‘Free to Be You And Me’ is a cultural touchstone and it’s turning 40. Joshua Furst writes the Marlo Thomas show helped shape legions of Generation X men.
Nelson Mandela’s death reminds J.J. Goldberg of a less-complicated time when Jewish and African freedom struggles went hand in hand.
Here’s a delightful little clip that examines the meaning and roots of Hava Nagila as mythic folk tune, originally a wordless nigun of the Sadagora Hasidim, and reality as an artful 20th century pop-composition by seminal musicologist Avraham Zvi Idelson that somehow crept under our skin and into our consciousness until hardly anybody remembers anymore that it really is a 20th century composition. Which, alert readers recall, is what we call the Folk Process.