There are two ways the Jewish community can still enjoy Shlomo Carlebach while acknowledging his indiscretions and bettering our community.
It’s like pledging never to buy German products; as a Jew, why shouldn’t I enjoy my German-made dishwasher?
2017 has, collectively, been few people’s ideas of a fun year. Still, it’s welcomed a wealth of excellent journalism.
If a collective trauma occurs in a community associated with a pioneering reformer, should that community still sing his music?
I can’t walk into any synagogue in the world without hearing songs written by the man who sexually assaulted my mother.
“I like to imagine that all of these texts are in conversation with each other — that everyone is having these kind of musical dreams.”
We are standing at a great crossroad and the epicenter of the change is Jerusalem. My father’s Pitchu Li is on repeat in my ears and in my heart. The message is clear: it is time to open the Gates of Justice, starting with “Hashem’s House,” our Kotel.
Judaica and other items belonging to the influential late rabbi-musician Shlomo Carlebach will be auctioned next month.
For Josh Nelson, playing Shlomo Carlebach in a production of ‘Soul Doctor’ has been a life-changing experience. He explains what it means to play a spiritual icon.
The festival of Shavuot begins tonight. You all know what that means: time for a little holiday music. Herewith a mix of Peter Paul & Mary, Shlomo Carlebach, Shoshana Damari, Bob Dylan, some Ladino sacred cancon, some 1950s doo-wop and lots more, including a snippet of Mel Brooks.