No, the Fab Four weren’t Jewish, but the ‘Fifth Beatle’ Brian Epstein was. A writer who covered the 1964 American tour remembers Yom Kippur in New Orleans, John Lennon’s Hitler salutes in the hotel, and Paul McCartney at the bima.
What my preschooler’s taste in Mizrahi pop says about where the country is at
The former Jefferson Airplane guitarist and Hot Tuna lead man comes home to his mother’s faith at his Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio
From the confines of Skverer Hasidism to Columbia University and fashion eyewear shops, the singer and Internet sensation isn’t slowing down soon
Confessions of a Jewish teenage folkie
Vox Tablet launches a revue of our favorite episodes from the past decade with this gem of a story from Janice Erlbaum
The Chairman of the Board died 17 years ago today. In his centennial year, a tour of his deep-seated Zionism.
On a new album, Italian singer Shulamit offers modern interpretations of haunting songs left by women in the Holocaust
Nasreen Qadri straddles a traditional Middle Eastern divide by choosing to sing in Hebrew. Will pop stardom follow?
Performs with B’way star Dudu Fisher for casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, IDF legend E. Lebovitz, former camp inmates
Or how a Jewish American country music genius wound up farming chickens in France
New York Festival of Song’s Steven Blier’s latest program showcases Freud’s influence on the Golden Age of German lieder
The Basement Tapes, finally released after 47 years, show yet another side of the bard
Jesse Olsen Bay uses his grandmother’s unpublished prose on ‘Makings,’ by turns a whimsical and melancholy album
Starting a two-week stand at the Village Vanguard, the lyrical master interprets song for his own purposes
John Adams’s masterpiece is about an American Jew murdered by Palestinian terrorists, but the real opera is off stage
In an excerpt from his new autobiography ‘I’m the Man,’ the guitarist from Anthrax remembers growing up in Bayside, Queens
For centuries, Western classical music propelled listeners toward Christian salvation. Then Jewish music changed everything.
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
The singer has had better songs, but his new record captures his ideas more clearly than ever
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
The country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
To Peter Himmelman, fame was no match for observance, and the music just got better
Why Israeli kids are singing ‘Up, Do Terror Attacks!’
From the Archive: With a women’s-only gig at Arlene’s Grocery in New York this week, Bulletproof Stockings hits the bigger time
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
‘The Passenger’ is a moving Polish Jewish-Catholic Soviet hybrid with a glaring omission. But is it a ‘Holocaust opera’?
If an album could be said to capture the sound of multiethnic Tel Aviv, this one would be it
With his influential alternative music marathon this weekend, the anti-institutional artist grapples with accolades
Touring on a new album, Aviv Geffen talks about Rabin, Mizrahi music, and why the Dayans are no Kennedys