‘Blonde on Blonde’ and ‘Pet Sounds’ are American gospel
Live from the American Hebrew Academy, Unorthodox talks with Marshall Rauch, North Carolina’s first Jewish state senator, and trumpet player Judith Saxton
Booty-shaking new music from A-Wa, Sandaraa, and Schizophonia
Neal Gabler examines how the performer’s evolution changed the definition of femininity and Jewishness
This week on Unorthodox, the Jewish Supreme Court nominee with a not very Jewish-sounding name, plus Ladino songstress Sarah Aroeste, and ACLU lawyer Gillian Thomas
The legendary songwriter, novelist, and Texas phenom is touring on his first new album in three decades, but Kinky Friedman will still sign anything except bad legislation
Mimi Stillman’s new album features works inspired by upheaval in Europe and the Middle East
A conversation with the noted garbologist about Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Meir Kahane, being a drug dealer, and what’s wrong with NY today
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Jesse Olsen Bay uses his grandmother’s unpublished prose on ‘Makings,’ by turns a whimsical and melancholy album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