Folk Fusion

Israeli expats are bringing the sounds of their youth to new jazz projects

Facing the Music

David Lehman, author of ‘A Fine Romance,’ offers insights into the American songbook

A Fine Romance

An expert picks his top ten favorites from the Jewish-written American songbook

Melancholy Melody

Kol Nidre gets me every time

Inside Player

Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl

Jazzed Up

New albums find inspiration in the Passover haggadah

Lord of the Ring

How Richard Wagner ousted Giacomo Meyerbeer from the operatic pantheon

Where Hola Meets the Hora

Bandleader Arturo O’Farrill puts a new spin on a Latin-Jewish classic

Chic Radical

A new biography is overly impressed by Leonard Bernstein’s liberal politics

Holy Rollers

Israel’s best-selling rock musicians draw freely from the liturgy

Tu B’Av and No Love

A Jewish Valentine? Bring on the heartbreak

Havana Nagila

New sounds in Jewish-Latin fusion

The Mute Stones

Once bustling, and long silent, Krakow’s streets sing anew

Letter From Krakow

At annual culture festival, Jewishness is abundant; Jews, scarce

Their Magic Moment

How Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller tapped into the soul of ’50s America—and made it sing

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