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Halves and Halve-Nots

Laurel Snyder reclaims her split identity

Silver Lining

David Berman learns to live up to his band name

Being L. Bloom

When both Sung-Nam and Jerusalem beckon

Radical Roots

Why the Yiddish workers’ movement was an American phenomenon

Aunt Linda’s a Singer

So why won’t she sing at her daughter’s wedding?

Beats Without Borders

Balkan Beat Box’s diaspora mix

My Son, the Assimilator

Allan Sherman’s page in the American songbook

Falling Out

What happens when Hasidim stray outside the fold

Immaterial Girl

Madonna, Kabbalah, and me

Barbie, Daughter of Ruth

Tiffany Shlain reaches back to the Pleistocene era to explain assimilation in America

Ghetto Music

When Italians fell for klezmer, Francesco Spagnolo tuned them in to the forgotten sounds of their own people

Headlights

A comedienne’s special kind of holiday cheer

Pulling Out the Stops

The rise and fall of the synagogue organ

From Bukhara With Love

The music of central Asia by way of Queen

The Little Believer

What’s a secular couple to do when their 6-year-old gets into religion?

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