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Today Tablet Magazine published Jody Rosen and Ari Y. Kelman’s immense compendium of the 100 best Jewish songs of all time. It’s a comprehensive and detailed collection, covering holy music and hiphop, Broadway standards and rock. You can find their exhaustive explanation here, but for a quick view, The Scroll offers a straightforward list of Rosen and Kelman’s 100 top songs. Hate our choices? Love our choices? Click on each title to read their argument for the song’s greatness and then tell us what you think.

1. “Over the Rainbow” (1939)
2. “Hava Nagila” (1918)
3. “Highway 61 Revisited” (1965)
4. “Kol Nidre” (13th century)
5. “Hatikvah” (1888)
6. “My Mammy” (1918)
7. “Shema Yisrael” (19th century)
8. “White Christmas” (1942)
9. “Be My Baby” (1963)
10. “I Got Rhythm” (1930)
11. “Adon Olam” (11th century)
12. “God Bless America” (1938)
13. “The Internationale” (1871)
14. “Blitzkrieg Bop” (1976)
15. “Avinu Malkeinu” (1st century)
16. “Strange Fruit” (1936)
17. “In My Country There Is Problem (Throw the Jew Down the Well)” (2004)
18. “My Funny Valentine” (1937)
19. “Eli, Eli” (1896)
20. “I’m Against It” (1932)
21. “Ol’ Man River” (1927)
22. “If I Were a Rich Man” (1964)
23. “Oseh Shalom” (1974)
24. “Der Heyser Bulgar” (1923)
25. “Hallelujah” (1981)
26. “On Broadway” (1963)
27. “Summertime” (1935)
28. “Lekha Dodi” (16th century)
29. “Bei Mir Bist Du Shein” (1932)
30. “What the World Needs Now Is Love” (1965)
31. “Dayeinu” (9th century)
32. “I Wanna Be Black” (1978)
33. “Somewhere” (1957)
34. “Im Nin’alu” (1968)
35. “Walk This Way” (1986)
36. “The Way We Were” (1973)
37. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1948)
38. “Rozhinkes mit Mandlen” (1882)
39. “Mayim Mayim” (1946)
40. “Nature Boy” (1947)
41. “Some of These Days” (1910)
42. “Rumania” (1925)
43. “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” (1966)
44. “Los Bilbilicos” (Medieval Spain)
45. “Talkin’ Hava Negiliah Blues” (1963)
46. “Hound Dog” (1952)
47. “Tzena, Tzena” (1951)
48. “There’s No Business Like Show Business” (1946)
49. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” (1964)
50. “Lechi Lach” (1986)
51. “Mein Shtetele Belz” (1932)
52. “September Song” (1938)
53. “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” (1987)
54. “Ich Hob Dich Tzu Fil Lieb” (1934)
55. “I Say a Little Prayer” (1967)
56. “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932)
57. “I Have a Little Dreidel” (20th century)
58. “Hallelujah” (1979)
59. “Oifn Pripitchik” (1899)
60. “America” (1980)
61. “You’re So Vain” (1972)
62. “Manhattan” (1925)
63. “La Rosa Enflorece” (16th century)
64. “Popcorn” (1969)
65. “Exodus (This Land Is Mine)” (1960)
66. “Yo Ya” (1973)
67. “The Chanukah Song” (1994)
68. “Copacabana” (1978)
69. “Je T’aime … Moi Non Plus” (1969)
70. “Yidl Mitn Fidl” (1936)
71. “My Yiddishe Mamme” (1925)
72. “Yerushalayim Shel Zahav” (1967)
73. “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1908)
74. “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter From Camp)” (1963)
75. “Flash Light” (1977)
76. “Still Crazy After All These Years” (1975)
77. “Shir LaShalom” (1969)
78. “Pata Pata” (1967)
79. “King Without a Crown” (2004)
80. “Di Griene Cusiene” (1920s)
81. “Ray of Light” (1998)
82. “Tumbalalaika”
83. “Rehab” (2006)
84. “A Brivele Der Mammen” (1932)
85. “Rock and Roll All Nite” (1975)
86. “They Ain’t Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore” (1974)
87. “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” (1977)
88. “Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu” (1998)
89. “Dunkin’ Bagel” (1946)
90. “Funkytown” (1980)
91. “Bashana Haba’ah” (1968)
92. “Second Hand Rose” (1921)
93. “I’ve Gotta Be Me” (1968)
94. “Neighborhood Bully” (1983)
95. “Eli’s Coming” (1968)
96. “National Brotherhood Week” (1965)
97. “This Undoing World” (1997)
98. “Dixie Flyer” (1988)
99. “Joseph, Joseph” (1923)
100. “Loser” (1993)

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