Unforgiven

Yoshie Fruchter and his band, Pitom, delve into repentance on the new album Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes, a jazz-metal take on confession

Song and Prayer

The musician Debbie Friedman, who died Sunday, helped inaugurate liberal Judaism’s sing-along style of worship and awaken her listeners to an inclusive, progressive, and accessible strain of spirituality

Sacred Remake

We may talk of its eternal qualities, but the music of Kol Nidre is forever being made anew

Endnote

Amid financial shortfalls and a Conservative crisis, the Jewish Theological Seminary will shutter its cantorial school

Treasure Trove

A new box set offers a taste of one of the world’s great Jewish music collections

Bel Canto

Composer Yotam Haber finds inspiration in a dusty Roman archive

Open the Doors

A new school in Germany promises cantors for Europe

Swinging in the New Year

The Sway Machinery party like it’s 5769

The Man with the $50,000 Beard

How a cantor became an American music legend

Sway to the Music

Bluesman Jeremiah Lockwood finds his voice in his grandfather’s liturgical repertoire

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