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A Jewish Christmas Soundtrack

The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’

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Sundown: Syria Faces Upheaval

Plus Mrs. God, and more

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Sundown: FBI Suspected AIPAC of Spying

Plus Rivers crosses Palin and lives to tell about it, and more

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ASCAP To Honor ‘A Fine Romance’

Lehman’s book tells of ‘Jewish songwriters, American songs’

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Fusion Confusion

A new CD claims to shine a light on a secret chapter in black-Jewish music history, but the secret is long out

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American Songwriter Reviews “A Fine Romance”

“Part researched history, part clarifying criticism, and at times it becomes a phantasmagoria dreamscape.”

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The New York Times on “A Fine Romance”

“an appreciative, scholarly study of traditional popular song that goes into considerable and enlightening detail about the intermingling of black and Jewish popular music.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer Review “A Fine Romance”

“a poet’s witty and ruminative examination of how Jewish songwriters…used outsider status to gain perspective in forging a canon of sophisticated, quintessentially American songs in the pre-rock era”

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A Fine Concert

Rufus, Sting, Lou Reed, and a celebration of David Lehman’s Nextbook Press book

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Nextbook Author Talks Gershwin, Dylan

Lehman traces Jewish influence in American music

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On the Bookshelf

Prayer, poetry, and pop

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A Fine Romance

Jewish Songwriters, American Songs

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On the Bookshelf

Headliners and sidemen

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Facing the Music

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

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A Fine Romance

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

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Guy From the North Country

Bob Dylan makes a Christmas album