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The Nine Lives of ‘Hava Nagila’

A new documentary looks at the many iterations of the popular tune, from Hasidic niggun to American kitsch

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Don’t Call It a Comeback, Hava Nagila

Aly Raisman may have revived a tune

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Daybreak: Aly Raisman Wins Gold and Bronze

Plus, Egypt admits it ignored Israel’s warning

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Hear Israel

When the Weavers recorded the popular Israeli folk song ‘Tzena Tzena’ in 1950, they did more than legitimize a strain of musical culture; they introduced Israel to a generation of young Americans

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‘Hava Nagila’

‘Anander Mol, Anander Veig,’ day by day

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Anander Mol, Anander Veig

Another Time, Another Way: Tablet Magazine’s Hanukkah album, remixed versions of holiday and Jewish classics

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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