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Is Leonard Cohen’s New Album His Best Yet?

The singer has had better songs, but his new record captures his ideas more clearly than ever

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Listen to the First Single from Leonard Cohen’s New Album

At 80, the prophet is still busy at work

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A Very Broken Hallelujah

Moscow produces most insufferable cover yet of Leonard Cohen’s classic

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St. Leonard, Live

A look at Leonard Cohen’s top five concert appearances

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Leonard Cohen’s Long, Strange, Sometimes Tortured Road to Mastering His Own Sound

Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent

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A Yom Kippur Playlist for 5774

Featuring Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, and Idan Raichel

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Leonard Cohen, Joe Chetrit, and Hotel Chelsea

A song, a bard, a real estate mogul, and a famous property

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Sundown: Shells Hit a Syrian University

Plus Barbara Walters is retiring

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Is Leonard Cohen the Jewish Barry White?

A question from last night’s four-hour Leonard Cohen concert

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In Defense of Sandler’s “Hallelujah”

The comic wasn’t butchering Leonard Cohen’s classic. He was rescuing it.

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Wall of Crazy

Phil Spector and Leonard Cohen’s incredible album, released 35 years ago, is a time capsule of American pop music

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Cohen

The rabbi turns 78

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Out of This World

It’s time we update our pantheon of Emotional Canadian Jews: Like Leonard Cohen and Drake, William Shatner lays his soul on the track with abandon

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St. Leonard’s Passion

Leonard Cohen releases his 12th album, Old Ideas. The troubadour and poet hasn’t always been popular, but he is always profound.

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Who by What? Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen, and U’netaneh Tokef

Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen, U’netaneh Tokef: On Yom Kippur, finding redemption is a matter of laying down the right soundtrack

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The Real Amy Winehouse

Plus, Perry’s Jewish problem, Pollard’s secret, and more

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Intertwined

Boy met girl. Boy married girl. But girl is Jewish, and boy is not. Now I’m a goy, part of a growing community of non-Jews with Jewish spouses, Jewish children, and a special connection to Judaism

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Songs of Songs

What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse.

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Cohen, Previn Win Grammys

Achievements of lifetimes not ready for primetime

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Sorry Songs

Musical selections to put you in the mood for atonement

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Leonard Cohen Makes the Political Personal

With concert in Israel this week, after recovering from food poisoning

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Play It Again, Len

Israel begs Cohen to add one more show

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Tu B’Av and No Love

A Jewish Valentine? Bring on the heartbreak

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Songman Cohen to Donate Concert Sales

He plays Tel Aviv in September

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Daybreak: Bigger Boards are Better

Leonard Cohen, a Roman holiday, and more in the news

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Speak, Leonard

Now, I heard there was a secret chord…

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Hallelujah Time

The polarizing power of Leonard Cohen’s classic song

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Beautiful Loser

With a new documentary and a book of poems, Leonard Cohen is primed for a comeback. For Suzanne Snider, he never went away.