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Israelis Turn Beatboxer Pro

Even if Hebrew-language skills still elude him

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Play It Again, Len

Israel begs Cohen to add one more show

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Chic Radical

A new biography is overly impressed by Leonard Bernstein’s liberal politics

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Songman Cohen to Donate Concert Sales

He plays Tel Aviv in September

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Rags and Riches

What the new Tin Pan Alley Rag teaches us about Irving Berlin and the other Jews who wrote the American songbook

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Silver Jew Is Genius Cartoonist, Or Not

Singer-turned-illustrator David Berman releases cartoon book, to mixed reviews

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Matisyahu to Play Central Park

And explains new album to Boston website

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Britney, Survivor

Pop-star Spears in talks for a Holocaust movie

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Jihad For Kids!

Jordanian children’s rock group goes boom

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JT’s Jewish Jokes

Former ‘goy band’-er hosts UJA luncheon

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Lambert Outs Himself As Jewish

And—who knew?—gay, too

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Prying Eyes

A klezmer musician turns her grandmother’s FBI files into musical theater

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Mouthful

A father’s rumination on teeth, lullabies, and the roots of language

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Unto the Sons

What the Wittgenstein family gained and lost

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Ginsberg

The beat poet would have been 83.

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Sundown: Oh, the Siddurs You’ll Own!

Abortion, gay marriage, and rock ‘n’ roll.

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Speak, Leonard

Now, I heard there was a secret chord…

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Early Music

An introduction to the beguiling melodies of maftirim

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Redemption Songs

We have, by now, heard the story of the Holocaust

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Rainbow Coalition

For an album with a much-celebrated wide range of cultural influences

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Hallelujah Time

The polarizing power of Leonard Cohen’s classic song

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Isn’t He Romantic

Uncovering the lost works of Felix Mendelssohn

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Crossing Melodies

Gregorian chant meets Judeo-Iraqi songs of prayer in Miami

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Rock of Ages

From the archives: Love among the menorahs

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Call and Response

Cabaret-punk band Barbez pays tribute to Paul Celan

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Bleeding Melodies

Composer Osvaldo Golijov

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The Comfort Zone

In our apartment, I learned French and read Shakespeare. Outside of it, things got a bit more complicated.

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Blues Brother

With a little self-invention and a lot of talent, Doc Pomus left his mark on rock ‘n’ roll

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La Nona Kanta

Flory Jagoda sings the songs of her great-great-great-great-great grandparents

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Minstrel Show

Parodies that make us cringe today used to make people roar. A music critic discovers Abie Cohen, the Jewish version of Aunt Jemima.

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