Sundown: Oh, the Siddurs You’ll Own!

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

Speak, Leonard

Now, I heard there was a secret chord…

Early Music

An introduction to the beguiling melodies of maftirim

Redemption Songs

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

Rainbow Coalition

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

Hallelujah Time

The polarizing power of Leonard Cohen’s classic song

Isn’t He Romantic

Uncovering the lost works of Felix Mendelssohn

Crossing Melodies

Gregorian chant meets Judeo-Iraqi songs of prayer in Miami

Rock of Ages

From the archives: Love among the menorahs

Call and Response

Cabaret-punk band Barbez pays tribute to Paul Celan

Bleeding Melodies

Composer Osvaldo Golijov

The Comfort Zone

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

Blues Brother

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

La Nona Kanta

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

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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