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Yosi Piamenta, ‘Hasidic Hendrix,’ in Coma

Singer-songwriter’s family asks for prayers, says fellow musician and collaborator Naftali Kalfa

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Crowd Goes Wild for Neil Diamond in Brooklyn

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer returned to his high school for surprise show

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Elvis Was Our Shabbos Goy

Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.

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Meet the Skirt-Wearing Rock Star Cousin of Moshe Dayan Who Could Be Prime Minister

Touring on a new album, Aviv Geffen talks about Rabin, Mizrahi music, and why the Dayans are no Kennedys

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Lou Reed’s Rabbi

The rock star’s new tribute to his teacher, the writer Delmore Schwartz, illuminates their common genius

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Soul Man

Jerry Ragovoy, who died last month, wrote “A Piece of My Heart” for Janis Joplin and “Time Is on My Side” for the Rolling Stones, channeling his Eastern European cantorial heritage to create soul classics

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Rock On

Israeli rock band Monotonix puts on phenomenal live shows. But now that they’ve made the mass-marketed, public relations-supported leap to America, can their hardcore vibe survive?

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‘The Boss’ Is Not in ‘The Tribe’

A surprise to one Irish Jewish Springsteen fan

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Their Magic Moment

How Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller tapped into the soul of ’50s America—and made it sing

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A Very Special Special

VH1 gathers musical has-beens for a Seder that rocks (sort of)