Wayne Robins, a writer and journalist, teaches at St. John's University in Queens, NY. He also programs the 'Rock: Today and Yesterday' radio channel at eMusic.com. He is working on a spiritual memoir.

Jorma Kaukonen Finds Somebody To Love

The former Jefferson Airplane guitarist and Hot Tuna lead man comes home to his mother’s faith at his Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio


A Rabbi Seeking Wisdom Across Religious Lines

Rami Shapiro draws on everything from Zen Buddhism to Catholicism and recovery’s Twelve Steps at his spiritual retreats


Life Lessons From Bob Dylan’s Brilliant Jewish Singer-Songwriter Son-in-Law

To Peter Himmelman, fame was no match for observance, and the music just got better


Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love: ‘It’s a Scream How Levine Does the Rhumba’

A new compilation revives the once ubiquitous, now mostly forgotten Latin-Jewish connection of the 1940s to the ’80s


Vampire Weekend’s Latest Album Is Ezra Koenig’s Guide for the Perplexed

On ‘Modern Vampires of the City,’ the frontman wrestles with Jewish questions, calling to mind a personal Kol Nidre

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