An inquiry into the Yiddishisms related to ‘God Bless America,’ the patriotic classic written by a Russian-Jewish immigrant
Just like Irving Berlin…
A century after ‘God Bless America,’ three picture books celebrate the composer
Tablet’s Broadway preview features Nick Kroll playing an old Jewish New Yorker, the music of Irving Berlin, and a play co-written by the late Ben Hecht
Images of Palestine and Egypt in 1894, new immigrants arriving at Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century, a 14th century mahzor, Irving Berlin, and so much more
All is not as it was for Jews in America
The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America
Zero Mostel, Emma Goldman, and George Gershwin all worked on the stretch of Manhattan’s West 28th Street once known as Tin Pan Alley. Now it’s Tablet Magazine’s home, too, so let’s explore the neighborhood.
As the curtain rises on the musical Baby It’s You!, music critic Jody Rosen discusses its subject, Florence Greenberg, the New Jersey housewife behind the Shirelles and Dionne Warwick
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.
David Lehman, author of ‘A Fine Romance,’ offers insights into the American songbook
Parodies that make us cringe today used to make people roar. A music critic discovers Abie Cohen, the Jewish version of Aunt Jemima.