Civil-rights icon Theo Bikel left the SNCC, but never the cause of justice
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His recording of ‘Tzena Tzena’ brought sounds of Israel to Americans in 1950
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When the Weavers recorded the popular Israeli folk song ‘Tzena Tzena’ in 1950, they did more than legitimize a strain of musical culture; they introduced Israel to a generation of young Americans
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