‘Mr. Sinatra Adored Israel, and Israel Adored Him Back.’

The Chairman of the Board died 17 years ago today. In his centennial year, a tour of his deep-seated Zionism.

A Lullaby for Auschwitz

On a new album, Italian singer Shulamit offers modern interpretations of haunting songs left by women in the Holocaust

Mizrahi Music’s New Arab Israeli Muslim Queen

Nasreen Qadri straddles a traditional Middle Eastern divide by choosing to sing in Hebrew. Will pop stardom follow?

The Holocaust Survivor Klezmer and Multicultural Band Does Las Vegas

Performs with B’way star Dudu Fisher for casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, IDF legend E. Lebovitz, former camp inmates

The Ballad of Daniel Antopolsky

Or how a Jewish American country music genius wound up farming chickens in France

When Repression, Regression, and Neurosis Seeped Into Viennese Music

New York Festival of Song’s Steven Blier’s latest program showcases Freud’s influence on the Golden Age of German lieder

Bob Dylan, Existential Hero

The Basement Tapes, finally released after 47 years, show yet another side of the bard

Radical Writer Tillie Olsen Gave Her Grandson Text Fragments. He Made Music From Them.

Jesse Olsen Bay uses his grandmother’s unpublished prose on ‘Makings,’ by turns a whimsical and melancholy album

New York Jewish Jazz Genius Bill Charlap Channels Beauty and Truth in 88 Keys

Starting a two-week stand at the Village Vanguard, the lyrical master interprets song for his own purposes

Klinghoffer at the Met

John Adams’s masterpiece is about an American Jew murdered by Palestinian terrorists, but the real opera is off stage

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