Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

The ten best holiday songs penned by Jews

Turning Point

A new history argues that it was a single play—Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!—that ushered in the beginning of Broadway’s Golden Age

A Fine Concert

Rufus, Sting, Lou Reed, and a celebration of David Lehman’s Nextbook Press book

Facing the Music

David Lehman, author of ‘A Fine Romance,’ offers insights into the American songbook

Rags and Riches

What the new Tin Pan Alley Rag teaches us about Irving Berlin and the other Jews who wrote the American songbook

Minstrel Show

Parodies that make us cringe today used to make people roar. A music critic discovers Abie Cohen, the Jewish version of Aunt Jemima.

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