Posts Tagged ‘ jewish music ’

The Man Who Taught Arabic in Yiddish

July 25, 2014
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The Man Who Taught Arabic in Yiddish

Have you been wanting to learn Palestinian Arabic? Bistu a yidish redner? (Are you a Yiddish speaker?) Then, Getzl Zelikovitz was your man. Born in Lithuania in 1863, Zelikovitz was somewhat of a linguistic prodigy who was said to have memorized 500 words of Talmud by the time he was 10 years old.…

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Jewish Camp Songs Like You Never Heard Them Before

October 24, 2013
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Think back to your weeks at Jewish summer camp—site of first kisses, pranks, and, of course,…

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WTF Just Happened to “Oyfn Pripetchik”?

August 9, 2013
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Meet Psoy Korolenko, the self-described “wandering philologist”and song-tinkerer who rewrites famous lyrics until their familiar…

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‘Twas the Night Before Hanukkah

November 30, 2012
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In comedian Lenny Bruce’s famous “Jewish vs. Goyish”…

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More Psalms for the Perplexed

July 6, 2012
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Two years ago, the Israeli singer Kobi Oz…

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Midnight Train to Zion

June 4, 2012
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Shlomo Carlebach revolutionized Jewish music by adapting it to the idiom…

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The Precious Age of 13

May 30, 2012
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The singer James Levy’s deep rumbling voice and…

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The Gospel of Jewish Services

April 2, 2012
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Many synagogues are asking the question: How do…

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Job, the Musical

February 20, 2012
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Joseph, with his Technicolor coat and his rags-to-riches story, seems…

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A Jew from Kentucky

February 7, 2012
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Dan Bern’s folk songs bear more than a…

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Beautiful Land, Beautiful People

February 2, 2012
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Chana Rothman, a folksinger and guitarist, has crafted herself…

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Divine Plagiarism

January 9, 2012
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“We steal lyrics from God,” claims the website for…

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