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The Jazz Concert That Changed Black and Jewish History

By On January 16, 2014

When Benny Goodman, the Jewish clarinetist and so-called “King of Swing” took center stage at Carnegie Hall on this day in 1938, the audience was in for more than just a rollicking time.… Read More

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A Hazzan in the Opera House

By On November 5, 2010

Matisyahu might have been the first Hasidic Jew to perform inside MTV’s studio, but he wasn’t the first Orthodox Jew to be an American music superstar. Yossele Rosenblatt immigrated to America in 1912, at… Read More