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Ten Songs We Wish Were For Hanukkah

Ten Songs We Wish Were For Hanukkah
By December 2, 2010

Billy Joel, Danzig, 80s new wave anthems, and other songs we really want to attach to the Festival of Lights. Read More

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Yes, Even Solomon Burke Had Jewish Roots

Yes, Even Solomon Burke Had Jewish Roots
By October 13, 2010

Solomon Burke, one of the great soul singers from the 60’s, died on Monday from natural causes in Amsterdam. Burke was a major musical innovator, mixing blues, soul and gospel with his own personal flourishes at a time when rock … Read More

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Nina Simone: The High Priestess of Jewish Soul

Nina Simone: The High Priestess of Jewish Soul
By March 2, 2010

There’s this video that’s been floating around for a few years of Nina Simone covering the Israeli folk song “Eretz Zavat Chalav u’Dvash” (Land of Milk and Honey), but there has never been an adequate explanation as to why the … Read More

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