Sarah Dukes Premiers ‘Yesterday Again’ a Song of Love and Loss

By Michele Justic Acclaimed composer Sarah Dukes released her new single, “Yesterday Again” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This marks the first time Dukes composed lyrics to accompany her...

Yiddish Songs Thought Lost Now Nominated for Grammy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g0YofvjvLU&feature=youtu.be BY PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) — In the despair of the Soviet Union’s fierce World War II battles against the Nazis, a 42-year-old Jewish man from Odessa wrote a song in...

Atlanta’s ‘Rabbi Jake’ Takes Jewish Music World by Storm

Atlanta might be well-known for Coca-Cola and Hartsfield-Jackson International, the busiest airport in the world, but for music lovers both large and small, the city’s true claim to fame...

Heard in the Bagel Store: He Could Be Something

Every now and then a story comes to your attention—or, in this case, to my attention—that is not relegated to the schedule or “to do” list to be addressed...

U.S. and Israel on Iran: Widening Gap or “Different Clocks”?

While Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren downplayed the reportedly widening gap between Washington and Jerusalem’s positions regarding the necessity and timing of possible military action against Iran’s...

Backstreet Boys Bring 90s Nostalgia to Israel

By Noa Amouyal The Jerusalem Post Buying a ticket to the Backstreet Boys is a two-for-one deal. You're not just paying for the performance; you've also just snagged yourself a ticket...
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Sarah Dukes: Just One Shabbos

Sarah Dukes started playing piano when she was six years old and composed her first song at the mere age of eight. Classically trained until she was 18, the...

Wiesenthal Center Calls on Citibank to Nix Support for Roger Waters’ Tour

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is calling on Citibank to withdraw its sponsorship of pro-BDS activist and musician Roger Waters’ tour in Mexico this week. “In 2018, Jews in the Americas...

Beri Weber: Celebrating A True Artist

By Rochelle Maruch Miller They came, they sang, they celebrated in an exhilarating display of unity. At the recent Beri Live! Concert, held at Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall,...
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Sarah Dukes: New Composition For Healing

Sarah writes, "Music is extremely powerful- not just for the listener, but for the composer as well. It can heal. It can comfort. It can bring joy and inner...

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Arizona Amends Anti-BDS law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill on Tuesday to amend the state’s law prohibiting public contractors from boycotting Israel. The 2016 anti-BDS bill was...

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For the first time since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, some 100 Diaspora Jewish families will celebrate the Jewish festival of redemption in the heart...

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If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out “alter zachen” (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s part...

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