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The Anthem for Russian Jewry that Mobilized the Masses

By On December 22, 2017

In 1977, Natan (Anatole) Sharansky was arrested for treason against the Soviet Union. When Cantor Robbie Solomon heard how courageously the long-time refusenik and human rights activist stood up to his accusers,… Read More

Go Down, Moses

How “Go Down, Moses” Took the Underground Railroad to the Seder Table

By On February 18, 2016 Q: What do Passover, Paul Robeson, and one particular episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air all have in common? A: This song: The earliest recording of “Go Down Moses” was… Read More


Politics, Protest, and Klezmer in Ukraine’s Freedom Square

By On March 26, 2014

  What does Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti, also known as Freedom Square, sound like? There’s of course plenty of chanting, talking, and arguing. And thanks Kiev’s Pushkin Klezmer Band, there’s also traditional Jewish music. Ukrainian… Read More


Israeli Protest Music

By On December 21, 2012

Given how infamous Israelis are for their political passions and fiery tempers, and how many political songs have emerged from the country (ranging from “Utsu Etsu” from the right and “Blow Wind… Read More

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