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Paul Wieder is putting Jewish music on your playlist! Plus updates on Jewish music festivals, reviews of Jewish music websites and blogs, and insights from Jewish music producers and promoters. Let’s make Jewish music part of your well-balanced musical diet!... Read More

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Here are a menorah’s worth (that’s 8+1) of Jewish CDs that came out recently.

In the first installment, we looked at the Jewish content of Simon’s work on his five albums with Art Garfunkel. Here, we will deal with next phase of his career.

We will delve right in to the question at hand: Paul Simon is Jewish, but how Jewish is his songwriting?

Summer seems to be the right time to talk about this upbeat, uplifting tropical music.

Four great acts are performing this year for JUF's Israel Solidarity Day at Ravinia on May 3.

We've already had Jewish music and acting legend Theodore Bikel here in Chicago back in February, and the spring of 2015 brings even more great Jewish music and musicians.

Even if the discussion about Jews in country music starts with Kinky Friedman, it doesn't end there.

It's Chanukah, so it's time to party like it's 1999, which is the first year I wrote a Chanukah Wrap-Up. Much of my articles on Jewish music, including these reviews, have since migrated online, but the idea is the same- these are the best Jewish CDs produced this year to give as Chanukah gifts.

For two days in December, Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim (BJBE) in Deerfield will move very close to the center of the Jewish musical universe.

I started working at the Jewish United Fund in 1994, on Oct. 10, a day after my birthday. In that time, I’ve had two marriages, three kids, three pets, eight places of residence … and one place of work.

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