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Yom Kippur 5779, la música y el recuerdo

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En apenas un rato comenzarán a sonar las notas del Kol Nidre, esa melodía que conmueve al que conoce su significado tanto como al que no sabe nada de ello. Cuenta Theodor Reik que, al escucharla en casa de amigos, experimenta una profunda tristeza pero ignora de qué pieza se…

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בת הים הכשרה ~ The Kosher Mermaid

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דיסני ביידיש? הו כן! לכבוד ראש השנה צללתי למעמקים בעקבות המאכלים היהודיים הכשרים (ואלו ש…פחות) והגעתי למסקנה מעניינת! לובסטר או גפילטע פיש? צמחונים? חכו לזה 🙂 Disney in… Yiddish? YO! In honor of ROSH HASHANAH I dived into the deeps after the traditional Kosher (and not so Kosher) foods and…

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Tapping into the ‘Golden Age’ of cantorial music for the 21st century

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Ordained Chabad rabbi and cantor Aryeh Leib Hurwitz has traveled the world honing his voice and performing skills, and is now part of an effort to revive the classic tradition of “chazzonus,” the quasi-operatic Jewish music of more than a century ago. Photo: With jazz backup, Cantor Aryeh Leib Hurwitz…

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This Is Your Brain On Music

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USC’s Dr. Assal Habibi has been studying the brains of 80 kids for five years in the hopes of answering the question: does studying music enhance brain function? We’ll soon find out. Einstein is famous for his theory of relativity. But, as we saw in the recent series Genius, he was also…

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Singer, composer and music producer Shim Craimer tunes in to ‘aliyah’

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His newest song, “Tziyon,” originally produced as a closing-credits song for an Israeli movie yet to be released, will be set to a music video of his family’s aliyah, produced in partnership with Nefesh B’Nefesh. Photo: Shim Craimer performing. Credit: Courtesy. Shim Craimer, whose dulcet tones and high energy have…

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Simone Veil’s Jewish Music farewell

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Los judíos de Francia, parte intrínseca de la nación y centro vital de sus fibras más liberales y su resistencia al fascismo acudieron en masa, junto con las autoridades y el pueblo de Francia en general al homenaje, y traslado de sus restos mortales, de Simone y Antoine Veil al…

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“Oifn veg shteit a boym” collection

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El Cancionero Tradicional Judeo-Español – Eleonora Noga Alberti

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Estimados colegas y lectores: Comparto con alegría un trabajo que ocupó más de la mitad de mi vida y que concluí hace algo más de veinte años, mi Tesis Doctoral. Acabada, el 31 de marzo de 1997, defendida y aprobada el 16 de abril de 1998 ante el jurado formado…

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San Diego Symphony begins salute to Bernstein today; A columnist remembers her encounters with ‘Lenny’

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The San Diego Symphony, like many other orchestras throughout the world, is honoring the centennial birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the great 20th century American conductor, composer, pianist and educator, by including his works in all three Masterworks symphony programs during the month of May, as well as in a chamber…

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Bist a Goy, the new Yiddish song amazing Israelis

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GOY – The Eurovision 2018 Israeli entry “TOY” Super-jewish cover by Tehila – The Kosher Diva, in Yiddish!

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