Thursday, May 30, 2019


… Bob Dylan’s 10 Most Jewish Songs – The Forward. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

… based on the evidence of the songs themselves, Dylan was actually paying attention in the Hebrew classes leading up to his bar mitzvah, and also in his adult life, which has at times reportedly included private studies with various rabbis, often from the Chabad movement. A cursory review of songs from the past 50 years turns up many tunes that are inflected with varying degrees of Yiddishkeit.

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