“He sings with a real Jewish turn, with a real Jewish moan and sigh.”
The author of a biblically themed opera, and perhaps of Havah Nagilah.
The bard of Sachsenhausen.
Nissim Black’s Mothaland and Dunash ibn Labrat.
“Silent night” and “My Yiddishe Mama.”
The annual piyyut festival.
From ḥasidic melody to Zionist anthem.
Stalin made the Shoah a taboo subject.
Ḥasidic songs, and much else, will be known to the world thanks to his work.
Documents and wax cylinders nearly destroyed by the KGB.
Untouched for decades in England.
The brothers who wrote two of the best-known Jewish melodies early in the last century.