Month: February 2013

The Sounds of Young Jewish New Jersey (ca. 1972/73)

During the early 1970s, American Jews began what would become a slow-building wave of musical innovation in prayer. Shlomo Carlebach had already been recording for a decade or so, though his music had yet to find an audience much beyond the neo-chassidic or emerging renewal communities. Debbie Friedman was just starting to write and record her own music, but her… Read more →

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