David Broza, Israeli singer and song-writer. Born September 4, 1955. His fusion of popular and Spanish music styles and messages of peace have inspired Hebrew music for over 40 years.
Moritz (Moshe) Henle, celebrated Hazzan (Cantor), born August 7, 1850 in Germany. Henle’s music influenced the liturgical style of Jewish communities throughout Western Europe and North America.
Watch Avi Levy, Israeli Dance Choreographer as he teaches and then performs his circle dance to B’Tzeit Yisrael, this month’s Jewish Text Art Challenge selection.
Music by David D’Or and Tomer Hadadi.
Dance Instruction: 0:00-2:30
Happy birthday to Neil Diamond, born January 24, 1941. May your music continue to bring all of us strength for many years to come.
To listen to The Jazz Singer soundtrack and other Diamond songs, please visit his official site at http://www.neildiamond.com/music/jazz-singer/
Samuel Adler’s musical arrangement To Celebrate A Miracle brings to life the awe and inspiration of the Chanukah story. Incorporating 9 of the holiday’s instantly recognizable melodies, Adler’s composition encourages listeners to connect with the joy of the holiday and to embrace the hope of future redemption.
To listen to a recording and for more information about this work, please visit http://www.milkenarchive.org/music/volumes/view/cycle-of-life-in-synagogue-and-home/work/to-celebrate-a-miracle/
For more information about Samuel Adler, please visit http://www.milkenarchive.org/artists/view/samuel-adler/
Remembering Ben Shahn, born September 12, 1898. His works of social realism and his unabashed expression of his art’s powerful voice have left us with some of the most riveting images of America in the 20th century.
Watch Lauren White’s video to see the impact of Shahn’s work. White created this video as a 2009 National History Day Senior Documentary Finalist at Maryland Humanities.
Remembering Jack Rosenthal on his birthday.
September 8, 1931 – May 29, 2004.
Jack Rosenthal was a Jewish British playwright and author, responsible for some of the most memorable depictions of Jewish life on television and in the movies. His screenplay credits include the BBC’s 1976 production Bar Mitzvah Boy and co-writing the 1983 film Yentl with Barbra Streisand.