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Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan! Highway 76 – Dylan’s Jewish Moments

The exhibition Forever Young – Bob Dylan at 75 is on display until January 2018 Highway 76 – Dylan’s Jewish Moments Born Robert Zimmerman to a Minnesota Jewish family with routes in Russia, Lithuania and Turkey, Bob Dylan’s career epitomizes the wandering Jew. Exploring and researching spiritual directions Dylan has grown far and then close […]


Modigliani’s Sephardic Jewish Background You Didn’t Know About

“I want to be a tuneswept fiddle string that feels the master melody, and snaps…” Amedeo Modigliani, the Sephardic Jewish-Italian painter and sculptor, was born in Livorno, a port city known as refuge for those persecuted for their religion. It was home to a large Jewish community including Modigliani’s great-great-grandfather, Solomon Garsin who found refuge […]


Hava Nagila Around The World

10 Hava Nagila Choir Performances The tune for the famous “Hava Nagila” originates among Sadigur Chasidim in the Ukraine – and the unique scale can be found in Transylvanian music. It is now probably the most recognized Jewish tune throughout the world. South Korea, Busan Harmony Choir   Iran   Turkey, State Polyphonic Choir   […]