Debbie Friedman passed away today. She was the most well known and influential composer of Jewish music and litergy in the United States. The Jerusalem Post says that "Friedman’s music is performed in synagogues around the world more than that of any other modern composer."
Her most well known song is a setting of Mi Shebeirach, a prayer for healing.
posted by kdern
on Jan 9, 2011 -
Almost no traditional Christmas carols were written by Jews (though there have beenrumors). But sometimes it seems like almost all the best 20th century Christmas songs were. Many people are dimlyaware of this, but few know its full extent. I have compiled a list, with representative performances. [more inside]
posted by grobstein
on Dec 13, 2008 -