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July 2017

Jewish Voices on Rock Series by Jamie Marx

Jamie Marx is putting out a Jewish hard rock album titled In Pursuit this fall. In the lead-up to the release, the Pennsylvania-based cantor has a Jewish Voices on Rock series on his website. The blog posts are by Marx as well as other contributors, including yours truly. Jewish Voices on Rock featured my guest post yesterday, “What Goes into a Punk Rock Cover of the Shema?” I discussed the careful considerations Moshiach Oi! had for their rendition of “Shema Yisroel.” Singer Yishai Romanoff avoids…

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Golem at My Wedding!

I’ve been asking Golem to play my wedding for the past decade, since long before I met my wife, Tamara. I’d seen them at least 21 times previously, including one fake wedding and one real wedding. Last month, my dream came true: Golem played our wedding! In Chapter 4 of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, I discussed how Golem is a klezmer-rock band with a punk edge. But at the end of the day, they’re not a punk rock band.…

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