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Music

The Music In Us All

I grew up singing. My family sang songs every holiday, and we even listened to fun Jewish family songs in the car. My favorite part of Hebrew School every week was when we got to sing, and I looked forward to coming home and serenading my parents with the latest song that I had learned. 

Debbie Friedman with Her Guitar

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Singer, songwriter, composer, professor, and educator, Debbie Friedman (1951–2011) with her guitar.

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Singer, songwriter, composer, professor, and educator, Debbie Friedman (1951–2011) with her guitar.

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Helen Reddy, 1975

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Helen Reddy in 1975.
Courtesy of Capitol Records/The Midnight Special
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Helen Reddy in 1975.

Courtesy of Capitol Records/The Midnight Special

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Helen Reddy

Singer Helen Reddy’s feminist anthem “I Am Woman,” the only song she wrote herself, earned her a Grammy and international stardom.

Alicia Jo Rabins

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Musician Alicia Jo Rabins.

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Musician Alicia Jo Rabins.

Steve Benson on Bette Midler's Unique Voice

This Week in History: On October 31, 1989, the US Court of Appeals ruled that Bette Midler's voice could not be mimicked for ads without her permission. Steve Benson describes the impact of the landmark copyright case.
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This Week in History: On October 31, 1989, the US Court of Appeals ruled that Bette Midler's voice could not be mimicked for ads without her permission. Steve Benson describes the impact of the landmark copyright case.

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Thumbnail from video. This Week in History: On October 31, 1989, the US Court of Appeals ruled that Bette Midler's voice could not be mimicked for ads without her permission. Steve Benson describes the impact of the landmark copyright case.
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Thumbnail from video. This Week in History: On October 31, 1989, the US Court of Appeals ruled that Bette Midler's voice could not be mimicked for ads without her permission. Steve Benson describes the impact of the landmark copyright case.

A Jewish Woman's Place At The Table

I’ve grown up in the epitome of a noisy Jewish household. For me, a large part of the Jewish cultural experience consists of rapid-fire Shabbos dinner debates that leave you with a sore throat and a full stomach. 

Eliana Gayle-Schneider Plays Piano and Sings

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Author Eliana Gayle-Schneider plays piano and sings.
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Author Eliana Gayle-Schneider plays piano and sings.

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Bratmobile

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American punk band Bratmobile. The caption reads "cool schmool?" more like cool shul."

Photo by Greg Neate.

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American punk band Bratmobile. The caption reads "cool schmool?" more like cool shul."

Photo by Greg Neate.

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