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By Spirit Alone: Remembering Debbie Friedman

Tonight I drove home to Boston with Debbie Friedman's memorial service streaming live on my phone.

Debbie Friedman: In our thoughts

Fifteen years ago today, Debbie Friedman gave a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall, commemorating 25 years as one of the Jewish community's most beloved singers. Yesterday, Friedman was hospitalized for pnemonia. JTA reports that she is currently sedated and on a respirator.

"Debbie Friedman at Carnegie Hall" Album Cover

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The album cover of Debbie Friedman at Carnegie Hall, the milestone recording of Debbie Friedman's sold out concert at Carnegie Hall on January 7, 1996.

The album cover of Debbie Friedman at Carnegie Hall, the milestone recording of Debbie Friedman's sold out concert at Carnegie Hall on January 7, 1996.

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Edna Ferber

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Edna Ferber (1885–1968) was a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and playwright. This image is a portrait of Ferber taken after she won the state oratory contest and graduated from high school.

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Edna Ferber (1885–1968) was a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and playwright. This image is a portrait of Ferber taken after she won the state oratory contest and graduated from high school.

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"I'll be Jewish for Christmas"

Last week I wrote a blog post about the "Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah" issue. But now I'm thinking we should all just disregard what I wrote because today I found this video of Katie Goodman of Broad Comedy singing "I'll be Jewish for Christmas," and it says everything I wanted to say and more. In song.

Enjoy!

Carolyn Leigh inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

January 1, 1985

Songwriter Carolyn Leigh, who wrote hundreds of tunes for Broadway, TV and film and was nominated for two Tony awards, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Happy Hanukkah (in song)

Happy Hanukkah! 

Roberta Peters Album

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Album cover of "Roberta Peters Sings Operatic Arias."
Album cover of "Roberta Peters Sings Operatic Arias."

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Alma Gluck

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American soprano Alma Gluck sits on a bench.
Courtesy of Bain News Service/U.S. Library of Congress.
American soprano Alma Gluck sits on a bench.
Courtesy of Bain News Service/U.S. Library of Congress.

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Judith Kaplan Eisenstein, 1992

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Judith Kaplan Eisenstein at her second Bat Mitzvah ceremony in 1992.
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Judith Kaplan Eisenstein at her second Bat Mitzvah ceremony in 1992.

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