Poetry in Popular Music

Like everything on this blog, some idiosyncratic, rather than any attempt at encyclopedic, resources. These songwriters and their works include many sorts of relationships to Jewish heritage:

George and Ira Gershwin

“…In time the rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble, they’re only made of clay. But our love is here to stay.” — Ira Gershwin, “Love is Here to Stay” “For the mountains may be moved and the hills may falter, but My kindness shall not be removed from you and My covenant of peace shall … Continue reading George and Ira Gershwin

Steve Goodman

Between… Steve Goodman (7/25/48 — 9/20/84) was a big presence in Chicago my teenage years. For those less familiar, here is his Wikipedia page and a very nice fan site. The former notes Goodman’s Jewish background, but — as far as I know, and I was a pretty big fan — he didn’t speak, write, … Continue reading Steve Goodman

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Virginia hosts "Conversations Toward Repair" on We Act Radio, manages WeLuvBooks.org, blogs on general stuff a vspatz.net and more Jewish topics at songeveryday.org and Rereading4Liberation.com

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