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In the culture Jewish women rule the News Cycle

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywood-insider/item/in_the_culture_jewish_women_rule_the_news_cycle_20110114

Aside from the blogosphere and the public affairs news cycle, Hollywood has not dealt with yet this weeks' heroics of two Jewish women: Debbie Friedman and Gabby Gifford. Debbie Friedman was buried this week after a December appearance for Limmud UK. Her songs are seminal in Jewish music especially the song "For Miriam," which is particularly timely as it ties in with this weeks Torah portion - Miriam leading the women celebrating in song with their timbrels at the Red Sea. A cultural force, Debbie was hailed in many circles and her influence has been felt in music in general for the last few decades, and not just Jewish music. I knew her personally and she was as gracious and vibrant as her music.

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