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  • The Eco-Jewish Moments of Pete Seeger: Our Loving Admiration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 30, 2014 | 5:21 am

    In 1998, The Shalom Center and the Elat Chayyim spiritual retreat center co-sponsored a “liturgical/spiritual protest” against the poisoning of the Hudson River by the PCBs that the General Electric Corporation had poured into it.

    The protest was held at Beacon NY on the banks...

  • RIP, Pete Seeger

    January 28, 2014 | 10:35 am

    Today began on a sad note with news that Pete Seeger, a man for whom the modifier “legendary” seems hopelessly inadequate, had died in New York City at 94.

    Unlike some of my friends who were weaned on Seeger’s music, I encountered the man only later. An image from Alec...

  • Pete Seeger clarifies position on boycotting Israel

    March 3, 2011 | 11:56 am

    Folk music icon Pete Seeger, quoted earlier this week as saying that he supports a boycott of Israel, told JTA that his position on Israel is constantly evolving.

    Earlier this week, the pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement group Adalah-NY reported that Seeger met recently...

  • Pete Seeger says he regrets taking part in peace rally

    March 1, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    Folk music legend Pete Seeger says he regrets taking part in a peace rally for Israel’s Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

    Last November, the 92-year-old musician appeared on “With Earth and Each Other,” billed as on online peace rally in support of the Israeli...

  • Despite pressure, Pete Seeger won’t cancel participation in Israeli-organized peace rally

    October 19, 2010 | 1:26 pm

    No one tells Pete Seeger what to do.

    At 91, the iconic folk singer has penned hundreds of protest songs, railing against everything from the Vietnam War to global warming. He was blacklisted in the 1950s, he slept under the stars with striking farmers and he still reads the...