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  • A troubadour’s journey

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 19, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    Among the most-played songs in my iTunes library are four immortal (and often-covered) compositions by Leonard Cohen: “Sisters of Mercy,” “Bird on a Wire,” “Hallelujah” and, of course, “Suzanne.” Significantly, “Hallejujah” is a meditation on the “sweet singer of Israel,” King...

  • From Salman Rushdie to Susan Straight, a fall harvest

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 10, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    Fall is high season for the publishing industry. Jewish Book Month, which arrives in November, may have a little something to do with it, and so does the stirring of activity that always follows Labor Day. But the most important reason, of course, is the approach of the gift-giving...

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