Did Jewish women really get such a bum rap in music?

September 15, 2017 by norman lebrecht


My album of the week is a composite review of four releases involving Jewish women in music.

Four releases, arriving in timely fashion for the upcoming New Year, explore the shushed-up sounds of creative Jewish femininity….


Read on here.

And here.

And here.


Comments (5)

  1. Lucas Richman says:

    A significant recent addition to consider in this category would be Andrea Clearfield’s “Women of Valor,” recorded by the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Noreen Green conductor, and released on Albany Records:
    “Women of Valor” is published by LeDor Publishing:

  2. Jeffrey Biegel says:

    Fabulous post, Norman. Recordings definitely worth exploring. Shana tova!

  3. Anon says:

    Feminity… I get it.
    Jewishness… I get it.

    But what is Jewish femininity?
    Can someone explain?

    1. Let me explain. It’s dead simple.
      Jewnity = super
      femininity = awesome
      Jewish feminity = super awesome

  4. Luigi Nonono says:

    What b.s. Talk about fake news.

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