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

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


norman lebrecht

September 15, 2017

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.



  • 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: http://ow.ly/kLdR30fbNh6
    “Women of Valor” is published by LeDor Publishing: https://ledorgroup.com/publishing/women-of-valor/

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

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

  • Anon says:

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

    But what is Jewish femininity?
    Can someone explain?

  • Luigi Nonono says:

    What b.s. Talk about fake news.