Sin Will Find You Out, especially in New York City

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Always a fine thing to remember in Hell’s Kitchen, you know. Sin and, uh, arguably more sin, and just when you can feel the glow of redemption blowing off the Hudson it’s actually the subway scattering the rats and garbage underground. And while it’s quick and convenient and relatively clean, as these things go, you really do have to mind the closing doors because those things are programmed to slide quick and stealthy and ‘forgiving’ is not written into the code.getright

Dr. Zizmor, it’s been too long. So if I see you this week we’ll raise a cup of fruit acid peel and when that thunder rises from below we’ll see the world with new eyes and feel the electricity rippling our marrow. Just make sure you get right with God first, eh?

And that goes double for you, Dr. Z.




Pink is Jewish!: The top 30 Jewish musicians in the world, as per Billboard


Pink is Jewish! So is Paula Abdul! And so is Robert Zimmerman! Well, we knew that last one already, though Bobby prefers to be addressed by his WASP-yer Irish poet pseudonym.

Billboard just printed a numerical ranking of the pop music industry’s 30 most popular Jewish musicians. It’s an amazingly varied, if occasionally fanciful list.

Plenty to chew on in this week of miracles. Fire up the Shamash, spin Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and dig the festival of lights.