The Queer Klezmer Quandry

By Alicia Svigals

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2007

Svigals, a prominent klezmer musician, explores the tensions between her own and many of her musician colleges open gay and lesbian identities and their celebration of an old Yiddishist world, caught between the pulls of Judaism and secularism. Svigals concludes that the klezmer/Yiddishist world is an imaginary Jewish landscape without real world institutions, a safe haven, a frontier world that can be populated unmolested.

Topic: Homosexuality, Culture, Spirituality, Jewish Identity, LGBT Issues, GLBT Issues, Music, Secularism, Identity

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 38/646

Page Number(s): 8

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Svigals, Alicia. The Queer Klezmer Quandry. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2007: 8.


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