Friday, November 11, 2016

Leonard Cohen, Poet, Dies at 82

Baruch Dayan Emet: The music world, the literary world, the Jewish world - we were all saddened to learn of the death, this week, of Leonard Cohen.

Abq Jew wrote about Leonard Cohen (see Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah) in 2012. And now, of course, come the obituaries and tributes: The New York Times; JTA; Forward; and Tablet - among many others.

Here is Abq Jew's modest tribute to Leonard Cohen: a collection of three important renderings of his (perhaps) most famous work - Hallelujah.

1. Leonard Cohen in Concert

2. Rufus Wainwright & Choir! Choir! Choir!

3. Daniel Kahn (in Yiddish)

Abq Jew wrote about klezmer musician Daniel Kahn (see Labor Day & The Painted Bird) in 2012. This video has only been on the Internet for a couple of days.

May Leonard Cohen's memory and music continue to be a blessing forever.

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