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By Jacqueline Jules

A tender baby says the Motzi, a conventional prayer of thank you.

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I did have some passing acquaintance with . . klezmer music. . But more than that, Yiddish music, because my uncle . . was the translator for Joseph Singer [brother to Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer]. . ) Ehrlich, Hirsch, and drummer Joey Baron all recount having been strongly affected by cantorial singing—in Baron’s case, on recordings his parents listened to at home, for Ehrlich during his family’s regular synagogue attendance, and for Hirsch when she snuck into services at the local Orthodox shul.

The concept of the “lieu de memoire” (memory place) plays an important role in the klezmer literature, but RJC has sometimes been characterized as a rootless music without memory. Unlike the music of the klezmer revival, RJC’s critics tended to frame it as culturally unmoored and lacking in historical resonance. As I explore in chapter 5, such characterizations of cultural rootlessness link to negative assessments of “schizophonia”—the term proposed by composer R. Murray Schafer for the separation of a sound from its source—and its role in contemporary Jewish music.

That’s what my house is like. So I felt completely comfortable at the Knitting Factory. . Anything could happen on a given night. [That was] the way I thought about music. I could be playing anything on a given night. So, I liked going there more than I liked going to Bradley’s [a jazz club in the West Village]. Bradley’s didn’t express all of me. Nor did going to the New York Philharmonic, or going to the Met. Those things only expressed a part of me. 29 My interviewees shared Byron’s warmth toward the sense of community the Knit engendered.

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