Goyishe Christmas To You

‘A Goyishe Christmas’

N.Y. Festival of Song program looks at relationship between Jewish composers and holiday classics.

Special To The Jewish Week

I’m sitting on the downtown A train, diagonally across from a shortish guy in a Victorian-era top hat and long topcoat. He’s listening to an mp3 recorder, stopping, rewinding, repeating, singing along to a famous Jerry Herman tune from “Mame.” But the lyrics are a bit metamorphosed.

Irving Berlin, composer of "White Christmas." Getty Images
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