Paul McCartney

The Grammys And The Jewish Condition

01/30/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Partly because my daughter had asked me to, but also because I enjoy live performances of music, I watched the Grammy Awards last Sunday night.  In all honesty, I should say I watched the Grammys until I nodded off in my very comfortable chair, but I saw a good deal.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens, New York.

Tim Boxer On Sid Bernstein

08/28/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Sid Bernstein, the producer and promoter who started the British invasion to America with the Rolling Stones, Beatles and Herman’s Hermits, told me how he was introduced to the world of music.

Sid Bernstein meets the Backwards, a Beatles parody group, in 2008 at the 92nd St. Y.  Tim Boxer

McCartney Follows Yom Kippur With Wedding

10/10/2011

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney reportedly spent the night before his wedding at Yom Kippur services.

McCartney married Jewish-American heiress Nancy Shevell in London on Sunday. They reportedly attended Yom Kippur services and a break fast at a local London synagogue, where Shevell, 51, received a blessing in honor of her upcoming marriage.

The couple married Sunday in a civil ceremony at London's Marylebone Register Office, followed by a small reception at McCartney's north London home.

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