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Paul Simon’s songs are the perfect theme music for the Jewish High Holidays

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Paul Simon has supplied the soundtrack for many baby-boomer lives. Simon’s lyrics are consistently wise, spiritual and witty. Simon’s sensational new “Seven Psalms” is my new Jewish High Holidays’ theme music.

Thank G-d Paul Simon dropped out of Brooklyn Law School 60 years ago. Returning to music, Simon reunited with Art Garfunkel, who’d been a renowned teen singer at Queens’ synagogues. They ditched their teen showbiz names and boldly used their own ethnic surnames.

When “The Graduate” won the Academy Award for Best Picture (1967), Simon & Garfunkel shared glory. Simon wrote “The Sound of Silence” at age 22. Four years later, for producer Mike Nichols, Simon wrote “Mrs. Robinson.”

In 1969, “Bridge over Troubled Water,” was inspired by…

Craig Silverman

2023-09-25 03:00:00

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