From the biblical story of Naomi and Ruth, to the medieval legend of the golem of Prague and the mystical world of Isaac Bashevis Singer, this episode includes musical treatments of some of the great stories in Jewish literature.

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03:00 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Naomi & Ruth
17:30 Jan Meyerowitz: “Purim” from Symphony Midrash Esther
30:45 Joseph Achron: Golem Suite
38:00 Abraham Ellstein: The Golem
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04:15 Paul Schoenfield: The Merchant and the Pauper (excerpts)
22:20  David Tamkin: The Dybbuk (excerpts)
37:15 Marvin David Levy: Masada

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About the Series: Produced in conjunction with the WFMT network and broadcast on radio stations throughout the U.S., American Jewish Music from the Milken Archive with Leonard Nimoy is a 13-part series of two-hour programs featuring highlights from the Milken Archive’s extensive collection of the musical recordings. Episodes include interviews and commentary with Lowell Milken, Neil W. Levin, and Gerard Schwarz. Radio stations interested in broadcasting the series should contact

Date: December 31, 1969

Credit: Milken Family Foundation


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