Jewish musician Debbie Friedman dies at 59

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(RNS) Debbie Friedman, a composer and singer whose modern melodies updated the music in synagogue services worldwide, died of pneumonia Sunday (Jan. 9). She was 59. With her guitar, Friedman became famous for a folksy style that blended Hebrew and English, and encouraged the audience — whether in the concert hall or the synagogue — […]

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