Judah M. Cohen is a Dorot Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. He has researched, written and lectured on a broad range of topics involving music within Jewish life, including the American Reform Jewish cantorate, the synagogue modes, Reform Jewish songleading, Jewish folk music, Jews and hip-hop culture, musical versions of the Diary of Anne Frank, and the legacy of Shlomo Carlebach. In addition, he has conducted extensive research on Jewish life and history in the Caribbean, which was the subject of first book, Through the Sands of Time: A History of the Jewish Community of St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands. He is currently exploring musical responses to the AIDS epidemic, in both the United States and Uganda.
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