Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Debbie Friedman

Filed By Alex Blaze | January 14, 2011 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: debbie friedman, queer music

Singer/song-writer Debbie Friedman, who was once called "the Joan Baez of Jewish song" by a Jewish newspaper and who's openly gay, passed away this week at age 59. So here's "Mourning into Dancing":

This is a live performance of her best-known composition, "Mi Shebeirach," a prayer for healing:

A lot of people have put her "Latke Song" on YouTube since her death, which she wrote for Hanukkah. If you thought your life was incomplete for not knowing a disco song about latkes, now's your chance to feel fulfilled:

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