At a recent book talk on From This Broken Hill, cantor Basya Schechter said that years ago she told Leonard Cohen his songs made her feel “like I’m being broken up with.” Music critic Thom Juric called Cohen “the elder statesman of the bedroom.”
Check out this piece in Religion & and Ethics on Leonard Cohen and the troubles we make for ourselves. We breach the personal and political relationships that make the world work. But there is light if we choose to see it.
Have a look at Jim Beviglia’s wonderful piece on Leonard Cohen’s song “Democracy”: “Cohen’s track still rings true…the ideals that it seeks are still in the ether all around us.”
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Rabbi Mordecai Finley, spiritual counselor to Leonard Cohen, called From This Broken Hill I Sing to You “a superb book,” “sophisticated and accessible.” Finley continues, “As someone whose relationship with ‘Old Priest‘ was rooted in theological discussions, it is such a pleasure to see his depth so beautifully and originally articulated.”
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Delighted to post Seth Rogovoy’s advance review of “From This Broken Hill I Sing to You.” Rogovoy is a music critic and author of “Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet.” He writes, “Drawing from the entirety of Cohen’s creative output, including his oft-overlooked novels, Marcia Pally takes Cohen seriously as a religious thinker. The listener – or reader, in this case – comes out the winner.” Available on Amazon. #LeonardCohenBrokenHillBook
By Marcia Pally Posted Mon 14 Jun 2021, 10:42am Karl Barth (1886–1968) and Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) witnessed some of modernity’s worst moments — Nazism and the Holocaust — and may have something to say to our present moment. https://www.abc.net.au/religion/barth-bonhoeffer-and-the-dilemma-of-modernity/13386982. Among the […]