Annual Jewish Women’s Archive Luncheon

On March 10, 2013 Rabbi Cantor Angela Warnick Buchdahl opened the third Annual Jewish Women’s Archive Annual Luncheon with what Tablet Magazine in its Dec. 2010 issue calls the #1 Jewish song of all time: Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg’s “Over the Rainbow.” In her discussion of the song before singing it, Rabbi Buchdahl points out that in a “women’s reinterpretation” it can be characterized not only as “the most beautiful exilic prayer ever set to music” (according to Tablet) but also as a “Jewish feminist lullaby manifesto.”