Christmas Music Legends
Israel “Irving” Berlin (1888-1989): Considered the greatest song-writer in history, he composed 1,500 songs (!), including the famous “White Christmas”. He also wrote “God Bless America” – the second anthem of the United States.
Johnny Marks (1909-1985): Christmas-song-extraordinaire, this Jew wrote “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”.
Sammy Cahn (1913-1993): Winner of FOUR Oscars, he wrote most of Frank Sinatra’s hits, as well as the Christmas-great “Let It Snow”.
Words of the Week
You think you’ve got time, but you don’t. You think you have an alternative solution, but you don’t. You think you’re stronger than the Palestinians, but you’re not.
– French President Nikolas Sarkozy to Israeli PM Netanyahu in June 2009, as revealed by recent WikiLeaks cable.