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The creative minds behind “Rabbi Sid, the Rappin’ Rabbi” speak out

For those of you just tuning in: In June of 2016, I wrote an affectionate ode to the phenomenon of rapping clergy. In that piece, I focused the majority of my attention on a music video titled “Rabbi Sid, The Rappin’ Rabbi.” Little did I know that the grandson of Jerry Glantz, who played Rabbi Sid, would contact me in November of the same year and offer to tell me all about his zaida (Yiddish for grandfather).

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