, November 16, 2008
There comes a point in life when a Jew starts to like Leonard Cohen. It’s not the music, you understand, it’s the name. It’s the fact that there’s this Jewish guy who’s a successful singer, a pop singer, noch, (OK, borderline pop), who didn’t give himself a new name. If Leonard Cohen were Bob Dylan he’d be calling himself Robert Zimmerman. Not only that, he’d be OK with his Judaism. OK, so Cohen plays around with Buddhism but that doesn’t count does it? It’s not like he’s converted.