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      Archive: 8/9/2009

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        8/9/2009, Av 19, 5769

      Jewish Singer Bob Dylan to Release Christmas Album

      Jewish-American folksinger, Bob Dylan, has upset Jewish groups in the U.S. after announcing that he will release an album of Christmas songs, including “Here Comes Santa Claus” and the carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”

      Jewish groups in America were astonished to hear news about Dylan’s Christian album content, especially since Dylan has repeatedly stated that he has returned to his Jewish roots, Voice of Israel government radio reports. However, others say that Dylan has not done anything wrong. The Jewish folksinger has merely joined the bandwagon of other Jewish entertainers, like Barbara Streisand, Neal Diamond, Irvin Berlin, and Phil Spector, all of whom have recorded Christmas songs.