Bob Dylan: Once a Jew, always a Jew

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Despite his vague statements, Christian lyrics and brief conversion to evangelicalism, Bob Dylan is considered a Jew by most Jews. He had a bar mitzvah; his parents were involved in B’nai Brith and Hadassah; he went to Camp Herzl. He’s performed in Tel Aviv and at a Chabad telethon.

That’s evidence enough for Jordan Foisy, a comedian and writer, whose favourite Jew is the Nobel-winning troubadour poet and singer born Robert Zimmerman. On our season finale of A Few of My Favourite Jews, The CJN’s comedy interview podcast, Foisy joins comic Laura Leibow to discuss the voice of a generation.


This show is hosted and edited by Laura Leibow (@lauraleibow on Instagram and @tweibow on Twitter). Follow Jordan on Twitter @JordanFoisy. Follow The CJN on Instagram (@thecjn) and find more great Jewish podcasts at