The New York Times has a profile of David Berman, a poet as well as the frontman for the Silver Jews musical act. Berman, who says he’s now studying the Torah, tells the Times his religion had nothing to do with his band’s name: “When I was working at the Whitney I stared out the window and a sign said ‘Silver Jewelry’ but from my angle you couldn’t see the end.”
Cross-posted on The Yada Blog.