Jewish Journal: “Klezmatics bringing a healthy dose of heresy on tour”

The Jewish Journal’s interview and feature on The Klezmatics in advance of their California tour in the winter of 2016. Read the full article online here!

“For many Jews, the Yiddish word apikorsim — used as a cutting term by one Jewish denomination to describe the perceived religious deficits of another — is mostly familiar through its use in Chaim Potok’s best-seller from the mid-1960s, “The Chosen.” But Lorin Sklamberg, the Klezmatics’ longtime lead vocalist and accordion, guitar and piano player, doesn’t see it that way. For him, the word’s meaning moves beyond a Jewish showing of disrespect to representing one of the joys of the Jewish world.”