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Grammy Award winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari talks to Tablet editor-in-chief Alana Newhouse about her life and inspirations.

A violin prodigy, she studied with Isaac Stern in Tel Aviv, before immigrating to the US where she developed her signature style. She has collaborated with Jay-Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys and Wynton Marsalis, and shared a Grammy Award with Kanye West for “Jesus Walks.”


Brief Bio

Alana Newhouse is the editor-in-chief of Tablet Magazine, which she founded in 2009. Before that, she spent five years as culture editor of the Forward, where she supervised coverage of books, films, dance, music, art and ideas. She also started a line of Forward-branded books with W.W. Norton and edited its maiden publication, A Living Lens: Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the Forward. A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, Alana has contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and Slate.

Miri Ben-Ari - José Live Madison Square Garden

Symphony of Brotherhood (Miri Ben-Ari featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ("I Have a Dream" speech))

Special Honors and Awards

  • Grammy Award-Winner
  • Remarkable Woman by First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Apollo Legend
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Israeli Award
  • Al Sharpton Community Service Award
  • Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation Associations for Brazil
  • Celebrity Ambassador for Get Schooled Organization
  • Remembrance Award / New England Holocaust Memorial 2011
  • Compassion Award / UJA Federation Of New York
  • Women to Watch Honoree / The Jewish Women International
  • Visionary Award / The Israeli Film Festival
  • Remembrance Award / The American Society of Yad Vashem
  • Gedenk Spokesperson and Founder
  • Humanitarian Award / The Jewish Federation
  • Young & Powerful for Obama / 2011 Rising Star Award

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