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Courtesy of Jay Kholos

In 1920, a Jewish family moved from New York to Union City, Tennessee. It was a novel enough occurrence that, nearly a century later, their story has been adapted into a musical, called "Jew Store," which is coming through Nashville this weekend.

And while the name may sound provocative, it also illuminates an often forgotten piece of Southern history.

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A collection of violins once played by Holocaust victims is coming to Music City next year.

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The hot chicken tradition of Nashville was served with a cultural twist this weekend. The Jewish Community Center hosted the first Kosher Hot Chicken Festival, geared toward Jews whose religious dietary restrictions prevent them from eating standard meat.