Tamar forwards these scans of and information about “I Am Eliezer”: The Jewish Correspondence Of Leonard Cohen (Note: The article is in Hebrew; the references in this post are in English via Google Translate) by Yaniv Halily (Yediot Aharonot: Feb 6, 2017)
The article concerns the correspondence between Leonard Cohen and Cantor Gideon Zelermyer of Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue, (both Leonard’s great-grandfather, Lazarus Cohen, and his grandfather, Lyon Cohen, served as President of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim). Cantor Gideon Zelermyer and the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir sang on “You Want It Darker” and “Seemed A Better Way.” (See Howard Bilerman Tells Story Behind Recording Cantor Gideon Zelermyer And Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir For Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker)
The emails include those dealing with Leonard’s request that the Choir and Cantor perform on the You Want It Darker album. Leonard’s thoughts on Judaism, and the relationship between the correspondents.
The article survives computer translation fairly well and is a worthwhile read. The full piece, in Hebrew, can be accessed at “I Am Eliezer”: The Jewish Correspondence Of Leonard Cohen