We Only Have Ears for Kobi

(MostlyJewishMusic.com) -- As the Eurovision Song Contest gets underway in Tel Aviv, signs sponsored by Israeli burger chain “Burger Ranch” have been popping up. “Good luck to all Eurovision participants!” the sign reads...

Eurovision 2019: What the Song Contest Is All About

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) —It’s glitzy. It’s kitschy. It’s like a musical Olympics or “American Idol” on steroids. Welcome to the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual pageant in which all of...

Western Europe’s Rap Scene Has Antisemitism Problem

(JTA) — On a warm summer day in Oslo last year, Kaveh Kholardi heartily greeted spectators at a city-organized concert celebrating diversity. Kholardi, a popular Norwegian rapper of Iranian descent,...

Keep the Sounds of Passover on Your Playlist

From generation to generation, we retell the story of the exodus from Egypt — as if we were there ourselves to witness the splitting of the Red Sea. And year...

Jennifer Lopez to Perform in Israel in August

(JTA) — This time, don’t be fooled by the rocks that she’s got — Jennifer Lopez is set to perform in Israel for the first time. Concert promoters confirmed the...

Rabenko: So Much To Think About

The more a vendor explains things, the more likely he or she is to lose the sale. You might think that delving into the details and illuminating all the...

Rabenko: Learning From The Edit

  Twelve years ago, I rejected a videographer. In October, he surfaced. I am always looking for skills. We first met at my studio. I showed what some did that...

Can Israel Repeat its Eurovision Victory?

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel released “Home,” its entry in the 2019 Eurovision, a 180-degree turn from last year’s winning entry “Toy.” Kobi Marimi, 27, the winner of the Israeli reality television show...

Halachic Musings: Kallah Drums Up Controversy In Bnei Brak

Videos and news items have been circulating of a kallah playing the drums at her wedding reception in Bnei Brak. First the chassan joined the band as a vocalist;...

Alex Clare, Gad Elbaz Perform Together

By Moshe David “This Sunday, March 10, 2019, history will be made,” says Zvika Bornstein, producer and director of the upcoming concert. Two legendary performers from totally different backgrounds will...
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