Pop Star Noa Kirel Signs Largest Deal Ever for Israeli With Atlantic Records

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Pop star Noa Kirel signed a multimillion-dollar recording deal on Wednesday that the Israeli media is calling the largest ever for an Israeli artist. A representative for...

Making a Simcha: We Still Have Leftovers

  People often ask me, “Mordechai, you clearly don’t make a lot of money. How do you save money on simchas?” And to that I answer, “By being anti-social,” and...

Eurovision Competition Shows How Israel Has Failed Religious Jews

By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY JERUSALEM (JTA) — A beloved group of Israeli musicians, the Shalva Band, recently made the tough decision to give up a musical chance of a lifetime rather than...

Fears Or Friends

Photo Prose By Gary Rabenko Man’s best friend? My parents taught me compassion. If someone was ill or needed help, I was not to just stand by apathetically, but I was...

Kobi Marimi to Represent Israel at Eurovision

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A singer who mixes pop and opera will represent Israel at Eurovision. Kobi Marimi on Tuesday night won the Israeli reality show “Kochav Habah,” or The Next...

Rabenko: Your Face In The Crowd

A photographer’s job involves paying particular attention to faces. A face can convey every bit of emotion one might experience, or it can be tepid. I love blank faces...

Photo Prose: Ten Years For An Album?

By Gary Rabenko I am writing this while waiting for a client to visit my Woodmere studio to discuss her recent wedding photos so I can evaluate her views and...

Rainbow: A Song of Healing and Hope for the New Year

By Toby Klein Greenwald Shortly following the Gulf War, in 1991, I was invited to write a first-person essay on the war by Rabbi Matis Greenblatt, the literary editor of...

Shwekey Adapts ‘We Are a Miracle’ for President Trump

(JTA) – The original song is about the repeated oppression of the Jewish people throughout history. The rewritten song is a prayer for Donald Trump to win re-election. Orthodox Jewish...

Yeshiva University Hosts Isru Chag Concert In Jerusalem Starring Ishay Ribo

Exemplifying its role as the flagship Jewish University, Yeshiva University presents the YU Isru Chag Concert, starring Ishay Ribo, on October 18, at the International Convention Center (Binyanei Hauma)...
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