Battle of the Singers Links Benny and Mordechai With Yachad

More than 5,000 people tuned in as the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad, the leading organization for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community, raised $150,000 during its virtual “Battle...
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Kirstin x Grohl Honor Jews in Music for Each Night of Hanukkah

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Dave Grohl, who is best known as the leader of the 12-time Grammy winning band Foo Fighters, isn’t Jewish. But he’s having a lot of musical...

Alex Clare skipped touring with Adele because of Shabbat. Now the Orthodox pop artist...

(JTA) — British musician Alex Clare burst onto the pop music scene with his debut album in 2011, and was offered a chance to tour with megastar Adele. But the...

Huey Lewis’ Personal Health Revelation Leads To Greater Awareness

By: Dr. Esther Fogel Comprehensive Audiology A few weeks ago, Huey Lewis, the singer famous for his many hit songs in the 1980’s, shocked his fans by cancelling all of...

Eden Alena to Represent Israel in Eurovision 2020

Eden Alena will represent Israel in Eurovision 2020, taking place this May in The Netherlands. In the grand finale, Eden beat out fellow contestants Ella-Lee Lahav (2nd place), Or Amrami-Brockman (3rd...

Daveed Diggs Wants You to Have a Puppy for Hanukkah

(JTA) — There’s a long history of Jewish artists releasing parody songs for Hanukkah, but this year’s most catchy addition to the holiday canon may be Daveed Diggs’ new...

Atlanta’s ‘Rabbi Jake’ Takes Jewish Music World by Storm

Atlanta might be well-known for Coca-Cola and Hartsfield-Jackson International, the busiest airport in the world, but for music lovers both large and small, the city’s true claim to fame...

Heard in the Bagel Store: He Could Be Something

Every now and then a story comes to your attention—or, in this case, to my attention—that is not relegated to the schedule or “to do” list to be addressed...

Yochanan Gordon: Fried, Geffen Collaborate on ‘Betzoret’

  Aside from the “Av” that begins both of their first names, or aleph beis if the letters were written in Hebrew, and the fact that Avraham Fried and Aviv...

Yiddish Songs Thought Lost Now Nominated for Grammy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g0YofvjvLU&feature=youtu.be BY PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) — In the despair of the Soviet Union’s fierce World War II battles against the Nazis, a 42-year-old Jewish man from Odessa wrote a song in...
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