Critic’s Choice: ‘Machar’ By Mordechai Shapiro

By Rochelle Maruch Miller If you mention Mordechai Shapiro’s name to anyone who has had the pleasure of working with him or experienced his uplifting and exhilarating performances, and you...

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...

Director Alison Chernick Discusses Her New Feature Documentary: Itzhak

From Shubert to Strauss, Bach to… Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s transcendent violin playing evokes the depth of the human experience. This enchanting documentary details the virtuoso’s own struggles as...
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Sarah Dukes: Sounds of Shabbos – Mizmor Shir

Sarah Dukes started playing piano when she was six years old and composed her first song at the mere age of eight. Classically trained until she was 18, the...

Cantor Simon Cohen Releases New Album: ‘Songs & Praise’

Simon Cohen was born and raised in London surrounded by cantorial and classical music. Today, he is one of the leading international cantors, both in concert and in synagogue....

Singers Compose Tribute to Widows, Orphans for Yom Hazikaron

BY JERUSALEM POST STAFF IDF orphans joined Harel Skaat and Elai Botner for "Son and Father and Mother," a touching performance in honor of fallen IDF soldiers for Memorial Day 2019. The lyrics,...

Rogosnitzky’s New CD Sets Reveal the Soul of High Holiday Davening

By Sandy Eller Three times a day, we open our Siddurim and our hearts to the Ribbono shel Olam. As much as tefillah plays a large part in our everyday...

Netta Wins Eurovision Final for Israel

Israel's Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision final in Libson, Portugal, on Saturday night. Earlier Saturday, Israel was ranked in second place in the betting charts, but ultimately trounced the other...

Sarah Dukes: Music to Put You in the Shabbos Mood

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLszQejJZl_JgraijaHvpvIUI5Qf7IcqWY Sarah Dukes started playing piano when she was six years old and composed her first song at the mere age of eight. Classically trained until she was 18, the...
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Sarah Dukes: New Composition For Healing

Sarah writes, "Music is extremely powerful- not just for the listener, but for the composer as well. It can heal. It can comfort. It can bring joy and inner...
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