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....

German Company Pulls Music Awards Sponsorship Amid Outcry Over Antisemitic Rap Duo

Antisemitic rappers Kollegah & Farid Bang perform during the 2018 Echo Music Award ceremony in Berlin. Photo: Reuters/Axel Schmidt. Germany’s largest fruit juice company on Thursday joined a growing assembly...

Singer, Composer and Producer Shim Craimer of Riverdale Prepares for ‘Aliyah’

Shim Craimer, whose dulcet tones and high energy have secured his place as a sought-after Jewish musical performer nationwide, has sung at hundreds of weddings in the New York...

The Sweet Sound Of Jewish Music: Getting Real With Eitan Katz

By Rochelle Maruch Miller He is blessed with the ability to touch the heart and stir the soul with his gorgeous voice and beautiful, heartfelt musical compositions. As one of...

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...

Nissim Black Raps For Aid L’shalom On Chanukah

By Toby Klein Greenwald In an eclectic combination of musical and theatrical acts, on Sunday, December 9, rapper Nissim Black will be headlining two concerts in the Master Theater, 1029...

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...

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...
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