Ishay Ribo Draws Some 15,000 to Madison Square Garden

MIKE WAGENHEIM (September 5, 2023 / JNS) Some of recent history’s biggest musical acts have headlined concerts at Madison Square Garden. On Sunday, Orthodox Jewish crossover singer Ishay Ribo became the...
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A Song And A Prayer

By Yochanan Gordon The Rambam concludes his Mishnah Torah with a utopian description of how the world will look in the Messianic era. One of the unique features of the...
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A Modern Chanukah Miracle

By Yochanan Gordon Well before founding this newspaper over twenty years ago, my father, the editor and publisher of 5TJT, began his career in the broadcasting industry in a nightly...

Standing with Mordy Shapiro

By Yochanan Gordon Reports yesterday, by a prominent Jewish News site, regarding mixed dancing at a Mordechai Shapiro concert at Binyamin Ha’umah last night, is an indication of the insidious...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...
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By Sivan Rahav Meir I’m not usually one for joining initiatives, but this past Thursday was an exception. I encountered an incredibly heartfelt call from...

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