The Evolution: What Happened To Jewish Music?

By Gershon Veroba I grew up in an atmosphere of musical extremes. Both my parents were career wedding performers — my mother specializing in opera and Yiddish, while my father...

Ishay Ribo Awakens The City That Never Sleeps

By Yochanan Gordon Madison Square Garden, dubbed “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” and also known as the “Mecca of Basketball,” has been conquered by Israeli music impresario Ishay Ribo. On...

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...

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...

Become A Team Player By Hiring One

By Gershon Veroba Like anyone else working in the same field for a long time, I’ve learned a lot and I am still learning more than I could ever share...
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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...

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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The Memory That Lives On: Sharing New Art To Honor Shoah Survivors

By Sarah Dukes In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, I created a song. My piano solo piece, The Memory that Lives On, was composed when I was 16 years old....

Sarah Dukes Premiers ‘Yesterday Again’ a Song of Love and Loss

By Michele Justic Acclaimed composer Sarah Dukes released her new single, “Yesterday Again” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This marks the first time Dukes composed lyrics to accompany her...

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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Insights From A “Speaking Fast”

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