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...

Thousands of Brazilians Join Koolulam for YouTube Performance

BY MARCUS M. GILBAN SAO PAULO (JTA) – Thousands of Brazilians, Jews and non-Jews, joined a popular Israeli musicale held for the first time in Latin America. Some 3,000 people gathered Sunday...

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...

Belz Chassid Singer Shulem Lemmer Signs Major Record Deal

Marking perhaps the first time that a singer from the orthodox Hasidic community has been signed to major label, Shulem Lemmer’s debut singles, “Bring Him Home,” and “Jerusalem Of...

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...
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Classical Pianist Sarah Dukes Pays Tribute To Victims Of Tragic Kidnapping Of 2014

It has been four years since the terrorist kidnapping and brutal murders of three Israeli teenagers, Naftali, Gilad, and Eyal. The news left so many of us with so...

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...

U.S. and Israel on Iran: Widening Gap or “Different Clocks”?

While Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren downplayed the reportedly widening gap between Washington and Jerusalem’s positions regarding the necessity and timing of possible military action against Iran’s...

Eurovision Winner Signs International Distribution Deal

Netta Barzilai, the Israeli winner of Eurovision 2018, has signed a global distribution deal for her winning song, “Toy.” The deal was signed with S-Curve/BMG. “Toy” is officially the most viewed...

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...
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