Hanukkah is rapidly approaching and Ruvane, along with rappery Kosha Dillz, have released their song “Spark.” Spark? Get it? It’s release close to the Jewish Festival of Lights is no coincidence. Ruvane released this commentary about the song: A single spark in a dark room. Potential, intrigue, hope…spark. The United States of America was designed […]

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In a 14-minute short film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson , Haim provide an intimate look at the recording of their new LP Something to Tell You. Rolling Stone reported: In the 14-minute feature – filmed at Los Angeles’ long-dormant Valentine Recording Studios – the Haim sisters workshop and layer […]

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This clip was made using 540 hours of videography throughout Jerusalem and 30 days of editing that were compacted into 2 and a half minutes. This is what Jerusalem is actually like. Created for the municipality, it commemorates the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification following the 6-Day War in 1967. I like the color grading […]

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Mark Wahlberg, in an interview with an Israeli reporter, impressed her with his knowledge of Hebrew. Most of the words and phrases used were swear words but the reporter assured him that he now possessed all the Hebrew knowledge necessary to get by in Israel. Apparently he was taught these choice Hebrew phrases by Gal […]

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Happy May Day – enjoy this English/Yiddish ditty from Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird. It’s called “March of the jobless corps / Arbetslozer Marsh” and seems perfectly appropriate for May Day and basically any time while President Trump is in office. The band is based in Berlin but Kahn was born in […]

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The lead singer looks like a Chabad Rabbi. The backup band could easily be mistaken for Latino gangbangers if it weren’t for the occasional peak at swinging tzitzis… When the overall saccharine nature of “Jewish” music gets to be too much, I always turn to Atzmus, a Jewish-Argentinean heavy metal band for relief – and […]

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3000 years of Jewish history in under 4 minutes! Imagine all kinds of strangers coming into your house, taking it over and leaving a giant mess, until the next group of people pop by… how crazy would that be? Pretty fucking crazy actually. Welcome to the history of the Jews. Oy. Israel Independence day 2017 […]

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Talking politics or religion was always discouraged in polite company. The idea was that these divisive topics would create unpleasant disagreements whose tone and timber would be unacceptable. As much as this has always been the case, it seems like current political and religious discourse has never been more divisive. It seems as if folks […]

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When the place you buy vegetables at is also the place you party at… It’s like imagine dancing and getting drunk at Whole Foods. That would be weird, but in Jerusalem, it actually works out pretty good. Pretty, pretty good. See, many people visit Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market – it is after all Israel’s largest […]

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This song was released late last summer and achieved impressive success in Europe. Its light hearted, house driven beats typify the most recent work of Petite Meller – billed as a quirky French chanteuse and described as an Aryan pedophile’s dream come true à la Yolandi from Die Antwoord. And yes, Petite was born in […]

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