They met online 10 years ago just before Yom Kippur when Megan, a member of the Westboro Baptist Church, chided David Abitbol of Jewlicious, for Judaism’s “dead rote rituals.” Thus began an unlikely friendship that culminated in Megan leaving her hateful church and becoming an advocate against hate. Today, her book “Unfollow” detailing the whole […]

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Tiny Desk is an NPR radio show that features a quirky collection of artists who perform at a tinydesk in front of a smattering of NPR employees and assorted friends. The show is also recorded and really well musically mastered for rebroadcast on YouTube. This episode features Israeli band A-WA, made up of three sisters […]

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Israeli women. Singing in a Yemenite /Arab dialect. In a studio in the US. The world is a weird place, am I right? Borders are almost meaningless, and if someone is awesome, their talent can spread far and wide. I guess that’s the case with Israeli group A-WA. We’ve posted them here before and hopefully […]

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Jerusalem Day is a day that celebrates the reunification of Jerusalem after the 6-Day war in 1967. Prior to that, Jerusalem was a divided city under Jordan’s control since the aftermath of the War of Independence in 1948 when the Jordanian Army kicked all Jews out of the Jewish Quarter of the Old […]

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Tel Aviv is hosting Eurovision 2019 after Israeli Netta Barzilai’s 2018 win with Not Your Toy. Apparently things are going a bit roughly for the organizers – tickets have gone unsold and the expected tourism bonanza has not turned out as expected, possibly because of the high ticket prices, the recent barrage of Hamas and […]

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This year, Israel is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest thanks to their win last year. The winning artist was Netta and the song was Not Your Toy. In anticipation of this world-class event, enjoy the clip of the song that made it all happen – and see you in Tel Aviv!

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This clip by Israeli group A-WA is amazing on a number of levels – you can get a glimpse of that in the comments where fans from across the Middle East, Muslims, Christians and Jews, heap praise upon the Haim sisters and their latest trac k – which is apparently already a hit in Yemen! […]

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RedBand? Talented musicians for sure, but basically… Muppets. Yes. A Muppet band. An awesome Israeli-American Muppet band. Don’t even ask. Ninet? That’s Ninet Tayeb – one of the greatest talents ever produced by Israel. Singer, songwriter, actress, model – you name it, she’s done it and at the very highest level possible. Gal Gadot has […]

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Israelis don’t really understand American Jews. They don’t understand their interests, they don’t understand the way they manifest their Judaism, they don’t even understand their eating habits. As such, Kan, Israel’s public broadcaster, sent their reporter Oriel Danielson into the deep South, presumably to find the most American Jews and see what they were into. […]

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Just in time for Passover 2019, Director Nina Paley has publicly released the full version of her Passover musical animation Seder Masochism . Clocking in at nearly 2-hours, this is not a quickie clip – though parts of this film have been made into such clips. It’s long. It’s sometimes painful. It’s […]

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