Matt Barr is the founder of Bible Raps “a non-profit born from Matt’s desire to engage his Hebrew School classes on a deeper and more contemporary level than the way they were being taught at the time. After being turned on to Torah learning while on a Livnot trip to Israel in 2006, Bar launched […]

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Aryeh Canter sent us this video. Up until about a week ago, Aryeh was my neighbor. He was a fixture of the neighborhood and it seemed any time I’d step out of my apartment – there was Aryeh with a smile and a greeting. Now he left us to pursue academics in New York and […]

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The Living Wells is made up of “two students of wisdom on a quest to revolutionize music and the world. With a dynamic blend of powerful melodies and profound hip-hop lyrics, this team will capture your heart while energizing your soul.” Moshe Friedman and Rick Fox look like the kinds of Ba’al Tshuvah Yeshiva students […]

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Jewlicious reports: Matisyahu made a statement on Facebook addressing the scandal that has emerged after the organizers of the Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival cancelled his appearance there: “The festival organizers contacted me because they were getting pressure from the BDS movement. They wanted me to write a letter, or make a video, stating my positions […]

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Matisyahu was set to perform at the Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival in Spain when something odd happened. Apparently, the event director, Filippo Giunta, asked the singer on Thursday to issue a “signing statement or video” that expressed in a “very clear” way that Palestinians are entitled to their own state. This was occasioned by other […]

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In episode 4 of Hip Hop in the Holy Land, Mike travels to the Tel Aviv compound of mythical rapper Subliminal, the first to rap in Hebrew and achieve big commercial success with it, and whose political views still divide rap fans. Mike also drops in to watch popular rap radio show Jigga Juice being […]

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We wrote about the Jewish Monkeys, like, a million years ago. Ok. It was only three or so years ago. We told you how awesomely cool they were. Since then they’ve been touring in the UK and Germany because I guess Europeans have a taste for the esoteric and anything that is reminiscent of their […]

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Edge sent Nick Moss to the West Bank to see how the Israeli occupation has affected the Palestinian people’s ability to get high. What he discovered was unbelievable. You can see all around me what it’s like here. People living in desperate conditions, completely cut off from coke, tranquilizers, even weed. So, so very sad. […]

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In Jerusalem, it’s not unusual to wake up in the morning and find that all the outdoor ads near your house that depict women have been defaced. Some ultra-Orthodox Jews believe that any depiction of the female form is immodest and some will even go out at night and deface such depictions. This animated short […]

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In this episode of MTV’s Rebel Music, musicians from both sides of the Israeli and Palestinian border discuss political and cultural possibilities. Palestinian rockers Khalas and Israeli metal icon Orphaned Land organize a joint concert, while folk legend David Broza collaborates with musicians young and old to call for peace, love and understanding. Is this […]

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