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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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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Last night was pretty brutal. Just after 9 pm, two Palestinian gunmen opened fire at diners in the Max Brenner restaurant at Tel Aviv’s trendy Sarona Market. The terrorists, dressed in black suits, were cousins from the village of Yatta in the Hebron Hills. The shooting lasted barely a minute and left 4 dead and […]

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What is the formula for Jewish social media success? If you’re thinking “originality” or “creativity” then you’d be wrong. We are inundated with videos where the creators take a popular song, replace the original lyrics with Jewish lyrics and then have some Yeshiva University lookin’ mofos sing and dance while mugging very earnestly for the […]

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Remember when they used to call Matisyahu the “Chassidic Reggae Superstar?” It was an easy designation because Matisyahu appeared on late night television singing Jewish-themed reggae songs while wearing the chassidic garb of a Lubavitcher Jew. That’s probably why many saw him as more of a gimmick than a musician and artist. But marketing slogans […]

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Tuna’s track גם זה יעבור – “This Too Will Pass” is a trip down Israeli 90s memory lane. In keeping with a well worn tradition of male Israeli singers, the song’s tone and timber is depressing as fuck, sort of. However, if you read the translation below, what’s remarkable is how much Israeli nostalgia is […]

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It’s about time we featured Maya Johanna here. Much of the stuff we’ve seen from Maya in the past was made up of covers of 60s songs. She always showed promise but we were always left a tad underwhelmed. Then suddenly, she released an original album, Bells in Our Stomachs with lyrics, music and lead […]

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Yimloch is a song that will penetrate your heart and soul. The very original and attractive tune was composed by Avraham Yitzchak Bouzaglou when he was 14 years old, on Erev Yom Kippur, as he visualized the words Yimloch Hashem so clearly in his mind. You will surely get moved by the soft musical blend […]

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On Wednesday February 3rd, SAR was proud to host its tenth annual Nashir Choral Festival. More than 200 students representing the choirs of North Shore Hebrew Academy, The Yeshivah of Flatbush, Ramaz Upper School, Golda Och Academy, and The Abraham Joshua Heschel High School, joined the SAR choir for a day of singing and learning. […]

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Remember a while back we told you about Jerusalem Yemenite Funk band Bint El Funk and their attempt at crowdfunding their next album? Well, apparently some people donated some shekels and we have the first result of that effort – a bedouin folk song called Umak. See? Crowdfunding really does work! Anyhow, […]

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