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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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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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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