I love this clip. It’s got a great groove and it’s super cute! It depicts an element of Tel Aviv that is both hip and care free. They call Tel Aviv a bubble because it is an atypical middle eastern city where the regional conflicts have little or no effect on the city’s residents, where […]

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“Wonderful Gifts” is a track off of Sade’s 2016 album “Birds and Guitars.” I include it here because even though the video dropped a year ago, it’s just too adorable to let slide! Especially with Valentine’s Day coming up. Mika is a gifted Israeli singer/songwriter whose voice excels at any number of musical styles. But […]

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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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