…while singing Yiddish folk songs. Hans Breuer, the subject of the 2005 book Schlepping Through the Alps: My Search for Austria’s Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd witnessed the growing refugee crisis in Europe. As the son of Jewish parents who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930’s and became homeless refugees, the situation struck […]

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From Rowch’s YouTube page: Ofer Bymel aka “Rowch” is a 1 man live drums / electronic act from Israel. Rowch works to create intense, high strung, and even aggressive bass music. He produces everything but the drums in the studio, and then plays them live on stage. Inspired by acts such as F.U.K.T, KJ Sawka, […]

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This is the first Hanukkah song of the season that we’ve come across, and I must say, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings have set the bar high for any others that will follow. I mean, even Heeb, cynical bastards that they usually are, verily gushed, I mean really gushed, about this track: Ladies and […]

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The World Hates Us BUT – ISRAEL IS ALIVE BDS? Anti-Israel UN resolutions? Terrorist attacks? The world has been very critical of Israel in the past decades, but the State of Israel is just trying to survive. A new and hot music group from Israel, JEW2, releases their first video clip, based on the popular […]

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Bint El Funk are a Jerusalem-based Israeli band/collective that performs in Arabic, Hebrew and English. They had a gig last night at Even Juke as part of the IndieCity Festival. The Festival was postponed because of rain but luckily Bint El Funk’s show wasn’t because, you know, indoors venue. Yay! Sorry […]

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It’s been raining in Jerusalem all day. Any rain in Israel is a good thing given how we’re usually this parched miss in the middle of the desert. It’s doubly good today because we’vr been hit by yet another dust storm – the kind where this fine sand gets into EVERY. THING. EVERYWHERE. The rain […]

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The RCA is one of the world’s largest organizations of Orthodox rabbis and is the main professional rabbinical association within Modern Orthodoxy in the United States. Recently, the RCA passed a resolution which states, “RCA members with positions in Orthodox institutions may not ordain women into the Orthodox rabbinate, regardless of the title used; or […]

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Echo is the MC/Singer and Tito makes the machines squelch. These world travelers are based in Tel Aviv and their music is simply too good for the likes of you. Seriously. Go to another page or another site for all I care. Don’t ask for a Web site. Share their Facebook page with your stupid […]

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Indie City does two things, and they do them well. First they produce video clips of Israeli indie artists performing in random places in Jerusalem. This allows them to highlight both Jerusalem’s diverse city scape and Israel’s broad pool of musical talent. Then they also run an annual music festival where many of the same […]

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Ziv Barashi is a Jerusalem-based singer-songwriter. Running Home, produced by Bruno Grife is her first music video. Like it? You’ll be able to see Ziv live at Mazkeka Bar on November 9. What’s the show going to be like? Ziv describes it as such “…my solo show … incorporates my […]

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