AP reports “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard from prison Friday, saying he wished him well in this new chapter of his life. Many shoppers at Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market agreed. .” For those of you who don’t know, Pollard was convicted and sent to prison for […]

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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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Adrian Chen at the New Yorker wrote a long, well researched piece on the role Twitter played in Megan Phelps-Roper’s decision to leave the Westboro Baptist Church, founded by her grandfather Fred Phelps. The piece, written for New Yorker’s annual technology issue showed how a twitter discussion between Megan and David Abitbol of Jewlicious fed […]

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The Jewish high holidays are usually made up of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur . During Rosh Hashanah, rather than popping champagne corks at midnight and going to wild parties, we Jews are meant to reflect on the past year and contemplate the mistakes we’ve made and the […]

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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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