…and one date in Budapest. You can get the tour details here. Now, think about how weird that is. Avidan is hard core Israeli but his music is quintessentially American heartland indie. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, keep in mind that at Avidan’s 7th live show in 2011, he opened for Bob […]

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The growing number of young Israeli creatives moving to Berlin is a trend that’s been discussed ad nauseum. In Israel, we are always saddened when someone leaves us, and it’s especially biting when their destination was once the epicenter of the final solution. Where once you would be sent to a concentration camp to be […]

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Riff Cohen is an Israeli singer from Jerusalem. Her family is North African and Riff often takes her Mother’s poetry and sets it to music. What emerges is a synergistic mix of all these disparate elements – contemporary musical sensibilities, French crooners and Middle Eastern influences all combine into a very compelling finished product. This […]

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Public Enemy’s 13th Bar Mitzvah album gets its name from a well known, albeit very cynical Yiddish proverb – דער מענטש טראַכט און גאָט לאַכט – however, there do not seem to be any expressly Jewish themes in the title track or the rest of the album. But whatever, […]

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The last time we featured Rotem Shefy, she had done a brilliant cover of Radiohead’s Karma Police, combining middle eastern melodies and western pop. Since then, that formula’s kind of been her thing, touring in Israel she has regaled audiences with similar Arab accented covers like Pump Up the Jam by Techtronic, Pink by Aerosmith, […]

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In episode 2 Mike spends the day with Ohad Cohen who as a secular teenager was a part of the nascent Israeli rap scene but is now fully immersed in the ultra orthodox Jewish community . He still has high hopes of making it as a rapper though.

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Talia aka @nerdwithavoice entertains us with actual comments made by people when confronted with an Orthodox, Jewish feminist. Says Talia: I’ve wanted to make this video for a LONG TIME, based on countless conversations and experiences I’ve had as an Orthodox Jewish feminist. That’s right, I’m “one of those.” … Also, I realize that there […]

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What happens when a group of white folks gets together to try Jewish food for the first time? The assembled honkies whities tried chopped liver, tzimmes, geffilte fish and kugel. Pretty much everyone hated the geffilte fish, which totally makes sense. I’m Jewish and I hate that stuff so why would regular white folks like […]

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Our brave brothers tried chopped liver, tzimmes and geffilte fish. I won’t tell you what happened, but I will tell you that they totally hated the geffilte fish because, what were you expecting? Was that really a surprise? Also someone is not doing sufficient outreach to the African American community – these guys thought that […]

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“How can we co-exist when one side doesn’t exist?” Welcome to Noisey Israel Palestine: Hip Hop in the Holy Land. After Noisey Atlanta, Noisey Jamaica, and Noisey Chiraq comes a series hosted and co-directed by Mike Skinner that takes the temperature of the rap scene in Israel and Palestine. In Episode 1 Mike […]

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