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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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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Vice reports “VICE News visits one of the most disputed pieces of land in the world, a holy site for Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem’s Old City that’s become the focal point of the latest wave of violence.” Vice talks to Rabbi Yehudah Glick who survived an assassination attempt last year and calls for the […]

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Vice reports: “The Holy City is on high alert after a series of seemingly random stabbings of Israeli Jews by young Palestinians. In recent days, authorities have imposed a series of new checkpoints to put the city’s Jewish community at ease. But the new security measures have made life very difficult for ordinary Palestinians.” Here, […]

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Last night, Matisyahu performed at the Sultan’s Pools in Jerusalem with Idan Raichel. The show was a bit of a homecoming after all the drama with this summer’s Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival, where he was dis-invited for not making a statement in favor of Palestine and then re-invited after a massive international uproar. We don’t […]

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You can’t do a Web series about Israel without acknowledging Jerusalem – holy to all three monotheistic religions – Hamburger Hummus went in there and offended Judaism, Christianity and Islam in equal measure. Mommy blogger and Fashion blogger visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall. Then they got drunk with a […]

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The Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival ended last week with an epicly scenic and soulful final prayer at the Tower of David featuring a performance by Shaanan Streett , Saz and special guest, Matisyahu. The Festival features artists from a diverse range of faiths performing spiritually tinged music within the confines of Jerusalem’s Old City, […]

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Matt Barr is the founder of Bible Raps “a non-profit born from Matt’s desire to engage his Hebrew School classes on a deeper and more contemporary level than the way they were being taught at the time. After being turned on to Torah learning while on a Livnot trip to Israel in 2006, Bar launched […]

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