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What You Need to Know About the Top Five Jewish Beatboxers

JNS.org - Jews have the gift of the mouth. Whether it’s food, talking or music, Jewish performers have rocked Hollywood to Broadway and Vaudeville to...

September 19, 2016 7:33 am

Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence of Sound that the new track, called "The Refugee," is his “first...

Jewish Artists Matisyahu, Kosha Dillz Premiere Music Video for Anti-BDS-Inspired Track ‘Dodging Bullets’

The music video for Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz's song Dodging Bullets, which features reggae singer Matisyahu, premiered on Tuesday. In the video, the artists belt the track from a desert. It ends with clips from a concert performance...

Musician Carlos Santana Maintains Upcoming Israel Concert With ‘Open Heart’ Despite Pressure From BDS Activists (VIDEO)

After supporters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement failed to pressure rock superstar Carlos Santana into cancelling his upcoming concert in Tel Aivv, the guitarist said in a video message on Thursday that...

June 29, 2016 2:56 pm

Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts...

June 21, 2016 1:51 pm

Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the...

February 1, 2016 1:53 pm

Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

"We're looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer," said the lead singer...

January 27, 2016 4:17 pm

Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

A Jewish human rights organization expressed concern on Wednesday over a new song by a popular...

January 14, 2016 2:27 pm

Hassidic Funk Band Zusha on a Mission to Transcend Labels

JNS.org - There’s no one label for the deep, spiritual, funky, fun and eclectic tunes of...

September 19, 2016 7:33 am

What You Need to Know About the Top Five Jewish Beatboxers

JNS.org - Jews have the gift of the mouth. Whether it’s food, talking or music, Jewish performers have rocked Hollywood to Broadway and Vaudeville to hip...

August 19, 2016 2:01 am

Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence...

July 3, 2016 6:54 am

Jewish Artists Matisyahu, Kosha Dillz Premiere Music Video for Anti-BDS-Inspired Track ‘Dodging Bullets’

The music video for Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz's song Dodging Bullets, which features reggae singer Matisyahu, premiered on Tuesday. In the video, the artists belt the track from...

July 1, 2016 6:44 pm

Musician Carlos Santana Maintains Upcoming Israel Concert With ‘Open Heart’ Despite Pressure From BDS Activists (VIDEO)

After supporters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement failed to pressure rock superstar Carlos Santana into cancelling his upcoming concert in Tel...

June 29, 2016 2:56 pm

Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940...

June 21, 2016 1:51 pm

Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company's campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of...

February 1, 2016 1:53 pm

Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

"We're looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer," said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. "Make sure you...

January 27, 2016 4:17 pm

Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

A Jewish human rights organization expressed concern on Wednesday over a new song by a popular US rapper that includes lyrics promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories and...

January 14, 2016 2:27 pm

Hassidic Funk Band Zusha on a Mission to Transcend Labels

JNS.org - There’s no one label for the deep, spiritual, funky, fun and eclectic tunes of one of the hottest new Hassidic funk bands, Zusha. “What are we?...

January 6, 2016 9:24 am

Israeli Rocker’s Christmas and New Year’s Tracks Go Viral (VIDEO)

An Israeli singer's Christmas tune has gone viral on social media, prompting him to release a New Year's track that has also attracted much attention. On Christmas...

December 28, 2015 5:34 pm

Israeli Musician Seeks Help on Facebook to Locate US-Jewish Stranger Who Gave Him Guitar, Changed His Life

An Israeli musician is asking social media users to help him find the person who gave him a guitar 15 years ago and changed his life forever. Arnold...

December 16, 2015 7:09 am

Spanish Legend Enrique Iglesias Performing in Israel to Sold-Out Arena

Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias arrived in Israel to perform on Wednesday, Israeli news site nrg reported.  Iglesias' Israel concert is part of his world tour -- called "Sex...

December 4, 2015 5:05 am

Elton John Rumored to Be Performing in Israel Next Spring

British pop icon Elton John may perform in Israel next spring, the Israeli news website nrg reported on Thursday. According to the report, based on foreign news services,...

November 17, 2015 3:41 pm

Adam Sandler Updates Famous ‘Chanukah Song,’ Includes Hulk Hogan, David Beckham and Scarlett Johansson in Latest Version

Actor Adam Sandler unveiled a new version of his famous "Chanukah Song" on Saturday, adding a slew of Jewish celebrities to the ditty's updated lyrics. The comedian -- who released...

Culture

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

Features

AIPAC Policy Conference Adapts to the World of Trump

JNS.org - In recent years, AIPAC’s policy conferences have centered on hot-button issues such as the Iran nuclear deal, tension between the...

Israeli Knesset Enters Recess Amid Questions on Government’s Stability

JNS.org - During the past two weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly...

Amid Political Turmoil at Home, Netanyahu Forges Ahead on Asia Pivot

JNS.org - As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced ongoing turmoil within his governing coalition...

World

California High School Students Behind ‘Toasted Jew’ Graffiti I...

The California high school students behind "Toasted Jew" and other antisemitic graffiti and other antisemitic messages have been disciplined, NBC Bay Area news reported Thursday. According...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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