Wednesday, January 17th | 1 Shevat 5778

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe

Music

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...

Features

As Iranian Minorities Join Protests, Could the US and Israel Arm Them?

JNS.org - As the anti-regime protests wind down in Iran, the White House said on...

Report Details Scope of Persecution in the Cradle of Christianity

JNS.org - While Christianity traces its birthplace to the Middle East, that region has been arguably the most hostile area for...

Financial Desperation Leads ISIS to Sell Its Own Coins Online

Facing financial setbacks, the Islamic State (ISIS) is turning to more unorthodox methods for raising money: selling its own currency...

World

Dozens of Advocacy Groups Endorse Jewish Nominee for Top Education Departme...

Dozens of advocacy groups on Monday called for the confirmation of Kenneth Marcus -- a leading figure in efforts to...

Israel

Defense Minister: IDF Will Destroy All Hamas Terror Tunnels by End of 2018

JNS.org - Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli television that the Jewish state has developed cutting-edge counter-tunnel technology that will enable it to destroy all Hamas terror tunnels by the...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Reportedly Shoots Down Missile Fired From Yemen

A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group toward Saudi Arabia's southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported. The station gave...

Algemeiner.com