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The Orthodox Rabbi and the Rapper

JNS.org - SEATTLE—Most Orthodox rabbis who earn the title "emeritus" retire to a quiet life of teaching...

August 29, 2013 6:56 am

Jewish Rapper Drake Sued by Stylist for $76,000

TMZ - Drake spends over $30,000 per month on expensive stylists -- whom he also flies around the country -- plus thousands upon thousands more on clothing and jewelry ... and now the...

International Trance DJ Hardwell to Perform in Israel Despite Boycott Pressure, Petitions (VIDEO)

International trance DJ Hardwell will perform in Tel Aviv on December 19th, despite pressure and petitions from anti-Israel boycott groups, trying to persuade him to cancel the show, the DJ and the concert's promoters said. The...

Amy Winehouse Was Proud to be Jewish

I was a bit puzzled as I read Anshel Pfeffer's article in Haaretz about the Jewish Museum's new exhibition celebrating the life of Amy Winehouse. I often enjoy Pfeffer's writing, but this was just bizarre. Headlined Remembering Amy Winehouse...

June 6, 2013 12:15 pm

Zion80 Mixes Shlomo Carlebach With Fela’s Afrobeat (VIDEO)

Zion80 is a 13-piece band inspired by Nigerian Afrobeat creator Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The same way...

June 3, 2013 2:48 pm

Israeli Pianist Boris Giltburg Wins Prestigious Queen Elizabeth Competition (VIDEO)

Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg won the prestigious Queen Elizabeth competition in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday....

May 27, 2013 6:29 pm

Israeli Icon Dudu Fisher Turns to Fans for Latest Project, Launches $500,000 Kickstarter Campaign (INTERVIEW)

Acclaimed Israeli cantor and stage performer Dudu Fisher is ready to follow up his highly...

May 12, 2013 7:04 am

Mother’s Day Performer Blends Israeli Independence and the Jewish Side of Verdi

This Mother's Day, the music of opera singer Sharon Azrieli Perez will integrate the...

April 16, 2013 10:45 am

‘Hatikvah:’ Remixing Israel’s National Anthem (VIDEO)

Not every song can sustain its power no matter how many times it is performed...

August 29, 2013 6:56 am

The Orthodox Rabbi and the Rapper

JNS.org - SEATTLE—Most Orthodox rabbis who earn the title "emeritus" retire to a quiet life of teaching and...

August 28, 2013 9:24 am

Jewish Rapper Drake Sued by Stylist for $76,000

TMZ - Drake spends over $30,000 per month on expensive stylists -- whom he also flies around the country -- plus thousands upon ...

July 18, 2013 12:23 pm

International Trance DJ Hardwell to Perform in Israel Despite Boycott Pressure, Petitions (VIDEO)

International trance DJ Hardwell will perform in Tel Aviv on December 19th, despite pressure and petitions from anti-Israel boycott groups, trying to persuade him to...

July 11, 2013 1:34 am

Amy Winehouse Was Proud to be Jewish

I was a bit puzzled as I read Anshel Pfeffer's article in Haaretz about the Jewish Museum's new exhibition celebrating the life of Amy Winehouse. I often...

June 6, 2013 12:15 pm

Zion80 Mixes Shlomo Carlebach With Fela’s Afrobeat (VIDEO)

Zion80 is a 13-piece band inspired by Nigerian Afrobeat creator Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The same way Matisyahu looked to Jamaican legend Bob Marley for inspiration and...

June 3, 2013 2:48 pm

Israeli Pianist Boris Giltburg Wins Prestigious Queen Elizabeth Competition (VIDEO)

Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg won the prestigious Queen Elizabeth competition in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday. The 28 year-old won the 76-year-old competition through a mix...

May 27, 2013 6:29 pm

Israeli Icon Dudu Fisher Turns to Fans for Latest Project, Launches $500,000 Kickstarter Campaign (INTERVIEW)

Acclaimed Israeli cantor and stage performer Dudu Fisher is ready to follow up his highly successful PBS special "Dudu Fisher: In Concert from Israel" with...

May 12, 2013 7:04 am

Mother’s Day Performer Blends Israeli Independence and the Jewish Side of Verdi

This Mother's Day, the music of opera singer Sharon Azrieli Perez will integrate the varied threads that have made up the fabric of her...

April 16, 2013 10:45 am

‘Hatikvah:’ Remixing Israel’s National Anthem (VIDEO)

Not every song can sustain its power no matter how many times it is performed and reformed. But as the 65th Israel Independence Day approaches,...

March 31, 2013 1:29 am

Israeli Music is Vital

The recent announcement that Aly Raisman will be competing in the Maccabiah this summer, brought back images and sounds of her dancing to "Hava Nagila."...

February 18, 2013 1:17 pm

Israeli Artist Uses Vegetables to Make Music (VIDEO)

In the pop culture music scene carrots are usually carats, used to reference the number of diamonds one has. New York-based Israeli songwriter, producer and...

February 11, 2013 1:56 am

Jewish Musician Drake Wins Grammy for Best Rap Album

CBC News - In his first Grammy win ever, Drake took the award for best rap album for Take Care. The Toronto rapper was not...

February 6, 2013 1:07 pm

Israeli Singer Einat Sarouf Brings Israeli Flavor to America

Popular Israeli entertainer Einat Sarouf is bringing her crowd-sweeping sing-a-long showcase phenomenon to Times Square. Over the past decade Sarouf has become a standout favorite...

February 6, 2013 2:30 am

At 80, Famed Argentinian Jewish Composer Still on a ‘Mission’

Best known for composing the classic theme to "Mission: Impossible," Lalo Schifrin believes that his first composition was commissioned when he was just...

Culture

‘Jewish Oscars’ Raises Over $500,000 for Special IDF Brigade

A glamorous New York City event hosted by a non-profit organization on Saturday...

New Biography Asks: ‘What If Rabin Had Lived?’ (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin embodied the qualities of his generation:...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

World

UK Labour Leader Corbyn Attends London Launch of Anti-Israel Book Authored ...

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn -- long dogged by accusations of personal and party-wide antisemitism -- met Tuesday evening with the founder...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister: International ‘War of Legal Attrition’...

A “war of legal attrition” is currently being waged against Israel by foreign entities, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told the...

Middle East

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif: In US Interest to Remain Committed to Nucle...

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday it was in the interest of the United States to remain...

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