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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...

June 6, 2013 12:15 pm
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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 of originality, impeccable technique and emotional performance, the European Jewish...

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 another live DVD, "Jerusalem," and he's asking his fans for...

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 life. Perez, in a Mother's Day concert May 12 at the...

April 16, 2013 10:45 am
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‘Hatikvah:’ Remixing Israel’s National Anthem (VIDEO)

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

March 31, 2013 1:29 am
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Israeli Music is Vital

The recent announcement that Aly Raisman will be competing in the Maccabiah this summer, brought...

February 18, 2013 1:17 pm
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Israeli Artist Uses Vegetables to Make Music (VIDEO)

In the pop culture music scene carrots are usually carats, used to reference the number...

February 11, 2013 1:56 am
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Jewish Musician Drake Wins Grammy for Best Rap Album

CBC News - In his first Grammy win ever, Drake took the award for best...

February 6, 2013 1:07 pm
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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....

June 6, 2013 12:15 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

February 5, 2013 10:35 pm
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Unlikely Coupling: Iranian-Israeli Rita to Perform at UN (VIDEO)

Rita, the Israeli-Iranian singer who has been a cultural bridge between the otherwise diametrically opposed nations, will be appearing at the UN on March, 5....

January 16, 2013 12:38 am
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Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to Host Jewish Music Concert

New York Times - The arena he built in Brooklyn has hosted concerts of hip-hop, Latin salsa and reggae, not to mention performances by...

Culture

Jewish Philanthropists Pledge $14 Million to Israeli-American Community

JNS.org - Republican-Jewish philanthropists Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson are pledging $14 million...

Barbara Streisand, Sharon Stone, Larry King Among Celebrities Mourning Shimon Peres

A number of leading celebrities took to social media on Wednesday to express their condolences...

Features

Israel’s National Baseball Team Aims to Inspire Next Generation of Athletes

Members of Israel's national baseball team, which on Sunday won the qualifying tournament for the 2017...

Jewish Agency’s Future in Question With Sharansky’s Departure

JNS.org - Announcing his pending retirement during an interview last week, the Jewish Agency...

Israel

Former US Middle East Negotiator: Shimon Peres Was the ‘Forrest Gump ...

The late former Israeli President Shimon Peres was a “truly consequential” figure who played an “inextricable” role in the transformation...

Middle East

Netanyahu Approves Abbas Request to Travel to Peres Funeral

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a request Thursday to attend the funeral of former President Shimon Peres on Friday alongside four other Palestinian officials. The request was sent to Maj....

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