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  • Matisyahu’s ‘Spark Seeker’ a Search for Authenticity

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    June 25, 2012 | 10:34 am

    From the moment that Matisyahu’s new album ‘Spark Seeker’ hits your ears, you realize that the singer/songwriter is on a new journey of self-discovery. Complex, deeply spiritual, worldly, upbeat, at times pop and danceable, transcontinental, and electronic, ‘Spark Seeker’...

  • A rabbi has strong words for Matisyahu

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 25, 2012 | 8:42 am

    When Matisyahu shaved his beard in December, many of his fans worried that the symbolic act signaled a big shift in the Jewish reggae star’s life. No longer would he Hasidic—was he moving away from Judaism as a religion altogether?

    We’ve followed the news around Matisyahu...

  • Matisyahu without the beard in music video for ‘Sunshine’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 15, 2012 | 10:58 am

    First Matisyahu shaved his beard, worrying fans that he’d lost his way; then he started to bring it back. Now the Jewish reggae star appears clean-shaven again, as the above teaser for his new song “Sunshine” shows.

    The VideoJew had this reaction:

    Sporting frosted tips, multiple scarves, skinny jeans and no kippah (headcovering), the new baby-faced Matisyahu seems to resemble a love-child between an L.A. hipster and a youth group advisor.

    Unchanged is his voice and musical style, which still reminds us why we love him today.

  • Clean-shaven Matisyahu releases teaser for new song ‘Sunshine’ [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 15, 2012 | 10:36 am

    The “new” Matisyahu released a preview of his upcoming music video for the new song Sunshine this morning. Sporting [what appears to be] frosted tips, multiple scarves, skinny jeans and no kippah (headcovering), the new baby-faced Matisyahu looks like a love-child between an L.A. hipster and a youth group advisor. 

    But image isn’t everything.  Unchanged is his voice and musical style, which still reminds us why we love him today. What do you think of the new appearance?

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  • Matisyahu - a very special ‘One Day’ [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    May 11, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Matisyahu sings One Day with very special guest LUKE WEBER…..live at The Tarrytown Music Hall, Feb 16, 2012.

  • Matisyahu Beard.0: the Jewish reggae star is bringing the beard back

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 15, 2012 | 3:07 pm

    It’s been years since Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu was Lubavitch. And in December he dropped the Chasidic label, too. That came with a clear symbolic act: he shaved his glorious beard.

    At the time he said:

    I felt that in order to become a good person I needed rules—lots of...

  • One Day

    By Rob Eshman

    July 2, 2009 | 4:30 am

    [VIDEO BELOW]

    I have seen the Jewish future — it’s loud, and hypnotic, and it reeks of pot.

    Last week, for two nights, I became a groupie. The singer Matisyahu came into my life just when I needed him most, and I followed him, like a Deadhead after Jerry Garcia, for two days...

  • Matisyahu gets a new spiritual groove

    By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

    January 10, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It is only a few miles from Crown Heights to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, but in some respects, the asphalt avenues linking them bridge entirely disparate worlds.

    Matisyahu Miller -- known to his legions of fans by his first name, and to his friends simply as Matis -- makes the trip almost...

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