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  • Matisyahu: You disappointed me

    June 22, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Dear Matisyahu,

    Tonight you performed at the Windstar World Casino in Oklahoma, seventy miles from my Dallas home.  The distance may seem far, but in Texas proportion it is right around the corner.  I did not attend your concert.  I could not. Frankly, I do not plan to see you...

  • Matisyahu – Rapper, Spitter, Kicker

    By Ilana Angel

    December 23, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    Jewish rapper Matisyahu has been in the news a lot lately.  It all started when he shaved off his beard.  He took to Twitter to share the news and it was a big deal.  Most fans were shocked, and many were confused about what it meant in terms of his faith.  Most were supportive of...

  • A Letter to My Neighbors…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 21, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    From the Messy Closet of Julia Beynart-Bendis


    My Dearest Neighbor:

    How are you?  Hope this note finds you well.  Remember the party your threw last weekend at your house?  I wanted to thank you for it, unfortunately somehow I did not receive the invitation.  Therefore I wanted to...

  • Gangsta rapper Shyne, now an Orthodox Jew, plans comeback

    January 3, 2011 | 1:05 pm

    It was early on during his difficult, isolated years in prison that the former gangsta rapper known as Shyne decided to formally take on the laws of Judaism as his own.

    Shyne, who legally changed his name in prison from Jamaal Barrows to Moses Levi—Moses is one of his favorite...

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  • Spectator - It’s Hip to Be Chutzpah

    By Gaby Friedman

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    When you think of hip-hop or rap, you don't generally think of jowl-necked septuagenarians or skinny, psyched-out white guys rapping about the tsuris their mother gives them, but then again, you don't generally think of Jews either.

    Enter Chutzpah, or the new "Jewish Hip-Hop...

  • White Rapper Gives Lyrics Kosher Spin

    By Emily Pauker

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Onto the stage walks a Caucasian man in a button-down shirt and thick, plastic glasses. He looks like he would fix your computer. Instead, off come the glasses and out comes the Jewish "bling," a rhinestone-studded Star of David on a bulky metal chain.

    Meet Eric Schwartz, the...

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