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...
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December 22, 2010 | 3:40 pm
Israeli reggae/rock, the New Testament taught by a Jewish Orthodox scholar, Reform social action, art, cooking, dance, yoga, technology, archaeology, literature and film — all this may sound unrelated, a little too something-for-everyone — but these all will be among the...
November 28, 2010 | 8:46 pm
A message from Matisyahu from matisyahuworld.com:
There’s so many Christmas songs out there, I wanted to give the Jewish kids something to be proud of. We’ve got Adam Sandler’s song which is hilarious but I wanted to try to get across some of the depth and spirituality inherent in the holiday—in a fun, celebratory song. My boy Kojak was in town so at the last minute we went into the studio in the spirit of miracles and underdogs and this is what we came up with. Happy Hannukah!!
Do you like the song?
August 28, 2009 | 8:55 pm
Chasidic reggae and rap singer Matisyahu just released his fourth album, “Light” — his first full-length work in three years. He discussed his new music, God, spirituality, sex, drugs and Israel in a phone interview with Rabbi Naomi Levy, spiritual leader of Nashuva and author...
November 12, 2008 | 10:16 pm
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Mosh Ben Ari: Yah
He's been called the Israeli Bob Marley and the king of Israeli soul. Others claim that he may be the call to prayer that we've all been waiting for from the Middle East.
Known for putting on shows that are full of warmth and good energy, Mosh Ben Ari is a...
May 25, 2008 | 11:22 pm
He’s a nice Jewish boy, she’s a nice Jamaican girl, but what will happen when klezmer meets reggae at the wedding?
August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm
August 3, 2007 | 11:05 pm
It’s Police-style power reggae as the Moshe Skier Band rocks ‘Baruch HaShem’
January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm
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December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Could you name the No. 1 requested song for the past three weeks at L.A. rock station KROQ (106.7 FM)? If you're thinking about current hits like "Dance Dance" by Fall Out Boy or "Hypnotize" by System of a Down, guess again.
The most requested song features these lyrics:
"Sing to my...
December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Singer-songwriter Diex sees himself as an ambassador, a bridge between the unlikely worlds of the prayer filled synagogues and the groove-shaking beats of J Lo, Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin.
Since he moved to Los Angeles from Buenos Aires 18 months ago, Diex's reggae and...
July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm
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