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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...

  • Early bird deadline for LimmudLA

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    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...

  • Matisyahu’s ‘Miracle’ Chanukah song [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    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?

  • A certain magic

    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...

  • Chasidic beatboxing keeps Matisyahu moving

    By Matthue Roth

    November 12, 2008 | 10:16 pm

    Matisyahu is in a delicate place right now.

    Not emotionally (although in conversation he is raw and perceptive -- he always seems to know what you're thinking, and he's two steps ahead of the question you're about to ask) and not physically (on the night we speak, he's in Norfolk,...

  • The source of häMAKOR -- it's all in the family

    June 26, 2008 | 11:30 am

    When Israeli band häMAKOR headlined the Israel Day Concert in Central Park, front man Nachman Solomon walked onstage with an Israeli flag draped around his shoulders and blue-and-white souvenir sunglasses tucked into his jeans pocket. As the band launched into their melodic rock...
  • Melding world’s sounds, Ben Ari seeks harmony

    By Meredith Price

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    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...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Beyond the Pale in ‘The Jamaican-Jewish Wedding’

    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?


  • Matisyahu—reggae king without a crown?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Has Orthodox reggae star Matishayu severed his ties with Chabad-Lubavitch? Is he a bad influence on religious youth? And is he still frum?

    Blogs have been buzzing over these questions since Matisyahu appeared to distance himself from Chabad last month.

    "My initial ties were through...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Moishe Skier Band—‘Baruch haShem’

    August 3, 2007 | 11:05 pm

    It’s Police-style power reggae as the Moshe Skier Band rocks ‘Baruch HaShem’

  • Reggae grows another Jewish branch

    By Karla S. Blume

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    One of the most meaningful Jewish gifts would have to be the planting of an elan, Hebrew for tree, in Israel in one's honor.

    And in the case of Los Angeles-born musician Elan, no other name would suit him quite as well.

    His reggae and dancehall-inspired music has firmly planted...

  • 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...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 21st

    TV stars perform bonafide rock 'n' roll at a Ben Gurion Society

    Keren's Corner

    It's an old episode but a fairly new story. Last year, "Grey's Anatomy" featured a plot line about the high risk of breast cancer among Jewish women. This year, Hadassah delves into...

  • The New ‘King’ of KROQ

    By Gaby Friedman

    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...

  • Livin’ La

    By Gaby Wenig

    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...

  • The ‘Justice’ of Reggae

    By Baz Dreisinger

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    There's something very, well, Jewish about reggae music. So Jewish, in fact, that Rastas in clubs, swaying to Bob Marley, are uncannily reminiscent of rabbis in synagogue, prayer books in hand.

    No one knows this better than Elan, the 26-year-old singer/songwriter who will headline...