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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 28, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Gali Atari is one of the most famous Israeli singers, whose songs has been filling radio playlists for decades.


    She was born in 1953 to parents who immigrated to Israel from Yemen, and grew with two sisters who later also became famous (one is an actress and one is a radio...

  • Documentary filmmaker has a ‘Hava Nagila’ in her heart

    By Elyse Glickman

    February 27, 2013 | 8:15 am

    "Hava Nagila” is one of those songs, like “Celebration” and “Auld Lang Syne,” that brings back memories and gets stuck in one’s head. In fact, “Hava Nagila” is so ingrained in American pop culture that many non-Jews can readily identify it, and high-profile non-Jewish recording...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 15, 2013 | 11:41 am

    This weekend, I invite you to enjoy Israel's finest creations: funny arrangements for popular songs. No extra words necessary smile

    Jewish Style (Gangnam Style parody)

     

    I'm Jewish and I Know It (I'm Sexy and I Know It parody)

     

    Light Up the Night (Light Up the Night arrangement)

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 7, 2012 | 11:54 am

    This week I'll make an exception and recommend a song. In 2002, Ariel Horowitz, son of Israel's greatest songwriter and composer- Naomi Shemer, released a single from his second album. Horowitz was already quite famous at the time, and continued to maintain a respected musical...

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  • Iran denies report of AC/DC song playing from computers at nuclear site

    August 2, 2012 | 10:44 am

    Iran denied a report that some computers at the country’s nuclear facilities were hit with a virus that shut them down and played the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck” at full blast.

    The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization chief, Fereidoun Abbasi, called the report...

  • Another Bad Seder [VIDEO]

    by Ohr HaTorah

    March 30, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    Got my parsley
    Got my wine
    Gonna have me
    A real good time
    If it takes all night
    And I got a feeling it might

    Got that shankbone
    Those bitter herbs
    Got me thankful
    I’m stuck in the burbs
    And not enslaved in Egyptland
    Like we once were…
    Now we’re talking ‘bout Freedom risin’ We got...

  • Clergy push Debbie Friedman song

    January 13, 2012 | 10:25 am

    About two weeks before she died, Debbie Friedman stood with Rabbi Joy Levitt at the piano in Levitt’s Manhattan apartment, and she shared with her friend a melody that the legendary singer and composer would never have the chance to record.

    It was a new version of “Shalom...

  • Holiday Card Etiquette

    By Julia Bendis

    December 23, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    When you receive your first holiday card, you realize that you’re officially in the holiday season, or as I like to call it, “The Holiday card nightmare”.  As we enter the holidays, we also enter the awkward holiday greeting card etiquette.  The other day a long-time friend asked me...

  • A 6-year-old’s interpretation of Greenday’s ‘Holiday’ song…

    By Julia Bendis

    November 9, 2011 | 11:34 am

    Just for laughs, I thought I would share my six-year-old’s interpretation of a hit song Holiday by Green Day: Six year-old’s interpretation of Green Day’s ‘Holiday’ song!

    Enjoy!

  • Rosh Hashanah remix to the Muppets’ ‘Mahna Mahna’

    September 19, 2011 | 3:17 pm

  • 1,500 raise voices in song to remember Debbie Friedman

    By Rachel Heller

    February 15, 2011 | 6:16 pm

    As the piano struck the first notes of Debbie Friedman’s “Elohai N’Shama,” Cantor Linda Kates paused before the approximately 1,500 people gathered in the sanctuary at Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) and recalled a story about how the late singer-songwriter energized a crowd of...

  • Debbie Friedman remembered at funeral in words and song

    January 12, 2011 | 9:51 am

    Singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman was eulogized at her funeral by friends, rabbis and fellow musicians in words and through her songs.

    Her acoustic guitar lay on top of her casket during Tuesday’s funeral service at Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana, Calif., the Orange County Register...

  • No Bieber Fever Here!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 9, 2010 | 9:22 am

    Well, as much as I swore to never speak or write about this Bieber kid, here it comes:

    I can’t stand the kid!  What is the hype all about?  Seriously, the kid is not cute, his voice is sub-par at most, and if everyone hasn’t noticed he’s got a Tick.  Have you looked at him...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: ‘Chanukah, O Chanukah’ (extra kvelling version)

    December 12, 2008 | 5:49 pm

    We don’t know anything about YouTube user Birdman445 except that she posted the most kvell-worthy version of ‘Chanukah, O Chanukah’ we’ve ever seen.

    Kvell on!

  • Lebhar’s Dream

    By David Suissa

    August 6, 2008 | 12:58 am

    If you wanted to start a worldwide revival of Moroccan Jewish customs, where would you base your operations? Probably where there's already a high concentration of Moroccan Jews, like, say, Israel, Montreal or France. But right in the heart of trendy Westwood?

    Maybe there's a...

  • Comedy singer drawn to Jewish thought—but not shul

    By George Robinson

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It is commonplace that the best comedy is essentially serious. Of course, clichés often have an underlying truth, so maybe that explains why Rob Tannenbaum, one half of the comedy-music duo, Good for the Jews, playing at the Knitting Factory on Dec. 14, is both a very funny guy, and...
  • A Night at the Fais Do-Do

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There is a burgundy motif at Club Fais Do-Do -- burgundy curtains, burgundy tablecloths. The eastern wall is also painted a dark red hue but seems to have other colors beneath that seep through from the past.
     
    Just south of the 10 Freeway, in a nondescript part of Culver City,...
  • Song of the Sons

    By Rabbi Perry Netter

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The centerpiece of the third section of the Tanach, the section known as Ketuvim (the Writings), is the Book of Psalms. The Book of Psalms contains some of the most majestic poetic images in the history of the Hebrew language. They express awe at the artistic power of the Creator and...

  • ‘Cabaret’ Glides Into Shoah-Era Tango

    By Roberto Loiederman

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Once, when I was on an all-night bus ride in Brazil, an Argentine man sitting in the rear strummed a guitar, singing one tango after another. The slow, emotional music, its lyrics filled with loss and nostalgia, seemed the appropriate soundtrack. But after a while the Brazilians...

  • Find Your Melody

    By Rabbi Toba August

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    This Shabbat is called Shabbat Shirah and is named for the "Song of the Sea" sung by Moses and the Israelites after they experienced the redemption at the splitting of the Red Sea.

    What was it, the rabbis asked, that evoked shirah, song, at this point and not earlier when they...

  • Bob Dylan: In His Own Lyrics

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Torah References:

    Oh God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son"

    Abe says, "Man, you must be puttin' me on"

    God say, "No." Abe say, "What?"

    God say, "You can do what you want Abe, but

    The next time you see me comin' you better run:

    Well Abe says, "Where do you want this killing' done?"

    God...

  • My Brilliant Masterpiece

    By J. Keith van Straaten

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    All the Casanovas open with some killer line.

    I stick my foot into my mouth every single time.

    If I were a great artist, I would use my expertise,

    Turn this foolish scene into my brilliant masterpiece. -- Don Conoscenti

    That's the chorus of a song by a singer-songwriter I stumbled...

  • Noa Back With New Album, Daughter

    By Kelly Hartog

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Renowned recording artist Noa, known as Achinoam Nini in Israel, is currently at home basking in the glory of her latest creation.

    And no, it's not a new album.

    It's her daughter, Enéa. "It means 'her eyes' in Hebrew," says Noa, who has written a song with the same title.

    "My...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Soul Solution

    Summer is over, now the real work starts. Last week we remembered hard-working Americans on Labor Day. But that's nothing compared to the work we Jews will do over the next two weeks -- on our souls. There will be a lot of hard-core thinking: What did I do that I...

  • Mr. ‘Saturday Night’

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    If there are two blockbuster motion pictures that stand as the defining pop-cultural phenomena of the 1970s, they are, arguably, "Star Wars" and "Saturday Night Fever." And while "Star Wars -- the Broadway Musical" is probably not as far-off as we may think, "Saturday Night Fever --...

  • Composing Life

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 30, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    On the cover of Jack Bielan's new CD, "From the Heart of a Jewish Soul," a pianist plays as his keyboard expands and spirals heavenward. Below, the glow from two yahrtzeit candles joins the keys soaring into the clouds.

    The painting is, in a way, Bielan's portrait.

    For the...

  • The Lady Behind the Dancing Man

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Around the end of August, every year for the past 20 years, the Chabad Telethon comes around. It gets so you can't drive anywhere without seeing the purple banners featuring the silhouette of a man wearing tzitzit and dancing joyously to some unheard song.

    What many people do not...

  • ‘Strange Fruit’ and Stalinism

    By David Evanier

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
    Black body swinging in the Southern breeze,
    Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

    David Margolick, writer of books and articles on legal issues for The New York Times and Vanity Fair, has hit a raw...

  • Being Perfect

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Consider the lyrics of Cheryl Wheeler's song "Unworthy":

    "I'm unworthy -- and no matter what I'm doing I should certainly be doing something else.

    And it's selfish, to be thinking I'm unworthy. All this me, me, me, me, self, self, self, self, self.

    I should learn how to meditate and sew...

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