Last month, Matisyahu appeared on the cover of the Christian hipster magazine Relevant and said Jesus had “started a new wave of Judaism.” A few weeks later, he told the weekly Miami New Times that he’d broken from the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Here is what the Forward had to say:
Matisyahu, however, maintains that heâs still âreally religious,â and says that he prays and meditates before every performance. But some Lubavitchers have cited another reason to worry: After he davens, Matisyahu turns on Jay-Z and drinks wine to relax.
I’m probably thinking this because I’m drinking a Maccabees beer as I type, but: Oh my G-d.