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Hip, Strange Yiddish Music Videos Straight Outta Germany

By On May 9, 2017

“Everything has an end–only the sausage has two.” It’s not the only German idiom involving sausage (there are many), but so far as we know it is the only one to first… Read More


Is That Pop Song Korean…or Hasidic?

By On April 25, 2017

Think you could tell the difference between Korean and Hasidic pop music? Since you’d be hard pressed to find two more dissimilar cultures, you might think it’d be easy. But a new… Read More


Leonard Nimoy’s Totally Campy ‘80s Pop Cameo

By On October 5, 2016

  If you’re a Gen X’er, you may remember Information Society, that crazy-haired ‘80s synthpop band with the No. 1 single “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy).” The 1988 club hit makes… Read More


The Israelis Behind Coldplay’s Stunning New Video

By On May 20, 2016

The video for Coldplay’s “Up&Up” has already garnered 12 million YouTube views this week, and that number just keeps going up and up. And for good reason: it’s simply breathtaking. Vania… Read More

The Amy Winehouse Tracks No One Will Ever Hear

The Amy Winehouse Tracks No One Will Ever Hear

By On July 8, 2015

  The new documentary Amy offers a heartbreaking look at the rise and fall of an extraordinarily gifted young singer. Amy Winehouse was a “Jewish girl from North London” (as she put… Read More

Pop Sensation Lorde in a Gorgeous Yiddish Rendition

Pop Sensation Lorde, Now in Yiddish

By On May 26, 2015

Do you wish pop star Lorde would lay down a track in Yiddish already? Well, the next best thing just happened. The Technicalities, an Israeli husband-and-wife Yiddish music duo in their early… Read More


The Original Yiddish Girl Band

By On August 23, 2013

A girl group that got its start on a local radio show, and eventually made it big, appearing on late-night talk shows, and touring all over the world. The Spice Girls? The… Read More


Jews & Arabs Dancing

By On July 23, 2012

Jews and Arabs really aren’t so different. Just check out their dance moves. A YouTube user, SpudXXXX, made a short video that mixes together traditional Arabic dancing with traditional Jewish dancing. First, a… Read More


A Boy-Band Full of Rabbis

By On April 9, 2012

Is Judaism ready for a boy-band invasion? The five young men in the R&B group Shtar (literally, “document”) all went to rabbinical school together in Israel. Between classes and study groups, they shared an… Read More


Job, the Musical

By On February 20, 2012

Joseph, with his Technicolor coat and his rags-to-riches story, seems like the ideal protagonist for a musical. An exotic setting! Family drama! And a great tear-jerker ending! The story of Job might make a great musical, too–for an audience… Read More


Immigrant Rock

By On November 3, 2010

One of the hardest parts of making aliyah to Israel is the job market. Many people accustomed to high-level careers in their old lives, find themselves working new jobs:  Salesperson. Telephone operator.… Read More