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Oct 19, 2018, 2:54 PM
Good Shabbos — Moshele Good Shabbos
Dearest Friends, A good story takes you back in time. A holy story doesn't have to, it keeps on taking place. Today is the yahrzeit of R’ Moshe Heschel, also (and mainly) known as Moishele Good Shabbos. A Good story can change our...
Oct 17, 2018, 8:23 AM
Is Israel’s Music Industry Growing?
Unfortunately, Israeli is not world-renowned for its music industry. While Israel is very well-known internationally, this is primarily because of its political affairs, its innovative startups, and its growing tourism industry. For example, Israel's tourism industry grew by around 25%...
Oct 16, 2018, 9:56 PM
Musical subcultures and Self-Harm: Goths, and Metalheads
“Turn that music down!” Parents of teenagers have long been appalled, repelled and even frightened by their children’s musical choices. In their time, Jazz was considered decadent, Elvis Presley downright scandalous. Hip-hop and rap music were widely criticized for their violent...
Shira Pasternak Be'eri
Oct 14, 2018, 11:11 PM
A jubilee of Jewish music
Velvel Pasternak became a master at transcribing elusive tunes, and preserved an entire heritage before anyone realized it was at risk (yes, he’s my dad)
Oct 9, 2018, 1:45 AM
CONCERT REVIEW: Miri Mesika Mesmerizes Manhattan
On my drive to New York City to attend Miri Mesika’s concert at Symphony Space, as I sat in way-too-much traffic to enter the Lincoln Tunnel, I passed the time (and prepped for the show) by listening to an incredible...
Sep 28, 2018, 8:41 AM
Shiri Maimon Shines in ‘Chicago’ (Despite Shortcomings)
For the purposes of this “Chicago” Broadway review, there are a few things you should know. “Chicago” is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. I just may be the one person on the East Coast of the United...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Sep 27, 2018, 10:22 PM
Why we need to thank the Byrds
Out of the twenty-four books of the TaNaCh, Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) which we read on Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot is one of the least well known. An excerpt of the book (3:1-8) did become popular as part of the song...
Sep 13, 2018, 10:35 AM
Shiri Maimon: Ready for ‘Roxy’ on Broadway
Since Shiri Maimon emerged on the Israeli music scene as the runner-up in Season 1 of “Kochav Nolad” (A Star Is Born, Israel’s answer to “American Idol”), I’ve made no secret of my admiration for her. OK, so she’s gorgeous....
Sep 7, 2018, 1:23 PM
Can music change the taste of wine?
What happens when a bunch of foodies go to a winery and plug in?