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The Shalva Band. Courtesy: Seli Ben Arie.

Shalva Band to be honored with top media award

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The Shalva Band will be granted a special citation for fostering Israel-Diaspora relations through the arts, as part of the B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism, Israel Hayom has learned. Formed in 2005 by the Shalva...
Shim Craimer performing. Credit: Courtesy.

Singer, composer and music producer Shim Craimer tunes in to ‘aliyah’

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Shim Craimer, whose dulcet tones and high energy have secured him a place as a sought-after Jewish musical performer, has sung at hundreds of weddings in the New York area and in his native...

“Zog Nit Keynmol,” performed by The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus

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Zog Nit Keynmol Az du Gueist Dem Letztn Veg… Never say that you are walking on your last road… With these words starts the song written by Hirsh Glick in the Vilna Forest for the Partisans. With time, the...
Purple Mountains’ David Berman. Photo by D.C. Berman, courtesy of Drag City

David Berman (Silver Jews, Purple Mountains) Dead at 52

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David Berman, the poet and songwriter known for his projects Silver Jews and Purple Mountains, has died. Drag City confirmed the news; his cause of death has not been confirmed. He was 52 years old. Berman formed Silver...

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2019. The Weimar Republic of Yiddishland July 12 – August 17

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Registration for Yiddish Summer Weimar workshops is open and advance ticket sales have begun! In 2019 we recognize the 100th anniversary of the beginnings of the Weimar Republic. To celebrate the almost unimaginable outpouring of...

Sephardi music “Ki eshmera Shabbat”

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Abraham ibn Ezra (Rabbi Abraham ben Meir ibn Ezra/Abenezra) (Tudela, 1092 / Calahorra, 1167) http://www.youtube.com/embed/0xd3N1zdaNU If I observe the Shabat, God will protect me It is an eternal sign between Him and me. It is forbidden to carry objects undertake journeys...
Sukkah in New Hampshire. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Joys of Sukkot

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During the Sukkot holiday, the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles erupts in joyful celebration. Our forty-plus kosher restaurants all have sukkot attached. There’s a sukkah on top of Ralph’s supermarket. One could conceivably sukkah...

לזכר דזשעניע פֿײַערמאַן: הערט איר נוסח פֿונעם ליד, „קינדער־יאָרן‟

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די וואָך איז אָנגעקומען די טרויעריקע ידיעה, אַז די זינגערין זשעניע פֿײַערמאַן איז אַוועק אין דער אייביקייט צו 96 יאָר. צווישן די ווידעאָס פֿון פֿײַערמאַנס אויפֿטריטן, וואָס מע האָט לעצטנס געטיילט אויף פֿייסבוק, איז...

Three Jewish sisters, pop’s newest music sensation

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Think Fleetwood Mac, but Jewish. HAIM (rhymes with time), a band made up of three Jewish sisters, released their second album, “Something to Tell You,” this month. Following up on their 2013 debut album “Days...

“Shalom Aleichem”, performed by Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra

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After three years of incredible concerts, inspiring musical encounters and numerous tours in 21 countries, BGKO continues to evolve, delight and flourish. We are happy to announce our newest iteration: Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra. After...