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Israeli, US and African stars come together to raise awareness of increasing anti-Semitism

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Grammy-winning American Christian stars have joined some of the biggest names in Israeli pop music to raise awareness regarding rising anti-Semitism around the world. Country Music Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs, gospel singer Jacky Clark-Chisholm,...

Music for Yom Kippur: Kol Nidrei, The History of a Song and a Prayer

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Kol Nidrei is an Aramaic phrase which means far more than its literal translation, “All Vows.” This statement of annulment of vows has become such a dominant part of the Jewish religious psyche that it...
The High Holiday services, often called “Bowl Hashanah,” are hosted by Friday Night Jams/Because Jewish and will be led by Rabbi Daniel Brenner; Jeremiah Lockwood (musical coordinator); vocalist and bass player Yula Beeri; and trumpeter and Antibalas co-founder Jordan McLean. Credit: BecauseJewish.com.

Sounds of the season: Live and pre-recorded performances to boost holiday worship

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Relix magazine and the Brooklyn Bowl are well-known to music lovers worldwide. This year, they will become even better known as they host “High Holidays –A Suite of Spiritually Driven Holiday Services,” an innovative musical worship experience...

Harmony: A New Musical

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Harmony: A New Musical tells the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, a group of six talented young men, Jewish and gentile, who came together in 1920s Germany and took the world by storm with...

The Secret Jewish History Of Procol Harum

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ifty years ago this spring, a then unknown British rock group called Procol Harum released its very first single, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale.” The distinctive recording went to No. 1 in the United...
Esther Bejarano. Source: Twitter.

Auschwitz survivor who used music to help combat racism, anti-Semitism dies at 96

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Holocaust survivor Esther Bejarano died on July 10 at the Jewish Hospital in Hamburg, Germany, at the age of 96, according to The Associated Press. Born in 1924 in the French-occupied German town of Saarlouis, Bejarano...
Nefesh Mountain duo Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff. Credit: Courtesy.

Fusing bluegrass with Judaism, Nefesh Mountain seeks to uplift during challenging times

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Thanks to the Jewish holiday of Shavuot and the Torah, Mount Sinai is the best-known mountain in Jewish history. If the husband-and-wife bluegrass team of Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff continue their climb through...

May 12, 1928: Burt Bacharach, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter an Singer was born

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Award-winning songwriter/composer Burt Bacharach is the man behind a wide array of hits, including "What the World Needs Now Is Love," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," "Close to...

“Der Rebbe Elimelekh” collection, from the world to your home

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Der Rebbe Elimelekh 25 versions from all over the world presented by SaveTheMusic. "Der Rebbe Elimelekh" is a Yiddish song written in 1927 by Moyshe Nadir and loosely based on the song Old King Cole. 1....
Music book. Credit: Pixabay.

Going a capella for the period of Jewish mourning

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When comedian Mendy Pellin posted on Twitter that “Sefira music is the audio equivalents of Pesach cereal,” he was referring to the recent trend of Orthodox singers to produce albums and singles of a capella music...