At a time when comedy clubs are closed and there’s not a lot to laugh about, stand-up comic Stephen Kramer Glickman has released a...
As said by Rolling Stone last year about Kinky Friedman: “At 73, the Texas oddball has landed on a newfound sincerity. Friedman has arrived at a more...
Musician Chloe Pourmorady wears a large hamsa necklace and carries a rose-gold brass water bottle. She thinks before she speaks and she’s hip but...
Now, on her latest album \"Confessions on a Dance Floor,\" the track that is receiving the most attention and critical acclaim is one called \"Isaac.\" About a month before the CD\'s release on Nov. 15, rabbis in Israel claimed the song was about Rabbi Isaac Luria, the 16th-century kabbalist better known as the Arizal, and they blasted Madonna for using his holy name for profit.
\"Who lends his soul so you should be happy?/ Who lends his hand to build your house....?\" Idan Raichel does -- that\'s who. Israel\'s latest world music pop sensation returns to Los Angeles next week with a concert to highlight his second album \"From the Depths.\" The album and its eponymous song, excerpted above, allude to Psalm 31 in which one calls God from the depths. But here, Raichel calls out instead to his love.
While naming your holiday album \"Barenaked for the Holidays\" is a pretty catchy way to get some attention, for the quirky pop band that calls itself the Barenaked Ladies, it made sense -- about as much sense as getting naked on \"The Sharon Osbourne Show\" last year, anyway. Apparently, stripping down\'s just part of the offbeat Canadians\' sense of fun. So it follows that anyone expecting the Ladies\' holiday album to be anything less than silly would be, well, silly. The new CD offers up revamped Christmas, Chanukah and New Year\'s classics, as well as a few original tunes, including one called \"Hanukkah Blessings,\" written by Jewish band member Steven Page. The reinterpreted songs include a version of \"Jingle Bells\" that has \"the extra lines you remember from being a kid,\" Page recently told rollingstone.com. Ano
Move over Baby Mozart and Baby Bach. If you really want your children to learn the classics -- and know the composer\'s name to boot -- check out \"Beethoven\'s Wig, Sing Along Symphonies.\"
Some years ago, folk diva Chava Alberstein discovered the rundown immigrant neighborhood around the south Tel Aviv central bus station. For the Israeli superstar, the area became a refuge, a place to stroll or sip coffee unmolested by fans. The residents were foreign workers from countries such as China, Thailand, Nigeria and Romania.\n\nBut as their numbers swelled to replace Palestinians after the intifada, Alberstein -- considered Israel\'s Joan Baez -- saw conditions deteriorating.\n\n\"These people are brought to Israel, their passports are confiscated so they can\'t go anywhere and they\'re forced to live in the worst situations,\" she said. \"You see people crawling out of the most unbelievable hovels. It\'s bothered me for a long time.\"
"I’m not saying there’s a Holocaust, but when you look at the tactics, that is where we are right now.”
(JTA) — The Jewish Museum in New York City said it will reopen on Oct. 1, more than six months after it closed due...
A day earlier, Zoom said its platform couldn't be used for the event.
She also said that "others are going to be following.”