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Kinky Friedman on Working With Sister Marcie on The Echo Hill Ranch Gold Star Camp

As said by Rolling Stone in 2018 about Kinky Friedman: “At 73, the Texas oddball has landed on a newfound sincerity. Friedman has arrived at a...

Ben Bram on Creating A Cappella During a Pandemic

The co-founder of PTX, A Cappella Academy and Acapop! KIDS also is trying to keep the spirit of the musical genre alive during a pandemic.

Jews Strike Up the Band

Since I was a kid, I wanted to be a radio announcer. My idols were disk jockeys Alan Freed, Murray the K, Wolfman Jack...

Me and High Culture

I have very little DNA “culture” in my bones. The few ballets I’ve attended, I didn’t leave thinking about the great artistry of the danseuse or the danseur.

Preparing for the High Holy Days in Pandemic Times

Clergy are making plans to ensure the High Holy Days are unique and engaging at a time when people are yearning for connection.

Musician and Emmy-Winner Hughie Stone Fish ‘Brings the Funny’ to His Activism

The singer/songwriter/composer, who also plays the piano, guitar, bass, banjo and accordion, now adds Emmy winner and activist to his resume.

Comedians Chloe Fineman, Robby Hoffman, Alex Edelman Raise Money for Jews for Racial and Economic Justice in Virtual Live Event

Einbinder told the crowd of 14,000 viewers that it was only laughter, “super loose” and “very casual” vibes for the Just for Laughs Facebook Live show.

Lisa Loeb’s Album for Pandemic Times: ‘A Simple Trick to Happiness’

Loeb connects people during a time of isolation with upbeat acoustic melodies and calming, feel-good vibes. 

25 Inspiring Books Worth Adding to Your COVID-19 Summer Reading List

Few hobbies are more pandemic-proof or recession-proof than reading.

Singer Songwriter ZZ Ward on Discovering Her Jewish Roots and Working with Best Friends Animal Society

Ward is participating in "Songs to Save Them All: A Benefit For Homeless Pets,” a three-hour benefit concert for Best Friends Animal Society on July 22.

Rabbi Sandra Lawson Opens Up on Finding Connection in Unprecedented Times

Rabbi Sandra Lawson is the world’s first Black, openly gay female rabbi.

‘Soul Vey’ Shabbat Unites Black and Jewish Communities with Music and Comedy

Approximately 200 people participated in the free Shabbat event.

Drummer and Best-Selling Author Kenny Aronoff on His Multi-Faceted Career

Voted one of the top 100 drummers of all time by Rolling Stone, I have no doubt that you have heard the drumming of...

Josh Radnor and Ben Lee on New Album ‘Golden State,’ How Lee’s Bar Mitzvah Changed Him

Radnor & Lee is the musical project of Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Happythankyoumoreplease,” “Hunters”) and singer/songwriter Ben Lee (Noise Addict). In June 2020, the duo released its sophomore...

‘The Marvelous Music of Maisel’: Emmy Season Music Video Raises Awareness and Funds for Charity

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won’t return to Amazon for its fourth season before 2021, but a new music video highlighting the talent of its...

The Rashi Button – a poem for Torah Portion Nasso

All the numbers…who are fit to perform the service for the service I found a musical secret in the Torah thanks to clicking the Rashi button. The service...

Diane Warren’s ‘I’m Standing with You’ Music Video to Raise Funds for COVID-19 Response

“I’m Standing with You,” songwriter Diane Warren’s Oscar-nominated theme from the movie “Breakthrough,” has gone global in a new video in support of the...

The Black, Puerto Rican Jew in 1960s America

Months before the pandemic I was enthralled by the PBS documentary “Sammy Davis, Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me,” and how the singer, dancer and...

Klezmer Musician Richárd Bernard on the OY!Stars

Born in Brooklyn, Richárd Bernard grew up listening to the sounds we now associate with klezmer music. His family enjoyed listening to Yiddish and...

Lost Jewish Children’s Poems Set to Music in ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

From 1941 to 1945, 15,000 children were imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp in what is now the Czech Republic. Fewer than 150 survived....

Pandemic Times Episode 27: Kosha Dillz on the music of resilience

New David Suissa Podcast Every Morning at 11am. A conversation with Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz, on bearing his soul, repping your tribe and adapting to...

Kelly Clarkson Releases New Single ‘I Dare You,’ in Six Languages Including Hebrew

Singer Kelly Clarkson has released six versions of her new single “I Dare You,” one of them in Hebrew, a duet with Israeli singer...

I Did Something Incredible Yesterday. I Drove.

Like pretty much everyone I know, I’ve been staying at home during these pandemic times, week after week after week. I guess when you stay...

Rapper Kosha Dillz Creates Virtual Music Festival for Unique Passover Experience

Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz (Rami Matan Even-Esh) was supposed to attend Coachella this past weekend to celebrate with fans and reprise his famous seder...

Bill Gould on Faith No More’s Jewish Roots and New ‘Talking Book II’ Album

As a co-founder of legendary band Faith No More, Bill Gould first found international success when the 1987 single "We Care A Lot" took...

This Family Makes Distance Social with Their Video Parodies

“I wanna play and hang out with my friends, but we gotta practice social distance,” the 12-year-old girl sings to Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”...

Nikki Yanofsky Talks ‘Black Sheep’ Album Release and Life During Coronavirus

Montreal-based singer and songwriter Nikki Yanofsky found success at an early age, setting a record as the youngest artist to have a #1 Billboard...

Composer Craig Wedren on New ‘Sabbath Sessions’ Podcast and Meditation

Craig Wedren first found fame and acclaim as the frontman of the band Shudder To Think. A Washington D.C.-based group which released its first...

Neil Diamond and Paul Simon Perform on YouTube For Fans in Isolation

Music legends Neil Diamond and Paul Simon have uploaded acoustic guitar-accompanied performances of two signature songs as a pick-me-up for self-quarantined fans. Singing his classic...

Kosha Dillz and Matisyahu Drop Their New Single

Rami Matan Even-Esh was released from a New Jersey prison 15 years ago. While many rappers go in and out of incarceration in their...

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One of Israel’s top public health experts is praising the decision to name Prof. Nachman Ash to lead the country’s coronavirus efforts following Prof....

France is Cracking Down on Radical Islam – With the Blessing of its Jewish Minority

(JTA) — As the French government rolls out a controversial plan that amounts to its most robust crackdown on religious activity in decades, it...

US to Extend Bilateral Agreements with Israel into Judea and Samaria, Golan

The United States and Israel will eliminate territorial restrictions for bilateral agreements in a ceremony on Wednesday. The move will build upon a policy shift...

The Jewish Faucis: Orthodox Doctors Battle COVID — and Disinformation — in Orthodox Communities

Orthodox doctors living in Orthodox communities have served in a number of new roles over the course of the past six months — providing medical guidance to COVID patients far beyond the confines of their day jobs, advising on quarantine procedures and shaping policies for camps and schools to reopen.

Jewish Groups React to Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to US Supreme Court

Jewish groups reacted immediately following the U.S. Senate confirmation on Monday of Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th U.S. Supreme Court justice a week...
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