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Seinfeld’s Back With A Rap Album About Nothing

Seinfeld’s Back With Another Rap Album About Nothing

By On April 24, 2015

  Quoting Jerry Seinfeld around the water cooler may be back in style—as long as it involves sampling some of his lyrics from the new Wale rap album, The Album About Nothing.… Read More

Mindblowing Israeli Hip-Hop that Explodes the Hebrew Alphabet

Meet Victoria Hanna, The Israeli Hip-Hop Artist Who’ll Blow Your Mind

By On February 23, 2015

There’s a video that’s been making the Internet rounds this past week of Israeli vocal artist Victoria Hanna’s strange and captivating new song. In the video for “Aleph-bet (Hosha’ana)”, she’s dressed as… Read More


The Secret Underbelly of the Shtetl

By On August 28, 2012

We suggest you spend some time exploring the secret history (and seedy underbelly) of the shtetl. It’s weirder than you think, we promise. Love in the shtetl—An animated short film about loving… Read More


Hip-Hop Vaudeville

By On August 13, 2012

Founded in the late 19th century, the Gebrüder Wolf (Wolf Brothers) were a renowned German-Jewish vaudeville troupe. They started as the three sons of a butcher, but rose to prominence in the 1920s as… Read More


The Future of Jewish Music Is Not Adam Sandler

By On November 28, 2011

Is Mac Miller the future of secular Jewish culture? The Pittsburgh-born 19-year-old rapper is regarded in the music world as something of a prodigy. Born to a Jewish mother and a Christian father, he was raised Jewish… Read More

talk of the shtetl

Talk of the Shtetl

By On February 2, 2011

“No matter where I go, I’m going toward Jerusalem.” The first song starts with a sultry tribal beat and acoustic guitar, then builds into a chorus of voices singing these words in Hebrew. To… Read More

What Chutzpah

What Chutzpah!

By On January 20, 2011

Is Chutzpah for real? Chutzpah is a self-proclaimed “Jewish supergroup”–a hip-hop outfit composed of three Jewish men in their 50s (more or less), wearing tracksuits and oversize sunglasses. The 2005 film Chutzpah, This… Read More

straight from the ghetto

Straight from the Ghetto

By On January 5, 2011

“A bird may love a fish, but where would they build a home together?” The 2004 film “You Got Served” tells the story of two friends who overcome all obstacles to win… Read More

Rapping the good book

Rapping to the Good Book

By On December 23, 2010

When’s the last time you danced up a storm…to the Bible? Matt Bar and Ori Salzberg are Bible Raps, a duo that creates songs based on stories from the Bible and other Jewish books.… Read More

you should see his bat mitzvah

You Should See His Bat Mitzvah

By On October 12, 2010

Athens Boys’ Choir is a band of one:  a Georgia-based rapper named Katz, who writes songs about the various parts of his identity–his transsexuality (he was born a woman), his Judaism, and his unique and quirky sense… Read More

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