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Leonard Nimoy’s Totally Campy ‘80s Pop Cameo

By On October 5, 2016

  If you’re a Gen X’er, you may remember Information Society, that crazy-haired ‘80s synthpop band with the No. 1 single “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy).” The 1988 club hit makes… Read More

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The Israelis Behind Coldplay’s Stunning New Video

By On May 20, 2016

The video for Coldplay’s “Up&Up” has already garnered 12 million YouTube views this week, and that number just keeps going up and up. And for good reason: it’s simply breathtaking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPNTC7uZYrI Vania… Read More

The Amy Winehouse Tracks No One Will Ever Hear
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The Amy Winehouse Tracks No One Will Ever Hear

By On July 8, 2015

  The new documentary Amy offers a heartbreaking look at the rise and fall of an extraordinarily gifted young singer. Amy Winehouse was a “Jewish girl from North London” (as she put… Read More

Pop Sensation Lorde in a Gorgeous Yiddish Rendition
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Pop Sensation Lorde, Now in Yiddish

By On May 26, 2015

Do you wish pop star Lorde would lay down a track in Yiddish already? Well, the next best thing just happened. The Technicalities, an Israeli husband-and-wife Yiddish music duo in their early… Read More

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The Original Yiddish Girl Band

By On August 23, 2013

A girl group that got its start on a local radio show, and eventually made it big, appearing on late-night talk shows, and touring all over the world. The Spice Girls? The… Read More

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Jews & Arabs Dancing

By On July 23, 2012

Jews and Arabs really aren’t so different. Just check out their dance moves. A YouTube user, SpudXXXX, made a short video that mixes together traditional Arabic dancing with traditional Jewish dancing. First, a… Read More

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A Boy-Band Full of Rabbis

By On April 9, 2012

Is Judaism ready for a boy-band invasion? The five young men in the R&B group Shtar (literally, “document”) all went to rabbinical school together in Israel. Between classes and study groups, they shared an… Read More

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Job, the Musical

By On February 20, 2012

Joseph, with his Technicolor coat and his rags-to-riches story, seems like the ideal protagonist for a musical. An exotic setting! Family drama! And a great tear-jerker ending! The story of Job might make a great musical, too–for an audience… Read More

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Immigrant Rock

By On November 3, 2010

One of the hardest parts of making aliyah to Israel is the job market. Many people accustomed to high-level careers in their old lives, find themselves working new jobs:  Salesperson. Telephone operator.… Read More

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