Israeli and Jewish Music Blogs that Rock

Ben Bresky,

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Ben Bresky
The Israel Beat blog is a place for poetry submission, concert announcemnets, upcoming shows and musings on Jewish music. The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast brings you live in-studio performances with up and coming Israeli musicians as well as interviews with the stars of the Jewish music world. Plus your music requests and the free CD give-away air live on the show. Past interviews have included Matisyahu, Avraham Fried, and Miri Ben-Ari. The Beat with Ben Bresky broadcasts live every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Arutz Sheva - Israel National Radio. For more info email Israel Beat archives old Israel Beat archives Israel Beat Facebook Group Israel Beat YahooGroups Israel Beat MySpace Arutz7 Jukebox English Arutz7 Jukebox Hebrew Arutz7 Jukebox French...

I have been influenced by so many awesome blogs and podcasts out there. When I started blogging about Jewish music there were few. Now there are many. I hope they will continue to grow. Here is some of my favorites. If I missed some, let me know.

Israel Music Events on Facebook - A great update for new Jewish music in Israel.

Jewish Music Report - A great siote with news, interviews, audio and CD reviews focusing on Hasidic and Yeshivish music.

Teruah Jewish Music  - One man's quest to discover a wide mix of Jewish music.

Klezmer Podcast - In depth interviews with klezmer and other world beat Jewish musicians around the world.

Shir Bliss - A new podcast and live radio show from Florida from what appears to be a young hippy hasid who plays a mix of rap and Carlebach inspired new Jewish music.

KlezmerShack - The original klezmer blog with plenty of information on klezmer and Yiddish music.

Blog in Dm - A blog that cheerfully disects hasidic and yishivish music including the famous wedding peeps section of indiosyncratic people you meet at a Jewish wedding.

Metal Israel - A great resource for Israeli and Jewish heavy metal.

Shemspeed -  Concert promoters, record label and blog that promotes and awesome mix of great new  hip Jewish music including rap, rock and jazz.

The Cool Jew - Lots of awesome videos of Avraham Fried and other hasidic musicians.

Jewish Music Review - great reviews of religious, hasidic musicians.

Mostly Music - Buy CDs of hasidic and other musicians here. - buy CDs of Israeli musicians here. A wide selection.

Sameach Jewish Music Podcast - A great podcast that plays religious and hasidic music and smoozes about music, food and more.

Paul Weider - In depth interviews with Jewish musicians.

Klezmer Guy - A new blog from the wry and funny Yiddishe Cup Klemzer Band leader.
Metal Jew - Jewish heavy metal blog

Jewish Music YahooGroups - Email list that discusses new Hasidic and religious Jewish music.

Israel Music YahooGroups - Email list that announces awesome concerts in Israel from journalist and editor Yehudit Singer.

Kfar Center - Concert promoter and great resource for new music.

A Simple Jew - a blog that often has CD reviews of Carlebach inspired and other religious musicians

Nextbook - Podcasts including the awesome Matthue Roth's msuic blog.

Spin Magazine's Spin Earth Israel - Spin's new global music site's Israel section.

Jewish Community Radio -  A great radio show that often interviews musicians.

Jewish Community Radio CD reviews - Some classic CD reviews.

Psycho Toddler - An American Jewish musician that often blog about Jewish music.

Gruntig! - A blog that posts great videos of hasiidc and religious Jewish music.

Life of Rubin - A blog with great CD reviews of hasidic, religious and Carlebach inspired music.

The Beat with Ben Bresky - A great podcast and live internet radio show about new Jewish music featuring live interviews from diverse musicians.

Israel Beat Blog - A blog about Israeli and Jewish music.

Ben Bresky music article archive - a list of all my articles to date.

Let me know if I missed any in the Talkback section!