Sukkot Music Events Abound in IsraelThere seems to be no limit to the number of musical events taking place over the Sukkot holiday in Israel. The following is a brief list.
New Animated Video with Shyne Depicts Rocking Jewish HistoryNaftali Kalfa's new video combines rapper Shyne and guitarist Yosi Piamenta on a rocking animated journey through Jewish history.
Israeli Poet Haim Hefer Passes AwayHaim Hefer, who wrote over 1,000 songs and poems and won the Israel Prize, passed away over the Rosh Hashannah holiday.
Arutz Sheva Podcast Specials for Rosh HashannahArutz Sheva - Israel National Radio is featuring special Rosh Hashannah podcasts on spirituality, music, and High Holiday audio goodness.
No Fear: Israeli Band Plays in Muslim CountriesCentral-American yeshiva artist, Israeli metalhead, African reggae star and Muslim rapper talk about boycotts & music.
Slichot Services with Rabbi Batzri Held at Jerusalem Dance ClubClub HaOman 17 in Jerusalem hosted slichot services. Renowned kabbalist Rabbi David Batzri spoke about repentance on the dance floor.
Video: Evening of Modzitz Hassidut at Tovei Ha'Ir in JerusalemThe Tovei Ha'ir Senior Citizen Residence in Jerusalem connects to the holidays with songs and stories of the Hassidut of Modz'itz.
Swedish Metalheads with Israeli Flag and Army FoodCoverage of sold-out concert and visit to IDF base by Sabaton. Find out the story of their Six Day War tribute song.
Video Song for Rosh HaShanah: Set Your Soul FreeAish HaTorah Yeshiva has posted a new video song by English-speaking students, around the theme, “Your life can be so beautiful.”
Quarreling Brothers Unite Again in Kalfa-Elbaz Elul Music VideoFriendship prevails in the latest viral video from Naftali Kalfa, this time guest starring Israeli sensation Gad Elbaz.
Famed Jewish Songwriter Hal David, Dead at 91Famed American Jewish lyricist Hal David, winner of every major award in the music industry, has died at age 91.
Shragee - From Behind the Scenes Composer to On-Stage SingerArutz Sheva's Yoni Kempinski speaks with Hassidic music composer and singer Shragee Gestetner who came out with his 1st album.
Reggae Star Alpha Blondy: Deep Spiritual Connection to Israel"Why did I come to Israel the first time? Why did Jerusalem become my biggest hit? There is an enormous energy behind Israel."
Lipa Schmeltzer's New Video Honors Hareidi SoldiersJewish superstar Lipa Schmeltzer releases music video that promotes solidarity among Jews worldwide.
Jerusalem Music Conference Reveals Israel's Hidden GemsHundreds are gathering in Jerusalem this week for the first annual Jerusalem Music Conference. Coverage includes photos and podcast.
Band That Sang Six Day War Tribute To Visit Israel War MemorialSwedish band Sabaton's song Counterstrike is a tribute to the Six Day War. They will perform in Israel this week.
Photo Essay: Tzfat Klezmer Festival Brings City to LifeA record crowd attended the 25th annual Tzfat Klezmer Festival. View photos of the music, and more.
Jewish Star Winner Releases Hebrew CoverJewish Star 2012 winner Dovid Moskovits has released Sa'eni Nah, a Hebrew cover of the song "You Raise Me Up".
Photo Essay: Balabasta Festival Turns Market Into Street FairThe Balabasta festival in the historic Mahane Yehuda marketplace, known as the shuk, featured music, art and performances.
Video: Canadian Wins International Jewish Singing ContestCanadian singer Evan Malach won the 2012 Hallelujah Global Jewish Singing Contest, with his rendition of “Canaanite Blues.”
Israeli Rapper SHI 360's New Jonathan Pollard Protest SongSHI 360 joins the list of musicians who have released songs in support of imprisoned Jewish-American Jonathan Pollard.
Matisyahu's New CD Features New Sound & New LookHis long beard and sidecurls are gone, but the positive vibe and spiritually uplifting message in his music and lyrics are unchanged.
'Chai Lights': LA Jewish Symphony Celebrates 18 Years of MusicThe L.A. Jewish Symphony is celebrating its 18th, or Chai, anniversary.
'Rock Star Rabbi' Hits BroadwayA new musical, titled Soul Doctor, which tells the story of the beloved Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, is opening Off-Broadway Aug. 13.
Fresh Jewish Talent Showcased on Ohel Concert DVD Release8th Day, Benny Friedman, Shloime Gertner, Eitan Katz & more make Ohel concert DVD producer excited for the future of Jewish music.
"Jerusalem" Reggae Singer Alpha Blondy to Perform in JerusalemAlpha Blondy will perform his hits "Masada" and "Jerusalem" in Jerusalem along with local Israeli talent at the Zion Reggae Festival.
Lollapalooza Music Festival: Next Year in Tel AvivLollapalooza, one of the largest U.S.-based music festivals, will be coming to Tel Aviv in the summer of 2013.
Woodstock in Jerusalem All About Peace and RockArutz Sheva visits the fourth Jerusalem Woodstock Revival concert, featuring Israeli artists performing music from the 1960s.
Jewish Teen Wins Google Science PrizeAn eighth-grader from the San Diego Jewish Academy won a science prize amounting to $25,000, at annual Google Science Fair competition.
Russian Singer Withdraws from Wagner Fest Over Nazi TattooRussian singer Evgeny Nikitin has pulled out of an opera festival in Germany amid controversy over his Nazi tattoo.
Israeli Heavy Metal Band to Become Turkish CitizensAn Israeli heavy metal band decides loving Turkey is not enough. The members want to be Turkish citizens. “I cried over the Mavi Mamara.”
New Musical Album Presents New Tune for 'Hava Nagila'For the first time since 1918, the iconic Zionist song “Hava Nagila” has a brand new tune. It is presented in the album "New Sinai Sound".
Latma Star's New Album: Touching and PersonalNoam Jacobson, known to many for his appearances on Latma, releases debut album. "It's Israeli music with a very Jewish attitude."
SoulShine Music Festival to Feature Jewish Jams & Reggae"How does every single Yid become moshiach? When you make another Yid happy," says Eliyahu Dov Shur, co-organizer of the festival.
Israelis Take to the Desert to Cry Out to G-dHundreds of Israelis gathered this week for prayers, dancing, and singing in what has become an annual event, called “The Tze'aka,”
Kippah Clad Robot Break Dancers Promote Good CommunicationYou can now watch Lipa Schmeltzer's new video "Hang Up the Phone" on your phone. Kippah wearing robot break dancers help out.
New York Boys Choir Sings in Honor of the "Kids of Courage"New up-to-beat musical clip pays tribute to the activity of "Kids of Courage" on behalf of children with serious medical conditions.
New Singer Naftali Kalfa Praises Return to ZionNaftali Kalfa's new CD features Shlomo Katz, Gad Ebaz, Shyne and Yosi Piamenta. His video Zion has already received over 40,000 hits.
"Jewish Puppet Rock Band" Hits the Stage, Releases Debut CDUnlike real people, Barak finds that the special things about puppets is that "people do not judge them."
Carmen at Masada: Free Live Broadcast in 3 LocationsFor the first time ever, a free live broadcast of the premier of Carmen at Masada will take place in three locations around Israel.
Yeshiva Boys Choir's New Dimension in Jewish MusicKnown for their unique sound, The Yeshiva Boys Choir has long been held in high regard within the Jewish world of music.
TAU Cancels Wagner Concert Following Vehement ProtestsTel Aviv University announced that it would not hold a concert of composer Richard Wagner, after it sparked vehement public outcry.
TAU to Feature First Concert of Richard Wagner's Music?Barring a change, in about two weeks for the very first time the sounds of Richard Wagner's music will play in the State of Israel.
Superstar Madonna Cozies Up to Members of 'Peace Now'Madonna, performed for thousands of fans in Israel in a much anticipated “peace concert'; met with members of extreme Left group "Peace Now"
Torah Lecture on Redemption Gets Remixed into Hip Music VideoRabbi Pinchas Winston is not a professional singer or musician, but a new music video gives his lectures a catchy beat and melody.
Hundreds Camp Out on Mount Zion This Past ShavuotA couple describes what inspired them to organize a mass communal Shavuot celebration on Mount Zion. Photo essay and audio included.
Help IDF Chief Cantor Choose Song to RecordLt. Col. Shai Abramson is recording a second album. And he wants you to help his select the final song.
Israel Day Concert Theme: Let Your Voice be Heard for JerusalemA United Jerusalem, NO to giving up any land in Israel, YES to stopping Iran, are themes of this year's Central Park concert. Details below.
Video: New Musical Clip Provides Powerful Look at the Holy CityWith Yom Yerushalayim approaching, singer/songwriter Dovid releases a clip of his new song, “Jerusalem – Eye of the Universe."
Remembering, Singing and Telling of Israel's FallenThousands attend the “Remembering, Singing and Telling” event, which was held at the Sultan's Pool in Jerusalem in honor of Memorial Day.
Combat Fighter Sings About Battle TraumaFormer combat soldier, Israeli singer, Idan Amedi preformed at the Zochrim memorial ceremony with his song about soldiers' pain and trauma.
Organic Food and Organic Music at Passover Moshav Fair"The most beautiful thing is that our children want to come back here. It's a vote of confidence," says co-founder Rachel Trugman.
Video: After 6 Years, Avraham Fried "Keeps Climbing"World renowned Hassidic singer Avraham Fried releases new album, "Keep Climbing", six years after his last album.
Passover Rhapsody - A Jewish Rock OperaAish HaTorah's Passover video tells the story of the holiday using Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Best Beatbox in the FieldAn IDF paratrooper beatboxing during a break in an exercise conducted in the Golan Heights, March 2012.
"A Jewish Star" Provides Kosher Platform for Jewish SingersAvraham Fried, Yossi Green, Eli Gerstner & others to judge 3rd annual "A Jewish Star" singing contest with entries from all over the world.
"Olam Haba" Purim Concert and Parade on Mount ZionOlam Haba, Spiritual Judaism and several other groups are planning the ultimate all-night Purim party atop Jerusalem's Mt. Zion.