Sukkot Music Events Abound in Israel

There 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.Ben Bresky, 9/30/2012, 9:04 AM

New Animated Video with Shyne Depicts Rocking Jewish History

Naftali Kalfa's new video combines rapper Shyne and guitarist Yosi Piamenta on a rocking animated journey through Jewish history.Ben Bresky, 9/25/2012, 1:15 AM

Israeli Poet Haim Hefer Passes Away

Haim Hefer, who wrote over 1,000 songs and poems and won the Israel Prize, passed away over the Rosh Hashannah holiday.David Lev, 9/18/2012, 10:06 PM

Arutz Sheva Podcast Specials for Rosh Hashannah

Arutz Sheva - Israel National Radio is featuring special Rosh Hashannah podcasts on spirituality, music, and High Holiday audio goodness.Ben Bresky, 9/16/2012, 5:08 PM

No Fear: Israeli Band Plays in Muslim Countries

Central-American yeshiva artist, Israeli metalhead, African reggae star and Muslim rapper talk about boycotts & music.Ben Bresky, 9/14/2012, 2:35 PM

Slichot Services with Rabbi Batzri Held at Jerusalem Dance Club

Club HaOman 17 in Jerusalem hosted slichot services. Renowned kabbalist Rabbi David Batzri spoke about repentance on the dance floor.Ben Bresky, 9/13/2012, 3:18 PM

Video: Evening of Modzitz Hassidut at Tovei Ha'Ir in Jerusalem

The Tovei Ha'ir Senior Citizen Residence in Jerusalem connects to the holidays with songs and stories of the Hassidut of Modz'itz. Yoni Kempinski, 9/11/2012, 8:06 AM

Swedish Metalheads with Israeli Flag and Army Food

Coverage of sold-out concert and visit to IDF base by Sabaton. Find out the story of their Six Day War tribute song.Gabriella Licsko , 9/11/2012, 4:14 AM

Video Song for Rosh HaShanah: Set Your Soul Free

Aish HaTorah Yeshiva has posted a new video song by English-speaking students, around the theme, “Your life can be so beautiful.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/4/2012, 1:55 PM

Quarreling Brothers Unite Again in Kalfa-Elbaz Elul Music Video

Friendship prevails in the latest viral video from Naftali Kalfa, this time guest starring Israeli sensation Gad Elbaz.Ben Bresky, 9/4/2012, 8:11 AM

Famed Jewish Songwriter Hal David, Dead at 91

Famed American Jewish lyricist Hal David, winner of every major award in the music industry, has died at age 91.Hana Levi Julian, 9/2/2012, 2:16 PM

Shragee - From Behind the Scenes Composer to On-Stage Singer

Arutz Sheva's Yoni Kempinski speaks with Hassidic music composer and singer Shragee Gestetner who came out with his 1st album.Yoni Kempinski , 8/31/2012, 2:37 PM

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."Ben Bresky and Yoni Kempinski, 8/30/2012, 10:09 PM

Lipa Schmeltzer's New Video Honors Hareidi Soldiers

Jewish superstar Lipa Schmeltzer releases music video that promotes solidarity among Jews worldwide.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2012, 5:43 AM

Jerusalem Music Conference Reveals Israel's Hidden Gems

Hundreds are gathering in Jerusalem this week for the first annual Jerusalem Music Conference. Coverage includes photos and podcast.Ben Bresky, 8/30/2012, 4:15 AM

Band That Sang Six Day War Tribute To Visit Israel War Memorial

Swedish band Sabaton's song Counterstrike is a tribute to the Six Day War. They will perform in Israel this week.Ben Bresky, 8/29/2012, 3:43 AM

Photo Essay: Tzfat Klezmer Festival Brings City to Life

A record crowd attended the 25th annual Tzfat Klezmer Festival. View photos of the music, and more.Ben Bresky, 8/27/2012, 9:02 PM

Jewish Star Winner Releases Hebrew Cover

Jewish Star 2012 winner Dovid Moskovits has released Sa'eni Nah, a Hebrew cover of the song "You Raise Me Up".Music Staff, 8/24/2012, 7:14 AM

Photo Essay: Balabasta Festival Turns Market Into Street Fair

The Balabasta festival in the historic Mahane Yehuda marketplace, known as the shuk, featured music, art and performances.Ben Bresky, 8/24/2012, 1:14 AM

Video: Canadian Wins International Jewish Singing Contest

Canadian singer Evan Malach won the 2012 Hallelujah Global Jewish Singing Contest, with his rendition of “Canaanite Blues.”Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/21/2012, 2:13 PM

Israeli Rapper SHI 360's New Jonathan Pollard Protest Song

SHI 360 joins the list of musicians who have released songs in support of imprisoned Jewish-American Jonathan Pollard.Ben Bresky, 8/17/2012, 3:32 PM

Matisyahu's New CD Features New Sound & New Look

His long beard and sidecurls are gone, but the positive vibe and spiritually uplifting message in his music and lyrics are unchanged.Ben Bresky, 8/17/2012, 2:42 AM

'Chai Lights': LA Jewish Symphony Celebrates 18 Years of Music

The L.A. Jewish Symphony is celebrating its 18th, or Chai, anniversary.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/16/2012, 4:54 PM

'Rock Star Rabbi' Hits Broadway

A new musical, titled Soul Doctor, which tells the story of the beloved Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, is opening Off-Broadway Aug. 13.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/15/2012, 5:21 PM

Fresh Jewish Talent Showcased on Ohel Concert DVD Release

8th Day, Benny Friedman, Shloime Gertner, Eitan Katz & more make Ohel concert DVD producer excited for the future of Jewish music.Ben Bresky and Yoni Kempinski, 8/12/2012, 5:06 AM

"Jerusalem" Reggae Singer Alpha Blondy to Perform in Jerusalem

Alpha Blondy will perform his hits "Masada" and "Jerusalem" in Jerusalem along with local Israeli talent at the Zion Reggae Festival.Ben Bresky, 8/7/2012, 8:16 PM

Lollapalooza Music Festival: Next Year in Tel Aviv

Lollapalooza, one of the largest U.S.-based music festivals, will be coming to Tel Aviv in the summer of 2013.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/5/2012, 4:11 PM

Woodstock in Jerusalem All About Peace and Rock

Arutz Sheva visits the fourth Jerusalem Woodstock Revival concert, featuring Israeli artists performing music from the 1960s.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 8/3/2012, 5:43 AM

Jewish Teen Wins Google Science Prize

An eighth-grader from the San Diego Jewish Academy won a science prize amounting to $25,000, at annual Google Science Fair competition. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/30/2012, 10:08 PM

Russian Singer Withdraws from Wagner Fest Over Nazi Tattoo

Russian singer Evgeny Nikitin has pulled out of an opera festival in Germany amid controversy over his Nazi tattoo. Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/23/2012, 9:02 AM

Israeli Heavy Metal Band to Become Turkish Citizens

An Israeli heavy metal band decides loving Turkey is not enough. The members want to be Turkish citizens. “I cried over the Mavi Mamara.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/10/2012, 10:18 PM

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".Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2012, 2:16 AM

Latma Star's New Album: Touching and Personal

Noam Jacobson, known to many for his appearances on Latma, releases debut album. "It's Israeli music with a very Jewish attitude."Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 7/3/2012, 6:46 AM

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.Ben Bresky, 6/25/2012, 9:53 PM

Israelis Take to the Desert to Cry Out to G-d

Hundreds of Israelis gathered this week for prayers, dancing, and singing in what has become an annual event, called “The Tze'aka,”David Lev, 6/25/2012, 7:38 PM

Kippah Clad Robot Break Dancers Promote Good Communication

You can now watch Lipa Schmeltzer's new video "Hang Up the Phone" on your phone. Kippah wearing robot break dancers help out.Ben Bresky, 6/20/2012, 11:08 AM

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.Yoni Kempinski, 6/19/2012, 7:51 PM

New Singer Naftali Kalfa Praises Return to Zion

Naftali Kalfa's new CD features Shlomo Katz, Gad Ebaz, Shyne and Yosi Piamenta. His video Zion has already received over 40,000 hits.Ben Bresky & Yoni Kempinski, 6/13/2012, 4:48 AM

"Jewish Puppet Rock Band" Hits the Stage, Releases Debut CD

Unlike real people, Barak finds that the special things about puppets is that "people do not judge them." Ben Bresky & Yoni Kempinski, 6/7/2012, 3:13 AM

Carmen at Masada: Free Live Broadcast in 3 Locations

For the first time ever, a free live broadcast of the premier of Carmen at Masada will take place in three locations around Israel.Chana Ya'ar, 6/6/2012, 5:18 PM

Yeshiva Boys Choir's New Dimension in Jewish Music

Known for their unique sound, The Yeshiva Boys Choir has long been held in high regard within the Jewish world of music. Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/6/2012, 8:02 AM

TAU Cancels Wagner Concert Following Vehement Protests

Tel Aviv University announced that it would not hold a concert of composer Richard Wagner, after it sparked vehement public outcry.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/5/2012, 9:50 AM

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.Chana Ya'ar, 6/4/2012, 10:06 PM

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"Rachel Hirshfeld , 6/1/2012, 3:57 PM

Torah Lecture on Redemption Gets Remixed into Hip Music Video

Rabbi Pinchas Winston is not a professional singer or musician, but a new music video gives his lectures a catchy beat and melody.Yoni Kempinski and Ben Bresky, 6/1/2012, 2:58 PM

Hundreds Camp Out on Mount Zion This Past Shavuot

A couple describes what inspired them to organize a mass communal Shavuot celebration on Mount Zion. Photo essay and audio included.Ben Bresky, 5/30/2012, 2:30 PM

Help IDF Chief Cantor Choose Song to Record

Lt. Col. Shai Abramson is recording a second album. And he wants you to help his select the final song.Gil Ronen, 5/24/2012, 10:21 PM

Israel Day Concert Theme: Let Your Voice be Heard for Jerusalem

A 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2012, 12:28 PM

Video: New Musical Clip Provides Powerful Look at the Holy City

With Yom Yerushalayim approaching, singer/songwriter Dovid releases a clip of his new song, “Jerusalem – Eye of the Universe."Elad Benari, 5/16/2012, 9:28 AM

Remembering, Singing and Telling of Israel's Fallen

Thousands attend the “Remembering, Singing and Telling” event, which was held at the Sultan's Pool in Jerusalem in honor of Memorial Day.Elad Benari, 4/25/2012, 9:33 PM

Combat Fighter Sings About Battle Trauma

Former combat soldier, Israeli singer, Idan Amedi preformed at the Zochrim memorial ceremony with his song about soldiers' pain and trauma.Elad Benari, 4/25/2012, 6:31 PM

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.Ben Bresky, 4/4/2012, 2:44 AM

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.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 3/28/2012, 2:09 PM

Passover Rhapsody - A Jewish Rock Opera

Aish HaTorah's Passover video tells the story of the holiday using Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody".Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2012, 6:16 AM

Best Beatbox in the Field

An IDF paratrooper beatboxing during a break in an exercise conducted in the Golan Heights, March 2012.Arutz Sheva, 3/22/2012, 9:58 PM

"A Jewish Star" Provides Kosher Platform for Jewish Singers

Avraham Fried, Yossi Green, Eli Gerstner & others to judge 3rd annual "A Jewish Star" singing contest with entries from all over the world. Ben Bresky, 3/19/2012, 3:13 AM

"Olam Haba" Purim Concert and Parade on Mount Zion

Olam Haba, Spiritual Judaism and several other groups are planning the ultimate all-night Purim party atop Jerusalem's Mt. Zion. Ben Bresky, 3/7/2012, 9:01 PM