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Audio: How Rabbi Kook Inspires Today's Musicians

Coverage of the second annual benefit concert for Beit HaRav Kook, in honor of the Land of Israel's first Chief Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook.
2/19/2014, 10:54 PM

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Coverage of the second annual benefit concert for Beit HaRav Kook, in honor of the Land of Israel's first Chief Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook.

Rabbi Greg Wall talks about how Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook inspired him and many other musicians of today's generation. He discusses his old band Hasidic New Wave and his new group Zion80 which combines the music of Shlomo Carlebach with AfroBeat rhythms.

Rabbi Natan Lopes Cardozo talks about religion, jazz and today's youth and his journey from Amsterdam to Israel.

Pesach Stadlin talks about how Rabbi Kook fuses the national with the universal.

Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins discusses his book Shepherd of Jerusalem: a Biography of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook.

Plus, excerpts from the concert featuring Yitzchok Meir Malek and the Jewish Unity Project, and of course Greg Wall's Later Prophets featuring Rabbi Itzhak Marmorstein.

For coverage of last year's concert click here.
For CD review click here.

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Rabbi Itzhak Marmorstein recites the poetry of Rabbi Kook. Behind him is a photo of the rabbi, who lived and worked in the building from 1924 - 1935.

Rabbi Greg Wall plays saxophone. Ilan Katche plays drums. 

Members of the Jewish Unity Project including Yitzchok Meir Malek and Pesach Stadlin.

Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein at the Beit HaRav Kook muscial benefit cocnert. A black-and-white photo behind him depicts the 91-year-old building with Rabbi Kook standing in the same spot.

All photos Ben Bresky. For more photos visit the Israel Beat Facebook page photo album by clicking here.

Ben Bresky is a music journalist and recording engineer living in Jerusalem. He hosts The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviewing a wide range of Jewish and Israeli musicians from Carlebach to klezmer, from hasidic to trance. For full archives visit
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