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Avraham Fried sings melody composed by fallen soldier

The hassidic singer set the song composed by Yossi Hershkowitz, who fell in battle in Gaza. The melody was set to the famous words of the Psalmist, 'Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.'

Avraham Fried sings melody composed by fallen soldier

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Hold Me Closer - Music for the nation in crisis

Musician Ari Green's new song 'Hold Me Closer' encapsulates the feelings flowing through the nation - both the pain of the war and the hopes for the future.

Hold Me Closer - Music for the nation in crisis

Grime music icon stripped of award for antisemitism

The notable musician Wiley was stripped of his Member of the British Empire award following a series of antisemitic posts on social media.

Grime music icon stripped of award for antisemitism

Roger Waters attacks Bono over support for hostages

Ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters lashes out at U2 frontman Bono for supporting Israel: ‘Disgusting … shake him.’

Roger Waters attacks Bono over support for hostages

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Eyal Golan sings together with wounded soldier

Popular Israeli singer visits soldier wounded in Gaza who was unconscious for days and whose hand had to be amputated.

Eyal Golan sings together with wounded soldier

Matisyahu lands in Israel, goes straight to south

Jewish Reggae singer and musician Matisyahu tours site of Nova music festival where hundreds were murdered and kidnapped in visit to Jewish State following the Hamas massacre.

Matisyahu lands in Israel, goes straight to south

Two bereaved siblings sing for all bereaved families

Since October 7th, many new siblings have joined the circle of bereaved families. Tal Ramon, wrote to them out of his personal pain.

Two bereaved siblings sing for all bereaved families

'Bring You Home':

New English single dedicated to hostages

Tamir Grinberg's 'Bring Them Home' calls for the release of the 133 hostages still in Hamas captivity.

New English single dedicated to hostages

Scooter Braun:

'Shame on my industry for not speaking up immediately'

Jewish record executive Scooter Braun calls for entertainment industry to advocate for release of hostages.

'Shame on my industry for not speaking up immediately'

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Man wounded on October 7 plays drums one-handed

Yaniv Ohana, the drummer of singer Pe'er Tasi waswounded defending Kfar Aza on October 7.

Man wounded on October 7 plays drums one-handed

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Eden Hason sings Psalms with families of hostages

Israeli music star Eden Hason leads the families of the hostages in singing 'Shir Lam'alot,' Psalms 121.

Eden Hason sings Psalms with families of hostages

Haunting:

October 7th massacre survivor sings about horrors and trauma

Song retells the harrowing experience of Noam, who survived, as terrorists attacked the shelter he was hiding in.

October 7th massacre survivor sings about horrors and trauma

'Like a Brother'

Unity song in wake of war

The new video by David Green shows how powerful we are when we all unite as a nation. Watch.

Unity song in wake of war

Blinken jams and sings Muddy Watters “Hoochie Coochie Man”

The Secretary of State got on stage at a State Department event to show off his musical talents.

Blinken jams and sings Muddy Watters “Hoochie Coochie Man”

Close friends say goodbye to singer Dedi Graucher

Fans and close friends of the late Dedi Graucher, one of the pillars of Hassidic music in Israel, say goodbye in an interview with INN.

Close friends say goodbye to singer Dedi Graucher

Smash Mouth lead singer passes away

Singer Steve Harwell passed away at age 56 from liver failure.

Smash Mouth lead singer passes away

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Knesset to hold slichot concert

Hundreds of participants are expected to take part in the Slichot and Piyot event at the Knesset along with dozens of musicians and singers.

Knesset to hold slichot concert

Israeli music icon passes away

Racheli Haim, a noted singer and radio anchor, has passed away at the age of 66.

Israeli music icon passes away

Organ music in the synagogue

It is forbidden to play a musical instrument on Shabbat. And on weekdays in the synagogue?

Organ music in the synagogue

Broadway 'Parade' star: Cast says Kaddish before shows

The cast of Broadway’s ‘Parade’ says Kaddish before each show, says star Micaela Diamond.

Broadway 'Parade' star: Cast says Kaddish before shows

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Mendy Weiss & Shloime Meir sing 'Kavod Latorah'

Shloime Meir composed the song a while ago, but when Mendy Weiss discovered it, he didn't hesitate for a second, and the two began a duet.

Mendy Weiss & Shloime Meir sing 'Kavod Latorah'

Music legend Tina Turner dies at 83

Popular singer and performer scored numerous hits during decades long career, beginning in the 1960s.

Music legend Tina Turner dies at 83

‘Parade’ star Ben Platt dons Star of David necklace for Met Gala

Ben Platt, the Broadway star headlining musical about an antisemitic episode in US history, wears Star of David necklace for Met Gala.

‘Parade’ star Ben Platt dons Star of David necklace for Met Gala

Lionel Richie’s daughter joins ReformJudaism

Sofia Richie, daughter of singer Lionel Richie, marries Jewish music executive after Reform conversion.

Lionel Richie’s daughter joins ReformJudaism

Influential music executive Seymour Stein dies

Legendary music industry figure created own label, signing notable artists of the '70s and '80s, including Madonna, the Ramones and Ice-T.

Influential music executive Seymour Stein dies

Musicians call on Grammys to offer Jewish music category

There’s a Grammy for Christian music. These musicians want Jewish music to get one, too.

Musicians call on Grammys to offer Jewish music category

Guns N’ Roses to perform in Israel in June

This marks the rock & roll band's fourth concert in Israel and the first since 2017.

Guns N’ Roses to perform in Israel in June

Jewish composer and songwriter Burt Bacharach dies at 94

Bacharach was responsible for dozens of mellow pop hits from the 1950s to the 1980s. He died of natural causes.

Jewish composer and songwriter Burt Bacharach dies at 94

Singer from UK band The 1975 accused of on stage Nazi salute

British rock singer Matty Healy makes what appears to be a Nazi salute after mentioning Kanye West while singing band's hit song.

Singer from UK band The 1975 accused of on stage Nazi salute

"I wore a dress because I wasn't forced to": Keren Peles

Keren Peles: "It was a moment of hope, there were very religious men and women there and they chose to listen to my songs."

"I wore a dress because I wasn't forced to": Keren Peles

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Akiva Turgeman performs at world's largest Jewish music concert

Israeli singer performs in the US with Yaakov Shwekey, Eitan Katz, Shulem Lemmer, Itzik Dadya, and Miami Boys Choir.

Akiva Turgeman performs at world's largest Jewish music concert

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Couple pens Hebrew-English song 'for the miracle born to us'

Franny and Evyatar Weissman, an American-Israeli couple, release bilingual song following an especially difficult pregnancy.

Couple pens Hebrew-English song 'for the miracle born to us'

Israeli singer named as one of 200 greatest singers of all time

Ofra Haza, who died at the age of 43 in 2000, comes in at 186 on list of Rolling Stone Magazine’s 200 greatest singers of all time.

Israeli singer named as one of 200 greatest singers of all time

Neo-Nazi music festival in Scottish town cancelled

Far-right festival in Bathgate was expected to be attended by several hundred fans of neo-Nazi music.

Neo-Nazi music festival in Scottish town cancelled

Red Hot Chili Peppers cancels scheduled Israel concert

Popular American rock band cites "schedule constraints" in cancelling show.

Red Hot Chili Peppers cancels scheduled Israel concert

This year’s Jewish Grammy nominees span every genre

This year’s slate of Jewish Grammy nominees offers a little something for everyone.

This year’s Jewish Grammy nominees span every genre

A new song by Eliad Eliyahu in honor of "Aliyah day"

The song 'Kumi Ulechi Lach' (Get Up and Go)combines the lyrics of Rachel the poetess and Rabbi Shlomo Elkabetz.

 A new song by Eliad Eliyahu in honor of "Aliyah day"

A decade-old boy's choir performance has gone viral on TikTok

How the Miami Boys Choir turned ‘Orthodox pop’ into a TikTok sensation.

A decade-old boy's choir performance has gone viral on TikTok

Likud MK's son wins reality singing TV show

Eliav Zohar, son of MK Miki Zohar, wins finals of interactive reality singing competition “Rising Star”.

Likud MK's son wins reality singing TV show

Israeli singer found dead in his home at 72

Israel's most senior officials pay their respects to Zvika Pick, a noted Israeli singer and composer whose music won Eurovision.

Israeli singer found dead in his home at 72

Jewish Broadway phenom performs at MLB All-Star game

Ben Platt sings US national anthem at MLB All-Star game Tuesday night.

Jewish Broadway phenom performs at MLB All-Star game

New vistas for haredi women in music and arts

Without changing an iota in devotion to mitzvot and family life, haredi women are finding ways to express their talents.Meet Bereshit.

New vistas for haredi women in music and arts

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Andrea Bocelli sings ‘Hallelujah’ during show in Tel Aviv

More than 20,000 people gathered at Bloomfield Stadium for show by singer and songwriter Andrea Bocelli.

Andrea Bocelli sings ‘Hallelujah’ during show in Tel Aviv

Living the dream:

From Brooklyn's haredi community to musical genius in Israel

As a child, he dreamt of building a new life in Israel. Today, he's father to 3 living in Samaria and performing across the country.

From Brooklyn's haredi community to musical genius in Israel

Maroon 5 performs in Israel:

'This place is incredible!'

Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine as band performs in Tel Aviv: I cannot even tell you how excited we are tonight.

'This place is incredible!'

Live: Leading Israeli singers celebrate life in the Jewish State

Don't miss this concert for the ages as award-winning Israeli singers perform live in a tribute to Diaspora Jewry and life in the Holy Land.

Live: Leading Israeli singers celebrate life in the Jewish State

Israeli musicians lobby for government funding of music industry

Recording artists present first draft of 'Israeli Music Bill' to Minister of Culture, calling for government funding for the industry.

Israeli musicians lobby for government funding of music industry

Israeli opera singer Yevgeni Shapovalov dies at 54

Shapovalov, known in Israel for combining opera with popular music, passes away, apparently as a result of a heart attack.

Israeli opera singer Yevgeni Shapovalov dies at 54

Musical preferences unite personalities worldwide, study finds

Research involving 350,000 participants from over 50 countries suggests links between tastes in music and personality are universal.

Musical preferences unite personalities worldwide, study finds

Torah-based symphonic poem to be performed in Istanbul

Music written by Israeli composer Baruch Berliner to be performed in a Muslim country for only the third time.

Torah-based symphonic poem to be performed in Istanbul

The endless movements of the Torah

The Torah is a compilation of music that speaks to every person individually on their own level.

 The endless movements of the Torah

Michael Lang, Jewish organizer of Woodstock festival, dead at 77

Michael Lang, Jewish co-creator of 1969’s legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair, dies at Manhattan hospital. He was 77.

Michael Lang, Jewish organizer of Woodstock festival, dead at 77

Rock duo Air Supply to perform two shows in Israel

The Australian rock duo have performed in Israel four times in the past.

Rock duo Air Supply to perform two shows in Israel

Miami Boys Choir releases new Hanukkah clip: Light up the nights

Yerachmiel Begun and the Miami Boys Choir release new inspirational clip, titled, ‘This Chanukah 5782.’

Miami Boys Choir releases new Hanukkah clip: Light up the nights

Justin Bieber to perform in Israel next year

BDS activists immediately react to announcement by popular Canadian singer of a performance in Israel in October, 2022.

Justin Bieber to perform in Israel next year

Nick Cave to perform in Israel in 2022

The Australian singer played in Israel in 2017 and spoke out against the BDS movement.

Nick Cave to perform in Israel in 2022

Statue of Beatles’ Jewish manager to be erected in Liverpool

Brian Epstein, manager credited with leading famous Beatles band to global to success, to be honored with statue,

Statue of Beatles’ Jewish manager to be erected in Liverpool

Red Hot Chili Peppers to play in Israel in 2023

US rock band appears to confirm it will play in Israel in 2023.

Red Hot Chili Peppers to play in Israel in 2023

Watch: Rolling Stones release previously unheard song

The song made its public debut this week more than 40 years since being recorded.

Watch: Rolling Stones release previously unheard song

Jewish harpist, first woman to play on Beatles album, dies at 92

Harpist who recorded with numerous popular artists was paid the equivalent of $190 for playing on the Beatles track 'She's Leaving Home.'

Jewish harpist, first woman to play on Beatles album, dies at 92