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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

Watch: Andrea Bocelli sings Leonard Cohen’s ‘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 Avivplayer

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 player

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!'player

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 Stateplayer

Israeli recording artists present first draft of Israeli Music Bill to Minister of Culture

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, new 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 findsplayer

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 Istanbulplayer

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 nightsplayer

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 on their world tour

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

Watch: Rolling Stones release previously unheard songplayer

Sheila Bromberg, Jewish harpist who was first woman to play on a 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 92player

Write this song for yourselves...

The Torah is a song. Everyone can relate to music..Every Jew will hear the music of Torah.

Write this song for yourselves...

Watch: The English version to Hanan Ben Ari's "Broken Hearts"

'The Next Star' contestant Tamir Greenberg presents an English version to Hanan Ben Ari's heartbreaking song of prayer and soulsearching.

Watch: The English version to Hanan Ben Ari's "Broken Hearts"player

Israeli singer to Tarantino: I'd rather create in Hebrew

Hanan Ben-Ari wins ACUM Awards, says he wouldn't exchange them for Quentin Tarantino's Oscar.

Israeli singer to Tarantino: I'd rather create in Hebrewplayer

Disney 'villain' sings about Israeli unity

Eli Gorenstein, famous for being the voice behind Disney villains like Jafar of Aladdin & The Scar in Lion King, releases a song on unity.

Disney 'villain' sings about Israeli unityplayer

Israeli pianist reaches semifinal of Cleveland piano contest

Rafael Korka is one of eight semifinalists who will perform pieces at the prestigious Cleveland International Piano Contest.

Israeli pianist reaches semifinal of Cleveland piano contest

Israeli singer Noga Erez apologizes for BDS controversy

Singer clarifies remarks, says she does not support BDS and loves her country. 'I should have chosen my words more carefully.'

Israeli singer Noga Erez apologizes for BDS controversy

Listen: Eliad Eliyahu - Shabbat Hamalkah

Shlichut in the United States leads to musical collaboration across continents, generations and styles.

Listen: Eliad Eliyahu - Shabbat Hamalkahplayer

Watch: Elvis's Jewish roots and connections to Jewish mafia

According to a new book, Elvis's ancestor from his mother's side was a Jewish woman who came to the U.S. in the 1850s from Lithuania.

Watch: Elvis's Jewish roots and connections to Jewish mafiaplayer

Fire hits Universal Studios on 13th anniversary of previous fire

Major inferno hits studio's theme park exactly 13 years to the day of previous fire that gutted movie and music archives.

Fire hits Universal Studios on 13th anniversary of previous fire

Dancing, singing and connecting - Meet Sruli Broncher

Watch the new episode of 'Real Talk': Hadassah Chen speaks with musician and video artist Sruli Broncher.

Dancing, singing and connecting - Meet Sruli Broncherplayer

Watch: IDF releases 'A Warrior's Anthem'

The IDF and popular reggae band 'Hatikva 6' release hit song praising army's sense of unity and readiness to wage battle.

Watch: IDF releases 'A Warrior's Anthem' player

Franny & Evyatar's Hebrew/English version of the Sound of Silence

"The Sound of Silence written by Paul Simon, is so relevant to our world today". Franny & Evyatar perform a cover in Hebrew and English.

Franny & Evyatar's Hebrew/English version of Sound of Silenceplayer

Watch: New song in wake of quarantines and disease

Ari Green sings 'Lecha Dodi' expressing challenges being faced by Jewish community, while highlighting the unity that has been seen.

Watch: New song in wake of quarantines and diseaseplayer

Phil Spector, rock legend and convicted murderer, dies at 81

Massively influential rock composer and producer - and convicted murderer - Phil Spector dies at 81 of COVID-19 complications.

Phil Spector, rock legend and convicted murderer, dies at 81

Listen: Israel's "We are the world" in face of Covid-19

40 of Israel's top singers and rappers join together to sing a song of strength & unity in face of COVID-19. Read the full translation.

Listen: Israel's "We are the world" in face of Covid-19

Watch: Shulem sings 'Rise Up'

Shulem performs an anthem of loyalty, friendship, and hope, a vow to be there for everyone in need.

Watch: Shulem sings 'Rise Up'player

Watch: Wounded IDF soldier's 'miracle' return to music

Soldier badly wounded in Operation Protective Edge in Gaza returns to doing what he loves most - something he never imagined would happen.

Watch: Wounded IDF soldier's 'miracle' return to music player

Why did Madonna 'trend' online yesterday?

Social media users mistake reports on passing of Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona for pop singer Madonna.

Why did Madonna 'trend' online yesterday?

Sarah Spielman's musical and spiritual journey

Arutz Sheva meets singer and musician Sarah Spielman, who speaks about fulfilling the dream to sing while adhering to Jewish law & tradition

Watch: Sarah's musical and spiritual journeyplayer

Project to help struggling Israeli music industry produces covers of classic Israeli songs

Dozens of Israeli musicians record covers of 50 classic Israeli songs as part of project to help Israeli music industry cope with pandemic.

Covers of songs to help struggling music industryplayer

We are Bnai Yisrael, the Nation of Israel

Bob Stark writes about the song he wrote. Performed by Chanan Elias, musical production by Yehuda Katz.

We are Bnai Yisrael, the Nation of Israelplayer