Tag: Jewish

Hasidic Hip Hop: Ta-Shma’s Come Listen: A Review

I'm not sure what's in the water in Williamsburg, Brooklyn these days, but something is making those Hasids produce doped out, modern pop music.  I'm not talking about some klezmer-infused, folkie music with Yiddish lyrics that nobody but my Grandma would understand (with due respect to the awesome Klezmatics).  We're talking about music that could easily appear on MTV's Total.. Read more

New York Trip Suggestions

Here are some great NYC bets (newyork.citysearch.com is a GREAT resource): 1) Chinese Food: Joe's Shanghai :- This lace is good, cheap and has, by far, the best dumplings around (called soup dumplings).  Get the crab meat one over the pork.  Both are great, but the crab meat is the best.  The rest of the food is amazing. 2) Italian.. Read more

Matisyahu at the Paramount Theater, 2/28/06

Matisyahu played the Paramount Theater in Denver this past Tuesday.  He was fantastic. The Paramount is a 2000+ person venue, possibly the largest indoor venue in Denver next to Pepsi Center (where the Denver Nuggets/Avalanche play). He sold it out at least three weeks ago. Hi set included many perennial (don’t know if you can call anything a guy who.. Read more

The New Jew Review

Hanukkah is really a minor Holiday in the Jewish religion.  Think of it as really a rememberance of history than a truly religious/spritual experience. So, why does everyone know about it?  Because it happens during Christmas, the biggest gentile holiday of the year.  To cantilever it, Jews, especially American Jews, express themlelves by, making Hanukkah bigger than it really is. .. Read more

Matisyahu Rocks

I’ve recently gotten into Matisyahu, the Hasidic Reggae Superstar .  Don’t laugh.  He’s really a Hasid (a very religious, traditional Jew).  And really sings Reggae music in the spirit of Bob Marley, Burning Spear, and other great stars. It seems like it’d be shlocky, almost a gimmick, but it isn’t.  Reggae has always been steeped in spiritually, blurring the lines.. Read more

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