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Israeli Farmers Offer Consumer Guide for Picking Quality ProduceIsraeli Farmers Offer Consumer Guide for Picking Quality Produce
8/12/2015
Consumers who pick fruits and vegetables off the grocery store shelves usually do it by eyesight, which can sometimes be misleading.

Mayim Bialik Says ‘Anything Can Happen’ With Big Bang’s Amy and SheldonMayim Bialik Says ‘Anything Can Happen’ With Big Bang’s Amy and Sheldon
8/11/2015
What better way to keep suspense intact for the upcoming season of a television program but through spoilers than might even contradict each other?

Fiddler on the Roof Star Chosen for Lifetime Achievement AwardFiddler on the Roof Star Chosen for Lifetime Achievement Award
4/1/2015
Beloved actor Chaim Topol, best known for his iconic role in 'Fiddler on the Roof,' will be awarded Israel Prize for lifetime achievement.

Latma Finally Breaks Leftist TV HoldLatma Finally Breaks Leftist TV Hold
2/7/2015
After a long wait, cult-classic Latma airs on TV; fans divided on first episode, but one thing for sure is TV satire no longer leftist only.

The Secret Jewish History of Tupac ShakurThe Secret Jewish History of Tupac Shakur
6/20/2014
Was Bad Boy Rapper Just a Nice Jewish Son? The emotion and imagery Shakur uses in 'Dear Mama' are resonant of a well-known early 20th-century song.

The Stones meet The Wall; Mick tours CaesareaThe Stones meet The Wall; Mick tours Caesarea
6/3/2014
While Wood and Watts visit Jerusalem, Jagger goes to north ahead of Wednesday show at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park.

Lawyers for Jewish guitarist claim ‘Stairway to Heaven’ ripped off his songLawyers for Jewish guitarist claim ‘Stairway to Heaven’ ripped off his song
5/20/2014
Led Zeppelin toured with the late Randy California’s band Spirit in the late 1960s, and heard his song ‘Taurus’ two years before ‘Stairway’ was recorded.

Breslov Music Stars Unchanged by FameBreslov Music Stars Unchanged by Fame
3/28/2014
Ahead of Toronto show, Israeli hareidi music sensations reveal to local paper that Torah and music can go hand in hand.

Three Arab Countries Ban 'Noah' FilmThree Arab Countries Ban 'Noah' Film
3/11/2014
Qatar, Bahrain and UAE ban Hollywood take on story from Torah for 'provoking feelings,' others expected to follow.

Food writer Mark Bittman is kosher on food policyFood writer Mark Bittman is kosher on food policy
1/16/2014
Not the most orthodox vegetarian, Bittman advocates veganism — foregoing meat, poultry, fish, dairy or eggs — until evening.

Kosher Israeli food in Jamaica may tip tourismKosher Israeli food in Jamaica may tip tourism
12/26/2013
In bringing her mother’s cooking to Jamaica’s sandy synagogue, Israeli cook Vered Maoz is the answer to observant travelers’ culinary prayers.

Haredi singers defy stereotypes on TV reality showHaredi singers defy stereotypes on TV reality show
10/25/2013
For brothers Arie and Gil Gat, there’s no contradiction between being devout Jews and covering rock hits on ‘Rising Star’.

Second time’s the charm for DylanSecond time’s the charm for Dylan
9/29/2013
More than four decades after the biggest flop of his career, Bob Dylan releases an improbably good sequel.

Reggae band Rebulation makes music for the soulReggae band Rebulation makes music for the soul
9/22/2013
He writes music based on ‘tweaked’ Jewish prayers, but Eric Rachmany feels spiritual just sitting in his basketball shorts.

When Holocaust ripples meet the Delta bluesWhen Holocaust ripples meet the Delta blues
7/12/2013
The incredible story of how Zsuzsanna Eva becomes music star ZZ Ward — and finds out she’s Jewish along the way.

NY group The Shondes has nothing to be ashamed ofNY group The Shondes has nothing to be ashamed of
6/14/2013
With a mix of riot grrrl and rock ‘n’ roll, the Jewish foursome is busy putting out a new album and conquering the world.

Singer Alicia Keyes Applauded on Refusal to Yield to BDS CallsSinger Alicia Keyes Applauded on Refusal to Yield to BDS Calls
6/2/2013
Simon Wiesenthal Center applauds decision of R&B singer to go ahead with Tel Aviv concert despite calls to boycott Jewish state.

Defying Boycotts, Jagger, Stones, to Honor Israel’s 65th BirthdayDefying Boycotts, Jagger, Stones, to Honor Israel’s 65th Birthday
2/24/2013
Despite a barrage of attacks from British, European and U.S. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) groups, the Rolling Stones will perform in Jerusalem on Israel’s Independence Day.

G-d Was on Our SideG-d Was on Our Side
12/9/2012
Yeshiva students from Reishit Yerushalayim in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, have put on a song and dance for Hanukkah.

A recipe from the biblical cookbook: Lentil stewA recipe from the biblical cookbook: Lentil stew
11/28/2012
What’s inexpensive, but rich in nutritional value? A little legume that the Bible tells us made a stew so tempting that Esau sold his birthright for it.

Going carob — the healthy chocolate substituteGoing carob — the healthy chocolate substitute
9/23/2012
Known to many as 'St. John’s Bread' the carob does not look like a fruit, but rather a long, horn-shaped pod containing uniformly shaped seeds.

New look Matisyahu seeks new sparkNew look Matisyahu seeks new spark
6/27/2012
The reggae rap star dons a black kippah for part of his new video, but sticks with skinny jeans and scarves for a new artsy look.

Israeli culture festival to open amid unwelcoming atmosphere in UKIsraeli culture festival to open amid unwelcoming atmosphere in UK
6/5/2012
When SERET, the first London Israeli Film & Television Festival, launches on June 14, hopes for an open discussion about Israel are high, but police have been invited just in case.

New Musical Clip Provides Powerful Look at the Holy CityNew Musical Clip Provides Powerful Look at the Holy City
5/17/2012
With Yom Yerushalayim approaching, singer/songwriter Dovid releases a clip of his new song, 'Jerusalem – Eye of the Universe.'

Schmuck with a TruckSchmuck with a Truck
5/8/2012
With a side of wry, a new ‘schmucky’ deli truck in LA. This rolling restaurant for deli aficionados features the very unkosher Oy vey wrap.

Marley’s Israeli connectionMarley’s Israeli connection
4/11/2012
Ziggy Marley’s Israeli wife talks about her impressive career in the music industry. Orly took over the management of her husband's record label, Tuff Gong Worldwide.

Crumbs of comfort: Cannabis cookies are kosher for PassoverCrumbs of comfort: Cannabis cookies are kosher for Passover
4/5/2012
A licensed medicinal marijuana provider now offers therapeutic treats for the festival that are reportedly delicious.

The $25,000 Matzo Ball SoupThe $25,000 Matzo Ball Soup
4/2/2012
The annual Manischewitz Cook-Off has crowned a Princeton University student King of Kosher for his matzo ball soup. Prizes worth $25,000.

Precious Passover Pop PricelessPrecious Passover Pop Priceless
3/30/2012
The Fountainheads, all graduates and students of the Ein Prat Academy for Leadership, 'have joined forces to create a new holiday video.'

Recipe: Chocolate Babka for Purim!Recipe: Chocolate Babka for Purim!
2/24/2012
We bring you a tasty chocolate babka recipe for Purim! Traditional babka has some type of fruit filling, especially raisins.

Modernizing Hanukkah dishesModernizing Hanukkah dishes
12/25/2011
Chef Michelle Bernstein likes to reinterpret some of holiday dishes from her Latin-Jewish upbringing to celebrate Festival of Lights.

Matisyahu Comes CleanMatisyahu Comes Clean
12/14/2011
The artist formerly known as Matisyahu has given up his beard and, it seems, all pretenses of Orthodoxy. After posting photos to Twitter this morning.

Mehadrin Kosher Readymade Sushi? It Does ExistMehadrin Kosher Readymade Sushi? It Does Exist
12/6/2011
Simply Sushi sells several combinations of mehadrin kosher sushi throughout Israel. 'There is a big market for kosher sushi.'

Benefit Concert for Disabled IsraelisBenefit Concert for Disabled Israelis
10/25/2011
'Real happiness has nothing to do with reason. To be happy for no reason reaches out so much more,' said Rabbi Shlomo Katz.

I saw her standing there . . . outside the shulI saw her standing there . . . outside the shul
10/10/2011
Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney marries Jewish New Yorker Nancy Shevell in London; couple receive blessing at synagogue.

Jewish food: Herring and chopped liverJewish food: Herring and chopped liver
10/7/2011
Deanne Linder remembers food as something which defined her as Jewish. Ahead of Yom Kippur, she shares recipes for two of Jewish kitchen's main symbols.

Holiday Recipe: Pomegranates in AbundanceHoliday Recipe: Pomegranates in Abundance
9/23/2011
Pomegranates and Rosh Hashanah are a bit like turkey and Thanksgiving-there are always left-overs.

Recipe: Rosh Hashanah Black Eyed PeasRecipe: Rosh Hashanah Black Eyed Peas
9/2/2011
This article is the first of the Elul series that will focus on foods for Rosh Hashanah, with the intent of helping all of my readers to plan ahead.

NBC to Produce Israel's 'Pillars of Smoke' Mystery SeriesNBC to Produce Israel's 'Pillars of Smoke' Mystery Series
9/1/2011
The American NBC television network will be producing a series based on HOT's 'Timrot Ashan' Golan-based disappearance mystery.

Shabbat Recipe: Muffin or Meal?Shabbat Recipe: Muffin or Meal?
8/19/2011
We bring you muffins so healthy, tasty, and filling that they can make a meal!

Shabbat Recipe: Food for Love! and With Love!Shabbat Recipe: Food for Love! and With Love!
8/12/2011
Tisha B’av has come and gone and now happier occasions are on our agenda. We bring you a tasty asparagus recipe for your Shabbat table.

Shabbat Recipe: Fig and Goat Cheese SaladShabbat Recipe: Fig and Goat Cheese Salad
8/5/2011
Figs have double the amount of calcium than milk. So we bring you a creative and filling salad for the 9 days.

Shabbat Recipe: A Healthy Dessert to the RescueShabbat Recipe: A Healthy Dessert to the Rescue
7/29/2011
Let’s be honest, healthy and dessert are oxymorons. There are no really good desserts that are truly healthy.

Shabbat Recipe: Orange SoupShabbat Recipe: Orange Soup
7/22/2011
We bring you another delicious and healthy Shabbat recipe.....in the form of sweet orange soup!

Reggae band ‘getting goosebumps’ before 1st Jerusalem gigReggae band ‘getting goosebumps’ before 1st Jerusalem gig
7/21/2011
Music has always been a part of the spiritual context of Israel, bassist from Easy Star All-Stars tells us.

Yardbirds to perform in IsraelYardbirds to perform in Israel
7/5/2011
English 1960s rock band, which started careers of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, to play one gig at Tel Aviv's Barby club on October 29.

Weekly Shabbat Recipe: The Vegan Friday Night SpecialWeekly Shabbat Recipe: The Vegan Friday Night Special
7/1/2011
A healthful, parve shabbat treat with roots in the Babylonian Talmud.

Brighten Up Your Summer Shabbat TableBrighten Up Your Summer Shabbat Table
6/17/2011
This fast, easy vegetarian recipe will bring color and life to your Shabbat meals this summer with pink and purple quinoa!

Natalie Portman: Being a ballet dancer is like having a religious compulsionNatalie Portman: Being a ballet dancer is like having a religious compulsion
12/13/2010
In her new movie 'Black Swan' the Jewish film star says she modeled her character's compulsive nature on religious impulses which promote obsessive behavior.

Israeli chef rolls into the record books with largest falafelIsraeli chef rolls into the record books with largest falafel
5/23/2010
Weighing in at 10.9 kilograms and with a circumference of more than a meter, the falafel ball is expected to enter the Guinness Book Records.

Matisyahu teams up with DisneyMatisyahu teams up with Disney
5/23/2010
Reggae singer-songwriter has first track on new album featuring artists performing their favorite songs from classic cartoons.

Israeli museum unveils rare Renaissance manuscriptIsraeli museum unveils rare Renaissance manuscript
4/23/2010
Experts have completed the restoration of a Renaissance masterpiece – a Hebrew manuscript more than five centuries old.

Bob Dylan coming to IsraelBob Dylan coming to Israel
1/25/2010
While Dave Mathews Band cancels two concert dates, Israeli music fans may be comforted by expected arrival of folk legend for May 27 concert in Tel Aviv.

Rod Stewart on his way to IsraelRod Stewart on his way to Israel
1/22/2010
Veteran British singer's official website reports that Stewart, who already performed in Holy Land at height of his career in 1983, will return on July 1.

Exclusive Matisyahu Interview on New CD & Tour in IsraelExclusive Matisyahu Interview on New CD & Tour in Israel
10/2/2009
Jewish musician Matisyahu is returning to Israel for two concert with his new band Dub Trio. The singer's new album Light features positive, hopeful songs.

Kol Nidre, A New SongKol Nidre, A New Song
9/27/2009
In this video report, Jewish singer and songwriter Gil Akebayov sings his version of the famous words to the "Kol Nidre" prayer which begins the Yom Kippur liturgy.

The Skatalites to perform in IsraelThe Skatalites to perform in Israel
8/13/2009
Marking 45 years anniversary Ska and Reggae band The Skatalites will arrive in Israel for single concert at Tel Aviv's Barbie Club. Los Caparos chosen as opening gig.

Matisyahu releases new single 'One Day'Matisyahu releases new single 'One Day'
6/9/2009
Hasidic reggae star releases new single in which he prays for peace, harmony between all mankind. "It is an anthem of hope with a big beat - the kind of song that makes you bob your head and open your heart at the same time."

New Jewish Band 'Agadetah' Revives Ancient InstrumentsNew Jewish Band 'Agadetah' Revives Ancient Instruments
2/24/2009
Although Yaniv Shamay can rock out, he isn't interested in doing so. He's into creating gentle, soothing melodies on his santur.

Defiance for the Greater GoodDefiance for the Greater Good
2/6/2009
It is by far the best movie of the year. It is a filmic tribute to human will, perseverance, and freedom. And it perfectly captures the spirit of admirable defiance that has kept the Jewish people and the Jewish state alive against perilous odds.

The former Cat Stevens performs song for GazaThe former Cat Stevens performs song for Gaza
1/27/2009
Musician, converted and now calling himself Yusuf Islam, records new rendition of George Harrison song, with proceeds to be donated to UNRWA.

Jdub Records brings out new flavor in Jewish musicJdub Records brings out new flavor in Jewish music
1/19/2009
New York-based record label that brought you Matisyahu, Balkan Beat Box, aims to continue providing platform for new Jewish expression.

Stop! Hey! What's That Sound? Saturday Night in TapuachStop! Hey! What's That Sound? Saturday Night in Tapuach
1/14/2009
If you've traveled through Judea and Samaria in the last six months you've surely noticed the posters: Melave Malka in Tapuach Village!

The Forgotten Refugees: Tel Aviv PremierThe Forgotten Refugees: Tel Aviv Premier
12/24/2008
A movie documenting the destruction of ancient Jewish communities in the Middle East will be screened Monday night in Tel Aviv.

Israeli rock band Mashina to play in BrazilIsraeli rock band Mashina to play in Brazil
11/19/2008
Popular band invited by Jewish community to play in Rio de Janeiro. Members hope concert might lead to South American tour.

Celebrating Sabbath Music with Breslov
11/9/2008
Quite a few music albums have been released as well, all of them by musicians inspired by or following the Breslov way and teachings - and all of which are soaked through and through with spiritual sweetness.

The Rambam's personal side
10/26/2008
Joel Kraemer's biography of Maimonides is a fascinating showcase of the wealth of material discovered in recent years about the great thinker's life, including letters and writings in the "Great Eagle's" own handwriting.

Matisyahu the model
8/22/2008
Hasidic singer who combines Judaism with reggae, hip hop becomes designer Kenneth Cole's new icon of diversity. "Music crosses all boundaries and reaches everyone".

Ehud Banai to Play at Festival in Gush Etzion
8/11/2008
Newly religious singer headlines rock - reggae festival in Judea and Samaria with Rabbi Menachem Fruman.

Jewish Rock group Heedoosh makes Aliyah
6/22/2008
The core members of Jewish rock band Heedoosh have moved to Israel and will perform their first concert Monday June 23 in Jerusalem.

Celebrating Israel at the Apollo
5/29/2008
Grammy Award winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari takes stage at New York's legendary Apollo Theater as part of Big Apple's salute to Israel's 60th birthday.

Israeli singer cracks Billboard Top 10
2/18/2008
Yael Naim, a 29-year-old IDF veteran, earned Billboard's coveted "Hot Shot" designation last week with "New Soul," an English-language single.

The good..no, great…Badu
2/3/2008
She sang, drummed, danced and turned the evening into a gigantic party. Erykah Badu’s performance in Israel was pure magic even when she did nothing at all.

At Ra'anana's underground gallery
1/20/2008
The Israeli counterculture art scene is alive and growing, as can be seen both on the streets and hidden in basements.

Selling falafel to Eskimos
12/31/2007
Think it's impossible to sell ice to Eskimos? Try selling falafel in Alaska?

'Hava Nagila' enters race for Christmas No. 1 in Britain
12/17/2007
British singer Lauren Rose has released a modern version of traditional Jewish song "Hava Nagila," and gambling pundits have even given odds on the song to take the top spot in the U.K. Christmas pop charts.

Matisyahu, the Musical Maccabee
12/10/2007
Jewish Hassidic reggae star Matisyahu played a groundbreaking Chanukah show with Bob Marley's band, the Wailers – illuminating Manhattan's "Roseland" hall.


 


 
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