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Orthodox Jewish Musicians

Nissim Black, the former gangsta rapper who is now an Orthodox Jewish father of six in Beit Shemesh, Israel, returned to New York last week to headline concerts in Passaic, NJ and at the Israeli Consulate in New York. Along his journey, he has taken rap music and imbued it […]
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Nissim Black, the Orthodox Jewish rapper who has made a new life for himself and found new musical inspiration in Israel was interviewed by Sheinelle Jones on The Today Show this week. Raised in a non-Jewish household, Black started rapping as a teen and eventually found Orthodox Judaism as not […]
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19-year-old Yanky Hill flew back to Jerusalem this week after spending time in Ukraine and then New York with friends. As a singer who is making his own way, despite the family footsteps of his brother Singer Ari Hill and his grandfather, actor Steven Hill, he recently released a song […]
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14-year-old Dvora Polak, an avid musician who has been homebound for several years due to a rare condition, was excited to perform before a large virtual audience at Chai Lifeline’s Chanukah Gala. She says that she was shocked by a “wonderful surprise” when Kenny G and Andrea Bocelli, among other […]
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What’s your 2020 theme song? That was the talk on social media this week after Spotify released its annual year-in-review, called Spotify Unwrapped, telling each listener the one song he or she played more than any other. I didn’t need Spotify’s help.  My most-played song is the same song as […]
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What’s your 2020 theme song? That was the talk on social media this week after Spotify released its annual year-in-review, called Spotify Unwrapped, reminding each listener the one song he or she played more than any other. I didn’t need Spotify’s help.  My most-played song is the same song as […]
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Rare Combo: Religious Jew Takes Jazz Music Scene by Storm Israeli saxophonist and jazz singer Daniel Zamir was born to secular parents in Petah Tikva, but while studying at a prestigious New York university, he found a connection to the Jewish faith and returned to Israel as a reborn Jew, […]
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