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Orthodox Jews in Music

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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While the centuries-old prohibition of women singing in front of men may have historically kept some women from launching careers in music, the outlet of Instagram is providing a surprising new venue for talent. While a decade ago the idea of such a platform setting the stage for success would […]
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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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Psychologist and Chabad mother of six, Sarah Dukes was previously well-known for award-winning songwriting. But in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic, she has become renowned for her tenacity, faith and positive thinking. Her husband Rabbi Yudi Dukes (Chaim Schneur Zalman Yehuda ben Hinda Yocheved) became one of the longest-hospitalized […]
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“We have so much more in common as human beings, than we are different from each other… Once you see that, through the power of music especially, you can bring people together and set an example. This was one of my goals. [To] encourage being Frum and encourage sticking to […]
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“I got an opportunity to [sing the Star-Spangled Banner at MLB] baseball games [through] Universal, and coming into such a place where you see tens of thousands of people, being who I am, the way I look, to just go onto the field and singing, there’s a moment there where […]
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“I got an opportunity to [sing the Star-Spangled Banner at MLB] baseball games [through] Universal, and coming into such a place where you see tens of thousands of people, being who I am, the way I look, to just go onto the field and singing, there’s a moment there where […]
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