Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Very Vishnitz Christmas!

The nuns at the Beit Jimal monastary in Israel sang R' Chaim Banet's "Avinu Av Harachaman" as part of their Christmas services.

Here's the video:

אבינו אב הרחמן של ר' חיים בנט במיסת חג המולד בבית גמאל from bhol on Vimeo.

More commentary on this at Life in Israel, where I found this.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Family Badchen

Mishpacha Magazine profiles badchen/Composer Pinky Weber in "Pinky's Prayer"

8th Day - All You Got Video

This is well done. Love how these guys are blending chassidus w/contemporary music and a creative video concept.

More On Gangnam Style אויף יידיש

Rokhl posts the lyrics/translation here.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Frum Satire Is Hot-Chani Watching!

Details here: Will Lipa Schmeltzer be put in cherem for featuring Hot Chanies in his latest video?

Minhag Avoyseyni B'yudeyni - Chanukah Violin

The violin(ce) starts about 3 minutes in to this clip. There's an old Chassidish minhag for the rebbe to play violin while the candles are burning. Presumably, the first rebbe to do this could play one.

Move Over, MBD!

Rokhl writes "Move Over Dschinghis Khan, Gangam Style Has Arrived in Boro Park."


Sunday, December 09, 2012


Apparently, It's "Plug Your Friend's Video" Season

Motti Engel forwards a link to a video he shot of David Ross singing a Chanukah version of songs by Alicia Keys  and Rihanna. (Does anyone know why so many frum guys feel compelled to cover black women singer material?)

Meanwhile, 'Sam Gel' writes: "Hi My friend is a Newcomer in the Chasidic World he sings Amazingly good please Upload this clip to your Website So others can see it & Advertise him. Thank You!"


 Not my speed, but maybe you'll like 'em?

Lipa Schmeltzer's Chanuka Video

Friday, December 07, 2012

It's Been A While Since We Had A Post About A Ban....

so here's one... just in time for Chanukah!

 Failed Messiah posts "Williamsburg Hasidim Attack Cancer Charity, Causing Ban" about a controversy over a charity fundraiser event featuring live entertainment that was protested in Williamsburg. He calls it a ban in his translation of the text, which is not correct. The text asks people to call and protest to the organization, it does not ban the organization/event. At any rate, the organization wound up blocking the live stream of the event from IP blocks in Williamsburg (and perhaps other neighborhoods. Viewers who logged in from those areas were greeted with a message reading "OOPS! Sorry, due to rabbinical guidance, our video stream can not stream to the IP address of your neighborhood." See the FM link for a screen cap. Oy!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Still More... Pella Hanukkah Mashup

Pella Productions just released their first coed video in partnership with Check this Hanukkah mashup! They are now offering co-ed acapella groups for events!

Post-Sandy Reggae Chanukah

Well done, ROCKAZION!

Just because Chanukah is coming...

doesn't mean we can't appreciate a lovely Yom Kippur song... Check this!

Hanukkah Lovin'

Michelle Citrin is singin' 'bout Hanukkah Lovin'.

Hurricane Sandy Destroys Jewish Singer's Home

Details at NY Times in "Artifacts of a Music Career, Gone With the Storm's Roar.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Banjos and Guitar Lightning Deals at Amazon today

If you're on the market for a good banjo, or an electric guitar, Amazon has a bunch of Deering Banjos and Schechter guitars coming up on lightning deals today. Watch this link, Amazon Lightning Deals for the offers. Some good deals to be had today!