Thursday, April 22, 2021

Shavous Is Coming

A Karaite setting of an ancient piyut for Shavuot. It's apparently unclear if the author, Elyakim, was Karaite or Rabbinic.

Ronnu Shamayim Shavuot Song (w/translation and transliteration)

Ronnu Shamayim (Shavuot Song) Instrumental

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Eschew Censorship

Came across this channel the other day. Someone, presumably a Chasid/Yeshiva community member, who wanted to be able to listen to secular pop instrumentals with plausible deniability, uploaded an album of "Munkatcher nigunim" to YouTube. Here's "Nigun L'harchakas Sheidim [a melody to keep away demons].

Sunday, January 17, 2021

"World Of Good" Arranged and Performed by Tali Yess Lyrics by Moshe Yess OBM

Can't believe it's already been ten years. A beautiful tribute to Moshe Yess Z"L... His son Tali Yess releases a cover of a song Moshe wrote to mark his tenth yahrtzeit.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

From the mailbag... Orthoglocks

From the mailbag:

After a somewhat short to medium length hiatus from releasing new music, Orthoglocks is the latest (and first of 2021) Edd Bundy 'Themed' beat tape to be released.
Basically taking things back to ancestral roots, this instrumental album embodies and delves into the Jewish musical world whilst adding the usual Edd Bundy sounding Hip Hop twist on things.

The entire project is available on a "name your price" basis via Bandcamp, just trying to brighten up the day of a few people along the way in a time where importance lies on a few laughs, a few smiles and some really good Hip Hop.


01 Bund The Edd
02 Hella Greater
03 Going AvraHAM
04 Its Shalom Shot
05 Jank Coy
06 Tumbala Liker
07 Dreidilla (Skit)
08 Eights
09 Jew Shot Yananana
10 Synagogue Chess
11 Halev Ready

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

From the mailbag...

Rabbi Moshe Friedman writes:

For the Chanukah period, I thought you’d be interested in covering this year’s most exciting new Chanukah music video.  “Light One More” by Rav Mo is a hip-hop/pop breakout song, produced by a Grammy award-winning producer and mastered at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London.

With a message of increasing light in the darkness, it addresses some of the difficulties of families separated during the Covid lockdown.  For more information please see the attached press release and photograph.

The video can be viewed here: Rav Mo - Light One More feat. Yoni Shine - Hanukkah - YouTube

Monday, December 07, 2020

From the mailbag...

Ari Goldwag writes:

I just put out a new video, and I'd love it if you'd share it on your blog.
I really try to create songs with meaningful lyrics and music, as well as videos with good content - the idea behind the video is that the lyrics speak of our trust in Hashem (Bitachon) and our ecstatic song for all the good He does for us. I tried to express that in the imagery of the caterpillar (our hope for the future) and the butterflies - the beautiful expression of Hashem's kindness that comes when we wait for it.
Thanks so much,
Ari Goldwag

Lehrhaus on Hanan Ben Ari

Don't Summarize Me On Wikipedia

Monday, November 09, 2020

Lord Rabbi Sacks ZT"L on Jewish Music

A worthwhile interview with the late Chief Rabbi in which he shares some thoughts on the importance of Jewish music in several places.
Listen here:  Behind the Bima