I know this topic interests many of you. I just purchased a booklet entitled, "Ki Dvar Hashem Baza" ["For they have denigrated the word of G-d"]. It's subtitled: an explanation of the sources & influences of secular music on the "chareidi" pop music idols. Published by "HaVaad LeNegina Yehudit" [committee for Jewish music], its author is one Efraim Luft from Bnei Brak.I haven't seen Luft's book yet, but I've addressed some of his published articles in the past. See here for some links.
He has approbations [haskamos] from a Rav in Tifrach and a Rav in Bnei Brak, quotations from various Chareidi Rabbanim, including a "Kriya Kodesh" from the Beis Din of Rav Wasner [Vosner] in Bnei Brak.
I will try reporting back to you of any interesting items I find here, either via e-mail or my blog. He also mentions that copies IN ENGLISH can be ordered from him at
6 Rechov HaRav Toledano
Tel. 03-619-1973; 054-846-0068
[from outside Israel, drop the zero and add the country code, 972].
KFAR's Adam Davis writes:
Rabbinical School Dropouts @ Empty Bottle Aug 19 http://kfarcenter.com/blog/2007/06/01/rabbinical-school-dropouts-empty-bottle-aug-19/Heshy writes:
Also, planning a fall (debut) tour for Aharit Hayamim. Interesting act and I think has a lot of potential here.
We already are nailing down dates, but interested parties can visit http://myspace.com/aharithayamim and contact me at email@example.com
KFAR got a bunch of press for hosting the recent final show at Chicago's Hothouse, featuring Zohar.
My cousin- by coincidence named Avi Fried has this Jewish rock group that is trying to gain puhblicity any way, you may be able to a piece on them? http://www.levitikusmusic.com/about_us.htmlKorrine Fitz writes:
Shalom,I suggest looking at the J-Walking albums to see if they'll work.
Do you have any ideas of how I can obtain music for a Jewish aerobics class for teens?!
Any help would be appreciated.