Dan Kaufman and his band Barbez blend jazz, rock, liturgical melodies, and Italian neo-realism on ‘Bella Ciao’
As Matisyahu tours on ‘Spark Seeker,’ will his pop fans snuff out the spiritual fire that lifted him to the top of the charts?
Gabriel Balachsan, found dead this week at age 37, turned a troubled interior life into powerful art
The short-lived Orthodox band made pop and funk the focus of their religious outreach—and then split up
The Juggalos, fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, are to hip hop what the Hasidic movement was to Judaism
You won’t hear Nicki Minaj covers or nasty critiques—or female voices—on this YouTube series, but you might find a Jewish star
Sorry, guys. Bulletproof Stockings—drummer Dalia Shusterman and singer-songwriter Perl Wolfe—plays for women only.
The music mogul and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer talks about his faith in God, rockstar Kabbalah, and the soundtracks of life
A recent wave of performances turns Jewish composers into shadow images defined only by their status as Hitler’s victims
Orthodox Jews new to insular traditions try to integrate the two worlds of strict religion and artistic self-expression
The quest to rediscover the mysterious pianist Ignace Tiegerman led through Cairo, Italy, and the ghost of Bruno Schulz
Why Justin Bieber, Elton John, Madonna, and, yes, Alicia Keys, love to play Tel Aviv—and why Israel loves them back
The ‘Color Purple’ author showed more than just naivete in penning an open letter to the pop star. She also showed ignorance.