The musician’s biographer sets the record straight on the singer’s Jewishness and complex relationship to his family’s Holocaust history
From Radiohead to Justin Bieber to Guns N’ Roses, the stars are a-comin’ to Israel
Banai, who died yesterday at 55, was part of a wave of Israeli artists who derived meaning and inspiration from religious texts their secular Zionist forebears had spurned
As expected, Dylan didn’t show to the Nobel ceremony in Stockholm over the weekend. But his speech—and Patti Smith’s rendition of ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’—created a moving moment.
Justin Bieber is performing in Tel Aviv in May. No word yet as to which Hebrew tattoo he’ll get this time around, or whether or not he’ll meet with Bibi in the Holy Land.
Live from Toronto’s Beth Tzedec Congregation, Unorthodox talks to novelist David Bezmozgis and opera singer Julie Nesrallah
The son of a South African Jew who was the former guitarist for Yes, Grouplove’s drummer and in-house producer has hit his stride as the band embarks on a world tour for its third studio album, ‘Big Mess’
A mini interview with two rising stars in the Jewish rap game
Let Yemeni-Israeli rocker-sisters A-WA take you on a dance tour of Old Jaffa
‘Sweeter Than Life’ (‘Metuka MeHachaim’) by ‘Eretz Nehederet’ tells the story of a man who meets a number of women. And a fish.
This week on Unorthodox, Miss Hitler 2016, plus writer and ‘domestic first responder’ Christopher Noxon and rock critic Jim Derogatis
With a new album in the works and a summer tour already underway, HAIM is ready to help you feel all the summertime feels
‘The Goyim Know,’ which blames the Jews for positive liberal developments in American society, is a bar mitzvah hit waiting to happen
With Coldplay, it’s always yellow
After entering the contest as a joke, PingPong was disavowed by Israeli authorities after a controversial performance
Daniel Brenner, the rabbi and musician behind Klezmer Aerobics, hopes to have you schvitzin’ like it’s the 1880s
The New Budapest Orpheum Society’s record of Jewish stage and film music from 1925-1955 provides a window into Jewish artistry during tough times
On the first night of Hanukkah, Hasidic rockers Bulletproof Stockings played New York’s Webster Hall
It’s bluegrass meets the Festival of Lights
Lawsuit lists NBC Universal, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and rapper Eazy-E’s widow, among others
Mordechai Ben David’s “Maaminim” closed out Tovale+’s show and it was fantastic
Israelis come out in force to support those performers who support them
An al-Qaida compound contained a 1,500-cassette audio library containing sermons, intimate conversations, and music. There’s no N.W.A. or Streisand, but there is an Algerian-Jewish songwriter.
A documentary about the late singer, which features never-before-seen footage, opened over the holiday weekend
Good tunes, curated for a festive barbecue or a well-deserved weekend on your couch
Could you be loved?
In 1933, Nazis stopped Ernest Drucker from performing a concerto. 80 years later, his son completed it.
Like Annie Hall, HBO’s new Cobain film, Montage of Heck, shows us that pain is a valuable—and beautiful—lesson
Facing BDS pressure, singer cites ‘challenge’ of performing in both Tel Aviv and Ramallah
Jewish rocker battling cancer, ‘grateful’ for prayers