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  • Madonna to combine both Israel shows

    Giving up on peace already? Madonna was supposed to have two shows in Israel — one that would debut her MDNA moniker (aka I’m young and cool so I can shorten my name like texting people do) and the other one added after and was titled “Concert for Peace.” But her promotional staff announced today… More ▸

  • ‘Somebody That I Used To Know,’ in Hebrew

    We’re all talking about Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” and rightly so: The song is awesome. The crazy YouTube sensation has had over 175 million views and if you enter the song into a YouTube search, you’ll wind up with countless amazing covers. (“Glee” has already covered the song in a recent episode, so you know it’s a hit).
    Roi Lavi and the Good Guys have taken covering the song to a whole new level. Not only have they translated the song into Hebrew (which sounds possibly more awesome than the English version), but they’ve covered a cover — Walk Off the Earth’s version of the song, where six people play one instrument. With a new Middle Eastern vibe, the Hebrew version features an oud and even a high-pitched guy wearing a kippah.
    Check out the Roi Lavi and the Good Guys version here:
    Watch the original after the jump More ▸

  • The great Beastie Boys Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Poll!

    Congratulation to the Jewish kings of hip-hop, Mike D (Michael Diamond), MCA (Adam Yauch) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) — the Beastie Boys — who didn’t sleep till Cleveland, and were recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The Hall of Fame listed Beastie Boys songs that are considered “essential,”… More ▸

  • Bono writes a note, draws a dog at a Jerusalem hotel

    Israelis still can’t get over how cool they are for being the tourism and partying destination of Bono, and apparently the U2 frontman and person-who-makes-you-feel-bad-about-yourself-for-not-doing-enough-good-deeds is also a sketch artist. Staffers at Jerusalem’s famed King David Hotel came across this note that Bono left in the hotel guestbook, where he wrote that (and it took… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys scared parents back in 1986

    BuzzFeed uploaded this video yesterday, and we decided to pay our favorite three Jewish rappers a tribute in honor of their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here is a video from 1986 of Oprah Winfrey interviewing Tipper Gore, scared parents, rockers and other people with mullets and big hair about that… More ▸

  • Israeli band to perform on Holocaust Remembrance Day… in Germany

    The globally acclaimed Israeli music group Balkan Beat Box is scheduled to perform in Munich Wednesday as part of its European tour. Normally, this would hardly merit an upturned eyebrow, but Wednesday evening is the start of Holocaust Remembrance Day — which in Israel is marked by a complete shutdown of all entertainment and cultural… More ▸

  • Bar Mitzvah Rap Wars: Drake vs. Bobb’e J

    You thought that Drake was the first rapper to bring the party to the shul? Think again. Only three years ago, a young promising rapper named Bobb’e J. Thompson came out with “Bro Mitzvah,” which… you’re just going to have to see for yourselves. Bobb’e J is also known for his roles in “30 Rock,”… More ▸

  • Drake re-bar mitzvah makes the best R-rated party

    Drake released the music video for his song “HYFR” (Hell Yeah F***ing Right) and it is quite, umm, festive. The song begins with real footage of little Drake (or Aubrey Graham, which is his real name) saying “Mazal Tov” and dancing with fellow young Jews, as we find out he is a late bloomer, since… More ▸

  • “Mighty Max” Weinberg’s drumming is his tikkun olam

    Max Weinberg of E Street Band fame will be stopping by the National Museum of American Jewish History on Tuesday night prior to Bruce Springsteen’s gigs the next two nights at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The “Mighty Max,” as the Boss calls his longtime drummer, will be talking not only about his many… More ▸