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  • Edon Pinchot’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ highlights

    Farewell, Jewish Justin Bieber!
    Edon Pinchot, the kid, the smooth voice, and the yarmulke, was eliminated from “America’s Got Talent” last night at the semifinals stage.
    It was quite the run for the 14-year-old Sabbath observant heartthrob from Skokie, Ill. During his final act, judge Howie Mandel told him that he is “the best singer of the competition.” In fact, Mandel commented on Edon’s Judaism several times, including his repeated insistence that “Jew are terrific!”
    So now Edon returns to the Ida Crown Jewish Academy in Chicago as a minor celebrity with a bright future, and we have these videos:
    1. Auditions: “Good Life” by One Republic

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  • Be a Shabbat star with ‘Call Me Maybe,’ Jewish version

    Here’s yet another version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s catchy song “Call Me Maybe” — this time Jewish style featuring “Lecha Dodi,” the prayer of Shabbat acceptance. Yes, making versions of “Call Me Maybe” is so two months ago (eternity in Internet time), but this video was posted a while back but didn’t get much love, so… More ▸

  • Jewish kid sings with Springsteen

    James Oppenheim, who moved to Israel with his wife and eight(!) children, took four of them back to the States for an East Coast trip. Oppenheim discovered that Bruce Springsteen was performing in Boston, decided to take his clan from New York to Beantown, and won a lottery for front-row seats to the concert. His… More ▸

  • Lollapalooza is coming to Israel next summer

    The popular touring festival will make its way to the Holy Land — on August 20-22, 2013 at Tel Aviv’s HaYarkon Park. In a video posted to the festival’s official website, festival creator and  “Jane’s Addiction” singer Perry Farrell explained his decision to bring the festival to Tel Aviv, saying that in a recent visit… More ▸