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  • Israeli star partnering with Sean Kingston for techno song

    It’s pretty apparent that doubling up with chart-climbing pop star Sean Kingston to make music is a pretty safe way to make it big: Justin Bieber did it, Nicki Minaj did too, as did Akon, Kanye West, and Dr Dre. Following in the footsteps of these rock stars is Israeli singer and Tel Aviv native Maital Dohan. The… More ▸

  • Jay-Z the Maccabee

    Chanukah came a bit early for folks in Brooklyn, after hip-hop prodigy Jay-Z borrowed a menorah from a Brooklyn resident, and lit a candle on the menorah for each of the eight nights he performed at the new Barclay center. Jay-Z fan Amit Wehle was ecstatic when his brother-in-law, who was Jay-Z’s concert producer, asked if he… More ▸

  • 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 ▸