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The Hasidic Hipsters Of Zusha Are Here To Rock The World Of Jewish Music

HuffingtonPost.com | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion

The three members of Zusha were raised amid varying flavors of Jewish culture. But call Zusha a “Jewish band,” and the musicians will balk...

Yoga Deepens Its Roots in the West

Ravé Mehta | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ravé Mehta

What happens when over 3,000 yoga practitioners converge in the middle of the high desert to celebrate four days of yoga, kirtan, and music? Bhakti...

The 28 Lessons You Learn On Birthright

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 08.07.2014 | College

Who would’ve thought that sleeping in the desert, riding camels, and eating an unlimited supply of hummus would make for the perfect week-and-a-half...

A Roots Music Sacrifice: A Review of Matisyahu's Akeda

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Matisyahu's new album, Akeda, is almost pure roots music, with a little dancehall sprinkled in the mix. It's the kind of album you put on when you need to get away, or shut the bedroom door and just kick-back, soaking in the music.

Conversations With Phillip Phillips, Matisyahu (With 'Hard Way' Exclusive), Elizaveta and Filmmaker Kristian Day

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Phillip, the songs on Behind The Light -- not exactly a light album -- seem deeper or a little more introspective than those of your previous album, The World From The Side Of The Moon. What was the creative process like for this new one?

WATCH: Star's Son Performs One Of His Hits

Posted 06.18.2013 | Parents

He didn't win his famous father's "Live Like A Warrior" cover contest, but Matisyahu's adorable little boy likely has the chance to perform with Dad -...

LOOK: Back, And Cuter Than Ever

Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents

You may remember these endearing young music fans from their pitch-perfect music video for Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know," which went viral la...

Chaim Potok's Asher Lev Still Lives

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Did I mention that he is a Hasidic Jew? Asher Lev makes Matisyahu look like beat-boxing was never meant for anything more racy than a bar mitzvah.

The Hottest Live Music Picks For Early February

Posted 02.05.2013 | Chicago

Pitchfork has been announced and Beyonce is coming, but there's no need to wait until summer to dig into Chicago's top-notch shows happening around th...

"Speechless": A Chat with Sebastian Mikael (and Video Premiere), Plus Matisyahu & WilliamPaid's Hurricane Relief Efforts

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Hanukkah Miracle Of Re-dedication

Matisyahu | Posted 02.09.2013 | Religion
Matisyahu

There is always something -- a little spark of divinity, a little oil to make a ray of light to shine in the darkness -- something we can take hold of and use to re-build our lives. All it takes is a little light, a little hope to get started.

Matisyahu One Year After Infamous Haircut

Steve Karras | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

Much has been made of Matisyahu since he took clippers to his dangling beard and side-curls, 86'd the black fedora and shockingly emerged from his Hasidic outer shell one year ago.

Dog Ears Music: Kill the Turkey Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Gregory & The Hawk, The O'Jays, Cory Williams, Elvis Costello, Thelonious Monk and more.

5 Things To Do In Denver This Week

Posted 09.04.2012 | Denver

This week brings a variety of activities for Denver residents looking for things to do around the city. For the first time in it's short 4-year his...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Possession

Dan Persons | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The Possession, mustered up enough atmosphere, dramatic tension, and credible performances to merit it more attention than is usually given to films shoveled into the traditional Labor Day dumping bin.

In Defense of Matisyahu

Amram Altzman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Teen
Amram Altzman

Matisyahu's music and the Jewish themes that have inspired much of his work haven't changed. What have changed are his own, deeply personal convictions and practices.

Matisyahu's Transformation Isn't Unique

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.16.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

If we learn anything from Matisyahu's very public religious transformation it should be that our identity isn't static. Our lives are journeys.

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

Posted 07.21.2012 | Entertainment

For fans of the 90s, this week was a hella rad week for music. Not only did Green Day release its new midtempo jam "Oh Love," but pop-ska rockers No D...

Transformed Matisyahu Gets 'Groovy' With New Album

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK — A chapter in one of the most unusual spiritual journeys ended in, of all places, a Supercuts. It was in one of the chain's salons on...

Matisyahu's Search For Authenticity

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

In the 24 months that Matisyahu worked on this album, one wonders if he found what he was looking for or is still searching. Did he find diamonds or did he find dirt?

Matisyahu And The Pitfalls Of The Charismatic Leader

Rabbi Ben Greenberg | Posted 08.05.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Ben Greenberg

His move away from his religious observance, and thus his role as a cultural icon and leader for religious Jewry, took another dramatic step today.

Matisyahu Uncovers His Head, Religious Jews React

Elad Nehorai | Posted 08.05.2012 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

Six months ago, Matisyahu shaved off his beard. Yesterday, he posted a picture of himself not wearing a kippah. The world didn't react, but the Jewish world let out another anguished cry.

Temple Israel: Drake's Bar Mitzvah Video Not So Kosher

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Drake’s bawdy re-bar mitzvah-themed music video for new single “HYFR (Hell Yeah F----ing Right)” may have more than 1.6 million YouTube views, b...

WATCH: Jewish Reggae Star Performs Inspiring Duet With Boy Battling Cancer

Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact

When Luke Weber joined Matisyahu on stage to sing "One Day" -- a song that calls for hope -- he brought the lyrics to life. Luke is fighting cance...

Matisyahu Kicks Photographer, Apologizes

Posted 12.23.2011 | Entertainment

First Matisyahu lost his beard; now, he's lost his cool. The devoutly religious reggae rapper, who shocked the Jewish world when he shed his trademark...