Entries tagged with “Maccabeats”.

The traditional holiday posting for this Purim gathers music and filmed images, all fun I hope, related to this fun holiday.It’s probably the easiest Jewish holiday to cover :-)


(video source rogatkaproductions)


The first clip shows a Western version of the Purim story.


(video source CantorStephanieShore)


PurimShpiels are staged all over the world, here is one filmed in Boca Raton, Florida.


(video source bluesdance)


… and a tenor’s version with songs from Livorno and Tunis.


(video source CafeComTorah)


The Maccabeats music seldom misses such happy occasions.


(video source goddessbuzz)


The Hamantaschen Song is sang by a group named Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad (is there such a thing? :-) )


source http://www.areyvut.org/resources/holidays_observances/purim/


So go out, put a mask or at least a smile on your face, sing or listen to a Purim song, forget diets and eat some Hamantaschen, it’s Purim!

Hag Purim Sameah!

source http://www.dogonews.com/2010/12/13/video-of-the-week-jam-to-this-hanukkah-beat


As the whole Jewish world prepares to light tomorrow night the first candle of the Hanukkah festival, I searched the net as I always do for the traditional round of significant clips, songs, images related to the holiday to post on ‘The Catcher in the Sand’. It always is a rather easier task on Hanukkah than for many other holidays, as the positive and heroic message of this holiday translates in a lot of music and joy. So I decided to focus more the search this time and gather some of the more significant pieces of music created and posted in the last year in Jewish American and Israeli musical space. My findings were amazing. In two words – Hanukkah Rocks!


(video source westdawg63)


(video source MaccabeatsChannel)


My favorite holidays band are the Maccabeats – the chorus of the New York Yeshiva University. This was a great year for them with a performance at the White House praised by president Obama, the release of their first CD and a tour in Israel.


(video source einpratfountainheads)


The Ein Prat Fountainheads are a group of Israeli singers and dancers, students or graduates of the Israeli Academy for Leadership. Their life and studies are about ‘working to create a new Israeli-Jewish identity and building a strong and diverse community that celebrates Jewish life’.


(video source MatisyahuTVSME)


This was a year of changes also for the alternative and reggae singer Matisyahu, who recently announced that he gave up the Hassidic Jew appearance and mode of life in search for other forms of spirituality. Good luck to him – what is important is that he will keep doing good music.

To all my friends – Hag Hanukkah Sameakh!

They say that Not Everyday is Purim, but today it is (or almost)! We went out for a morning walk in Herzlya and the streets were full of Queens Esther, brave Mordechai’s and Gadhafi’s … uh … sorry … Haman’s. Let’s see what new, interesting and fun material can be found on the Internet about this holiday.

(video source MaccabeatsChannel)

The Maccabeats are a a capella group formed in 2007 by students at the Yeshiva University. You can learn about them and hear their music at http://www.maccabeats.com/. Here they are with a Purim song put on the net a few days ago.

(video source einpratfountainheads)

The same song gets here an interpretation mixing rap and dance in the Israeli landscape coming from a group named The Fountainheads.

(video source kartiv2)

Here is a home video by a musician from Israel named Sivan (she writes it C-van) Yihye whose videos on youTube are really fun.

Hag Purim Sameach!