Maccabeats

Yeshiva University To Sell 10 Buildings Near Its Campus

Apartments, home to young Jewish couples, helped area revival.

02/28/2014
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Yeshiva University confirmed this week that it will soon sell 10 apartment houses in the immediate vicinity of its Washington Heights campus, helping to alleviate some of the school’s precarious financial situation, but at the same time threatening the Jewish character of the neighborhood.

Maccabeats Transformation

It's the season for Jewish a capella groups to create innovative original and parody music videos. Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Julian Horowitz of the the Maccabeats about their new video "Burn" and the transformation from being singers to global Jewish influencers.

The Maccabeats: "Burn"

The 2013 Maccabeats Chanukah Video, "Burn," originally performed by Ellie Goulding.

New Maccabeats Video: D'ror Yikra

What do you get when you mix the popular "Cups" tune with a classic Shabbat song? The latest video from the Maccabeats.

Eight Days Of Chanukah Videos: Day 4

The Maccabeats Latest Video- Shine

Music video for "Shine," an original 2012 song by the Maccabeats.


Video by Uri Westrich

Lyrics: http://www.maccabeats.com/resources/lyrics/

White House Hosts Jewish Heritage Month Festivities

05/17/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- President Obama hosted a reception for Jewish American Heritage Month.

The reception Tuesday was less formal than the inaugural one last year, with brief remarks and a small Marine Corps band playing klezmer music.

The 300 invitees included "grass-roots Jewish community leaders from across the country, rabbis, Members of Congress, and a broad range of leaders engaged in business, the arts, education, and public and community service," a White House official said.

Birthright Mega Event Comes To New York

Mayor Bloomberg, a surprise guest at Birthright Israel’s New York City Mega Event last night (May 4), tried to impress the sell-out audience at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with his Hebrew, greeting them with “mah nishmah?” (loosely, “what’s up?”).

But he botched it by emphasizing the first rather than the second syllable in “nishmah.”

Let My People… Sing Satires

Passover Soundtrack

04/12/2011
Special to the Jewish Week

Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers? Maybe it’s all those Jewish boys-turned-rappers showing up on YouTube, dressed in matching attire, grinning incessantly, singing Pesach lyrics to the tune of hip, popular songs.

Boy bands battle it out on YouTube: Members of Kol Ish, top, and Six13, above.
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