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Debut in Review: Yisroel Werdyger, Bayis Neeman

February 05, 2009 8 min read

Debut in Review: Yisroel Werdyger, Bayis Neeman an album review by Mendel “the Sheichet” When we fist heard Yisroel Werdyger on the 2008 Oorah compilation CD, we were not left with very high expectations. We mostly assumed that the audition he won to be featured on the CD was a fix or at least that [&hellip
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February 02, 2009 0 min read

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Lost Albums: Part II

January 30, 2009 3 min read

It seems like half the people I talk to who are in involved in the Jewish music business are 30 year old guys. They’ve brought about tremendous change and on the whole, they’ve created an energy, an excitement and a level of enthusiasm that was has only benefited Jewish music. But I have news for [&hellip
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How far is too far when you wanna be a rock-star?

January 24, 2009 5 min read

an article by Mendel “the Sheichet” As Jewish music has progressed, more and more artists have drawn influence from secular sounds. From the day Reb Shlomo picked up a guitar for a novel approach in singing nigunim, the fates of Hassidic and secular music have been tightly intertwined. Not that drawing secular influence into Jewish [&hellip
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Over and Over Again

January 21, 2009 2 min read

Seems to me baseball has it right. When a really outstanding player ends his career, his number is retired along with him, never to be used again. Babe Ruth’s number three will never again be work by a member of the New York Yankees. Number forty two on the New York Mets will forever belong [&hellip
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Our Lips Are Sealed

January 20, 2009 2 min read

Let me say this up front. I am not whining. The purpose of this post is not to complain about something that exists for a very good reason. It’s just to give all you guys out there an understanding of what we girls deal with on an everyday basis. I’m talking about Kol Isha. Right [&hellip
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Shea Rubenstein: Ohavti

January 19, 2009 4 min read

While Shea Rubenstein has been singing for more than twenty years, he is a relative newcomer to the Jewish music scene. A trained chazzan, he is slowly but surely but making his mark as a singer as well. His voice is pleasant and easy to listen to, especially on the slower songs. All in all, [&hellip
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