There are a lot of things we want for Mother's Day, but this one is most certainly an unexpected (but very welcome!) gift.
The Maccabeats — possibly our favorite Jewish a cappella group — have…released a moving tribute to their own Jewish moms, just in time for Mother's Day. While the short video lacks the shtick and the sparkle of other Maccabeats releases, this one is sure to melt your heart. The song is a cover of Kodaline's "I Wouldn't Be." The lyrics are simple and touching: "I wouldn't… >> Read More
If you haven't noticed, we're on somewhat of a Hanukkah song beat. And in a world inundated with Christmas songs, we can't say we're mad about it.
So, on the 6th night of Hanukkah, we gift you the…most heartwarming Hanukkah song on YouTube: a wholesome rendition of the timeless song about the Maccabee's fight for freedom. You might recognize Yoni and Nina Tokayer from their cover of Matisyahu's "One Day" that went viral a couple years ago. The Israeli couple, known together as Yonina (a hybrid of Nina and Yoni), are famous… >> Read More
With the Festival of Lights just days away, we here at Kveller were beginning to worry that we wouldn't get a fresh holiday bop. Thankfully, everyone's favorite Jewish a capella group, Six13,…answered all of our prayers. Last night the six-man, New York-based group dropped their latest Hanukkah-themed parody: an adaptation of Queen's iconic song, "Bohemian Rhapsody." At first glance, the video for "Bohemian Chanukah" is a little spooky. But once you get past the boys' floating heads —reminiscent of Queen's video — the lyrics are quite… >> Read More
The Jewish bluegrass band Nefesh Moutain has written a moving song in memory of the 11 victims of Saturday's Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.
Husband and wife team Eric Lindberg…and Doni Zasloff — who is also known as the Jewish children's musician Mama Doni — wrote this heartfelt tune the night after the terrible massacre, as a way to "cope with the fear and sadness" that they, like the rest of us, are feeling. It is appropriately called "Tree of Life," and it's the… >> Read More
I'm always on the lookout for new music. This is why I was excited when I discovered the song "I Want to Hear Somebody Pray," which was covered by the Jewish American band Nefesh Mountain. It's…originally a Caribbean song that the band fell in love with. The founders of the band are a husband and wife team: Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff who are also joined by Sam Bush, Mark Schatz, Scott Vestal, Rob Ickes, and Gary Oleyar. They describe themselves as "pioneers of a new sound where Jewish Sprit and Soul meet with… >> Read More