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
There is no question that music can play an important role in our lives. Like when a certain song comes up on the radio (or on your playlist), and immediately you can feel the wind on your face and…smell the salty air as you are transported to the summer before 11th grade. It is no less important in the lives of our children. As soon as I became a mom, I realized that everything could be put to a melody. We made up little ditties about our kids’ names, about the way they… >> Read More