Passover is nearly here! And if you've been anxiously awaiting a fresh new parody video to celebrate, Jewish a cappella group Six13 — the singers who brought us the recent Hanukkah hit, "Bohemian…Chanukah" — has got you covered. This years' tune is "A Lion King Passover," and it's a medley of songs from the Disney animated movie-turned-Broadway show (and soon to be live action film). It's got pretty much everything you'd expect: catchy, Jewy lyrics ("I'm eating a matzah!" subs quite nicely for "Hakuna matata!"); slightly silly… >> Read More
Spring is nearly here, but, like... is it?? Here in the Northeast it is seriously cold, and this weekend promises some miserable weather for much of the U.S.
This means, for so many of us, more…days ahead in which we are STILL cooped up at home with bored and frustrated children in need of entertaining. But wait! Before you bust out "Baby Shark" — or its Shabbat-themed equivalent — for the 10,393rd time, hold up. We're here to save you from the brink of insanity (or from the same episode… >> Read More
In big bummer news: The Shalva Band — a group of talented young musicians with disabilities — will not be representing Israel in the Eurovision song competition this year.
The band were…longtime crowd favorites, and they even made it to the final round of The Next Star, the reality TV singing competition that chooses who will represent Israel at Eurovision. (The incredible Netta, was last year's winner — and she went on to win Eurovision!l) Unfortunately, because many of the band's members are observant, they decided to… >> Read More
Rachel Platten has officially joined the celebrity Jewish mama cohort. On Saturday, the “Fight Song” singer and her hubby Kevin Lazan (also Jewish!) welcomed their first child, and she’s just…as beautiful as her parents. On Wednesday, Platten, 37, graced us with the first photo of her "delicious and cuddly" daughter Violet Skye Lazan on Instagram. “There is so much about this massive love that I want to share but don’t know how to,” Platten wrote. “For now we are busy falling deeply in love… >> Read More
If you are a parent to young children, you may have heard the song "Baby Shark" about, oh, some 235,000 to 2.3 million times already. The 60-minute loop of the hit kid song (and dance) has,…impressively but unsurprisingly, over 30 million views. But now, there's a Jewish version of this ear worm that's equally annoy... I mean, catchy. Jewish a cappella group the Maccabeats have put out a parody of "Baby Shark" that's guaranteed to get your kids excited about the holiest day of the week: Shabbat! Called simply, "It's Shabbat!"… >> Read More