Pop music

'Rebbe': Justin Bieber's 'Baby' with a Jewish spin

By Jennifer Lipman, July 11, 2012

The "Shepsalach" version of the teenage singing sensations hit song.


Amy Winehouse - father Mitch sets the record straight

By Simon Round, July 6, 2012

When Amy Winehouse was found dead in her bed on July 23 last year, the rumours started immediately. Some believed that she had committed suicide, others that she had died of a massive drugs overdose. It was said that she was depressed and that her life was in a mess.


Amy Winehouse's ex, Alex Clare, hits the big time

By Elisa Bray, June 14, 2012

Alex Clare is famous, and he is having trouble taking it in. It has, after all, happened rather suddenly.


Music made in Tel Aviv, inspired by Northern Soul

By Jessica Elgot, June 7, 2012

Born in Wigan and Manchester clubs in the 1970s, the mod-inspired northern soul scene has found its way to Israel 50 years later, with a Tel Aviv-based band bent on a revival of the genre.


Neil Diamond marries for the third time

By Zoe Winograd, April 24, 2012

American performer Neil Diamond married his manager Katie McNeil last weekend.

The 71 year old music legend wed Ms McNeil, 42, in Los Angeles, in front of close family and friends. "Katie and I got married last night, we wish you all could've been there," Mr Diamond posted on his Twitter account. "It was magical! Love, Neil."


Elvis in Tel Aviv: an Israel tour with a rock 'n roll twist

By Michaela Walters, March 29, 2012

A Florida based holiday company has announced that they will be conducting an Elvis themed tour around Israel.

Brian Mayes, the co-founder of Israel Theme Tours, told Business Week that the tour, which is scheduled for May 2013, will not include Elvis impersonators as fans "don't like cheesy Elvis stuff", but rather will be a classic tour of Israel.


Pick of the pops raises roof

By Jessica Elgot, March 15, 2012

A rock star in London's Camden Town on Sunday night had grown women shrieking with joy, with emotional sing-alongs and fans hanging on to his every word.


The Maccabeats do Purim: Raise Your Glass

By Jennifer Lipman, March 5, 2012

Remember the Maccabeats' Chanucah version of Candlelight. Well, the band from New York are back with a song for Purim, to the of Pink's hit Raise Your Glass.

Full coverage of Purim here


Jessie Ware: Running

By Jennifer Lipman, February 15, 2012

Former JC reporter Jessie Ware releases her new single Running on March 26. The Londoner has been tipped as "Most likely to win a Brit award" by the Guardian.


Grammy for Jewish Sesame Street singer

By Jennifer Lipman, February 15, 2012

A Jewish singer and songwriter who specialises in making music for children walked away with one of the few Grammy awards not snapped up by Adele at Sunday's ceremony.

Barry Louis Polisar's song Town of Round was one of the tracks on a compilation called All About Bullies Big and Small.

The album won the award for Best Children's Recording.