Mazel Tov: Matisyahu tweets birth of new son

By Jennifer Lipman, April 15, 2011


Chasidic Jewish rapper Matisyahu has announced the birth of his third child.

The musician, famous for hits including Jerusalem and King Without a Crown, revealed the news on Twitter.

He wrote: "Tonight on the birthday of the rebbe, I was blessed with a baby boy."

He was referring to the spiritual leader of the Chasidic movement.

The Grammy-nominated star, born Matthew Miller into a non-religious Jewish family, lives in Crown Heights in New York. His wife, a Jewish educator, is called Tahlia.

Last updated: 2:41pm, April 15 2011