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LISTEN: Possibly Leonard Cohen's most Jewish song

By Jessica Weinstein, September 22, 2016

On Wednesday Leonard Cohen released a sneak preview of his upcoming album: a song called “You Want It Darker”.

In it, the singer addresses God, asking why bad things happen. The chorus includes words that are both Hebrew and biblical: “Hineni, hineni, I’m ready my Lord.” Cohen also includes words from the Kaddish: “Magnified, sanctified, be thy holy name.”


WATCH: Queen play Hava Nagila and Adam Lambert speaks in Hebrew

September 15, 2016

During a Queen concert in Tel Aviv, Brian May broke out into a rock version of Hava Nagilah (below), while Adam Lambert - the new Jewish front man for the group - addressed the audience in Hebrew (above).


Gene Wilder - five of the best

August 30, 2016

The Actor and comedian Gene Wilder died this week, aged 83, following complications that resulted from Alzheimer’s. Everyone's favourite Willy Wonka, we've picked some clips that show Wilder at his funniest and most iconic.


WATCH: Egyptian athlete refuses to shake hands with Israeli at the Rio Olympics

August 15, 2016

Egyptian judo fighter Islam El Shehaby was booed at the Rio Olympics on Friday after his first-round loss to Israeli Or Sasson, when El Shehaby refused to shake Sasson's hand, in what is considered a major breach of judo etiquette.


WATCH: Two Yeshiva boys wow America's Got Talent with their beat-boxing skills

July 6, 2016

Ilan Swartz-Brownstein and Josh Leviton met in Israel at the Western Wall three years ago before wowing the judges and TV audience with their beatboxing rendition of All About That Bass.


WATCH: I Am Not Orthodox...

June 29, 2016

"I Am Not Orthodox..." is a film created by Nachman Weiss, a 7th grader in Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy. The film inspires and urges us to try and rid ourselves of the labels we commonly use within Judaism and in our lives. A Jew is a Jew. Period. This film was inspired by Prince Ea's film, "I am NOT Black, You are NOT White". #JustAJew #Unity #Achdut


WATCH: Ultra-Orthodox girls rap about their marriage prospects and children

May 20, 2016

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In what has become a bit of underground viral hit, this video shows a pair of Strictly Orthodox school girls rapping about their marriage prospects, future and their seven children.


WATCH: 68 reasons to celebrate Israel this Yom Ha'atzmaut

May 11, 2016

Video credit: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs