Jewish Music

Discussion in 'Judaism' started by ArtLoveMusic, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. ArtLoveMusic

    ArtLoveMusic Senior Member

    Hey all, im looking to get hold of some jewish music tonight... do any of you have any songs you could send me? I need to take some into university tomorow :S
     
  2. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    I got a whole bunch of Israeli music in Hebrew... Israeli national anthem... stuff like that if you're interested.

    MSN me @ pavelrubin@hotmail.com
     
  3. the dauer

    the dauer Member

    http://www.sixthirteen.org/kolzimrah/resources/

    Mp3s from kabbalat Shabbat, which is the mystical service on Friday night.

    There is also klezmer, which is Ashkenazic (Eastern European) Jewish folk music.

    http://www.golemrocks.com/html/music/

    Golem is a modern klezmer band. They have foreign influences, but so did klezmer 15 years after it hit American shores.

    I was going to suggest Matisyahu, the hasidic reggae superstar, but apparently now all of his online music is streaming instead of on mp3. I don't share audio.

    Although it is claimed to be very old, Jewish liturgical music has changed many times over the years. The hasidim composed many new melodies and the greatest recent influence on liturgical music was a man named shlomo carlebach. This is also a good site for liturgical music:

    http://www.virtualcantor.com/

    Sefardic Jews have different liturgical melodies than ashkenazic Jews. they also have different folk music. Other groups also have their own types of music, like the Yemeni Jews, the Ethiopian Jews, etc.

    Dauer
     
  4. BraveSirRubin

    BraveSirRubin Members

    You can also always download stuff from kazza or so like "Fiedler on the roof", or any Yiddish music.
     
  5. Taylor

    Taylor Repatriated

    also there are some really good contemporary israeli artists such as Mosh Ben-Ari, Aviv Geffen, Subliminal and Hadag Nahash. The last two are quite political with subliminal being right wing and hadag nahash being left wing but the actual music of either is quite good.
     
  6. feministhippy

    feministhippy Member

    Try to avoid the Debbie Friedman stuff. Some of it is very good, and the cantor at my synagoge loves her, but most of it isn't as good as other music is. It doesn't really have the same feeling as a lot of other Jewish music does.
     
  7. SpliffVortex

    SpliffVortex Senior Member

    Best jewish song by Billy Joel

    Captain Jack Lyrics


    Saturday night and you're still hangin' around
    Tired of livin' in your one-horse town
    Like to find a little hole in the ground
    For a while

    So you go to the village in your tie-dye jeans
    And you stare at the junkies and the closet queens
    It's just like some pornographic magazine
    And you smile

    Captain Jack will get you high tonight
    And take you to your special island
    Captain Jack will get you by tonight
    Just a little push and you'll be smilin'

    Your sister's gone out. She's on a date
    You just sit at home and masturbate
    The phone is gonna ring soon but you just can't wait
    For that call

    So you stand on the corner in you New English clothes
    And you look so polished from your hair down to your toes
    But still your finger's gonna pick your nose
    After all

    But Captain Jack will get you high tonight
    And take you to your special island
    Captain Jack will get you by tonight
    Just a little push 'n' you'll be smilin'
    La da da, Oh yeah, yeah

    So you decide to take a holiday
    You got your tape deck and your brand new Chevrolet
    Ah but there's no place to go anyway
    And what for...
    You've got everything, but nothing's cool
    They've just found your father in the swimming pool
    And you guess you won't be going back to school
    Anymore...

    But Captain Jack will get you high tonight
    And take you to your special island
    Captain Jack will get you by tonight
    Just a little push 'n' you'll be smilin'
    La da da, Oh yeah, yeah

    So you play your albums and you smoke your pot
    And you meet your girlfriend in the parking lot
    Oh, but still you're aching for the things you have not got
    What went wrong...
    And if you can't understand why your world is so dead
    And why you've got to keep in style and feed your head
    Well, you're twenty-one and still your mother makes your bed
    And that's too long...

    But Captain Jack will get you high tonight
    And take you to your special island
    Captain Jack will get you by tonight
    Just a little push 'n' you'll be smilin'
    Yeah, Captain Jack will get you by tonight
    Yeah, Captain Jack will get you by tonight
     
  8. Taylor

    Taylor Repatriated

    I might just be really stupid but I don't get it.
     
  9. atropine

    atropine Member

    hes an idiot.. just ignore
     
  10. SpliffVortex

    SpliffVortex Senior Member

    and so are you
     
  11. tsif's

    tsif's Member

    there isn't realy a thing such as "jewish music". since jews around the world were seprated from each other 2000 years ago, allmost all of the original athno-national jewish culture was lost in time. each comunnity tended to adapt the culture of its surroundings. and so the music of sephardim, who are jews from north africa and arab countries, resemble arab music, and the ashkenazic music is basically adapted east-europien music.

    the closest thing to real jewish music is the "Hazanut", which is the ceremonial way of reading the torrah. if you ever been to a bar-mitzva, the strange noises that the young boy standing in the middle is making are attempted Hazanut. since both of the main parts of judaism ,sephrdic and ashkenazic, practice this way of reading, though in slightley diffrent ways, to my opinion it is the only real cmopletly jewish music.

    and by the way - Tayler, where ever did you come across aviv geffen?
     
  12. Taylor

    Taylor Repatriated

    I was in israel for most of 2004. :)
     

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