Religious rock galore

Hol Hamoed Succot 2006 offers a greater array of Jewish musicians than ever.

October 5, 2006 15:21
2 minute read.
jpost services and tools

jp.services2. (photo credit: )


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The eighth annual free Beit Shemesh Festival is gearing up for three days of Jewish rock and soul music this Sunday through Tuesday. In addition to performances on the main stage from some of the biggest names in Jewish music, the festival offers nature hikes in conjunction with JNF/Keren Kayemet, Judaica and painting exhibitions, a Druse tent, jeep rides and children's activities. Night one of the festival features a performance by the renowned Andalusian Orchestra at the local community center facility, which promises to bring some much-needed Sephardic flavor to a festival dominated by Ashkenazi performers and crowds. The ethnic orchestra has a busy Hol Hamoed ahead of it, as it is also set to headline the gala Shirat David event on Wednesday at Tel Aviv's Opera House, with many big-name piyut soloists guesting. For more information and tickets, call 1-800-693-693. But Monday and Tuesday should draw the biggest crowds to the Beit Shemesh Amphitheater, with live music beginning each night at six. Monday's lineup includes religious Kokhav Nolad finalist Shai Gabso, Los Angeles-based Sony/Jewish Music Group recording artists Moshav Band, Breslav hard-rocker Adi Ran, and smooth world-folker Aaron Razel. Tuesday's lineup includes the mellow post-Carlebach sounds of Reva L'Sheva, dos-jammer Shlomo Katz, classic Israeli ethnic-prog-experimenter Shlomo Gronich, and a highly anticipated set from alt-piyut fusionists Eden Mi Qedem. The latter's debut album was finally released earlier this summer, and frontman Samuel Nelson has brought that studio project's signature electronic rhythms into the mix of edgy guitar rock and Eastern folk sounds that the band plays on stage. The Moshav Band, in Israel for the first time since releasing its major-label debut Misplaced, brings new material to the Ma'abada Theater in Jerusalem on Sunday night at nine, with tickets available at 1-700-700-920. The show will feature an opening set by Hamakor, the local up-and-coming anything-goes guitar jam band whose frontman, Nachman Solomon, is brother to two Moshav Band members - Yehuda (lead vocals) and Yosef (bass). Hamakor will not be participating in the Beit Shemesh Festival, but thankfully that doesn't mean they'll remain silent this Succot. They'll also be performing at Moshav Mevo Modi'im's low-key Country Fair event on Monday, and at Jerusalem's Mike's Place beer cave on Thursday. In addition, Hamakor has teamed up with veteran Jerusalem bar-rockers Remedy and Jewish reggae shepherds Aharit Hayamim to set up a three-band alternative event for Monday in Jerusalem, with time and venue yet to be announced (see for updates). Tearing up stages all over the country following the release of their own eponymous debut album earlier this summer, Aharit Hayamim also has a busy week ahead. In addition to Monday's tentative mini-festival, the band is booked to participate in Kibbutz Tze'elim's Reggae Festival on Tuesday. That begins at 6 p.m. with an open drum circle, craft booths, children's activities, a gargantuan succa, and performances by dub and ska acts. Aharit Hayamim's set is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Tickets ate available at 0528-664399. In addition, Aharit Hayamim plays for free at the Safra Square main stage this Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. as part of the Municipality of Jerusalem's official Succot festivities, with hassidic pop act The Kinderlach following at 9:45 p.m. Hol Hamoed Succot is always the big time to catch your favorite Jewish musicians, but Succot 2006 offers more than ever - in quantity as well as quality.

Now is the time to join the news event of the year - The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference!
For more information and to sign up,
click here>>

Related Content

Sarah Silverman
August 26, 2014
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys


Cookie Settings