Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Musical Maccabee

Matisyahu, the musical Maccabee

"Growing Interest in Breslov

Recent articles in the US Jewish press talk of Matisyahu distancing himself from Chabad-Lubavitch Hassidut. The artist doesn’t see it that way, but rather is thankful for everything he learned from the sect and is broadening his horizons to include other teachers and teachings within the Hassidic world. “Now I am interested a lot in Rebbe Nachman [of Breslov], in his teachings and writings and stories,” Matisyahu told Bresky. He said he was writing a song for his next album from one of Rebbe Nachman’s stories. Bresky coaxed him to reveal which story. He relented: “The Story of the Seven Beggars and the analysis of a dream by founding Rabbi Nachman of Breslov,” he said.

“I think it’s a good thing to always be changing,” he said. Asked if all his songs about returning to Zion would culminate in his own move to Israel, Matisyahu said a plan to make the Holy Land his home is in the works."


Chana said...

:) the video in the link to the arutz 7 story is MINE! Glad it's going to good use!

Nemo said...

Moving to Israel... he's really losing it :)

bujare said...


check out this video from motzei shabbat::

DerShygetz said...

The Makabim acted with mesirus nefesh to fight against the goyish Greek culture of their day. This schmutz is an attempt to whitewash the most vulgar subculture in the US with Torah words, and is similar to the acts of the misyavnim who brought a pig to sacrifice in the Beis Hamikdash.

Rachel said...
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