Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Jew Da Maccabi

With a thumping beat, pro-Jewish lyrics and a sharp performance, this 29 year old rapper looks set to do for Jewish rap what Matisyahu has done for Jewish reggae - get it out of just a Jewish niche and get it into the mainstream.

And like Matisyahu, Jew Da Maccabi is a Jew who became frum and wants to get his message out to as many people as possible.

"My music is doing the work of teaching people to get closer to God. My message is redemption. The world is about to switch, to become religious. We are going to see the reality. Everything now is a lie," he said.

His songs, which combine English lyrics and Hebrew prayer chants, steer clear of politics because "if people go back to religion, everything will be fixed."

His latest song - Israelites, Mission Redemption




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו