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New Animated Video with Shyne Depicts Rocking Jewish History
inn ^ | 9/24/12 | Ben Bresky

Posted on 09/24/2012 8:03:15 PM PDT by Nachum

After one day, "Bridges," the new video from Israeli based singer Naftali Kalfa has hit over 10,000 hits on the internet. The video features Moshe Levi, better known as Shyne. Over ten years ago Levi topped the music charts in the United States with with hard hitting hip-hop albums. Now he studies in a yeshiva in Jerusalem.

Kalka spoke to Arutz Sheva's Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast about the song and video. To download the podcast click here.

"I wouldn't even call him a rapper," Kalfa said. "I consider him more of a poet. He's a performer and singer, but the thing I'm most impressed with is his ability to create poetry. It's hard to explain in an interview, but it was great being in the studio watching him compose lyrics to the song," Kalfa stated.

Kalfa is experiencing his own success. He moved to Israel from Canada only within the past year or two but has already become popular in the local music scene. His duet with Shlomo Katz entitled "Zion" achieved over 1 million views since June 2012. His new video with Shyne is poised to become just as popular.

Regarding the new song he stated, "I was sitting outside with my wife and she said, 'We're here in Israel now and there's all this talk about war and Iran. It's one thing for the two of us to move here but we have kids. Is it responsible for us to put them in the middle of a conflict?' I happened to have my guitar in my hands and just started strumming to the words 'Kol ha'olam kulo gesher tzar me'od, v'ha'ikar lo lefahed klal.'"

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animated; rocking; shyne; video
The music vid kind of grew on me. I especially liked the part where the Islamic missiles are going off as he is singing. For those who like Jewish rock...
1 posted on 09/24/2012 8:03:21 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
I'm not sure this is general news. At any rate, have an easy fast.

2 posted on 09/24/2012 8:15:17 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew

You’re right. I should have put it in a different category.

An easy fast to you too.

3 posted on 09/24/2012 8:20:13 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked-
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To: Nachum

Very cool video, I LOVE the message!

Have a good fast, and may you be sealed in The Book of Life!


4 posted on 09/24/2012 8:27:49 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

An easy fast and a sweet year Mark.

5 posted on 09/24/2012 8:31:15 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked-
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To: Nachum


6 posted on 09/24/2012 9:37:34 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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