Israeli Rock Music’s Spiritual New Sound

This article by Yossi Klein Halavei explores the unique phenomenon of “secular” Israeli rock music becoming more inspired by Jewish ideas and liturgy, as well as the historical and political events that have influenced these cultural changes. Provided below, the article contains four songs by Israeli artists that fuse ancient Jewish tradition with modern Israeli culture to create a unique sound that is both Middle Eastern and Jewish. For an analysis of the songs, see the article