Matisyahu Made Him Cry

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Matisyahu, for those who don’t know, is an American Jewish kid who grew up listening to reggae, became a BT, started singing Jewish-oriented reggae and became a (very) popular artist. His lyrics speak about Torah and Chassidic themes, but are sung in a “faux-Jamaican patois” to a reggae beat.

And one reviewer found Matisyahu’s “Jerusalem” speaking to his soul, lost his objectivity, and cried. “Critics aren’t supposed to cry at concerts. But I did.” Another Jewish heart yearning to come home.

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