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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Sting wants Moshiach now!

Sting wants Moshiach now!

A clear sign that Moshiach is fast on the way is - as we say in the Aleinu prayer three times a day - is when the nations of the world call out Hashem's name.

Sting wants moshiach

Singer and composer Lenny Solomon - one of my very favorite people - attended the Matisyahu & Sting (photo, above) concert last Thursday at the Ramat Gan Stadium, and sent me the following Beam to share with you:

Hi Reb Lazer,

As I followed your Moshiach thread I thought I would relay to you what happened at the Sting/Matisyahu concert on Thursday night in Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv.

Matisyahu Matisyahu (photo, left) did a beautiful job opening up for Sting and then Sting performed. He was amazing. A world class musician and the band as well.

In the 15th song he is performing the classic Police song Roxanne and Matisyahu comes on stage and he starts performing his song "Dispatch The Troops" during the same song. It is very cool well rehearsed duet between the two.

Now at this point Sting turns to the audience and screams, "We Want Moshiach" 3 times. I tell you I got goosebumps. A crowd of 25,000-30,000 people mostly secular Jews went wild.

It was so cool - I called it a Geulah Moment!

Just thought I would share this story - what you like to call "a Beam". It was amazing to watch.

(taken from Lazer Beams)


Anonymous Shelly from Israel said...

Is there anyway i can watch some parts of his concerts in Israel? Is there like a link or something?

3:04 AM  
Blogger tinablue87 said...

I was wondering along the same lines-how can we hear that song-the duet? Awesome!

4:25 PM  
Blogger vickebeth said...

I thought this would interest you.
Farleigh Dickinson University is offering a course on Matisyahu in their Judaid Studies Program. Pretty cool, inn't.
Matisyahu course to launch FDU off-campus Judaic Studies Program at
UJA NNJ offices

River Edge – Timely is the best way to describe a course being given
this summer by Fairleigh Dickinson University's (FDU) School of
English, Philosophy and Humanities. On Monday, July 10, that course,
entitled "Matisyahu – Behind the Music," will be offered for credit
off-campus at UJA NNJ's offices in River Edge. Matisyahu, the
Hasidic reggae star, has done what no one has ever done before; his
March 2006 release, "Matisyahu – Youth," with music and lyrics that
are central to Jewish themes, has rocketed up the charts, selling to
a Jewish as well as a secular audience. Matisyahu's reggae hip-hop
infused music is so popular that this month, the video for the top
selling CD, "Youth," is available for download from Xbox Live.

"Matisyahu – Behind the Music" is the inaugural course in the new
Judaic Studies Program being offered at FDU. "There have always been
courses given in Judaic studies at FDU, but never under the umbrella
of one program," said Dr. Wallace Greene, director of UJA NNJ's
Jewish Educational Services, who has lent his knowledge of academics
to the initiative. The intention is, within the first year to offer
one course during the fall and spring semesters as well as the one
course during the summer. In succeeding years, more courses per
semester will be offered.

"The new Judaic Studies Program that FDU is offering is a win-win,"
said Rabbi Ely Allen, an educator and director of Hillel of Northern
New Jersey, who will give the course on Matisyahu's music. "The fact
that the courses will be held off-campus – the Matisyahu and
succeeding summer semester courses are being scheduled at UJA NNJ's
offices; the fall and spring semester courses at the Metropolitan
Schechter Academy in Teaneck – means a 40% tuition discount can be

"There is a very large community of Jewish students in northern New
Jersey who are interested in Judaic studies and who could use the
college credits they would get from this program," said Greene. All
courses will be available for FDU students, as well as students from
other colleges and universities. High school seniors can take the
courses for AP credit. "There's even opportunity for members of the
community to audit," added Greene.

The idea for a unified Judaic Studies Program came out of a
discussion between Allen and Jason Scorza, director of the School of
English, Philosophy and Humanities at FDU. "We were sitting around
and chatting," said Allen, "and the idea came to us jointly."

"We are a philosophy and religion program and believe strongly that
religious ideas are important areas of study for everyone," said
Scorza. "Within the realm of religious studies, Judaic studies has a
very prominent place, as Judaism is the first of the major
monotheistic traditions."

To register for "Matisyahu – Behind the Music" log on to
www.ucoll.fdu.edu/english/judaic.html. For information on this class
or the Judaic Studies Program, contact Ely Allen at 201-488-6800
ext. 222 or email elya@ujannj.org.

UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey is dedicated to identifying
and meeting needs wherever they arise through its local and
international network of services. Now among the top 10% of major
Federations around the country, it serves the needs of over 100,000
Jewish people in northern New Jersey. The Federation's Annual
Campaign funds over 80 agencies, programs, and community services in
Bergen, Passaic and Hudson counties, in Israel and in 60 countries

4:33 PM  
Blogger JewishShiksa said...

Hey I just saw Matisyahu in Toronto on Tuesday, June 13th.
He was great! I brought my massive Israeli flag to wave and I am more than sure he saw it. As I had pretty good seats.
He was on for 45 min. NOT LONG ENOUGH, but he was opening for Dave Matthews.
I really wished he had played my favorite song Indestructable.

I was so excited to see him for the first time. I can't wait for him to come and play and be the only performer at the venue, I would love to see a full concert of his.

Is there any recordings of live shows that he sells or videos of his performances, cause I would love to get a copy of the Toronto show.


4:23 AM  
Blogger Heavy A said...

Dear Springsteen fan, your comment hurt my feellings because this mean you do not read my posts. I posted about that Matisyahu course on this post: College To Begin Offering Classes on Matisyahu

11:58 AM  

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