Matisyahu Accused of Pushing Teens Offstage

Jewish reggae star Matisyahu apparently doesn’t like sharing the stage with anyone. At a show on Sunday night in Birmingham, Alabama at the JCC Maccabi Games taking place there, the singer grabbed by the shirt a 16-year-old teenage fan who was joined by a couple dozen other Jewish athletes and pushed her over the edge to a two-foot drop. Read more

Spanish Courts To Try BDS Leaders Over Matisyahu Boycott

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions activists in Spain will be tried in court for the boycott and harassment of Jewish American singer Matisyahu in the summer of 2015, a Spanish court ruled. Read more

Matisyahu Struggles With Leaving Orthodox Identity Behind

With his clean-shaven face and hip clothing, it’s easy to forget that Matisyahu was a Hasidic icon before he was just a Jewish one. Read more

WJC President Condemns Cancellation of Matisyahu Concert

World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder on Sunday expressed “outrage” and “utter bewilderment” at news that a music festival in Spain had disinvited American Jewish musician Matisyahu for failing to sign a pro-Palestinian declaration. Read more

Spanish Concert Cancels Matisyahu Gig Over Refusal To Endorse Palestinian State

A Spanish music festival demanded Jewish-American reggae star Matisyahu endorse Palestinian statehood, and then canceled his upcoming show after the singer declined, Spanish media reported Saturday. Read more