Hip Hop and Judaism: Comparing Oral Traditions

Hip Hop and Judaism: Comparing Oral Traditions
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Matt Bar

Rapper, Educator | BibleRaps

What does hip-hop and Talmud have in common? Matt Bar uses hip-hop as a lens to understand Jewish oral tradition, demonstrating that each function as one is a type of education and tradition, calling on voices ... See more


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ELI on Air with Yuri Lane and Matt Bar

Join Jewish hiphop educator, Matt Bar, and beatbox legend, Yuri Lane, as we explore hiphop, beatbox, and the overlap into Jewish tradition. Check out Matt's ELI Talk on Hip Hop and Judaism: Comparing Oral Traditions: http://elitalks.org/hip-hop-and-judaism-comparing-oral-traditions

Interview: Matt Bar's Bible Raps

Matt Bar sees dead people. He doesn't hold seances or visit graveyards - not literal graveyards, anyway. Instead, he takes revisits key moments in Jewish history from the Torah and Tanakh, and breathes new life into them. He does this mainly by becoming them.

Matt  Bar, 

Rapper, Educator | BibleRaps

Matt Bar is founder and Executive Director of Bible Raps. Inspired by Torah learning while on a Livnot trip to Israel in 2006, Bar launched Bible Raps via his participation in the PresenTense Institute during the summer of 2007. He continued to further his Jewish education at The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem in 2008. Since its inception, Bible Raps has reached tens of thousands of young Jews with Torah-rich performances in schools, Hillels, conferences and camps across the US and abroad. In 2011, Bar was also named to The NY Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36″ list, and is currently a featured Joshua Venture Fellow.