Articles By: AKA Mommy

Uncle Moishy – Welcome!

Uncle Moishy – Welcome!

“Hey dum diddly dum” and “Now it’s time to say Shalom” take a backseat as Uncle Moishy introduces a new batch of songs on his latest album, Welcome!  Everyone’s favorite Uncle has loads to share about mitzvos and middos and anything your little ones might think about…  The introductory Welcome song sets the tone with [&hellip

Review: Lev Tahor V

Review:  Lev Tahor V

Listening to this album almost seems like a blast from the past, with the familiar sounds of the Lev Tahor trio filling the air. The voices we know and love from the previous Lev Tahor albums are back, and Lev Tahor 5 did not disappoint. From the beautiful melodies to the elaborate harmonies, the overall [&hellip

Benny Friedman – Fill the World with Light

Benny Friedman – Fill the World with Light

Catch a quick glimpse of the distinctive album cover, and you’ll know that Benny Friedman is back with a unique and refreshing musical treat to make your Chanukah that much happier.  And back he is… IVRI ANOCHI – Hands down one of the funkiest songs of late, but in true Benny style, always with a [&hellip

Sheves Chaverim 2

Sheves Chaverim 2

There is something about a boys’ choir that melts my heart.  As a mother of boys, I have to appreciate the outlet that such a venue offers for young yeshiva boys, a healthy forum for kids to showcase their talent in a kosher way.  Ari Goldwag’s Sheves Achim and Sheves Chaverim series was plenty enjoyable, [&hellip

Mordechai Shapiro – Kol HaDerech

Mordechai Shapiro – Kol HaDerech

Every once in a while, I come across an album that I truly enjoy, where I don’t skip from song to song to find the ones I actually appreciate listening to.  Mordechai Shapiro’s Kol HaDerech is that album.  The songs are fun and spirited, yet beautiful and full of emotion at the same time.  The [&hellip

Rak Likayeim Mitzvos – Yehuda!

Rak Likayeim Mitzvos – Yehuda!

Growing up, Yehuda! accompanied us on everyday shopping trips and many a family vacation.  His classics are still some of my favorites, and thus, I was excited to hear that he had another album in the works.  Rak Likayeim Mitzvos did not disappoint, and I’m excited to be able to add some of these songs [&hellip

Avraham Fried – Bring the House Down

Avraham Fried – Bring the House Down

Nothing like a little Carpool Karaoke to highlight Avraham Fried’s new album, Bring the House Down.  The variety of songs appeals to all crowds, and listeners of all ages will enjoy the “ta’am” Avraham Fried brings to each track.  Just a few highlights: BRING THE HOUSE DOWN – There’s just something about this song that [&hellip

Marvelous Midos Machine

Marvelous Midos Machine

Growing up, the Marvelous Midos Machine was a family favorite – or shall I say, the second episode was a family favorite.  We never heard any of the others, and I wonder if we even knew that there were any others.  I’m sure we must have thought about what brought on Dizzy’s trip to outer [&hellip

Yaakov Shwekey, We Are a Miracle

Yaakov Shwekey, We Are a Miracle

On a typical day, it takes me a few moments to determine if the song playing on my local Jewish radio station is actually Jewish music or not.  Not so for Yaakov Shwekey’s “We Are a Miracle,” which comes as a breath of fresh air and a reminder of what refined, batampt’e Jewish music is [&hellip

The Purim Story

The Purim Story

You know it’s time to put away the Purim CDs when you send your child to his room to be punished and as he runs down the hall, he yells back at you, “You filthy Jew!”  While I am a grandchild of a Holocaust survivor and was at first horrified by my son’s words, I [&hellip

Chava Goldman FOR KIDS

Chava Goldman FOR KIDS

Welcome to the newest member of the JMR team, AKA Mommy.  Think you have what it takes to write for us?  Shoot an email to jewishmusicreport@gmail.com. How better to describe the goings on (or lack thereof) in my home over these past few cold and snowy weekends than with Dr. Seuss’s opening words of The [&hellip