JEWDYSSEE – 5773! Das Album ab JETZT erhältlich.

VÖ: Datum: 13.07.12

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JEWDYSSEE feiert The Yiddish Way of Life im 21. Jahrhundert!

Jewdyssee ist eine Band, aber gewiss keine gewöhnliche. Denn sie macht nicht nur Musik, sie verfrachtet den Zuhörer auf eine Abenteuerreise durch Raum und Zeit – durch Vergangenheit und Zukunft, durch Tradition und Modernität, durch Israel und Deutschland. Am 13. Juli 2012 erscheint ihr erstes Album „5773“.

Leadsängerin der Band ist Maya Saban, die sich mit 2 deutschsprachigen Alben und dem zusammen mit Cosmo Klein dargebotenen Hit “Das alles ändert nichts daran” in der deutschen Musikszene bereits einen Namen machte. Als Deutsch/Israelin will sie nun ihre doppelte Nationalität musikalisch ausleben und traute sich an das außergewöhnliche Projekt „Jewdyssee“ heran. Beeinflußt von M.I.A., Daft Punk und ihren jüdischen Seelenverwandten The Barry Sisters und unter dem Motto „back to the roots“ mündete die harte Arbeit in einem ersten vielversprechenden Album.

Jüdischen Traditionals, Kinderliedern und Liedern aus der jüdischen Welt wird in „5773“ ein neuer Anstrich verpasst. Es können sich aber nicht nur Anhänger der jüdisch/jiddischen Kultur auf das Album freuen. Dem Zeitgeist entsprechend, frischen die Pop-Klänge und Elektro-Beats den traditionellen Sound auf, sodass die Tracks auch beim Feiern die Club-Jugend in Tanzstimmung versetzen. Aber auch der Swing-Begeisterte findet hier seinen Geschmack wieder: Swing-Beat, Trompeten- und den Klarinetten-Sounds geben dem Ganzen einen letzten Schliff.

Orient meets Okzident, Mittlerer Osten trifft Ostblock, besonders zu betonen ist jedoch, Balalaika meets Clubsounds! Mit diesem Mix aus unterschiedlichsten Genren wie Klezmer, Swing, Club und Elektro hat Jewdyssee das Zeug dazu, eine der großen Entdeckungen 2012 zu werden!

Label:Panshot Records (Galileo Music Communication)



The Rhythm of Israel


BIG SHOUT OUT to my man Bomber!!




I enjoy cereal and oatmeal for breakfast but sometimes the usual morning grub gets boring. I don’t always have time to prepare an omelet and I don’t like grabbing breakfast bars on the go. I find that the bars are never as satisfying as a home-cooked meal and always leave me hungry by 11:00 am. This recipe is great since it’s easy and can be prepared in advance. You freeze it and simply reheat it on your way out the door.


4 eggs
8 egg whites
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
2 cups chopped spinach, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup low fat shredded cheese, cheddar or mozzarella
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sauté onions until golden. Add garlic and spinach and cook on low flame until heated through. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the spinach mixture to the bowl and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle in the cheese and mix together. Spray two 6 cup capacity cupcake pans with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the muffin pans. Cook for about 20 – 25 minutes or until slightly brown on top.

~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar



My mom’s got the best brownies on the block. It’s one of the reasons I don’t dread Pesach, I know there will be something delicious to nosh on. My sister Rivky has taken my holiday favorite and created something even more decadent with it. This cheesecake brownie is so amazing, you will want to make it all year round!

Ingredients for Brownie Batter:

1/2 cup of vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of potato starch
1/2 cup of cocoa (use Hershey’s cocoa for the best taste!)

Ingredients for Cheesecake Batter:
3 8oz. containers of whipped cream cheese
1 cup of sugar
4 eggs
1 8oz. container of sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Prepare the brownie batter and pour into a 9×13 pan. Then combine the cheesecake ingredients in a mixing bowl and layer on top of the brownie batter. Bake uncovered on 350′ for about an hour. When you remove the pan from the oven the cheesecake will not be completely firm but will harden outside the oven. (These are also great served as cupcakes. Bake them in cupcake pans on 350′ for 15-20 minutes.)

~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar


Jewish by the way of thinking. Mikhail Zhvanetsky about the “Lost generation”.

                “Every time when I recall that the Lord is fair, I tremble for my country.” M.M. Zhvanetsky.

Nowadays only few artists master the skill of talking allegorically. So that to be profound and amusing at the same time. However Michael Zhvanetskiy manages to be even humorous. You laugh, and simultaneously can’t but think over the sense of the joke.

M.M. Zhvanetsky  is a person of unique talents and tremendous mind.  A thinker, a philosopher, a satirist, a  writer, a Jew. Zhvanetsky is one of the few representatives left of so-called artistic Russian-speaking elite; and is well-known by his lively satiric prose. His works are full of deep feelings towards the society he is addressing; his words are energetic and precisely targeted. Talking in simple language about complicates things, he skillfully penetrates into the readers’ hears.

Mikhail was born in the FSU in a vivacious and characteristic Jewish shtetl Odessa, which is in Ukraine. His life wasn’t apparently easy: Mikhail happened to overcome the Second World War, the famine, anti-Semitism… His parents Emmanuil Moiseevich and Raisa Jakovlevna were doctors. In his interviews  Zhvanetsky describes the terror they were living under during that period of life.

However listening to him,  you won’t hear a word of complaining. Probably because of his simple and at the same time deeply philosophical approach to life.



Roberto Cavalli Love Israel, obviously!




It’s quick and tasty recipes like this that get me in the kitchen! This recipe is easy, yet super flavorful. If you are looking for the perfect crunchy fried chicken, then you have found it right here.

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 eggs
Potato Starch
Salt, pepper & paprika to season with

Beat the eggs in a bowl. Put potato starch in a large shallow dish to dip the chicken in. Season the potato starch with spices. Bread the chicken in the potato starch, then dip in the egg batter and once more bread in the potato starch. Fry until crispy and golden.

~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar


Seven days of creation in חי or חי in seven days of creation? by Alisa Poplavskaya

The Seven Days of Creation in חי or חי in the Seven Days of Creation? 

Acrylic on Canvas, 80×80 cm, Bratislava, 2012

This painting is based on the concept of the world’s creation from the Book of Genesis and the Kabbalistic concept of  חי (life, living, alive).

The combination of these two concepts in the painting represents life, as a state of being alive, in any possible intellectual and emotional understanding. In the painting there are day and night, water above and water below, an earth with plants and fruit–bearing trees, a division between light and darkness, the planets and stars, living creatures and human beings. The romantic story and the concept of love in our understanding enter on the sixth day. From this moment on the Hebrew Bible is not following the story of the stars in detail anymore, but follows conscious life on earth and the relations between the human beings of different genders: the beginning of the romantic story and a relationship.

The question “Seven days of creation in חי or חי in seven days of creation?“ points at mysticism and realism, not judging between theoretical life (in scripture) and the kaleidoscope of the colours in our soul. Time started before humanity, but humanity is the only entity to recognize it. Based on this you find the seven days of creation inside and outside the big חי. The mystical background are the five worlds and the five levels of soul, where the חי is the “fifth element”.

Alisa Poplavskaya



Coconut.Just a matter of perspective:) by Alisa Poplavskaya