Saturday, December 26, 2009

Jewish Music Bloggers Awards 2009

This year's awards will be hosted by JMR and they are taking it to the next level. They are now accepting suggestions for best songs, arrangements and so on, and the actual awards will start soon. More bloggers joined and we will be having a more broad vote this time, so please spread the word and email any specific suggestions to . I register here my thanks to JMR's staff with a special mention to Kol Isha for taking the time to organize everything.
Repost from JMR (click here for the original post):

"Last year, YK of organized a Jewish Music Bloggers Awards where he gave both his readers and several Jewish music bloggers an opportunity to vote for their favorites in a number of categories. It was an exciting process to be able to vote for your favorites, read the opinions of some of Jewish music’s best known bloggers and finally see the winners when they were announced. YK was hoping that the Jewish Music Bloggers Awards would become an annual event and has asked us to host this year’s awards. We are so honored to be a part of this exciting event!

We have come up with a list of categories and are giving you, the readers, until Sunday night to nominated your favorites in each category.

Once we have firmed up the list, we will post it on our website and you will have ten days to vote for your favorites. During this period, we will be posting picks from a number of Jewish music bloggers who have graciously volunteered to share their opinions. After that, we will narrow the poll down to three finalists in each category, before we finally tally up the votes and proclaim the winners.

Below are the categories for this year’s awards. Who would you like to see nominated in each category? Let us know at We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Best Album
  • Best Song
  • Best Debut Album
  • Boys Choir Album
  • Best Arrangement
  • Best English Song
  • Best Yiddish Song
  • Best Concert DVD

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the blogs that are joining together for this award contest.

TheJewishInsights Life Of Rubin Gruntig The Cool Jew JM Derech Jewish Blogmeister YK’s Jewish Music Blog JM Maven Jacob Da Jew The Real Shaliach

If you have a Jewish Music website and want to be included in this please email us at"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

JM Trivia #1!

I love JM trivia and from now on I will be posting trivia questions every so often. This is one I got in my mailbox recently:


I was wondering if you know what the do do doritos ein kelokeinu song is called and who sings it? If you dont know can you post the question on your blog.

It took me a little time to understand what he was referring to but I do know the answer. Do you?

UPDATE: Yehuda instantly got the answer right so I will throw another trivia and hopefully this will keep going for a day or two. If you have have other good trivia you may email me and I will try to eventually post it .
Here we go: A song with only one word. Singer and the name of the song?
Answer: Ruach, from the one and only Shlomo Carlebach. I couldn't find a link to a preview of this song.. anyone has it?