It’s not a secret that I’m a huge fan of the band Stereo Sinai. There are a lot of folks appropriating Jewish songs and making their own versions, but Alan and Miriam manage to be consistently creative, whimsical, and amazingly danceable, dabbling in everything from tribal rhythms to folk-pop to ’80s new wave.
Their newest track, Hafachta Mitzpedi (Dance), comes out today, and features me doing a verse in the middle. You can listen to it for free — just click on the title — or, if you want to put it on repeat and get down with it all Shabbat long, it’s only 99 cents…
Pronounced: shuh-BAHT or shah-BAHT, Origin: Hebrew, the Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.