Yitz (Y-Love) Jordan

Yitz Jordan (Y-Love) is an award-winning, inspirational hip-hop artist whose compelling personality and multilingual musical talents have received worldwide acclaim from New York to Ukraine. An Orthodox Jew for nine years, Yitz's unique perspectives on Jewish identity and cross-cultural relations have captivated minds at schools, theatres, and various houses of worship worldwide. His unique musical style, blending holy tongues such as ancient Aramaic and Hebrew, Arabic, Yiddish and Latin over ethnic and futuristic urban beats, was called the "soundtrack to social progression" by URB Magazine, and XXL Magazine said that Y-Love is "making hip-hop kosher."

Hip-Hop Holidays: A Workshop

Looking for ways to spice up your Holidays? Try an infusion of Orthodoxy and Hip-hop. Join Revolutionary hip-hop artist Y-Love for some updated flavored takes on Passover, Chanukah, Tisha b’Av, and Purim. This workshop includes discussion and hands-on participation in design of holiday festivities. Bring ideas, an open mind, and open heart for this experiential Holiday make-over. NOTE: Advanced sign-up is required. Please go to http://limmudla.org/workshops.html for more information.

Torah and Social Equality

Is the Torah anti-racist? Feminist? What does the Torah say about the "other?" Y-love, a Yeshiva instructor for many years, will shed some light on many of the political, religious and spiritual aspects of the the Torah's understanding of such hot topics as racism, feminism, and other "isms."

An Evening of Hip Hop With Y-Love and DJ Diwon: Soundtrack to Social Progression

Yitz (Y-Love) Jordan, Erez (aka Diwon) Safar

"Crossover success." "The soundtrack to social progression." "Undeniably one of the decade's most dynamic artists." Y-Love has made a name for himself as a hip-hop artist, multicultural educator, conflict resolver, fashionista, activist for social change, and political pundit. Weaving seamless polyglot rhymes in English, Aramaic, Arabic, Yiddish, and Hebrew, Y-Love breathes new life into hip-hop, one beat at a time. Y-Love will be joined on stage by DJ Diwon. Join them in "Spreading the Love" at LimmudLA!!

Torah in Modern Music: A Workshop

What does that song mean? Where did those lyrics come from? I know I have heard that thought somewhere before. If these questions and thoughts come to mind as you are listening to your favorite song on iTunes, this session is for you. This session is an exploration of meaning and connection. Many songs contain references to passages from the Torah. Join in a musical journey of finding Torah allusions in modern pop songs.