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A Candle is Lit – Rinat Gutman, Jerusalem

Rinat who? I’m sure you’ll hear more about this talented Ortho-rapper from Jerusalem in the future. For now, she’s busting her butt doing gigs in Jerusalem every chance she has. This video clip was taken last night at the Katzeh, a Jerusalem bar/live music venue where Rinat performed to a diverse and enthusiastic crowd. The song is called “Ner Doleck” and the message is that as long as the candle remains lit, ie as long as one remains alive, any problem can be fixed or surmounted. This optimistic song of hope is particularly appropriate for Hanukkah and so, here we go! If you’re in Jerusalem, Rinat’s next gig is on Dec. 25th at Yankees Pub in Jerusalem’s Nachalat Shiva neighborhood (off Yoel Salomon) where there will be a special Hanukkah show featuring sufganiyot (doughnuts), candle lighting and the song stylings of Rinat Guttman. Anyhow, enjoy the (very poorly shot, sorry…) video. Those of you who understand Hebrew will enjoy the lyrics, the rest of you can simply stand in awe of her raw talent…

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3 Comments

  1. Barbara Brown

    12/14/2008 at 6:02 am

    Rinat:
    Hi, from Barbara at PWT (Professional Womens Theater!

    I believe we met this summer at an engagement party

    Just wanted to remind you that PWT will be holding our annual “Wanna Be a Star/Rotzah Lihyot Kochav” Competition, beginning in two weeks B”H on motza”sh Dec. 27th, of Chanukah at 9:00 pm.

    You will have the opportunity to be in this competition, which provides you with professional judges and their (positive and constructive) critiques, and, if you “make it” to our top performers, you will get to perform at a large theater (Jerusalem Theater or Gerard Behar for example) at our Annual Gala Performance. You will also get the opp to be part of our Talent Agency as well.

    All you have to do is become part of our competition.

    Think about it! As far as I am aware, you are one of the only (if not the only) rapper and that alone gives you special standing!

    Please get in touch with me, and let me know whatcha think….

    I enjoyed your video babe!

    Kol Tuv,

    Hatzlachah rabah,

    Barbara Brown PWT Producer, Talent Agency

  2. urban gypsy

    12/14/2008 at 11:14 am

    This is the moment I’ve been waiting for… first Orthodox Jewish girl rapper! Great job, Rinat, I’m so proud of you! Can’t wait to hear more!

  3. Chutzpah

    12/16/2008 at 12:03 am

    How can she “Orthodox” if there were men in the room watching her? My daughter’s schools do not even allow the Father’s to watch their recitals. I would assume this girl is “formerly Orthodox” or “Very Modern Orthodox” but here in the little town of Plifton she would just be considered treif.

    Hope she keeps expressing her true spirit and that it isn’t crushed with the “but you’ll never find a shidduch if you keep that up” threat which seems to work so effectively on most of the Plifton girls.

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