Well, it seems that in many ways, RAP v. ROCKETS was a great success. Despite being organized at the last minute, a bus load of Israeli artists made it to South Israel and performed 3 shows in one day!!! This was all possible thanks to the organizational mastery of Jewlicious Festival alum, Moishe House Jerusalem resident and amazing rapper Rinat Gutman, as well as support from the Schusterman Foundation, Nefesh B’Nefesh and Jewlicious. Audiences seemed starved for entertainment and RVR most certainly delivered. Don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself. Here’s a video featuring Roi Levy and Gilad Vital from Shoteh Hanevuah singing their monster hit Ein Ani:

Let me tell you, that was one raucous Sayeret Givati brigade! Also performing were the amazing Sagiv Cohen, Hamasiach (aka Lior Shulman), Yitzchok Meir Malek, Shira Chen and Rinat Gutman, of course.

However, it seems the rockets did not stop falling despite our best efforts. Check the video below taken in Be’er Sheva where an air raid siren, actually a series of sirens, kept disturbing the show. Fun times.

Anyhow, check out the album below as well. It’s very sweet. Now lets hope last night’s negotiated ceasefire holds.

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.