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“Matt Bar sees dead people. He doesn’t hold séances or visit graveyards — not literal graveyards, anyway. Instead, he takes revisits key moments in Jewish history from the Torah and Tanakh, and breathes new life into them.”
“Rapper and educator Matt Bar infects his students with Torah. He’ll take a lesson plan, spin it on its head, and bust out rap lyrics that get kids crazy about learning.”
“If someone had told Bar, 28, that his future would be in writing rhymes about Torah stories, he probably would have called the person crazy. As a kid, he pleaded atheism as a way to get out of Hebrew school. Now, he waxes poetic about his interest in prayer.”
“Bible rapper Matt Bar used rap to hold the attention of his middle school Hebrew class and then attempted to spur a Bible rap movement. He sees his rap as poetry: 'Through iambic pentameter, Shakespeare reached depths and through rap, I also believed that you can reach the real spirit of things.'”
“Matt Bar was a fledgling musician in New York supplementing his income as a Hebrew school teacher when he hit on the idea of inventing Bible raps. Now, he's spearheading a movement based on his raps to fuse popular music with Jewish education.”