Wednesday, January 25, 2017


It's been a while since I last posted but I thought this news was noteworthy to speak about. 

Yaakov Shwekey latest album is entitled "Those were the days". A double CD of material that is a throw back. They are classic selections of tunes that I grew up with. Click here to preview the new album! The arrangements sound very solid so this is an album worth checking out. Here is some more information on this new release: 

Yaakov refers to this album as his "favorite collection" and he writes:
the innocence of childhood, the simple joy of a different time, moments long-gone summoned back in a single note, tears and laughter all together. I've been blessed, for my life, has been filled with that music. My childhood and yeshiva years, memories of family and close friends, of cherished moments and experiences against a backdrop of exceptional song. Which is why I'm so gratified to be able to offer this album. It's my humble acknowledgement of those who've filled my world with music and given my life color and meaning. The medleys are an expression of my thanks: each one celebrates a different artist or style of music. Standing in the studio and recording these selections,every song took me back to a different place and time. In singing these songs, we live them once again: it's our hope that we can bring them back to a new generation, allowing them to feel them the way we did. And so this album is in recognition to them,
the artists, composers, producers, arrangers and musicians who created this genre, the magnificent world of Jewish music. The entire album- every album, every song I've ever sung, every breath I've ever taken- is thanks to the One who Makes Music, whose entire creation is a symphony, who has given me a million reasons to sing, Modeh ani lefanecha.

CREDITS: Produced by Yaakov Shwekey & Yitzy Waldner
Arranged by: Rafi Greidi / Ravid Kashti / Avrumi Berko
Mastered by: Ron Tichon Cover Design: KZ Creative
Public Relations: Izeek Daniel - Media
PRO Download the album lyrics at:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Smokey Joe's is CLOSED!?

After being open for almost a decade in Teaneck NJ, Smokey Joe's one of the very first kosher smokehouses is closing it's doors. Apparently the owner refused to renew their lease so they were forced to close and terminate 15 of their employees. They will still be offering catering though. No information on if they will re-open at a new location. Not surprisingly many are asking them to open up in their town. Their Facebook page provides their own words on the matter.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Shwekey New Music Video: We Are a Miracle

Here is the latest music video released from Yaakov Shwekey entitled "We are a miracle".

Lyrics by Sophia Franco 
Composed by Yitzy Waldner 

Yaakov writes: 


Yesterday, Tisha B'av, I was sitting on the floor reading about the horrors and suffering of our nation. It's been so many years crying so many tears..... Instead of waiting for our planned live-show release, I decided, there's no better time to release my "WE ARE A MIRACLE" music video than today! Let this film be a tool to help teach and remind our generation what we've been through. But, more importantly, focus on how lucky and thankful we should be that we are a part the greatest nation in the world! A world that still has a lot of unconditional hatred towards Israel and the Jewish people. And just like we persevered through the worst atrocities, we will continue to flourish and be proud of our heritage! Let's sing this song as one and see and feel that each one of us is a great MIRACLE...

Monday, August 08, 2016

Walmart to Acquire JET.COM! Watch out Amazon?

Wal-Mart has been looking into different ways to compete with Amazon and it just took another giant step forward. Wall Street Journal reports that Wal-Mart is set to acquire for 3.3 Billion! In this agreement the founder of Marc Lore will now run While there are critics who think there is no way Wal-Mart can successfully compete with Amazon one thing is clear: Marc Lore just made himself some serious cash!