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From New York, Judaism to a reggae beat

A Hasidic singer extols the Messiah

By Michael S. Schmidt
Globe Correspondent / December 19, 2004

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A crowd of 150 people bounced heads and knees in unison to the beat of the bass. The guitar twanged in reggae mode while Matisyahu, a 25-year-old Hasidic singer with a thick beard, prayer shawl, and black top hat, spouted lines about the Messiah. (Full article: 502 words)

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