Jewish Music Blog

July 14, 2005

New ‘Jewish Rock’ Band – Eden

Filed under: Uncategorized — jewishmusic @ 6:02 pm

Not to be confused with Beyond Eden, Eden “produces dynamic modern pop/rock music imbued with a sincere and honest look at Judaism”.

I listened to a studio release of a ballad “Od Yishama”. I thought it interesting that Eden chose words which are associated with a freilach (upbeat) song and used them in a ballad. The song itself is a not-too-overdone soft rock ballad, backed by rhythm acoustic guitar and gentle piano, with soulful vocals, again not overdone by ‘oversinging’ or flooded with effects. I only noticed one thing that is musically incorrect, but I’m sure it will be corrected being that this is only a studio release.

Eden will be playing at YIDSTOCK, a contemporary Jewish music festival taking place on August 21st at the Monticello Racetrack in upstate NY.

Their website,, is currently under construction, but check back for updates.



  1. I wish them the best of luck but chances are they are dead in the water.Thier first album didn’t go anywhere. There is almost no one in Jewish Music that has put out an album that didn’t male it and make a comeback. Perhaps it will be different in the case of a band vs. solo artist.

    Comment by Jewish Blogmiester — July 15, 2005 @ 1:26 pm

  2. From what I’ve heard of the new material at Brooklyn College, this is an entirely different band from the 1st album.

    I agree their 1st album was sub-par, but then again, how many people have even heard any of their material?
    This new stuff could technically be considered their first album.

    Hey, theres a first time for everything.

    Comment by Jakob — July 15, 2005 @ 3:06 pm

  3. Time will tell

    Comment by Jewish Blogmiester — July 15, 2005 @ 6:05 pm

  4. Then why not use a new name? Not good stuff. The Air Supply of Jewish rock…

    Comment by jewish — July 19, 2005 @ 10:50 am

  5. I just passed Bissaleh “restaurant”… and I use that term loosely, and saw a poster for Yidstock. It looks awesome. The headliners are Piamenta, Soulfarm, Blue Fringe, Moshav, Beyond Eden, Teva, and Eden.

    The poster says “and more” so yeah I am so gonna try to get upstate for this.

    Comment by Jakob — July 19, 2005 @ 12:02 pm

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    Comment by Anonymous — July 19, 2005 @ 12:52 pm

  7. I heard that Yidstock.. might have a suprise guest Jewish rocker David Lazzar perform. I know he isn’t on the posters.

    Comment by Anonymous — July 19, 2005 @ 12:53 pm

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    Comment by Thoughtfullcare — July 19, 2005 @ 4:24 pm

  9. I wonder if anonymous is David Lazar…

    Comment by jewish — July 20, 2005 @ 1:15 pm

  10. I’ve never heard of David Lazaar, and a google search yields nothing. Could you fill me in?

    Comment by keyboardguy — July 20, 2005 @ 1:52 pm

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