BEHIND THE MUSIC

Every Song Has A Story

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Behind the Music, an original film production by Rabbi Yoel Gold, reveals the backstory behind your favorite singers and their music. You will discover the stories that sparked world famous songs. It's these stories that gave those songs context and infused those songs with feeling and emotion.

Chanukah is a time of song and praise for the story and miracle we experienced as a nation. This Chanukah, 8 of the greatest composers and singers in our generation share the inspiration behind their music. Let's step behind the scenes and connect to the heart and soul of Jewish music through their stories.

About Hashkifa

Hashkifa harnesses the power of storytelling and technology to touch and inspire today’s generation. It produces cutting edge video content in a current and engaging format, to communicate a plethora of Torah concepts and values. Presented in Rabbi Yoel Gold’s inimitable style, a collection of incredible and relatable stories are finding their way into the hearts and minds of viewers around the globe. To date, Hashkifa’s videos have been translated into 6 languages, and have been met with overwhelmingly positive responses, with millions of views on popular social media platforms.
Aside from its enthusiastic worldwide viewership, Hashkifa presentations have been brought to hundreds of school, and have been shown in many high-profile companies & organizations. Hashkifa’s worldwide spiritual impact is evident, and the numbers are constantly growing. Can YOU resist a good story?
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Rabbi Yoel Gold

Rabbi Yoel Gold is a sought-after motivational speaker, renowned throughout the world for his ability to impact and inspire. His passion for Torah and meaningful presentations have left their mark on countless audiences around the globe.

Rabbi Gold is a ninth-grade Rebbe in Mesivta Birkas Yitzchok, a boys' yeshiva high school in Southern California and a weekly columnist for the Ami Magazine. In addition, he served as Rabbi of Congregation Beis Naftali for five years. Now he travels the world, speaking to audiences of all backgrounds looking for inspiration. His videos have amassed close to 10 million views, and have been shown in schools and organizations across the spectrum.

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The holy Rebbe Nachman of Breslov said, “Stories are not meant to put people to sleep, they are meant to wake people up.” Stories have the incredible power to awaken our spirits and connect us deeply to who we are and to who we want to be. Sharing and listening to each other’s stories brings us together as families, communities and as a people.
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