If you have been following Matisyahu at all you probably have noticed that there seem to be two distinct crowds. There are the “I love him and his music” followed by the other group which seems determined to pull him down. Maybe there is a third group, maybe there is a middle somewhere in there but I can’t seem to find it or maybe I am just not looking hard enough.
I don’t think that he is incredible. I like a lot of what I have heard. I particularly enjoy “King Without A Crown” and “Jerusalem.” There are probably a couple of others that I am neglecting to mention, but that is not really what this post is about.
What I enjoy most about Matisyahu is seeing a Jew in show business that is not afraid to show that they are Jewish. I am not a Hasid. I am not a BT, not Frum, Not MO either. Right now you can consider me an independent, just like my politics.
But that doesn’t change my appreciation for seeing this man go out and say what he feels without trying to apologize for it. It is just refreshing to see.