A Wu-Tang Rapper Claims His Birthright

(Jerusalem Post) Jenny Hazan - Ross Filler - better known as Remedy, sole Jewish member of top American rap group The Wu-Tang Clan - is in Israel this week as a member of a birthright israel follow-up mission, Oranim Ambassadors, to learn more about Israel advocacy. Remedy made a name for himself with a trademark song about the Holocaust, "Never Again," featured on Wu-Tang's 1998 Gold album, Wu-Tang Killer Bee, The Swarm. The Ambassadors program is for Oranim birthright israel alumni who become active in Jewish issues. Remedy has spent the last year performing for synagogues, college campuses, and Jewish organizations, where he has conducted discussions with audiences about Zionism, anti-Semitism, and Israel. "It's weird to be a Jew in the rap world, but, to me, rap is the most real form of expression." "It seems like no matter what I do, I have to be attached to Jews and Israel. That's just how I seem to be evolving," he says. "Israel is incredible. There is no place in the world like it. I already went almost everywhere else and this is it....I feel magic in Israel."

2004-06-09 00:00:00

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