Exile And Redemption: A Neo-Hasidic Rock Opera
12 Music Videos :: One Epic Story
A mystical tale of Divine providence, shattered dreams, and resilient transformation, drawing from Hasidic legend and refracted through the lens of one family's existential struggle and triumph of spirit. A symphonic journey exploring the mystery of Judaism and the meaning of life.
Composed, Written, & Directed by Aryeh Shalom*
Single Jewish Father. Community Organizer. Singer/Songwriter.
Music Production :: Barrie Maguire -
(Amos Lee, Natalie Merchant, The Wallflowers)
Cinematography :: Shaia Erlbaum
A Visual Album Produced by Old City Theatre
*Aryeh Shalom (AKA Ari Ben Cohen) is a scion of the Israelite tribe of Levi; traditionally known to be priests, teachers, singers, musicians, & guardians of the Temple in Jerusalem. He is a direct descendent, on his mother’s side, of Aaron HaKohen: Moses's brother, ambassador, & High Priest of Israel. Aryeh is a Co-Founder & Creative / Social Arts Director of The Chevra social club in Philadelphia. But most importantly, he is the proud single father of three amazing girls.