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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Perhaps we're not as free as we think
Topic - Matisyahu
With the recent conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas as background, the music by Matisyahu, the Grammy-nominated Jewish reggae singer, is all the more poignant.
New York City-based Hasidic reggae superstar Matisyahu (ma-tis-YAH'-hoo) is on a new religious path, but it's unclear which one.
In the modern-day world of celebrity, religion often seems reduced to a commodity. A fashionable trend that can be bought into and discarded as easily as a red string Kabbalah bracelet or a designer yoga mat bag. A choice that has more to do with accessorizing than the afterlife.
"Thank God I have many Muslim fans at my shows — religious, devout, women with head coverings and all of that, singing along to the words of my songs," he said. "That makes it worth it to go out there and do what I do."