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  • "There's such a conglomeration of different cultures and religions," Matisyahu says of this country, "and everyone is trying to figure out in this big stew who they are and what they're made of, where they came from."

    Keeping the faith, enjoying the fame →

  • "That exploration is important," he says, "and at the same time, understanding what it means to be an American and seeing how the two relate.

    Keeping the faith, enjoying the fame →

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