The Matisyahu Effect
Via CrossCurrents, I found a story from The Atlantic where a Matisyahu song made the Jewish music critic cry.
Not only that, but after having said that he has never visited Israel in the article, in the comments there, he got various invitations to be shown around Israel.
Matisyahu's music is very powerful in our day and age. This is likely not the only instance where it has been used as a bridge connecting the secular to religiosity. That a religious Jew is respected in the non-Jewish culture is a rarity that can have tremedous effects. We hope it continues to only be used for good.
And on that note, my kids are obsessed with "One Day" and cannot stop singing it. Being that it is a Mashiah-themed song, here it is.