Matisyahu shaves beard No longer Jewish?

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By on December 14, 2011

Matisyahu a New york based Hasidic Jewish reggae and alternative rock musician ( thats a Mouth full) change the game yesterday when he tweeted this photo of himself. The photo was important because he no longer had his Signature beard and he tweeted this later on, “At the break of day I look for you at sunrise When the tide comes in I lose my disguise.”. The line comes from the track “Thunder” on his 2009 Album ” Light”  Lyrics to Thunder,

City lights shine and I’m on my way
This time tomorrow I’ll be on my way
At the break of day I look for you at sunrise
When the tide comes in I lose my disguise

Look for me through the wind and rain
Sunshine remember my name
I’ll be coming yes I’m running oh I’m on my way
Just stay and I’ll be there by the break of day

Image Credit: Matisyahu with beard: Allen Berezovsky/Getty Image

He maybe only moving towards a more personal connection with himself or just try to show fans the real him (Paul Miller). This is what he had to say on his personal blog.

“This morning I posted a photo of myself on Twitter,” he wrote. “No more Chassidic reggae superstar. Sorry folks, all you get is me…no alias.  When I started becoming religious 10 years ago it was a very natural and organic process.  It was my choice.  My journey to discover my roots and explore Jewish spirituality—not through books but through real life.  At a certain point I felt the need to submit to a higher level of religiosity…to move away from my intuition and to accept an ultimate truth.  I felt that in order to become a good person I needed rules—lots of them—or else I would somehow fall apart.  I am reclaiming myself.  Trusting my goodness and my divine mission. Get ready for an amazing year filled with music of rebirth.  And for those concerned with my naked face, don’t worry…you haven’t seen the last of my facial hair.”  – Matisyahu (Matthew Paul Miller)

 

Listen to the track Thunder Here:

Full lyrics to Matisyahu’s  “Thunder”

I had to cross the line to leave you behind
With hopes to find some peace of mind
Now I’m looking for your voice through the chitter-chatter
that doesn’t matter that’s torn and tattered these angels on a ladder
This laughter
Strip away the extra plaster
I’m crashing fast
It’s the morning after
Through the hum and the buzz
The thickness and the fuzz
I jump over puddles to stomp through the sludge

Look for me through the wind and rain
Sunshine remember my name
I’ll be coming yes I’m running oh I’m on my way
Just stay and I’ll be there by the break of day

Look for me through the wind and rain
Thunder remember my name
I’ll be coming yes I’m running oh I’m on my way
Just stay and I’ll be there by the break of day

I had to evacuate the premises
You’re your own nemesis
The premises you’re born and blood and leave the world penniless
I had to remember that there’s darkness before the exodus
Split the sea
We’ll flee to the next
Come and vent with us
I had to send and blend out
Spent it all on sentences fend off the members of relentless pessimists
I had to miss the world
Looking for the core
Cure my heart so I can live more

Look for me through the wind and rain
Sunshine remember my name
I’ll be coming yes I’m running oh I’m on my way
Just stay and I’ll be there by the break of day

Look for me through the wind and rain
Thunder remember my name
I’ll be coming yes I’m running oh I’m on my way
Just stay and I’ll be there by the break of day

Thunder
Remember my name
Thunder
Remember my name

City lights shine and I’m on my way
This time tomorrow I’ll be on my way
At the break of day I look for you at sunrise
When the tide comes in I lose my disguise

Look for me through the wind and rain
Sunshine remember my name
I’ll be coming yes I’m running oh I’m on my way
Just stay and I’ll be there by the break of day

Look for me through the wind and rain
Thunder remember my name
I’ll be coming yes I’m running oh I’m on my way
Just stay and I’ll be there by the break of day
Day…

Thunder
You feel it in your chest

Thunder
You feel it in your chest

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