Adi Ran

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Adi Ran
Background information
Born 1961 (age 55–56)
Ramat Gan, Israel
Genres Jewish rock
Occupation(s) Singer, Musician, Lyricist and Composer
Years active 1993-present

Adi Ran (Hebrew: עדי רן‎‎; born 1961 in Ramat Gan) is an Israeli singer, musician, lyricist and composer who innovated a new music genre called Hasidic Underground (also known as Alternative Hasidic). He is a Na Nach Breslover. He has been called "The Bruce Springsteen of religious music".[1]


Ran began his musical career as coordinator in the Ramat Gan tribe of the Israel Boy and Girl Scouts Federation. Later, he attracted a loyal group of fans after starting to perform in Tel Aviv pubs on the local underground music scene.

In 1993, Ran became a baal teshuva[2] and continued his music career heavily influenced spiritually by Breslov Hasidism in the new genre that he perhaps created and which he remains unique, Hasidic Underground.

Ushpizin Soundtrack[edit]

He rose to fame after the 2005 release of the film Ushpizin, whose soundtrack featured two of his older songs, "Atah Kadosh" and "Yesh Rak HaKadosh Baruch Hu".

As the title indicates, the Unplugged album is a 2-disc set of acoustic renderings of many of the songs from his studio recordings, performed in an often boisterous and exuberant manner, including a live version of "Atah Kadosh."

There is also a concert DVD of Adi Ran performing in Tsfat.


His music is influenced by Israeli singers Meir Ariel, Arik Einstein, and Shalom Hanoch, and foreign acts like Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, TRex, and Pink Floyd. Adi Ran's music has frequent references to Breslov concepts.[3]

He has recently been featured occasionally on Rabbi Lazer Brody's blog, "Lazer Beams," and travelled to Uman with Rabbi Brody for Rosh Hashanah 2008.[4]


  • 1998 - HaAharon SheBaAm, האחרון שבעם
  • 2001 - Al Take BaSela, אל תכה בסלע [5]
  • 2004 - Ma Yesh Lakhem Lid'og, מה יש לכם לדאוג
  • 2006 - Adi Ran Unplugged, עדי רן והגיטרה - אלבום אנפלאגד
  • 2007 - Adi Ran and Srulik Herschtik, עדי רן ושרוליק הרשטיק
  • 2007 - Live, בהופעה חיה
  • 2009 - Hitbonenut, התבוננות


  1. ^ Roth, Matthue (2008-09-15). "Spectacles of Devotion: Ani vs. Adi » Mixed Multitudes – My Jewish Learning: Exploring Judaism & Jewish Life". Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived December 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Bresky, Benyamin (2006-05-24). "Popular Hassidic Singer Adi Ran Speaks - Jewish World - News". Israel National News. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  4. ^ "Lazer Beams: Adi Ran - "Yikach Ma She'yikach"". 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Al Ta'keh Ba'selah (Don't Hit the Rock) by Adi Ran". Retrieved 2012-03-06. 

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