Matisyahu concert attracts thousands near Jerusalem’s Old City walls


JERUSALEM (JTA) – Thousands of Israelis turned out to see the American Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu perform in Jerusalem.

“Jerusalem, I’m home,” Matisyahu said during his concert Oct. 10 at Sultan’s Pool, outside the Old City.

The crowd turned out despite a rash of stabbing attacks in recent days in Jerusalem and throughout the country, including two in the Old City hours before the concert.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat thanked the crowd for coming, as well as the Israel Police and security services for their efforts during the recent wave of terrorist acts.