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WATCH: Check out Obama’s new gold and silver yarmulka, courtesy of one of the Orthodox Jewish world’s hottest singers

Maverick Jewish musician Lipa Schmelczer kept his promise to the President and First Lady.

By Ari Soffer


Lipa Schmelczer is one of the Jewish music world’s best known – and most colorful – artists.

A member of the extremely conservative and insular¬†Skver hassidic sect, Schmelczer, it’s fair to say, is anything but conservative or insular.

So delivering a gold and silver yarmulka to the President of the United States of America – together with a song dedicated to him and his wife – is really nothing out of the ordinary for him.

Last Hanukkah, at the White House’s official candle-lighting event, the singer had a chance to meet President Barack Obama himself, and made


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