Matisyahu Shaves His Beard and Fan Base

December 14, 2011

Matisyahu, the world’s most famous Chassidic reggae “superstar” has just shaved his trademark beard. The people who care about the man and his music have become polarized. Matisyahu’s Twitter pictures and Facebook post were ambiguous and cryptic about the future of his religious life. And if anyone bothered to take a look at the whole picture instead of sharing half baked opinions on the Huffington Post, they’d have realized that this far more than some simple story about a Chassidic Jewish man named “Matthew Paul Miller” deciding to simply shave his beard. There is a great deal more that hangs in the balance of how this reggae opera ultimately plays out. Read more