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Former Silver Spring resident and University of Maryland grad Erez Safar, aka DJ Handler, has launched Shemspeed, which he calls “the largest and most diverse Jewish music site.” Safar—who also plays in “breakbeat klezmer jazz” band Juez, runs the Modular Moods label, and oversees the Sephardic Music Festival—says he built Shemspeed as an alternative to the narrowcasting that limits most Jewish-culture sites. “I always wanted a one-stop shop for all sorts of Jewish music, from Orthodox to very unorthodox,” he says.