Portland Jewish Hour

The Portland Jewish Hour

Jewish, Yiddish, Ladino, Klezmer, Israeli, Mizrahi and Sephardic Music and Culture

Every Sunday 10-11 am Pacific Time

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Upcoming shows:
8/31  Liz hosts

9/7  Chaim hosts
9/14  Shuli hosts
9/21  Shuli hosts
9/28  Chaim hosts

10/5  Shuli hosts
10/12  Chaim hosts
10/19  Chaim hosts
10/26  Shuli hosts

 

Episode Archive

Portland Jewish Hour on 07/06/14

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Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 06/29/14

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Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

David Fuks stories

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Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Stories written and read by David Fuks
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring writer and storyteller David Fuks reading his own works.

Father's Day/Pride

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Sun, 06/15/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Music for Father's Day and Pride
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring music for Father's Day and Pride.

Portland Jewish Film Festival preview

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Sun, 06/08/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Preview of the 22nd annual Portland Jewish Film Festival

Hosted by Liz Schwartz. I'll be previewing the 22nd annual Portland Jewish Film Festival with Hal Nevis from the Institute For Judaic Studies. The PJFF begins June 15 and runs through June 29.

I.B. Singer and Golem walk into a bar...

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Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Live reading of I.B. Singer's story The Shot at Sarajevo; Golem's newest album Tantz/Cantor Ida Rae
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring radio actor George Lederer reading an I.B. Singer story, The Shot at Sarajevo. I'll also be playing songs from the punk klezmer band Golem's just-released album Tantz, and I'll preview an upcoming recital of contemplative Jewish liturgical music by Cantor Ida Rae Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel.

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)

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Sun, 05/25/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Celebrating Jerusalem Day with music about the city

Celebrate Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) with music about Jerusalem and musicians from Jerusalem. Hosted by Liz Schwartz

Portland Jewish Hour on 05/18/14

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Sun, 05/18/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Mother's Day Membership Drive episode

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Sun, 05/11/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Mother's Day Membership Drive show

Celebrate Moms on the Portland Jewish Hour, with Yiddish and Ladino songs about and by mothers. Hosted by Liz Schwartz

5/4 - Come to the Catskills!

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Sun, 05/04/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Entertainers and comedians from the Catskills

For everyone who has fond memories of summers in the Borscht Belt, or for those who never got to go but always wanted to visit, tune in this Sunday for a time-traveling trip to the Catskills. We'll be featuring many of the entertainers and comedians who performed at such storied hotels as Grossinger's, including Mickey Katz, Mel Brooks, Fyvush Finkel, the Barry Sisters and more! Hosted by Liz Schwartz.

Audio

Jewish Hour featuring an interview wiht Professor Dianne Ashton about her new book, Hanukkah in America: a history.

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Sun, 12/22/2013
Artist Title Album Label Link
Zamir Chorale of Boston Maoz Tsur Lights! BKM Associates zamir.org
Zamir Chorale of Boston Maoz Tsur Lights! BKM Associates zamir.org
Zamir Chorale of Boston Maoz Tsur (Della Vita) Lights! BKM Associates zamir.org
Zamir Chorale of Boston Maoz Tsur (By the Waters) Lights! BKM Associates zamir.org
Y-Love/Erran Baron Cohen My Hanukkah Songs in the Key of Hanukkah New Line Records www.amazon.com
Interview with Professor Dianne Ashton        
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Kozatsky 'til you Dropsky A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Dance of the Latkes Queens A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra March of the Macabees A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Araber Tants A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Tants Chinese A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Dance of the Dreydls A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Waltz of the Ruggelach A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
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  • Length: 59:45 minutes (41.03 MB)
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Kinnehora

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Sun, 07/07/2013

George Lederer talks about the concept of the Yiddish term "kinnehora" (without the evil eye), and reads a story by the same title, from author Jerome Weidman.

PYH-20130616- Eprhyme

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Sun, 06/16/2013

Jacob's Last Yiddish Hour Show, featuring an interview with Jewish Hip Hop Artist eprhyme.

Jacob Interviews Eprhyme on Portland Yiddish Hour

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Sun, 06/16/2013

An interview with Eprhyme, a Jewish hip hop artist who drew musical inspiration from the Pacific Northwest

June 9 Yiddish Hour

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Sun, 06/09/2013

the automagic archive was enjoying a Sunday stroll and not working! Here's the audio from the Yiddish Hour this last Sunday

  • Length: 60:12 minutes (52.3 MB)
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Eric Klein interview 5-26-2013

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Sun, 05/26/2013

Yiddish Hour host Barry Lavine interviews Portlander Eric Klein, who is working with Toronto writer Michael Wex on a project to translate the 1921 Classic Yiddish novel, "In Poylishe Velder" (In the Forests of Poland) into a free e-book for 2015.  Details can be found at www.michaelwex.com.  The actual project which requires YOUR donation is at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-authorized-translation-of-a-classic-yiddish-novel-into-english?c=home

Ellen Cassedy Interview

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Sun, 02/10/2013

Interview with Ellen Cassedy, author of We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust

Ellen Cassedy went to Vilnius, Lithuania in order to study Yiddish and connect with a place where some of her ancestry originated from.

Find out more at her website: http://www.ellencassedy.com/

Portland Jewish Hour Interview with Ilene Safyan and Beth Hamon

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Sun, 01/20/2013

Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring live interviews and performances with local composer/musicians Ilene Safyan and Beth Hamon.

A Prayer in Wake of a School Shooting

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Sun, 12/16/2012

This content aired as part of the Portland Yiddish Hour on December 16, 2012.  The prayer was written by Rabbi Menachem Creditor and is read by host Ed Kraus.  The music is Armenian duduk, played by Djivan Gasparyan.

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Interview with Alicia Jo Rabins of Girls in Trouble

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Sun, 07/01/2012

Liz Schwartz's interview with Alicia Jo Rabins, founder of Girls In Trouble, an original art-pop song cycle about women in Torah. GIT has released two albums with Jdub Records and has toured across the US, Canada, England, Italy and Sweden. Alicia is currently working on A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, an experimental performance piece about the intersection of mysticism and finance, which will premiere in New York City in the autumn of 2012.

This interview first aired on the Portland Yiddish Hour on July 1, 2012. It also includes two new songs from Alicia: "Open the Ground," and "A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff" (the Kaddish was recorded at the LABA Festival at the 14th St. Y in New York City in May 2012).

  • Length: 27:32 minutes (25.2 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Playlists

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 11/23/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
11/23/2014
Shuli Rutzick with afull houir of Arik Einstein's songs, a year after his deathe- good music for this rainy weather!

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 11/23/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
11/23/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Arik EinsteinShabbat BabokerHameitav2003 NMC uNITED eNTERTAINMENT ltd
Arik EinsteinMebli LehafrieaArik Einestein Shar Eric Klepter2011 NMC Unites Entertainment LTD
Arik Einstein & Shem Tov LeviDon KishotKtzat Lakachat Chazara1996 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Arik EinsteinChayal shel shokoladYashan Vegam Chadash1968 NMC
Arik Einstein & Miki GavrielovLechol ZmanOhev Lihiyot Babayit1986 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Arik EinsteinAni Margish Kmo MelechYashan Vegam Chadash1968 NMC
Arik Ainstein & Shem Tov LeviHaor BakatzeLean Parchu Haparparim1997 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Arik EinsteinAtur Mitzchech Zahav ShahorEretz Israel hAYESHANA vEHATOVA vol. 32012 Unicell under an exclusive liscence from Phonokol Hachadasha 2012 LTD
Arik Einstein & yonni RechterShir Ahava StandartiLove has many faces
Arik EinsteinOd NipageshBiglalaech- osef shirei ahava2009 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Arik EinsteinHalyla hazeShar Beshvilech1999
Arik EinsteinKsheor Dolek BechalonechEretz Israel Hayeshana vehatova Vol.22012 Unicell under an exclusive liscence from Phonokol Hachadasha 2012 LTD
Arik Einstein & Shem Tov LeviaAchshav Hator La'ahavaLean Parchu Haparparim1997 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Arik Einstein & Yonni RechterzO oTA hAAHAVAlove Has Many Faces
Arik Einstein & Shem Tov LeviAhava chofshitTotzeret Haaretz1993 NMC Ltd

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 11/16/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
11/16/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Eviatar BanaiKol Boker KtzatLayla kayom yair2009 Hed Arzi Music LTD
Yermi KaplanHe Ha'achatProyect Panasimwww.youtube.com
Eric BermanGravitaziaSingle2013 Eric Berman
Shir LeviShe'eriot MeatzmyShe'eriot MeatzmyUnicel under an exclusive liscence from Kachol Lavan Omanim LTD
Gali AtariYalda KtanaSingle2014 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Daniel Salomon & Dana AdiniHalevaiwww.youtube.com
Dudi bar David & Maya HermanMishehu AchersINDLE2013 Singold
Yuval BanaiOd Shir Echadwww.youtube.com
Arik EinsteinAdam BechadroSingle2014 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Sharon HazizMra'ah Mar'ahwww.youtube.com
Boaz BanaiDelet Mul DeletHamishkafayim shel Noyfeld2014 The Eighte Note
Mor Efrat BittonTipat MazalSingle2014 Singold
Ivri LiderHakol BoerHakol Boer2014 Stop Drop & Roll

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 11/09/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
11/09/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Paul Marleyn/John LenehanNigunFrom Jewish LifeSignum Classicswww.paulmarleyn.com
John ZornShtetl (Ghetto Life)KristallnachtTzadikwww.amazon.com
John ZornEmbersKristallnachtTzadikwww.amazon.com
Lenka LichtenbergEl Malei RachamimSongs for the Breathing Wallswww.lenkalichtenberg.com
Adrienne CooperHarbstliedDreaming in Yiddish
Adrienne CooperVayl Ikh bin a YideleGhetto TangoTraditional Crossroadswww.amazon.com
Flying Bulgar Klezmer BandMoscovitzFireTraditional Crossroadstheflyingbulgars.tripod.com
KlezmaticsCzernowitzer BulgarShvaygn = ToytPiranhawww.amazon.com
Leonard BernsteinBeethoven's Ninth, 4th mvt.Ode To Freedom - Bernstein in BerlinDeutsche Grammophonwww.amazon.com
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, commemorating the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht and the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 11/02/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
11/02/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Heshy GoldsteinOno ElyonMama Rochel2014 Voice & Vibration
Avraham FriedKaleNo Jew Will Be Left Behind2010 Sameach Music Inc.
Wolf KrakoskiShabes, ShabesCelebrate ShabbatCraig N Co.
Heshy GoldsteinDror YikroMama Rochel2014 Voice & Vibration
ZoharShabbat MedleyPutumayo: A Jewish Odyssey2000 Putumayo World Music
Tanja SolnikY'did NefeshCelebrate ShabbatCraig N Co.
Hollywood KlezmerTantz, Tantz YidelekhCelebrate ShabbatCraig N Co.
Heshy GoldsteinSholem AleichemMama Rochel2014 Voice & Vibration
Rick CalveryYism'chuCelebrate ShabbatCraig N Co.
Debbie FriedmanMi ChamochaAnd You Shall Be A Blessing1989 Sounds Write Productions, Inc.
Pharaoh's DaughterHamavdilCelebrate ShabbatCraig N Co.
Craig TaubmanL'cha DodiFriday Night Live1999 Sweet Louise Music
Craig TaubmanAdonai S'fataiFriday Night Live1999 Sweet Louise Music
Mordechai Ben DavidU'vayom HaShabbosJust One Shabbos2010 Sameach Music Inc.
Mordechai Ben DavidJust One Shabbos (Live)Live in Yerushalayim2012 MBD Music
Debbie FriedmanT'Filat HaderechAnd You Shall Be A Blessing1989 Sounds Write Productions, Inc.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 10/26/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
10/26/2014
Shuli Rutzick with all new Israeli music

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 10/26/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
10/26/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Maya AvrahamKol BokerSingle2010 Halicon Ltd.
Marsh Dundormah fiat. Liora ItzhakShnei sHOSHANIMSingle2014 The Eight Note
Hadas Kleinman & Aviv BaharSirat MifrasMe'at Pashtut2014 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Eviatar BanaiYafa KalevanaYafa Kalevana2013 He'd Arzi Music LTD
DiklaVe'im PreidaSingle2014 Helicon LTD/ Roni Peled
Rami KleinsteinDerech Kol Ha'ahavotMatanot Ktanot2014 R.M.S. Productions/Avi Gueta Productions
Yuval DayanAl TomarSingle2013 A.M. Production LTD/ Mobile1 Music
Monica SexEish GadolMiktzo'ot Hofshi'im2014 Monica Sex
Beit habubotEich Ani RotzeRani2014 The Eighth Note and Shlomi Shaban
Miri MesikaDmaotwww.youtube.com
Amir BenayunSofawww.youtube.com
Shlomi ShabatHalevSingle2013 A.M. Production LTD/ Mobile1 Music LTD
Yishai Levi & Mush Ben AriOd HayomSingleUnicel under exclusive liscence from Eden Production LTD

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 10/19/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
10/19/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Yedidim ChoirNigun BerslovSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
Heshy GoldsteinTorah TeheiMama Rochel2014 Voice & Vibration
Ofra HazaTfilaBoa NedaberPurchased AAC Audio File from Itunes
Ofra HazaBo NedaberBoa NedaberPurchased AAC Audio File from Itunes
LollipopHikitiHikiti - Single2014 NMC UNITED ENTERTAINMENT LTD
Sarit HadadDo You Love Me202011 Avi Gueta Productions LTD / Mobile 1 Music
Sarit HadadKaruselaSarit Hadad Bekeisaria - Merotz Hachaim2010 Avi Gueta Productions LTD / Mobile 1 Music
Carol Boyd LeonTikkun OlamGan Shirim, a Garden of Songs2004 KTAV Publishing House
Abayudaya Jews of UgandaShehecheyanuShalom Everybody Everywhere1997 Kulanu
Heshy GoldsteinLo Yisa GoyMama Rochel2014 Voice & Vibration
Heshy GoldsteinOno ElyonMama Rochel2014 Voice & Vibration
The Marvelous Midos MachineZrizusThe Marvelous Midos Machine Song Tape2010 M&M Enterprises
Various Artists - Worldwide Success RecordsZemer AtikThe Very Best Of World Wide Success Music Vol II.2008 Worldwide Success Records
The KlezmaticsTsiveles BulgarRhythm + Jews2003 Rounder Records
The KlezmaticsShnirele, PereleRhythm + Jews2003 Rounder Records

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 10/12/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
10/12/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSUaRdXCEloVESAMACHTA BECHAGECHAwww.youtube.com
Ilene SafyanPetah Lanu Sha'arwww.youtube.com
Beth HamonOzi V'zimrat YahTen Miles2014 Beth Hamon
Mendy WerdygerVechol MaaminimSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
Dudu ZaccaiShlomit Bona Sukkahwww.youtube.com
Yoel FalkowitzKi SimachtaniSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
Rabbi Aryeh HirschfieldHoly Mountain (I)As The Deer YearnsRabbi Aryeh Hirschfield
Bar Cohen ProdutionsShakin' the Lulav (Sukkot song)www.youtube.com
The KlezmaticsNY Psycho FreylekhsRhythm + Jews2003 Rounder Records
Israeli Folk GroupHava NagilaAuthentic Israeli Folk Songs & Dances2006 Legacy International
Rachel BuchmanA Sukka A Sukkawww.youtube.com
Surie LevilevSukkosAround the Year With Morah Music2005 Surie Levilev
Jeff StambovskyHave Yourself A Happy Little SukkosHoliday For Heretics2011 Jeff Stambovsky
DediSameachRotzohYossi Green Productions
Yiddish RepublicPetit FleurMusik For the PeopleYiddish Republic
The Klezmer Conservatory BandMeron NignA Jewish OdysseyPutamayo World Music

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 10/05/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
10/05/2014

Shuli Rutzick hosting Lee Gordon and Rene Barasch of 'Hand in Hand' in a special show for Yom Kippur

 

Comments

Cantors/Liturgical Music

 

                                                                                                              September 5, 2010

Dear Mrs.  Falk:

 

     The liturgical music is splendid!  Thanks so much.  Please keep it coming.

     By the way, if you have any cookbooks left over after distributing them to your children, please make an announcement during the "The Yiddish Hour".  I would love to purchase some more for my collection.

 

     Happy New Year.

 

                                                                                                            Respectfully,

                                                                                                            S.E.  Halpern

Got up late. ;-(

 Hey, I missed the Yiddish Hour this morning. Is it archived? How do I find it to listen to? --DameEdithDivine@gmail.com

 Dylan in Costa Rica!

Old Show archives

Dear Dame Divine!

We don't podcast our regular music shows for legal reasons.  KBOO pays a license to broadcast and stream live over the internet, but not for later podcast so ... sorry.

If we produce content ourselves such as the comedy skits and interviews, that you can find via the audio link on our Yiddish Hour page.  We also post playlists in case you need to know what we played.   That show was by Barry ... the KBOO website is undergoing a revision and it might take a few more days before you can see the playlist from that show.

Of course, if you are clever you could set your computer to capture the live stream of the show to disk then play it back at your convenience!  It's just that we can't legally do this for you.

All the best,

Ed

Yiddish Hour - 9/6/09 show

A lively broadcast. Enjoyed Sheila Fox's voice and joyful klezmer music, a beautiful gift for Elul. Thanks to Liz for bringing this show to KBOO.

Ramon Tasat

Ed-

Who is Ramon Tasat? (Who is John Galt?!!?)

L

Ramón Tasat

Hello L ... I have posted comments on the playlist for today's show (Feb 8th) that should point you all in the right direction regarding Ramón Tasat. Sorry that I neglected to give you this basic biographical info on the air, but the Emergency Alert System procedures distracted me. Please give us your feedback about the Yiddish Hour, we are always looking to find out what the audience likes. As your program hosts, we have a great deal of flexibility in what we program...so if you give us feedback we can do a better job for you! Ed

yiddish hour

I like this fuzzy-quality, old-school stuff from the 1920's and earlier that comes up every now and then on the Yiddish Hour! My entry into Klezmer and other Yiddish music was through modern bands like New Orleans Klzemer All-stars and Rabbincal School Dropouts, definitely yiddish-infused but with a heavier, funky beat. It's cool to go back and hear the source. Thanks!

Old-school klezmer

Glad you like the archival stuff; it's some of my favorite music to play, too, precisely for the reason you mentioned. Also, nobody tears it up like Dave Tarras, IMO.

Zei gezint,

Liz

great program, shanda at Spertus

Hi Yankl,

Great show today!

I hope you had a great time in Chicago visiting your kids. I got to know Shainah when she joined the shul where I davened in Chicago. I moved back to PDX (my hometown) last summer, though I try to get back to visit the Chicago chevra at least once a year. I was hoping to see the maps exhibit at Spertus too when I get back there next, and think that censorship is generally an immature response to difficult questions. I hope you get someone from Spertus on the show next week so we can hear more about this.

Groisse dank,
Bracha

Portland Yiddish Hour

Hello,

I was looking for the set list for the May 11th 2008 show. There was a song that I heard at about 10:30 am that morning, entitled "Gefilte Fish and Matzo Balls" I think. I wanted to know who the artist was that performed the song.

Greatly Appreciated!!

Much Thanks,
Christopher

Gefilte fish and matzo balls

Thanks for getting in touch about our May 11 show. We had a sub that day, but I know (and love) the track that you're asking about, which was recorded by Slim Gaillard. He had a few other Yiddishoid records, such as the immortal "Draysik Sents".

 

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