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 10/27/13

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Sun, 10/27/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 10/20/13

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Sun, 10/20/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 10/13/13

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Sun, 10/13/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 10/06/13

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Sun, 10/06/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 09/29/13

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Sun, 09/29/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 09/22/13

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Sun, 09/22/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 09/15/13

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Sun, 09/15/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 09/08/13

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Sun, 09/08/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 09/01/13

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Sun, 09/01/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Music to get ready for the coming weeks.

In case you hadn't heard, Rosh Hashonna is happening next week!  We'll be playing music to get you in the mood for The Holidays, and read a short story.

Portland Jewish Hour on 08/25/13

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Sun, 08/25/2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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

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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)
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Playlists

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

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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

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Portland Jewish Hour
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10/05/2014

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

 

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 10/05/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
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10/05/2014

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

 

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/28/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
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09/28/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Benny FriedmanAshrei MiSimchas HachaimAderet
Moscow Ensemble of Jewish Instrumental MusicKol NidreyYom Ha Kippurim
Fred RogersSometimes People are GoodYou're GrowingMister Rogers
The Marvelous Midos MachineTshuva SongThe Marvelous Midos Machine Song Tape2010 M&M Enterprises
Moscow Ensemble of Jewish Instrumental MusicShee HiyonuYom Ha Kippurim
Gad ElbazHashem MelechMilim Shel Ruach2013 Zoab Entertainment
The MaccabeatsBook of Good Lifewww.youtube.com
http://www.aish.com/h/hh/rh/Rosh Hashanah Rock Anthemwww.youtube.com
The Marvelous Midos MachineLoshon HoraThe Marvelous Midos Machine Song Tape2010 M&M Enterprises
Moishe OysherKi Hinei Kachomer - Traditional HymnMoishe Oysher - Passover Seder, Kol Nidrei & Chanukah Party2010 Sameach Music Inc.
Cantor Rebecca GarfeinDeutsche KedushaGolden Chants in America...Commemorating 350 Years of Jewish Music2005 Bari Productions , Inc.
darkdarkdarkbar1This Is Jewish Style - Official Parody - GANGNAM STYLEwww.youtube.com

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/21/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
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09/21/2014
Shuli Rutzick Welcoming the new Year and the Fall

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/21/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
09/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
HatarnegolimHasimla hasegulaTaklit rison/taklit sheni2005 He'd Arzi Music LTD
Aric LavieShir StavRock beIsrael- Anthology (1967-2009)2011 NMC Music LTD
DevekShir TishreiAvoda Ivrit 602008 Avoda Ivrit Ltd
Gidi GovEin Od YomEin Od Yom1991 He'd Arzi Music LTD
Rona KenanSof HaonaAvoda Ivrit 602008 Avoda Ivrit Ltd
Gali AtariStav IsraeliHashirim Sheyaviu Lachem Ahava2001 NMC Music LTD
Gali AtariEmtza SeptemberHashirim Sheyaviu Lachem Ahava2001 NMC Music LTD
Shlomi ShabatShana HadashaBiglal Haruach2014 Ben Mush Production by PIL
Yafa YarkoniShana TovaSharim Eim Yafa Yarkoni
HadudaimHene Shana OveretHayamim Sheod Nachono Lanu2009 He'd Arzi Music LTD
Eran TzurAd Sof HakaitzAvoda Ivrit 501998 Avoda Ivrit
Shalom HanochKeren Shemesh MeucheretLo Yachol Lishon Achshav1992 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Idan AmadiNimarSingle2011 AM Music/Moblet Music LTD

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/14/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
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09/14/2014
Shuli Rutzick with End of Summer/ Post war and new Israeli songs

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/14/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
09/14/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
MashinaAtid MatokMashina I1990 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Avraham TalAdam Tzover ZichronotAvoda Ivrit2008 Avoda Ivrit Ltd
Erez HaleviHadayagimHalayla1992 NMC Music LTD
Dani LitaniMashber EmonHakol Bishvilech1995 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Shai-Li AtariEtzleno BaganSingle2014 Iftach "Ifty" Kerzner & Dan Zipori
Ariel Horowitz20,000 peoplewww.youtube.com
Amir Benayun & Micah ShitritSmachut KtanotOto Makom Ota Haruach/Same place same windJan 2012
Roie NoyfeldKol EchadHamishkafayim shel Noyfeld2014 The Eight Note
Aviv Gefen & Matti CaspiMistovevSdakim2014 Halicon LTD
TheAngelcyFreedom FightersExit Inside2014 TheAngelcy
Hatikva 6Hachi IsraeliSingle2014 The Eight Note
HayehudimZug YonimSingle2014 Helicon Ltd
Shalom HanochShir Lelue ShemLo Yachol Lishon Achshav1992 NMC United Entertainment LTD

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/07/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
09/07/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Ben Selvin and His Orchestra, Dick Robertson, vocal. 1931Happy Days Are Here AgainThe Song Hits of 1930 (Jazz Age Chronicles, Vol. 92010 Van Up Records
Yiddish RepublicVusche Vils TuMusic For the PeopleYiddish Republic
Cantor Rebecca GarfeinHalleluya (Psalm 111)Golden Chants in America...Commemorating 350 Years of Jewish Music2005 Bari Productions Inc.
Cantor Rebecca GarfeinKedusha-l'dor VadorGolden Chants in America...Commemorating 350 Years of Jewish Music2005 Bari Productions Inc.
Abraham BrunB'rosh HashanaCantorials for the High Holidays: Roshashona and Yom Kippur - EP
MatisyahuOne Daywww.youtube.com
Gene SimmonsMy Uncle is a Raft My Lorraine (Un-released Songs)www.youtube.com
DediKi HeimRotzohYossi Green Productions
Mendy WerdygerVechol MaaminimSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
Moishe OysherThe 24th Psalm of DavidMoishe Oysher - Passover Seder, Kol Nidrei & Chanukah Party2010 Sameach Music Inc.
Cantor Rebecca GarfeinPeace By PieceGolden Chants in America...Commemorating 350 Years of Jewish Music2005 Bari Productions Inc.
Cantor Rebecca GarfeinGod Bless AmericaGolden Chants in America...Commemorating 350 Years of Jewish Music2005 Bari Productions Inc.

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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