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

Please give us your feedback on the show!  You can comment on the show in general, or comment on a specific show by sending us an email at pdxjewish@yahoo.com.

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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

 

Coming Soon

Jewish Music and Culture
 

Episode Archive

Portland Jewish Hour on 09/14/14

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Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 09/07/14

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Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Jewish Labor Day Music

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Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
A Jewish celebration of Labor Day
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring music in celebration of Labor Day. Relax from your own labors and join me for an hour of music that tells the stories of Jewish labor. I'll be featuring classic Yiddish songs of tailors, sweatshop workers, activists and other workers who made their mark on the Jewish work experience in America.

Portland Jewish Hour on 08/24/14

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Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Celebrate Tu b'Av!

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Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Love songs to celebrate Tu b'Av, the Jewish Valentine's Day
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring love songs to celebrate Tu b'Av, the Jewish Valentine's Day.

Portland Jewish Hour on 08/10/14

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Sun, 08/10/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 08/03/14

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Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 07/27/14

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Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Jewish classical music featured on this weekend's performance by Chamber Music Northwest

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Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish classical music featured on this weekend's performance by Chamber Music Northwest

Hosted by Liz Schwartz. This week we'll focus on Jewish classical music, especially Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov's Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, which is being performed this weekend at Chamber Music Northwest.

Portland Jewish Hour on 07/13/14

Air date: 
Sun, 07/13/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Audio

Yeshiva Boy - A Short Story By David Fuks

program date: 
Sun, 01/17/2010

In this original story, a young Jewish boy learns the true power of prayer.

Originally aired on the Portland Yiddish Hour January 17, 2010

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Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield - His Musical Roots and Legacy

program date: 
Sun, 12/27/2009

Portland's Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield was a Rabbi, a musician, and a tireless activist for global peace and interfaith dialogue. 

Sunday December 27th 2009 was the first yahrtzeit, or anniversary of his death.  On this special Yiddish Hour we explore the roots of Reb Aryeh's music, and learn of his journey from musician playing Dylan and Spanish protest songs in Ghirardelli Square, to Rabbi and composer of liturgical music.

 

This program focuses on the musical origins of Reb Aryeh's music, as well as the activist roots behind his choices of sacred text.  There are recordings of music both old and new by Reb Aryeh and friends, and interviews with Rabbis Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin and Moshe Shur, both of whom are themselves composers of liturgical music used today in many Oregon synagogues. 

It's funny now that the show is finished, less than half of the music featured is from Rabbi Aryeh, but I hope that this program helps people already familiar with Aryeh's music to get a fuller picture of his musical and activist influences.

Rabbi Aryeh's music including the CD Batee L'Ganee can be purchased through this website http://www.rebaryeh.com and you can find links there to much more information about his life and his work as a rabbi and as an activist for justice and peace.  The new digitally remastered two CD set Wings of Peace & As The Deer Yearns is now also available!

Rabbi Shur's CD A Shur Thing can be found at www.jewishjukebox.com  ... and you can contact him through the Hillel program at Queens College in New York City.

Rabbi Yitzhak gave me a copy of his CD Treasure Each Day when I visited Temple Beth Israel in Eugene to record the interview.  I don't know if they sell the CD there, but you can call TBI at (541) 485-7218 and find out.

 

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Happy Hour with Sholem Aleichem

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program date: 
Sun, 10/04/2009

A special Yiddish Hour featuring the Jewish Theatre Collaborative's production of "Happy Hour with Sholem Aleichem," directed by Sacha Reich, with music by Yankl Falk and Courtney von Drehle. Thanks to my co-host Ed Kraus for help with editing the audio.

Oregon Holocaust Memorial 5th Anniversary

program date: 
Sat, 08/22/2009

Five years ago the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland's Washington Park was dedicated, to leave a legacy of hope for all citizens in our community and to teach what hatred and bigotry can do when an entire government endorses those ideologies.  A fifth anniversary event from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm Sunday August 30th 2009 at the memorial will feature teachers, political dignitaries, clergy, students, survivors, and musical interludes.

Lisa Kaner from Friends of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial and Miriam Greenstein from the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center speak with Yiddish Hour host Ed Kraus about the message of the memorial ... acceptance of diversity, and to protect the civil rights of each other. 

This Will Never Work Out

program date: 
Sat, 05/23/2009

From the stories of David Fuks, This Will Never Work Out

David Fuks shares with us a hilarious short story of young love in Detroit, Michigan.  The story was recorded and mixed for radio by Yiddish Hour host Ed Kraus.  This story first aired on May 24th, 2009.

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Holocaust Art and Music - Interview with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana

program date: 
Sat, 04/11/2009

April 19, 20, and 21 2009 are the dates for Portland's Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Day) Community Commemoration.

This event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Portland, The Archdiocese of Portland, Ecumenical Ministries of Portland, University of Portland, and others.  For this year, instead of religious services the Holocaust experience will be explored through art, music, and film.  In particular the paintings, letters, and poems of survivor Alice Lok Cahana will be presented and discussed.  Alice Cahana is the mother of Rabbi Z. Michael Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel.

Cantor Ida Rae Cahana (daughter in law of Alice) was interviewed by host Ed Kraus on the Portland Yiddish Hour.  The upcoming performance Through My Mother's Eyes was discussed, along with the meaning for the Cahana family of making Alice's experiences public art and performance. 

The picture shown is No Names, part of the art that will be on display through May 24th at Portland Center Stage and at the Oregon Jewish Museum.

 

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Jews, Food and Ethics

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Sat, 03/28/2009

jewish foodThis show focuses on the intersection of Jews, food and ethics. Host Liz Schwartz interviews Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a major proponent of the eco-kashrut movement. Eco-kashrut expands on traditional kosher dietary practices by incorporating the ethics of sustainable growing systems, humane animal production and fair treatment for farm workers and meat processors. Also featured is Rabbi Morris Allen, who founded the Hekhsher Tzedek, an ethical certification seal that will appear on kosher food products. Finally, Liz talks with two of Portland's Jewish organic farmers.

Yuval Ron Interview

program date: 
Sat, 03/14/2009

Yuval Ron

Composer and musician Yuval Ron is the leader of the Yuval Ron Ensemble, a musical ensemble that builds musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths by performing sacred music of Arabic, Israeli, Jewish, Moslem, Sufi, and Armenian Church traditions.  Yuval Ron was interviewed on the Portland Yiddish Hour March 15, 2009 by host Ed Kraus.  This interview covers a wide range of topics including the origins of his ensemble, the musicians and the instruments they play, musicology of Arabic music styles, and thoughts about the relevance of reaching out to others in this time of extreme violence and suffering.

  More information about the Yuval Ron Ensemble can be found at www.yuvalronmusic.com

 

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The Chanukah Decorations 2008 Skit

program date: 
Sat, 12/27/2008

Script by Suzie Gouz and Ed Kraus - air date Dec 28, 2008

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The Subprime Sukkah Crisis

program date: 
Sat, 10/25/2008

The Subprime Sukkah Crisis - by Suzie Gouz and Ed Kraus

originally aired October 26, 2008, the week after Sukkot

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Playlists

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 03/30/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
03/30/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
The Renaissance PlayersPuncha puncha la rosa hueleThe Sephardic Experience, Vol. 1, Thorns of FireCelestial Harmonieswww.harmonies.com
The Renaissance PlayersStaro oroThe Sephardic Experience, Vol. 1, Thorns of FireCelestial Harmonieswww.harmonies.com
Bulgarian Women's ChoirLa Rosa enfloreseLe Mystere de Voix BulgaireNonesuch Recordswww.nonesuch.com
The Renaissance PlayersLa novia entre floresThe Sephardic Experience, Vol. 2, Apples & HoneyCelestial Harmonieswww.harmonies.com
Leonard CohenHallelujahLive in Helsinki 2009Youtubewww.youtube.com
The MaccabeatsLecha DodiVoices From the Heightswww.cdbaby.com
Yuval Ron EnsembleErev Shel ShoshanimYoutubeYoutubewww.youtube.com
anonymousErev Shel ShoshanimYoutubeYoutubewww.youtube.com
Alison WestermannDodi LiShapiritwww.alisonwestermann.com
Cantor Natalie YoungDodi LiCarry Mewww.natalieyoungmusic.com
Adrienne CooperFrilingGhetto TangoTraditional Crossroadswww.amazon.com
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, celebrating Spring with love songs and music about beauty and flowers.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 03/23/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
03/23/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Andy StatmanPurimBetween Heaven and EarthShanachiewww.andystatman.org
The MaccabeatsRaise Your GlassYouTubehttp://www.maccabeats.comwww.youtube.com
Di Naye KapelyePirimTraktoristOrientewww.dinayekapelye.com
Michele CitrinShake Your GroggerYouTubehttp://michellecitrin.comwww.youtube.com
Theodore BikelHomentashnYouTubehttp://www.bikel.comwww.youtube.com
Jews Brothers BandMordechai What a GuyMy Yiddish SwingRogue Recordswww.jewsbrothers.com
Y-LovePurim Megillah FreestyleYouTubehttp://thisisylove.comwww.youtube.com
Klezmer Conservatory BandBay a Glezele MashkeKlez!Vanguardwww.klezmerconservatory.com
Amsterdam Klezmer BandOscar's CocekKatlaEssay Recordingsamsterdamklezmerband.com
Mick MoloneyIf It Wasn't For the Irish and the JewsIf It Wasn't For the IRish and the JewsCompass Recordsmickmoloney.com
Susan McKeown & Lorin SklambergHeart's BloodSaints & TzadiksWorld Villagewww.amazon.com
Susan McKeown & Lorin SklambergMy Little BellySaints & TzadiksWorld Villagewww.amazon.com
Susan McKeown & Lorin SklambergOakumSaints & TzadiksWorld Villagewww.amazon.com
Susan McKeown & Lorin SklambergThe Hag With the MoneySaints & TzadiksWorld Villagewww.amazon.com
Susan McKeown & Lorin SklambergPrayer for the DeadSaints & TzadiksWorld Villagewww.amazon.com
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring Purim and St. Patrick's Day music. Be happy, it's still Adar!

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 03/09/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
03/09/2014
In honor of the international women day  (March 8th), Shuli Rutzick is bringing Hebrew songs by female poets/ female singers and about women

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 02/22/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
02/22/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Shem Tov LeviHitorerutHitorerut1981 NMC Music LTD
Micha ShitritBa'avivMasmerim Ve'Notzot1998 The Eight Note
Yoni Recter & Ali MoharShir Nevuei Kosmi AlizBe'gova Ha'einayim1986 Helicon Ltd
Beni AmdurskiYamim Shel Kolno'aAni Gitara 2
Shlomi ShabanLilah Acharon Be'Londonsingle2014 The Eight Note
Barri SaharofOd Hozer HanigunNegiot
Ohad Hitman & Anat Ben HemoHamasaSingle2014 Nana Ltd
Avraham TalAt Bamerhavim2014 He'd Arzi Music Ltd
Hatikva 6Ani Ashir Lach ShirAvoda Ivrit2008 Avoda Ivrit Ltd
Beit habubotEifu Ha'yitRani2014 The Eight Note
Beni AmdurskiPgisha Le'ein KetzAni Gitara 2
Ivri Lider & Natan GoshenHayiti KanSingle2013 Stop Drop & Roll Tedy LTD
Shuli Rutzick bringing new and old modern israeli music

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 02/16/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
02/16/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Beth HamonModah AniTen Mileswww.beth-hamon-music.com
Beth HamonHole In My PocketTen Mileswww.beth-hamon-music.com
Beth HamonOzi V'Zimrat YahLive performancewww.beth-hamon-music.com
Beth HamonChameleonTen Mileswww.beth-hamon-music.com
Beth HamonLev TahorLive performancewww.beth-hamon-music.com
Beth HamonSparksTen Mileswww.beth-hamon-music.com
Beth HamonAleinuLive performancewww.beth-hamon-music.com
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, with live in-studio guest Beth Hamon performing songs from her recently released CD, Ten Miles.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 02/09/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
02/09/2014
ArtistTitleAlbum
Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-StarsIn Your Garden 20 Fecund Fruit TreesCarnival Conspiracy
In the Marketplace All is Subterfuge
Brave Old WorldBessarabiaBeyond the Pale
KlezmaticsFun TashlikhRhythm and Jews
Terkish-Bulgarish
NY Psycho-Freylekhs
Behushner Khosid
Tsiveles Bulgar
OomphYankl's TanzBetween Two Worlds
Kazimierz
Bay a Glezele Mashke
Mayn Yiddishe Meydele
KlezperantoI Drink to ForgetKlezperanto!
OomphNokh a GlezlBetween Two Worlds
KlezperantoDiddley ShmiddleyKlezperanto!
Skotchne
OomphShlimazl SherBetween Two Worlds
FinjanBukovinsha PolkaDancing on Water
Sharon's Dance
Hosted by Barry - a special 2-hour show (the Persian Hour folks were stranded due to bad weather).

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 01/26/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/26/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Danny SandersonBoche Ve'Gam TzuchekSingleNMC United Entertainment LTD
Danny RobasAni Lo Mafsik Lehitragesh MimechNose'a Al Kvish MahirAnana LTD
Yigal BashsanShamayimBehofa'a Haya Be'ZappaNMC United Entertainment LTD
RitaMayim TzlulimSingleHe'd Arzi Music LTD
Hadag NahashZman Le'HitorerZman Le'HitorereThe Eighth Note
Sagiv Cohen & Nadav DadonKul Shi KalamSingleNMC United Entertainment LTD
Rami Klainstain & Efrat GoshSritotSingleHelicon LTD
Erez Lev Ari & Petrick SabagBa Metoch Ha'LevHa'etz HabodedNMC United Entertainment LTD
Ninet TaiebProyect Hasefer HakachulKol Hachayot YadoHelicon LTD
Ariel HorovitzEim Nisha'er HalomHagiborim SheliThe Eighth Note
Pablo RoswnbergEize Olam Same'achSingleBernardito LTD
Elai Butner & Yaldey Ha'HutzNa'aim A'chshavSingleNMC United Entertainment LTD
Dudu TassaLasim Ta'RushSingleHe'd Arzi Music LTD
Natan GoshenMa Eim NitnashekBein Kol Hare'ashimUnicell under an exclusive license from Tedy Production LTD

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 01/19/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/19/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Baby AnsamblePizmon La'YakintonBaby Oriental 2Ofer Shitrit
Cavah AlbershtineShkediyaYaldat Teva
Shlomo ArtziShir Baboker BabokerOmerim Yeshnah EretzHe'd Artzi Music LTD
MukiKulam Medabrim Al ShalomShema Ysrael
Shalom HanochKi Ha'adam Etz HasadeAl Penei Ha'adamaNMC United Entertainment LTD
Lehakat HanahalVals Lehaganat HatzumeachNaomi Shemer-Asif
Si HeimanKemu Tzemach BarRigei SiNMC Music Ltd.
Eraz HaleviKach Bara Otcha HatevaHalylahNMC Music Ltd.
Eviatar BanaiBrosh
Dafna Armoni Ani Shmurat TevaAni Shmurat TevaRed River ValleyHe'd Artzi Music Ltd
Acharit HayamimHaetz who Gavo'a60 Shana Va'ShirNMC United Entertainment LTD
Yossi BanaiTachat Etz Ha'AhavahArba Achar HatzaharimNMC Music Ltd.
Shalom HanochBediuk KamuchaThis Time AroundNMC United Entertainment LTD
Arik SinaiShuvi LaPardesHameitavNMC Music Ltd.
Yehudit RavitzGalaksiaGa'agua'Helicon LTD
Between Nature and Man

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 12/29/2013

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/29/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Ot Azoj Klezmer BandTerkishe FreilachKlezmer von KishinevOreadewww.otazoj.nl
Ot Azoi Klezmer BandTsiganeshtiKlezmer fon KishinevOreadewww.otazoj.nl
Lenka LichtenbergDi goldene PavePashteswww.lenkalichtenberg.com
Lenka LichtenbergZingPashteswww.lenkalichtenberg.com
Amsterdam Klezmer BandDesert BanjoKatlaamsterdamklezmerband.com
Amsterdam Klezmer BandNicolosiaKatlaamsterdamklezmerband.com
Amsterdam Klezmer BandKatlaKatlaamsterdamklezmerband.com
Elaine Hoffman WattsChasidishe FreilachI Remember Klezmerwww.hoffmanwattsklezmer.com
Elaine Hoffman WattsZigainer TantzI Remember Klezmerwww.hoffmanwattsklezmer.com
The Barry SistersEishes ChiyellThe Barry Sisters: Their Greatest Yiddish Hitswww.amazon.com
The Barry SistersChiribim ChiribamThe Barry Sisters: Their Greatest Yiddish Hitswww.amazon.com
Beth HamonSparksTen Miles (forthcoming)www.beth-hamon-music.com
Idan RaichelMi'ma'amakimMi'ma'amakimHeliconwww.idanraichelproject.com
OomphBay a Glezele MashkeBetween Two Worldswww.klezmershack.com
hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring listener requests and favorites from the year.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 12/22/2013

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/22/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Zamir Chorale of BostonMaoz TsurLights!BKM Associateszamir.org
Zamir Chorale of BostonMaoz TsurLights!BKM Associateszamir.org
Zamir Chorale of BostonMaoz Tsur (Della Vita)Lights!BKM Associateszamir.org
Zamir Chorale of BostonMaoz Tsur (By the Waters)Lights!BKM Associateszamir.org
Y-Love/Erran Baron CohenMy HanukkahSongs in the Key of HanukkahNew Line Recordswww.amazon.com
Interview with Professor Dianne Ashton
Shirim Klezmer OrchestraKozatsky 'til you DropskyA Klezmer NutcrackerNewport Classicwww.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer OrchestraDance of the Latkes QueensA Klezmer NutcrackerNewport Classicwww.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer OrchestraMarch of the MacabeesA Klezmer NutcrackerNewport Classicwww.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer OrchestraAraber TantsA Klezmer NutcrackerNewport Classicwww.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer OrchestraTants ChineseA Klezmer NutcrackerNewport Classicwww.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer OrchestraDance of the DreydlsA Klezmer NutcrackerNewport Classicwww.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer OrchestraWaltz of the RuggelachA Klezmer NutcrackerNewport Classicwww.shirim.com
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, who spoke with Professor Dianne Ashton about her new book, Hanukkah in America: a history.

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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