Portland Jewish Hour








Jewish, Yiddish, Ladino, Klezmer, Israeli, Mizrahi and Sephardic Music and Culture
Sundays 10-11 am Pacific Time

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Upcoming shows:

5/3/15 Shuli hosts
5/10/15 Shuli hosts
5/17/15 Chaim hosts
5/24/15 Liz hosts
5/31/15 Liz hosts
 
6/7/15 Shuli hosts
6/14/15 Liz hosts
6/21/15 Chaim hosts
6/28/15 Chaim hosts

Coming Soon

 

Episode Archive

Music for Shavuot

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Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Music for Shavuot
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring music for Shavuot, which celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. Shavuot is also a harvest festival and a dairy festival, so slice yourself a piece of cheesecake and enjoy the music!

Portland Jewish Hour on 05/17/15

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Sun, 05/17/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 05/03/15

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Sun, 05/03/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 04/26/15

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Sun, 04/26/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 04/19/15

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Sun, 04/19/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 04/12/15

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Sun, 04/12/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Pesach Music

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Sun, 04/05/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Music for Passover
Hosted by Liz Schwartz. Now that all your Passover preparations are over, kick back with a cuppa coffee and some matzah and enjoy an hour of Pesach music!

Profile of Jewish Theatre Collaborative's current production, The Ministry of Special Cases

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Sun, 03/29/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Profile of Jewish Theatre Collaborative's current production, The Ministry of Special Cases
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring live interviews and music with Sacha Reich, Artistic Director of Jewish Theatre Collaborative, and Gideon Freudmann, who composed the music for JTC's current production, an adaptation of Nathan Englander's novel, The Ministry of Special Cases.

Portland Jewish Hour on 03/15/15

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Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 03/08/15

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Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Audio

Where Are Your Guns?

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program date: 
Sun, 07/11/2010

 A story by Howard Fast, read by radio actor George Lederer. First broadcast on the Yiddish Hour on July 11, 2010.

The 10th Man

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Sun, 06/06/2010

A short story by Sholem Aleichem, read by radio actor George Lederer. Originally broadcast on the Yiddish Hour on June 6, 2010.

Yeshiva Boy - A Short Story By David Fuks

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Playlists

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 01/18/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/18/2015
Don't Call Me Black- Shuli Rutzick with a special show in honor of MLK Jr. Day, with song from the show 'Dont Call Me Black', songs about the African community in the USA, and modern interpetations of 'Freedom Fighters'

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 01/11/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/11/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Mordechai-Ben-DavidSimchas Torah MedleyMBD ShiraKissufim
The KlezmaticsBulgar à la KlezmaticsRhythm + Jews2003 Rounder Records
Benny FriedmanNodeh LeshimchaSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
Heshy GoldsteinHu Hoyu OmerMama Rochel2014 Voice & Vibration
The KlezmaticsNY Psycho FreylekhsRhythm + Jews2003 Rounder Records
Giora FeidmanThe Dance Of Firewww.youtube.com
Helmut Eisel & JEMDem Monastrisher Rebins ChussidlHot Klezmer Clarinet2003 Westpark Music
Helmut Eisel & JEMHot StuffHot Klezmer Clarinet2003 Westpark Music
BobovNiggun Loi SevoishiMo Oshiv
Yisroel WerdygerVal ChasdechuSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
Miami Boys ChoirBesiyata DishmayaBesiyata Dishmaya
Shea BerkoBiglal AvosSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
Benny FriedmanNigun KarlinSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
Yoel FalkowitzNigun ViznitzSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music
Mordechai Ben DavidYidden (Live)Live in Yerushalayim2012 MBD Music

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 01/04/2015

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/04/2015
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Beit HabobutSivuvim shel HorefRani2014 The Eighth Note
Eviatar Banai Fite. Yonatan RazelKochvei BokerLayla Kayom Yair2009 Hed Arzi Music LTD
Leah ShabatLo Zocheret Eyze HorefKol Hashirim2010 Hed Arzi Music LTD
Corrin AllalShemesh Lach Metzapim60 Shana Va'Shir2008 NMC United Entertainment LTD
Miki GavrielovSipur shel HoreftHE bEST of Miki GavrielovAcom
Peer TasiDerech HashalomSingle2014 Sarit Productions/ Mobile1 Music LTD
Rotem CohenGam AniSingle2014 Rotem Cohen LTD/Mobile1 Music LTD
Alon Eder Ve'LehakaKtzat Ahava Lo TazikSicom Hachayim Ad Achshav
Ester RadaLife HappensEster Radawww.youtube.com
Yoni Roe'eBachibakZa'afranwww.youtube.com
Daklon & Sagiv CohenTziltzulei Pa'amonimwww.youtube.com
Hachatzer Ha'achoritPtzatzah MetaktekethACHATZER hA'ACHORIT
Shuli Rutzick with Israeli music, welcoming winter and the new year

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 12/28/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/28/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Elaine Hoffman WattsChasidische FreilachI Remember Klezmerwww.hoffmanwattsklezmer.com
Elaine Hoffman WattsZigainer TantzI Remember Klezmerwww.hoffmanwattsklezmer.com
Avishai CohenLeolamAuroraEMI/Blue Noteavishaicohen.com
Avishai CohenWinter SongAuroraEMI/Blue Noteavishaicohen.com
Avishai CohenMorenikaAuroraEMI/Blue Noteavishaicohen.com
Yuval RonD'ror YikraUnder the Olive Treewww.yuvalronmusic.com
KesselgardenRomanian Hora/Freylekh in DKesselgardensites.google.com
4th Ward Afro-Klezme OrchestrarSweet Auburn MishegasEast Atlanta Passover Stompafroklezmermusic.com
Adrienne CooperZol ZaynDreaming in Yiddishwww.adriennecooper.com
Adrienne CooperA KholemDreaming in Yiddishwww.adriennecooper.com
June TaborMayn rue platzAqabaTopic Records
Amsterdam Klezmer BandDesert BanjoKatlaamsterdamklezmerband.com
Amsterdam Klezmer BandPapa ChajesKatlaTopic Recordsamsterdamklezmerband.com
Hosted by Liz Schwartz. The Yuval Ron Trio will be performing in Portland on Jan. 18 at 8pm. For more information, email jane@euphoriastudios.net.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 12/21/2014

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/21/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
KlezmaticsHoneyky HanukahHappy Joyous HanukaShout Factoryklezmatics.com
KlezmaticsDo the Latke Flip-FlipHappy Joyous HanukaShout Factoryklezmatics.com
Woody GuthrieHanukah DanceYoutubewww.youtube.com
Elana JagodaThis Light TonightLightsCraig N Co.www.craignco.com
David KodechMaoz TzurYoutubewww.youtube.com
Yasmin LevyOcho KandelikasSongs in the Key of HanukkahWatertower Musicwww.amazon.com
Alex HernandezOcho Kandelikas RapYoutubewww.youtube.com
Theodore BikelKitalasA Taste of ChanukahRounderwww.amazon.com
Idan Raichel/Avivit CaspiRelics of Love and LightSongs in the Key of HanukkahWatertower Musicwww.amazon.com
Yasmin LevyA La Luz de la VelaSongs in the Key of HanukkahWatertower Musicwww.amazon.com
Y-LoveMy HanukkahSongs in the Key of HanukkahWatertower Musicwww.amazon.com
Tom LehrerI'm Spending Chanukah in Santa MonicaThe Remains of Tom LehrerRhinowww.tomlehrer.org
Shir SoulDreidlYoutubewww.youtube.com
Di Naye KapelyeDrey DreydeleYoutubewww.youtube.com

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 12/14/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/14/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Keith From Up Da Block (parody)This Is How We're JewishShecky Green, Executive Producerwww.youtube.com
Jon SimmonsI Have A Little Dreidel/HanukkahCelebrate Hanukkah1999 Sweet Louise Music
Craig TaubmanMaoz TzurCelebrate Hanukkah1999 Sweet Louise Music
Ben SidranI Have A Little DreidleCelebrate Hanukkah1999 Sweet Louise Music
TzimmesMaoz TsurCelebrate Hanukkah1999 Sweet Louise Music
Joe BlackTzur ChayeinuCelebrate Hanukkah1999 Sweet Louise Music
Judy FrankelHanukaCelebrate Hanukkah1999 Sweet Louise Music
Moishe OysherV'LirushalayimMoishe Oysher - Passover Seder, Kol Nidrei & Chanukah Party2010 Sameach Music Inc.
Sruli And LisaChanike Oy ChanikeCelebrate Hanukkah1999 Sweet Louise Music
Yom HadashAl HanisimCelebrate Hanukkah1999 Sweet Louise Music
Debbie FreidmanNot By Might - Not By PowerCelebrate Hanukkah1999 Sweet Louise Music
Moishe OysherDrei Dreidele - Spin the DreidleMoishe Oysher - Passover Seder, Kol Nidrei & Chanukah Party2010 Sameach Music Inc.
Adam SandlerOriginal Hanukkah Song Videowww.youtube.com
The LeeveesHow Do You Spell Hanukah Hannukkah Chanukahwww.youtube.com
Heshy GoldsteinOno ElyonMama Rochel2014 Voice & Vibration
Heshy GoldsteinHu Hoyu OmerMama Rochel2014 Voice & Vibration

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 12/07/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/07/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Bait HabubotEize olam Yafe BahutzBekul Hadrachim2011 The Eighth Note
MikiagiIm Haolam Ohev otchaSingleUnicell under an exclusive liscence from Phonokol Hachadash 2011dash
Guy & YahelShamaim Boarimwww.youtube.com
Jene BordeauxEich efshar shelowww.youtube.com
Udi DavidiPanas echad barechovMechake Lesheket2014 The Eighth Note
Hatikva 6Ma sheyeheye yeheyesingle2014 The Eight Note
Buttering TrioI Cried For YouJam2014 Raw Tapes
Ivri LiderHaahava hazot ShelanuHkol Boer2014 Stop Drop & Roll
Tamar GiladiLehaaminwww.youtube.com
Roby Fayer & Tom GefenReady to fightsingle2014 Roby Fayer, Oshrat Ben Haroosh
KutimanMy VandettaThru you toowww.youtube.com
Sharon HoltzmanBaradio Meshadrimwww.youtube.com
Mosh Ben AriResisimsingle2014 The Eighth Note
Shuli Rutzick with new Israeli music- reflecting on the diverse face of the Israeli community

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 11/30/2014

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
11/30/2014
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Ot Azoj KlezmerbandDrey DreydlChannukah - Festival of Lights1999 Oreade Music
Moishe OysherHappy ChanukahMoishe Oysher - Passover Seder, Kol Nidrei & Chanukah Party2010 Sameach Music Inc.
Moishe OysherCirbaMoishe Oysher - Passover Seder, Kol Nidrei & Chanukah Party2010 Sameach Music Inc.
The KlezmonautsJoy to the WorldOy to the World - a Klezmer Christmas1998 Satire Records
Kenny Ellis'Twas the Night Before HanukkahHanukkah Swings2005 Favored Nations LLC
Kenny EllisOcho KandelikasHanukkah Swings2005 Favored Nations LLC
Margie Rosenthal and Ilene SafyanHanerot HalaluJust In Time for Chanukah!1995 Sheera Recordings
Margie Rosenthal and Ilene SafyanS'vivon Sov Sov SovJust In Time for Chanukah!1995 Sheera Recordings
Jeff StambovskyLet It Snow!Holiday For Heretics2011 Jeff Stambovsky
Debbie FriedmanA Chanukah Musical: Not By Might-Not By PowerMiracles & Wonders (Musicals for Chanukah and Purim)1995 The Farf, Inc courtesy of BFM Digital
Peter, Paul & MaryLight One CandleA Holiday Celebration With the New York Choral Society1992 Warner Bros Records
The KlezmaticsHappy Joyous HanukaWoody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah2006 Jewish Music Group, LLC. Under Exclusive License of the Klezmatics
The KlezmaticsGilad and Ziv's SirbaWoody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah2006 Jewish Music Group, LLC. Under Exclusive License of the Klezmatics
Cindy PaleyY'mey Hachanukah / Chanukah Oy ChanukahChanukah: A Singing Celebration1996 Cindy Paley Records
Uncle MoishyMedleyUncle Moishy Chanukah2013 Suki & Ding
The Yeshiva Boys ChoirAl HanisimYBC 5 "Chanukah"2010 Eli Gerstner
Kol Noar Boys ChoirAvinuDebut Album2009 Sameach Music
Benny FriedmanNodeh LeshimchaSimchas Hachaim 32014 Aderet Music

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

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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