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 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
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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
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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
Short Description: 
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
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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

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

program date: 
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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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

program date: 
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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program date: 
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

program date: 
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 Yiddish Hour playlist for 11/01/2008

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
11/02/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Lerner/MoguilevskySirba En Rey MenorBasavilbaso
Abe Schwartz OrchestraA Galitzianer TenzilThe Klezmer King
Yaffa YarkoniEinz EinzRumania, Rumania
Yaffa YarkoniMom-E-LeRumania, Rumania
Naftule BrandweinOi Tate, S'is GutKing of the Klezmer Clarinet
Dave TarrasUnzer ToireleYiddish-American Klezmer Music
Dave TarrasRumanian FantasyYiddish-American Klezmer Music
Voice of the TurtleDame parazBalkan Vistas/Spanish Dreams
Voice of the TurtleIja miaBalkan Vistas/Spanish Dreams
Shawn's KugelDer Heiser BulgarMost Precious of Days
Michael WinogradZhok in G minorBessarabian Hop

host Ed Kraus

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 10/25/2008

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
10/26/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
New Orleans Klezmer AllstarsMr. 9 O'ClockFresh Out the PastShanachiewww.klezmers.com
New Orleans Klezmer AllstarsStruttin' With Some Doner KebabFresh Out the PastShanachiewww.klezmers.com
Peggy Lee/Benny Goodman OrchestraMy Little CousinunknownColumbia/Legacy re-releasewww.legacyrecordings.com
Abe Moskowitz/Abe SchwartzDie Greene CousineAbe Schwartz, Klezmer KingColumbia/Legacy re-releasewww.legacyrecordings.com
Jana Lewitowa/Rudolph MerenskyAire de MujerSephardic SongsARTA Recordswww.arta.cz
Jana Lewitowa/Rudolph MerenskyDurme, durmeSephardic SongsARTA Recordswww.arta.cz
Jana Lewitowa/Rudolph MerenskyCuando el Rey NimrodSephardic SongsARTA Recordswww.arta.cz
Rabbinical School DropoutsMock Wedding TantzIntroducing the Rabbinical School DropoutsAmazing Colossal Recordsrsdo.com
Rabbinical School DropoutsAv's BulgarIntroducing the Rabbinical School DropoutsAmazing Colossal Recordsrsdo.com
Rabbinical School DropoutsMishiguna HoraIntroducing the Rabbinical School DropoutsAmazing Colossal Recordsrsdo.com
Osvaldo Golijov/St. Lawrence String Quartet/Tara Helen O'Conor/Todd Palmer/Mark DresserLullabyYiddishbbukEMI Classicswww.osvaldogolijov.com
Osvaldo Golijov/St. Lawrence String Quartet/Tara Helen O'Conor/Todd Palmer/Mark DresserDoinaYiddishbbukEMI Classicswww.osvaldogolijov.com
Osvaldo Golijov/St. Lawrence String Quartet/Tara Helen O'Conor/Todd Palmer/Mark DresserGallopYiddishbbukEMI Classicswww.osvaldogolijov.com
Ed Kraus/Susie GouzThe Sub-Prime Sukkah Crisisn/an/akboo.org
YidcoreIf I Were a Rich ManYidcoreSwell Recordswww.yidcore.com
New Orleans Klezmer AllstarsNot Too EggyFresh Out the PastShanachiewww.klezmers.com
New Orleans Klezmer AllstarsConey Island White FishFresh Out the PastShanachiewww.klezmers.com

 "And now for something ganz vermisht," Jewish music from all over the map, hosted by Liz

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 10/19/2008

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
10/19/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Annet BetsalelSoukousAppel en Honing
KlezmaticsSimkhes-ToyreJews with Horns
Dave TarrasUnzer ToireleYiddish-American Klezmer Music 1925-1956
Susan GaetaSimhat ToraFrom Her Nona's Drawer
Simchas Beys HaShoevahakafos nigunimIn New York City
Musa BerlinAna AvdoAnenu B'yom Korenu
Yeshivas HaMatmidimAdir HurHaShir V'HaShevach
Louis DantoA SukkeMasters of the Jewish Art Song
Isaiah ShefferThe Simchas Torah FlagThe Best Jewish Children's Stories
Margot Leverett2nd Avenue Square Dance2nd Avenue Square Dance
Naftule BrandweinFreilecher YomtovKing of the Klezmer Clarinet

Sukkos and Simchas Torah (hosted by Yankl)

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 10/12/2008

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
10/12/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Richard KaplanHosha NaTurning The Soul
Rachel BuchmanA Sukah!Jewish Holiday Songs for Children
The Yuval Ron EnsembleRimonimTree of Life
JEC of NY (FAU archive)What's our Sukkah For?Songs for Sukkot and Simchat Torah
JEC of NY (FAU archive)The Harvest SongSongs for Sukkot and Simchat Torah
Brave Old WorldOy, Di DreydlekhBeyond the Pale
Brave Old WorldDi SapozhkelekhBeyond the Pale
Peter, Paul and MaryIf I Had a Hammerunknown
JEC of NY (FAU archive)Song of the LulavSongs for Sukkot and Simchat Torah
Margie and IleneTum BalalaikaWhere Dreams are Born
Rebbe SoulTum BalalaikaFringe of Blue
Jewish Nat and Univ LibrarySukka Welulav Leam Segullafield recording from Bombay India
Jewish Nat and Univ LibraryHoshana Rabbafield recording from Yemmenite Shul
Mickey KatzSimcha TimeSimcha Time

Songs of Sukkot - Host Ed Kraus

Florida Atlantic University - Judaica Sound Archives http://faujsa.fau.edu/jsa

Jewish National and University Library - National Sound Archives  http://jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/music/

 

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 10/05/2008

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
10/05/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Shirim Klezmer OrchestraScheherazadePincus and the Pig: A Klezmer TaleTzadik
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra/Maurice Sendak, narratorPincus and the PigPincus and the Pig: A Klezmer TaleTzadik
Shirim Klezmer OrchestraGnoissienne No. 4Pincus and the Pig: A Klezmer TaleTzadik

 Membership drive show hosted by Liz

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 09/21/2008

Categories:
Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
09/21/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Andy Statman Klezmer OrchestraMetron Nign/In the SukkeLive in the Fiddler's House
VocolotPitchu LiHeartbeat
Sons of SepharadB’Rosh HashanahSons of Sepharad
Richard KaplanZochreinu l’ChayimTurning the Soul
UnknownFour Shofar SoundsThe Amsterdam Orchestra
UnknownAvinu MalkeinuThe Amsterdam Orchestra
Moscow Ensemble of Jewish MusicKol NidreyThe Day of Judgment
Unknown; recorded in Lvov, c. 1910Kol Nidreiunknown archive recording
Louis DantoA SukkeMasters of the Jewish Art Song
The Klezmatics; Lorin Sklamberg, vocalsSimkhes Toire TimeIn the Fiddler's House
Susan GaetaSimchat TorahFrom Her Nona's Drawer
Belf's Rumanian OrchestraSimchat TorahYikhes

 High Holiday/Sukkot/Simchat Torah music preview hosted by Liz

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 09/14/2008

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
09/14/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
KlezmaticsA Glezele VaynShvaygn=Toyt
Abe SchwartzDi Grine KuzineThe Klezmer King
B GoodmanMy Little CousinAvenue A to the Great White Waqy
AbaydayaPsalm 136Jewish Music of Uganda
Dumitru FarcasDonia of the Little BoyRomanian Taragato
Dumitru FarcasBelt Dance from BanatRomanian Taragato
Sheerya ShiversErev Bafrom live recording
Dave TarrasDie Goldene ChaseneDave Tarras Klezmer Music
Rebbe SoulAvinuChange the World with a Sound
Rebbe SoulShmelke's NigunChange the World with a Sound
Rebbe SoulDodi LiChange the World with a Sound

Host Ed Kraus

Interview with R. Lee Bycel of AJWS and Bob Brown of Havurah Shalom Social Action Committee

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 09/07/2008

Categories:
Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
09/07/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Pharoah's DaughterShnirele PereleOut of the Reeds
Margot LeverettGit MorgnKlezmer Mountain Boys
Sheerya ShiversDror Yikra
Ruth YaakovHija Hermosa sin Ventura
Shura LipovskyReb Motenyu
Ruth RubinDortn Dortn Ibern VaserlJewish Folk Songs
Judith SilverLid fun TitanikRaisins and Almonds
Lori Cahan SimonKumt Ale in ShulVessel of Song
Susan GaetaBuena SemanaFrom Her Nona's Drawer
Mimi SloanMein Shtetele BelzSings Moyshe Oysher
Connie FrancisMein Shtetele BelzSings Jewish Favorites
Barry SistersAy Ay HoraGreatest Yiddish Hits
Fraidy KatzMoyde AniThe Eternal Question

 Hosted by Reva.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 08/24/2008

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
08/24/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Richard KaplanHaleluyahTurning the Soul
Bukharan Jewish EnsembleAzerbaijani SegahShashmaqam
The KlezmaticsKolomeykePossessed
Lerner & MoguilevskySirba En Rey MenorBasavilbaso
TekaSzeretom a tavalyiA Szuzke
Lori Cahan-SimonKumt ale in shulVessel of Song
??IzpovedMystery of the Bulgarian Voice Vol 2
??M-am intors acasaGypsies of Romania
R. Arieh HirshfieldOut of the DepthsBatee L'Ganee
Dave TerrasDer Yemenite TanzTanz!
Fanfare CiocarliRu RomnieIag Bari
Lerner & BoguilevskyAbou's Court ToneBasavilbaso
Di Naye KapelyeYismechu + medleyDi Naye Kapelye

host Ed Kraus

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 08/17/2008

Categories:
Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
08/17/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Chava Alberstein, KlezmaticsOvnt LidThe Well
Ruth YaakovAy Que Mueve MesesZiara
Rebecca Kaplan, Pete RushefskyIkh Hob GevoltOn the Paths
Bruce AdlerYosl BerAn Evening at the Yiddish Theatre
Di Naye KapelyeGoldblatt's FreylakhA Mazeldiker Yid
Marilyn LernerDem Tzadiks ZemerlRomanian Fantasy
Susan GaetaYo M'EnamoriFrom Her Nona's Drawer
Klezmer AllianceDos Bisele ShpayzMir Basaraber
Arkady GendlerEle BeleMy Hometown Soroke
Tatiana VayntraubGitaraShalom Comrade
Di Naye KapelyePastekhlTraktorist

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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