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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Episode Archive

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

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

Portland Jewish Hour on 07/06/14

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

Portland Jewish Hour on 06/29/14

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

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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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 Yiddish Hour playlist for 08/10/2008

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
08/10/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Yale StromSong of UlokCaparti 50 Miles in 50 Years
Brave Old WorldBerlin OvertureBeyond the Pale
Pharohs DaughterEichaOut of the Reeds
Fanfare CiocarliaLume, LumeIag Bari
Lerner/MoguilevskyBaym Rebin's SudeBasavilbaso
Voice of the TurtleLa yave de EspanyaBalkan Vistas
KlezmaticsDoynaJews with Horns
Fraidy KatzMoyde AniThe Eternal Question
Krzysztof PendereckiThrenody to the Victims of Hiroshimaunknown
Di Naye KapelyeAni MaamimDi Naye Kapelye

Tisha B'Av - host Ed Kraus

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 08/03/2008

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
08/03/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Sunita StaneslowIf I Forget You O JerusalemCity of Gold
Beys ViznitzMimkoymkhoKhsidishe Oystres II
Richard LockerMeditation HebraiqueJewish Cello Masterpieces
Jeff WarschauerA Slow Hora for Those Who Wait for FreedomThe Singing Waltz
Leonard OppenheimerMelekh RakhamonSigns and Wonders
Sonia Wieder AthertonPsalmodie15 Chants Juifs
Merlin Shepherd KapelyeGorgeousIntimate Hopes and Terrors
KrokeTime (extended version)Time
Sonia Wieder AthertonPriere15 Chants Juifs
Sunita StaneslowJerusalem of GoldCity of Gold

  

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 07/27/2008

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
07/27/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Shawn's KugelFreylakh for SharaMost Precious of Days
Joseph MoskowitzRomanian DanceThe Art of the Cymbalom
Budapester Klezmer BandBessarabienA Nakht in Gan Eydn
Budapester Klezmer BandGazn-NignA Nakht in Gan Eydn
KapelyeYoske Furt AvekFuture & Past
Yaffa YarkoniPapirossenRumania, Rumania
Dr. J and the OJGsBim BombHip Hop Shabbat
Yale Strom and ZmirosPapirossenCarpati: 50 Miles in 50 Years
Shawn's KugelJo HaninoMost Precious of Days
Yale StromSherlusher NigunCarpati: 50 Miles in 50 Years
Bukharan Jewish EnsembleMedley of Wedding SongsShashmaqam

Host Ed Kraus

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 07/13/2008

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
07/13/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Klezmer Conservatory BandA FisheleA Taste of Paradise
Marilyn LernerHongaRomanian Fantasy
Yael NaimShelcha
Pharoah's DaughterLev TahorHaran
Andy StatmanBadekens NiggunAvodas Ha-Levi
Ana KurdiAna KurdiAna Kurdi
David KrakauerTelevision FreilachsThe Twelve Tribes
ShtreimlMein Teiere OdessaHarmonica Galitzianer
Chava Alberstein, KlezmaticsDi KrenitseThe Well
Judy FrankelUna Tarde de VeranoSilver and Gold
Flory JagodaLa Nona Kanta

Hosted by Reva.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 07/06/2008

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
07/06/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Constantin Lupu, Constantin NegelBatuta lui Costandache
Minsker KapelyeTants fun Propoysk
Klezmer AllianceDoyne (Zelik Barditchever)Mir Basaraber
Marilyn LernerRumshinsky's BulgarRomanian Fantasy
Steven GreenmanOdessa Freylekhs
Elaine Hoffman WattsLakelehI Remember Klezmer
Paul Brody's SadawiSher the Bottle
German GoldenshteynMoldavian Freylakhs
Ruth RubinTants Tants Antkegn Mir
Ben BaruchShabbes beim Shalosh Seudos
Temple Beth Am ChoirL'Cha Dodi
Temple Beth Am ChoirR'Tze
TranskapelaZsidos od Manio
Ruth YaakovBernal Frances

Interview:  Seattle musician Wendy Marcus, the editor of D'rash literary journal and director of KlezKids

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 06/29/2008

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
06/29/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Karsten TroykeA Bisele Glik
Yale StromBughici's Khosidl
Elaine Hoffman WattsBagopolier FreilachI Remember Klezmer
Ruth YaakovEsto Quen Lo Culpa
SefaradMiserlou
Polka MadreGitanas Mojadas
Ben BaruchBearvot Haneguev
Yael Naim7 Baboker
Veretski PassBratul Bratanyek
Veretski PassFallen Apples
Veretski PassThree Wheels Csardas
Minsker KapelyeMinsker Frelekhs
Pharoah's DaughterHaShomer

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 06/08/2008

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
06/08/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Andy StatmanFlatbush WaltzRough Guide to the Klezmer RevivalWorld Music Network
Veretski PassZero Dark HundredTrafikGolden Horn
Elaine Hoffman WattsGasn NignI Remember Klezmer
Karsten TroykeTsvey Hartsn
Marilyn LernerGasn NignRomanian Fantasy
Pharoah's DaughterBy Way of HaranHaran
BudowitzSchwartz BeygeleBudowitz Live
Minsker KapelyeFirn di Makhetonim Aheym
Polina ShepherdA Nigndl
Mimi SloanGreene BleterSings Moyshe Oysher
Yale StromMeyen NignBorsht with Bread Brothers
Michael WingradMorning SongBessarabian Hop

Hosted by Reva.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 06/01/2008

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
06/01/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
KlezmaticsMan in a HatJews with Horns
Alicia SvigalsKale-Kale MazeltovFidl
Metropolitan KlezmerTerkish Navratilova
Metropolitan KlezmerShadkhn Tango
Isle of KlezbosGoldene Khasene
Polish field recordingCsardas de Spisz

Interviews:  Eve Sicular ("The Yiddish Celluloid Closet"), Jonathan Walters and Ida Bocian (Hand2Mouth Theatre, "From a Dream to a Dream")

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 05/25/2008

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
05/25/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Frank London Klezmer Brass All-StarsFreylekhsBrotherhood of Brass
Zdob si ZdubBatutaEthnomecanica
Konsonans RetroNovy Sher and HoraA Podolian Affair
Karsten TroykeAles FarloyrnDos Gezang fun Mayn Harts
Sima MillerYoshke Fort AvekHeritage vol. 5
KapelyeYoshke Fort AvekFuture and Past
Metropolitan KlezmerMangiko/Yoshke Fort AvekYiddish for Travelers
ShantelDisko BoyDisko Partizani
Elaine Hoffman WattsZigainer TantsI Remember Klezmer
Mimi SloanKishinever ShtikeleSings Moyshe Oysher Classics
Polina ShepherdBaym TaykhBaym Taykh
Klezmer AllianceA Gute NakhtMir Basaraber
Beyle Schaechter GottesmanAfn Veg fun Haifa keyn AkoBay Mayn Mames Shtibele
Yuriy Gurzhy/Amsterdam KlezmerImmigrant Song

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 05/18/2008

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
05/18/2008
ArtistTitleAlbum
Konsonans RetroZagnitkiver Sher
Karsten TroykeFun a Shteyn Geboyrn
TranskapelaShlof-zhe, Shlof
TranskapelaHora Boreasca
TranskapelaRuseasca
Polina ShepherdNit ikh veyn un nit ikh lakh
Klezmer AllianceMir BasaraberMir Basaraber
Luminescent OrchestriiWarsaw
RuachMoshe Emet
Fanfare van de 1e LiefdesnachtLebedik un Freylekh
17 HippiesErshter Tants
Pakara It'Klezmer Ivanych
Balkan Beat BoxAdir Adirim
Ruth YaakovFostan blanco te corti

New music that Yankl brought back from Berlin

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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