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

Episode Archive

Portland Jewish Hour on 06/28/15

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Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 06/21/15

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Sun, 06/21/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Jewish Gay Pride celebration

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Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Gay Pride celebration
Hosted by Liz Schwartz. In honor of Gay Pride, I'll be featuring music by gay Jewish composers and musicians.

Portland Jewish Hour on 06/07/15

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Sun, 06/07/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Diane Chaplin and Jewish Community Orchestra concert

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Sun, 05/31/2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
Jewish Community Orchestra preview
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, with a live performance by cellist Diane Chaplin, who will preview her upcoming appearance with the Jewish Community Orchestra. She will perform excerpts from Anton Rubinstein's Cello Concerto.

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
Short Description: 
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
Short Description: 
Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 04/19/15

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

Audio

The Ministry of Special Cases

program date: 
Sun, 03/29/2015
A conversation with Jewish Theatre Collaborative's Executive Director and founder, Sacha Reich, and composer/cellist Gideon Freudmann, who wrote the music for JTC's current production, The Ministry of Special Cases, based on the novel by Nathan Englander

Portland Jewish Hour March 22, 2015

program date: 
Sun, 03/22/2015
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 59:59 minutes (82.38 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

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
  • Title: jewish hour
  • Length: 59:45 minutes (41.03 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Kinnehora

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program date: 
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

program date: 
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

  • Length: 60:12 minutes (52.3 MB)
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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.

Playlists

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 08/23/2009

Categories:
Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
08/23/2009
ArtistTitleAlbum
ZoharaWords for TsiporaScorched Lips
ZakaryaTent413 A
DavkaDarkaDavka Live
The Barry SistersA Brivele Der MamehThe World of the Barry Sisters
Meshuge Klezmer BandBerdichian KhosidlMusic from the Winery
The Barry SistersAin Kik Auf DirThe World of the Barry Sisters
Original SoundtrackSouth Pacific Original Cast SoundtrackYou Have to be Carefully Taught
Metropolitan KlezmerRumanian MedleyMusic from the Winery

Host Ed Kraus

Interview of Miriam Greenstein and Lisa Kaner regarding the 5th Anniversary of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial.  This interview can be found in the audio section of the Yiddish Hour website.  You can get more information at www.ohrconline.org

This playlist is approximate, I misplaced the actual playlist after the show, so the order might be wrong ... I hope everything I played is listed!

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 08/16/2009

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
08/16/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
The West End KlezmorimFreylakhs MedlyFreylekhs 21Global Village Music
The West End KlezmorimDi Mizinke OysgegebenFreylekhs 21Global Village Music
The West End KlezmorimFreylekhs 21Freylekhs 21Global Village Music
The West End KlezmorimOy, Mama, Bin Ikh FarlibtFreylekhs 21Global Village Music
unknownV'Kareiv PizurainuSefer HaNigunimunknown
The West End KlezmorimDoinaFreylekhs 21Global Village
The Modern Klezmer QuartetShein Vi Di LevologyHora & BlueGlobal Village Music
KefArabska igraKef 2009Unknown
KefKrivo Sadovsko horoKef 2009Unknown
Michael WinogradCrazy (bonus track)Bessarabian HopUnknown

Hosted by Barry, with in-studio interview with Rabbi Chaim Wilhelm, speaking about the summer Yeshiva program sponsored by Portland Chabad.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 08/09/2009

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
08/09/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Benny and the VildachayasKlezmer CircusGet In Troublewww.klezmershack.com
Benny and the VildachayasWhat Jew Want?Get In Troublewww.klezmershack.com
Benny and the VildachayasFreilach #AZ7R43BGet In Troublewww.klezmershack.com
Hank Sapoznik and the Youngers of ZionKolomeykesThe ProtocolsYoungers of Zionwww.klezmershack.com
Hank Sapoznik and the Youngers of ZionHora/SerbasThe ProtocolsYoungers of Zionwww.klezmershack.com
Hank Sapoznik and the Youngers of ZionShersThe ProtocolsYoungers of Zionwww.klezmershack.com
Tsadoq Tsubeiri/Joseph OzeiriShadai Emor na Daile-GaluteinuThe Yemenite JewsUnescoportal.unesco.org
Tsadoq TsubeiriTsur MenatiThe Yemenite JewsUnescoportal.unesco.org
Ruth Yaakov EnsembleBuenas Noches Hanum DuduShaatnezpi'ra:nhawww.cdroots.com
Ruth Yaakov EnsembleOnde que Tope una Queis PlacienteShaatnezpi'ra:nhawww.cdroots.com
Ruth Yaakov EnsembleViolin TsittetelliShaatnezpi'ra:nhawww.cdroots.com
The Burning BushFun TashlachKlezmer & Hassidic MusicARC Musicwww.theburningbush.co.uk
The Burning BushHassidic Melody No. 6Klezmer & Hassidic MusicARC Musicwww.theburningbush.co.uk

 A program devoted to Yankl's Basement Tapes (some music I inherited from Yankl when he was paring down his collection). Hosted by Liz Schwartz.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 07/26/2009

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
07/26/2009
ArtistTitleAlbum
Ramon TasatShir HashirimFiesta Safarad
Shuli NatanY'did Nefeshpiyut archive
Gaston BogomolniShalom AleichemTa'an Latino
Cong Bnei YisraelY'did Nefeshpiyut archive
Nitzan Chen RazelY'did Nefeshpiyut archive
Deborah Katchko GrayLchu N'ran'naKatchko - 3 Generations of Cantoral Art
Lachan Jewish Chamber ChoirShiru LadonaiJewish Identity Through The Musical Lens
OomphMizmor L'DavidBetween Two Worlds
Pharaoh's DaughterLecha DodiOut of the Reeds
Gaston BogomolniTzadik KatamarTa'an Latino
Richard KaplanTiskabeylTurning The Soul
Ramon TasatOseh ShalomZemirot and Piyutim
Hip Hop Shabbat (butter)Ufros AleinuHip Hop Shabbat
Shawn's KugelAz Ikh Vel ZognMost Precious of Days

Host Ed Kraus

Featuring music of and inspired by the liturgy for the Friday Night Shabbat (Sabbath) Service.

online resources ... Florida Atlantic University http://faujsa.fau.edu/jsa/

                               Piyut Archive http://piyut.org.il/english/

 

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 07/12/2009

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
07/12/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Dave TarrasA BulgarTanz!Epic
Dave TarrasDer Yemenite TanzTanz!Epic
KlezamirDi MashkeKlezamir Cooks for Tante Barbara
KlezamirKhasidim TanzKlezamir Cooks for Tante Barbara
KlezamirGas-Nign/SkotshneKlezamir Cooks for Tante Barbara
The KlezmonautsHonguThe Klezmonauts
The KlezmonautsAraber TantzThe Klezmonauts
The KlezmonautsSherThe Klezmonauts
KefIvan na Donka/Hristianova kopanitsaKef 2009www.balkanmusic.org
KefPlevensko dajčovo horoKef 2009www.balkanmusic.org
The KlezmonautsChasidim TantzThe Klezmonauts
The KlezmonautsEin Gleyzl VeinThe Klezmonauts

Hosted by Barry.  Featuring two Eugene bands: The Klezmonauts and Kef. 

Track notes for the two Kef tunes:

3. Ivan na Donka/Hristianova kopanitsa
A Bulgarian dance song in 11/16 (2+2+3+2+2) from Western Thrace. Ivan said to Donka, “Let’s go into the vineyard to gather grapes and to check each other out. If there are no sanctions against it, we’ll get engaged and have a huge wedding. Bagpipes and flutes will play, you’ll dance in your yellow slippers and make noise with your heavy
necklace.” The vocal is followed by an instrumental kopanitsa in the Bulgarian wedding music style derived from a recording by Ivo Papasov.

4. Plevensko dajčovo horo
This dance tune in 9/8 (2+2+2+3) is best known from the virtuosic 1940s Bulgarian recording by multi-instrumentalist Tsvjatko Blagoev.  The version presented here is performed at a somewhat less super-human
tempo.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 07/05/2009

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
07/05/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
KesselgardenRomanian Hora/Freylekh in DKesselgardenYosl Ber Recordingskesselgarden.googlepages.com
Sassonunknown-live performanceLive Performance 2009 NW Folklife Festivalwww.sassonband.com
Sassonunknown-live performanceLive Performance 2009 NW Folklife Festivalwww.sassonband.com
Kosher Red HotsRakiLive performance 2009 NW Folklifewww.kosherredhots.com
Kosher Red HotsWhere Do I Find Work?Live performance 2009 NW Folklife Festivalwww.kosherredhots.com
Helene EngelLebn zol KolumbusErranceswww.helene-engel.com
Mandy PatinkinAmerican TuneMamaloshenNonesuchwww.mandypatinkin.net
Mandy PatinkinTake Me Out to the Ballgame/God Bless AmericaMamaloshenNonesuchwww.mandypatinkin.net

 Hosted by Liz Schwartz, and featuring a live performance and interview with members of the Jewish Theatre Collaborative, as well as Jewish music to celebrate American Independence Day. Also featured: recent live performances from the NW Folklife Festival in Seattle.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 06/28/2009

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
06/28/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
JontefBadchns tanzDer Himmel LachtEUCD
JontefSaposchkelechDer Himmel LachtEUCD
JontefDer himl lachtDer Himmel LachtEUCD
JontefMajn jingeleDer Himmel LachtEUCD
JontefJingeles trojmDer Himmel LachtEUCD
JontefFeiwels tanzDer Himmel LachtEUCD
JontefIs gekummen a klesmerDer Himmel LachtEUCD
Brave Old WorldBorshtBeyond the PaleRounder
JontefBulbes (potatoes)Der Himmel LachtEUCD
Brave Old WorldBesarabyeBeyond the PaleRounder
JontefSchmilik, GawrilikDer Himmel LachtEUCD
Brave Old WorldOy, di DreydlekhBeyond the PaleRounder
Dave TarrasSam ShpieltTanz!Epic
Dave TarrasDer Yemenite TanzTanz!Epic

Hosted by Barry

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 06/21/2009

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
06/21/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
KesselgardenAlter Yiddisher Tants/Freylekh #5KesselgardenYosl Ber Recordingskesselgarden.googlepages.com
KesselgardenGalitzianer KhosidlKesselgardenYosl Ber Recordingskesselgarden.googlepages.com
KesselgardenTwo KolomeykeyKesselgardenYosl Ber Recordingskesselgarden.googlepages.com
KesselgardenSherKesselgardenYosl Ber Recordingskesselgarden.googlepages.com
Kosher Red HotsAdio KeridaOne with Everything On Itwww.kosherredhots.com
Kosher Red HotsDer Alter TsigaynerOne with Everything On Itwww.kosherredhots.com
Kosher Red HotsBessabraber KhosidlOne with Everything On Itwww.kosherredhots.com
Klez Katzunknown-live performanceLive performance 2009 NW Folklifewww.klezkatz.com
Klez KatzZhok/Joe & Paul'sLive performance 2009 NW Folklifewww.klezkatz.com
Erev Ravsunknown-live performanceLive performance 2009 NW Folklifewww.myspace.com
Erev Ravsunknown-live performanceLive performance 2009 NW Folkllifewww.myspace.com
Sassonunknown-live performanceLive performance 2009 NW Folklifewww.sassonband.com

Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring live performances from last month's NW Folklife Festival. Thanks to co-host Ed for helping me figure out the technical glitches while I was on the air.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 06/07/2009

Categories:
Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
06/07/2009
ArtistTitleAlbum
German GoldenshteynBetuta din YalovenyA Living Tradition
German GoldenshteynJewish HoraA Living Tradition
Laurie Cahan-Simon EnsembleTreyst Mayn FolkVessel of Song
Voice of the TurtleIja MiaBalkan Vistas - Spanish Dreams
German GoldenshteynFreylakhs MedleyA Living Tradition
Laurie Cahan-Simon EnsembleSteyt in feld a beymeleVessel of Song
Voice of the TurtleDurme, DurmeBalkan Vistas - Spanish Dreams
Yale Strom and ZmirosPapirossenCaparti 50 Miles in 50 Years
Yale Strom and ZmirosTiszaCaparti 50 Miles in 50 Years
Chava Alberstein (Israel)Crazy FlowerCrazy Flower
Yuval Ron EnsembleAndalusianTree of Life

Host Ed Kraus - thanks to Chris M. for engineering

 

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 05/31/2009

Categories:
Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
05/31/2009
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
BudowitzBehusher KhusidKlezmer Music - A Marriage of Heaven & Earthellipsis arts
Klezmatics, with Ray MusikerNoch an Anderer Alter BulgarKlezmer Music - A Marriage of Heaven & Earthellipsis arts
Andy StatmanDveykus NignKlezmer Music - A Marriage of Heaven & EarthEllipsis Arts
Flying Bulgar Klezmer BandPatch TantzKlezmer Music - A Marriage of Heaven & Earthellipsis arts
Balkan Beat BoxAdir AlamShtetl SuperstarsTrikont
Machaya Klezmer BandOy, AvramWhat a Machaya!Machaya Klezmer Band
Machaya Klezmer BandOy, TateWhat a Machaya!Machaya Klezmer Band
Machaya Klezmer BandBei Mir Bist Du SheynWhat a Machaya!Machaya Klezmer Band
Zev Feldman and Andy StatmanGypsy Hora and SirbaDoyres (Generations)Indigo
KapelyeMoldavian HoraDoyres (Generations)Indigo
KapelyeUnzer ToyreleDoyres (Generations)Indigo
New Shtetl BandOy Tata, Serve Romanya, Lebn Zol PalestinaDoyres (Generations)Indigo

Hosted by Barry.

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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