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:

12/7  Shuli hosts
12/14  Chaim hosts
12/21  Liz hosts
12/28  Liz hosts

 

Episode Archive

Not Your Bubbe's Chanukah show

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Sun, 12/21/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Not your bubbe's Chanukah show
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring Chanukah music for the chag, particularly off-the-beaten-track stuff, like this great Menorahsaurus Rex.

Portland Jewish Hour on 12/14/14

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Sun, 12/14/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 12/07/14

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Sun, 12/07/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 11/30/14

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Sun, 11/30/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 11/23/14

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Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 11/16/14

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Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Commemorating Kristallnacht and the fall of the Berlin Wall

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Sun, 11/09/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Commemoration of Kristallnacht and fall of Berlin Wall
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, commemorating the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht and the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Portland Jewish Hour on 11/02/14

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Sun, 11/02/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 10/26/14

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Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 10/19/14

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Sun, 10/19/2014 - 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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  • Length: 59:45 minutes (41.03 MB)
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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 Jewish Hour playlist for 11/11/2013

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
11/11/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Steven GreenmanNeshome NignStempenyu's Dreamwww.stevengreenman.com
Steven GreenmanB Minor NignStempenyu's Soulwww.stevengreenman.com
Live interview with Alicia Jo Rabinswww.aliciajo.com
Itzhak Perlman/Lorin SklambergNignLive in the Fiddler's HouseAngelwww.itzhakperlman.com
John ZornGahelet/EmbersKristallnachtTzadikwww.tzadik.com
Lorin SklambergLid Fun TitanikPearls of Yiddish Song
Adrienne CooperDi KrenetsePearls of Yiddish Song
Henry SapoznikIkh Bin a Border Bay Mayn VaybPearls of Yiddish Song
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring an in-studio interview with poet, Torah scholar and musician Alicia Jo Rabins, of Girls in Trouble. Alicia read some of her poetry on the air and discussed her new gig providing Torah commentary from the perspective of a young mother for Kveller. com. To read more of Alicia's work, go to http://www.aliciajo.com/index.php?/. To check out her Torah commentaries, go to http://www.kveller.com/.

I also played music to mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, and paid tribute to Yiddish music archivist Chana Mlotek, who died last week at the age of 91. You can read her obituary from the New York Times here.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/22/2013

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
09/22/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
KlezperantoGarsonaKlezperanto!
I Drink to Forget
Skotchne
FinjanBukovinska PolkaDancing on Water
A Heimischer Sher
Dancing on Water
OomphMizmor L'DavidBetween Two Worlds
Nokh a Glezl
Yankl's Tanz
Mazeltov Shver un Shviger
Lerner and MoguilevskyFreilaj RumaniSobre Viviente
Potpourri
Tati und Mami Tanz
KlezperantoIn the Hills of ManchuriaKlezperanto!

Barry played lots of music that he likes, told a stupid joke, and signed off for an indefinite break in programming.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/08/2013

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
09/08/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Lenka LichtenbergHaneshama LachSongs for the Breathing Wallswww.lenkalichtenberg.com
Lenka LichtenbergZochreinu L'ChayimSongs for the Breathing Wallswww.lenkalichtenberg.com
Lenka LichtenbergAvinu malkeinuSongs for the Breathing Wallswww.lenkalichtenberg.com
VocolotPitchu LiHeartbeatwww.vocolot.com
Simply TsfatPischu LiNew Beginningswww.simplytsfat.com
Beth HamonHole In My Pocketunreleased demowww.reverbnation.com
Saul KayeShema ColeinuJewish Blues Live! Vol. 1www.saulkaye.com
The Sway MachineryAvinu MalkeinuHidden Melodies RevealedJDubwww.swaymachinery.com
Ilene SafyanP'tach Lanu Sha'arlive performancewww.youtube.com
David D'Or & Etti AnkriEl Norah A'alilahLive performancewww.daviddor.com
VocolotRosh Chodesh New Moon CandlelightingBehold!www.vocolot.com

Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring music for Rosh Hashanah

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 09/01/2013

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Portland Jewish Hour
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09/01/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
The Modern Klezmer QuartetHenei Ma-TovHora & BlueGlobal Village Music
Jeff WarschauerA Uidishe NeshomeThe Singing Waltz
The Singing Waltz
Paul ShapiroMa Lecha HayamMidnight Minyan
Red Hot ChachkasAvinu MalkenuFamily Album
Shtetl Swing
Bill FrisellAbidanMasada Guitars
Tim SparksKodashimMasada Guitars
Marc RibotShevetMasada Guitars
Flying Bulgar Klezmar BandSpiritsAgada

Three days until Rosh Hashonna!  Barry played some contemplative music, read a couple of stories, and thought about the age old question: "Who Wrote the Book of Life?"

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 08/25/2013

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
08/25/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Aaron AlexanderKaddish for CarmenMidrash Mish Mosh
Mickey KatzIt's A Michaye in HawayeGreatest Schticks
Blue Fringe70 Faces70 Faces
Kat ParraDieziocho Anyoslas Aventuras de Pasion!
Flying Klezmer Bulgar BandDer Yiddisher Soldat In Die TrenchesFlying Klezmer Bulgar Band
Shawn's KugelZemer AtikSimcha!
Pharaoh's DaughterAskinuHaran
Balkan Beat BoxMeboliBalkan Beat Box
Judy FrankelAdio, QueridaScalerica De Oro
Ramon TasatYah RibonYom She Kulo Shabbat
Yuval Ron EnsembleYa Rab El AlamSeeker of Truth

Host Ed Kraus - final show for Ed at KBOO.  It's been a privilege bringing Jewish music from around the world to you for the past five years.

Vote for Rabia Yeaman, Ben Hoyne, Rebecca Nay, and Michael Wells.  Don't vote for me, I can't accept the liability of serving on the KBOO Board of Directors.

You can read my thoughts earlier this summer at kboo at a crossroads and my recent thoughts at the sad state of kboo 

You'll see me round town and I'm going to work on other media projects.

Sie Gezunt, L'hitraot, Shalom.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 08/18/2013

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
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08/18/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Red Hot ChachkasStomp it upSpice it up!
Isaac in Kolomej
Sha!
Little Gouda
Ot Azoy KlezmerbandPitbulgarZets
Wu Bistu Gewen
Turkish Honga
Dreifojal
Bucuresti Chossid
Idan Raichel ProjectGreetings for the New YearIdan Raichel Project
Ayal-Ayale
Hinach Yafah

Barry played music that he likes, and read a family memoir concerning how my great-grandparents were able to marry.  Playlist tracks are arranged by artist, not necessarily the order in which they were played.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 08/11/2013

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
08/11/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Rebbe SoulAvinuFringe of Blue
Metropolitan KlezmerShpil Du Fild, Shpilsurprising finds
Pharaoh's DaughterEnpesareHaran
Beri SacharovLev ShalemN'giot
Yossi BanaiThe Lady in Brown
Nechama MendelNoa
Rebbe SoulJerusalem of GoldFringe of Blue
David FucsYeshiva Boy
DebekAvodah Ivrit - Song of Tishrei
Meir BanaiSha'ar Harachamim
Matti CaspiWhen God First Said

Host Ed Kraus

Thanks to our guest Shuli Rutzik

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 07/28/2013

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
07/28/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Rebbe SoulShmelke's NigunChange The World
Kat ParraDurme, Durmelas Aventuras de Pasion!
Mark Rosenblumexcerpts from lecture
Dani GranotMi Ha'ishIsrael Song Festival 1973
Michael Allen HarrisonMi ChamochaCrossing Over - A Musical Haggadah
Michael Allen HarrisonMa NishtanaCrossing Over - A Musical Haggadah
Kenny EllisHanukkah MedleyHanukkah Swings!
R. Aryeh HirshfieldHavu LadonaiBatee L'Ganee
Noemi Waysfeld & BlikOdessaKalyma
Richard KaplanYigdalTurning the Soul

Host Ed Kraus

Full audio for the event with Mark Rosenblum and other events is at http://www.portlandjewishmedia.org

 

 

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 07/21/2013

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
07/21/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
The Jews Brothers BandHobosMy Yiddish SwingRouge Recordswww.jewsbrothers.com
Hamlet ZhouMasangoMavangaRed Admiral Recordswww.redadmiralrecords.com
Haris AlexiouMya Ine Oussiawww.alexiou.gr
Azul Fellawn/Akli D.Salam Aleikum
NoaYemeni Havdallah MusicYouTube clipwww.youtube.com
Tsadoq TsubeiriSar Ha-MemunehThe Yemenite JewsUnesco Collectionportal.unesco.org
Jacob do BandolimSempre TeuGreat Jewish Music: Jacob do BandolimTzadikwww.hdtracks.com
Jacob do BandolimAssanhadoGreat Jewish Music: Jacob do BandolimTzadikwww.hdtracks.com
St. Lawrence String QuartetLullaby-Doina-GalopYiddishbbukEMI Classicswww.osvaldogolijov.com
Frank London Klezmer Brass All-Stars/Manu NarayanVenkatachala NilayamYouTube clipwww.youtube.com
Lenka LichtenbergDi goldene PavePashtesSunflower Recordswww.lenkalichtenberg.com

Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring Jewish music and musicians from around the world.

Portland Jewish Hour playlist for 07/14/2013

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
07/14/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Mike Curtis Klezmer QuartetTroublesome FreylachStreet SongLouie Records
Kasimierz
Ot Azoj KlezmerbandNit May MotjeKlezmer fon KishinevOreade Music
Terkishe Freilach
Erinnerung Fun Kishnev
Saul KayeSea of ReedsJewish Blues Volume 1 LiveCool Water Records
Desert Blues
Mike Curtis Klezmer QuartetAlcazabaStreet SongLouie Records
Les Musiciens de LvivKhora serbeCabaret Slave 1
Le 7h 40

Hosted by Barry, playing music reminiscent of the vanished world of European Yiddishkeit.  I read a short piece written by my uncle, telling a story he heard from my grandfather.

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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