Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviews the latest Israeli and Jewish artists and covers a wide range of styles from Carlebach, cantorial, klezmer, Israeli trance, Mizrachi, rock, Sephardic, hasidic and everything in between. Past interviews have included Matisyahu, Avraham Fried, and Miri Ben-Ari. IsraelBeat broadcasts live every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Israel time on

Monday, May 10, 2004

List of all past shows

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August 27, 2006 - Aliza Hava
PART 1: Singer/Songwriter Aliza Hava discusses her new album Rise, inspiration from her Holocaust survivor grandmother, her performance at the cALL Women's festival and more.
PART 2: Classic Mordechai Zeira music back-to-back with the jazz versions by Red Sea Jazz Festival performer Daniel Zamir. Plus minimalist techno with Third Temple, blistering Jewish world-beat with Aharit HaYamim and catchy Israeli rock with Dudu Tasa.

August 20, 2006 - Avraham Rosenblum
Avraham Rosenblum of Diaspora performs live in the studio, chats about his current Israel tour, his days with the Diaspora Yeshiva Band and debuts brand new, never-before-heard material.

August 13, 2006 - Brand new music and classics
* Barak Cohen - new Mizrachi hasidic singer * Shotei HaNevuah - their hit Mi * Beit HaBubot - hot new rock group * Dov Shurin - in Yiddish * Ofra Haza - an all time haunting classic * Isaac Botbol - listener submission song from a new immigrant * Shlomi Shabat featuring Ma Kashur - from his new duet album * Shabak Samech - Nobody guessed this classic rap metal track from the '90s!* Maarava Mikan - this is the popular Tovia Singer theme song * Nomi Teplow & the Shir-El Choir - their much requested Madonna cover * the Yallah ya Nasralla song

August 6, 2006 - Requests, Submissions and New Releases
Mix show featuring * Aharit Hayamim * Paul Shapiro * Ancient Hebrew Lore * Atira & Yossela Ote * Avraham Fried * Evelyn Haies * Sandman & Sagol 56 * Third Temple * Haim Oliel * Kabbalah Dream Orchestra * Nafkar

July 30, 2006 - Paul Shapiro; Jeff Horvitch
What Does Jewish Music Sound Like?
PART 1: What is the halil? Can Gentiles play Jewish music? Find out as klezmer/jazz musician Paul Shapiro discusses the sound and the history of Jewish music.
PART 2: Jeff Horvitch of Creative Audio studios in Jerusalem gives an inside look of music from the producer's perspective.

July 23, 2006 - Music, Kabbalah and the Yellow Submarine
PART 1: Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson, author of Music and Kabbalah discusses the gematria of the Hebrew letters as compared to the notes of the scale and how music effects the human soul.
PART 2: Hadas Vanunu, program director of the Yellow Submarine concert club discusses their quest for musical diversity and outreach to young, new Jerusalem artists through their record label, high school program, religious women's concerts and Incubator series.

July 16, 2006 - Israeli music from the perspective of the record shop
Lior Shamgar, manager of HaTav HaShimini - The 8th Note in downtown Jerusalem discusses what's hot, what's selling, mp3 downloading, his distribution company and more. Plus accapella music from SHI 360, Gavriel Butler, Beat'achon, David Dor, The Klezmatics, the Boyan Hasidim, Voices for Israel, Yiddishe Cup and Yosef Karduner.

July 11, 2006 - Live from Tzvat Klezmer Music Festival
Join hosts Ben Bresky and Walter Bingham from the old city of Tzvat for the annual klezmer music festival. Broadcast live from the "Magic Garden" stage with music from local performers Danny Hadad, Avi Avital, Kabbalah Dream Orchestra and Ita & Dov Zilberman. Plus interviews with Mayor Yishai Maimon, participants of the Livnot program, passers-by and more.

July 9, 2006 - Jewish Music Revival in Poland
Interview with Dinah Spritzer of the JTA on the annual Krakow Jewish Culture Festival in Poland. (Festiwal Kultury Żydowskiej w Krakowie) With music from Kroke, the Klezmatics, Simply Tsfat, Andy Statman, Yiddishe Cup, Brave Old World and more.

July 3, 2006 - Ohad Moskowitz (repeat)

June 25, 2006 - Shlomo Katz
Shlomo Katz performs live in the studio and discusses his brand new solo album and his hit Niggun Neshama.

June 18, 2006 - Moshav
Interview with Yehuda Solomon of Moshav recorded at the Dead Sea Jewish Rock & Soul Festival. Yehuda discusses the band's new albums, name change and future plans.

June 11, 2006 -
Interview with Yuval Gershtein and Rebel Sun recorded at the Student Day concert in Jerusalem on hip-hop, jazz and everything in between.

June 4, 2006 - request show
Featuring music by Aaron Razel, Mordechai Ben-David, Matisyahu, Rita & Aviva, Shlomi Shabbat, Gad Elbaz, HaIkavot, Klezmer Rebs, TACT All-Stars, Honorable Mentchen, Yosef Karduner, Adi Ran and more.

May 28, 2006 - Elisete
Brazilian born Elisete Ritter talks about her new Hebrew Portugese album and her bright, upbat music style.

May 21, 2006 -
Adi Ran
Adi Ran talks about his new acoustic album, Breslov philosophy, his sticker-covered guitar, his contribution to the movie Ushpizin and humor in music.

May 14, 2006 - Teapacks
Kobi Oz talks about the band's new album combinding hip-hop, accordians and Mizrachi music with a sarcastic yet upbeat satire on Israeli society.

May 7, 2006 - AMI: Artists and Musicans for Israel
Yehudah Katz of Reva L'Sheva talks about his new project that teaches Americans about Israel through music and art.

April 30, 2006 - Udi Davidi
Lead singer/drummer/shepherd/rocker Udi Davidi talks about his new single which is a tribute to an Israeli soldier killed in action. He also admits he's never heard of MTV before and only just discovered U2 and REM.

April 23, 2006 - Boombamela festival
Music and interviews recorded live at the annual Boombamela Festival on Nitzanim beach. This huge festival attracts a world of Israeli hippies, both religious and secular for spirituality and fun on the sand.

April 9, 2006 - Miri Ben-Ari
The Grammy-award winning violinist discusses her love for hip-hop music and performances with Kanye West, Jay-Z and more, her past as a jazz musicians and her upbringing as a classical violinist taught by Isaac Stern. Plus debuting her new hit with Subliminal.

April 2, 2006 - Udi Ullmann
What happenedd when the son of a well-known cantor gets into eletronic dance music? You get great sounding hasidic pop. Udi Ullmann discuses his new album and the state of Jewish music today.

March 26, 2006 - mix show

March 19, 2006 - mix show

March 12, 2006 - Battle of the Yeshiva Bands 2006
Interviews and live performances from the annual competition which brings young North-merican yeshiva students together.

March 05, 2006 - Moshav Band; Shuly Nathan (repeat)

Februray 26, 2006 - Kele 6 (repeat)

February 19, 2006 - Max Stern;
Shotei HaNevuah (repeat)

February 13, 2006 - Tu B'Shvat special
The Israel National Radio team goes live to Hebron for planting, eating and a visit with world renouned artist Baruch Nachshon.

February 5, 2006 - Remedy
This four member band from Jerusalem and Efrat gives a 2 hour live performance in the studio.

January 29, 2006 - mix show with Pinchas Yaamim
Pinchas from the Hebrew department helps out with a little Israeli music.

January 22, 2006 - Pablo Rosenberg
Pablo talks about his new album that features great soulful ballads and his past with the Israeli heavy metal band Stella Maris and his upbringing in Argentina.

January 15, 2006 - mix show

January 8, 2006 - mix show

January 1, 2006 - Neshama Carlebach
Neshama talks about her tour in Israel, her new piano laden album and her feelings on the power of Jewish music.

December 4, 2005 - Moshe "Mona" Rosenblum
One of the most prolific Jewish song writers takes over the show with endless stories about his hits, rolling through Hebron with Mordechai Ben-David, almost getting arrested and more.

December 25, 2005 - Hanukah special
A plethora of obscure and unique Hanukah songs from your favorite pop artists.

December 18, 2005 - mix show

December 11, 2005 - Geoff & Akiva Gersh
Akiva Gersh is a religious folk perfomer in Israel. His brother Geoff is an avante-garde guitarist with Blue Man Group in New York. They perfom together live in the studio.

November 27, 2005 - Reva L'Sheva
Yehudah Katz talks about the band's 10th anniversary and new album.

November 20, 2005 - Lecha Dodi
An entire show of different version of the song Lecha Dodi from ancient to modern in every style imaginable.

November 13, 2005 - Orphaned Land
Kobi Farhi talks about the band's combination of the progessive thrash metal they love and the Sephardic Jewish background the come from. With guest co-host Aviva Sieradski of

November 6, 2005 - Rinat Gutman
This young singer/songwriter prforms live in the studio and discusses her tribute song to her cousin murdered by terrorists.

October 30, 2005 - Naftali Abramson
The singer talks about his new album and his religious and musical inspirations.

October 23, 2005 - Carlebach festival
A 3 hour live special from Moshav Mevo Modiin with performances and interviews with Moshav, Soulfarm, RevaL'Sheva, Aharit Hayamim, Mat Tonti and more.

October 16, 2005 - David Kilimnick
The comedian talks about turning his aliyah experiences into comedy and his feelings on comedy in Israel and the Jewish community.

October 9, 2005 - Aaron Razel
The singer talks about his new live album, his Jerusalem neighborhood fo Nachlaot and getting dragged away by police in Gush Katif.

October 2, 2005 - Im Nin Alu
Different versions of the classic song by Rabbi Shalom Shabazi

September 25, 2005 - Anna Immanual, Dr. Judea Pearl
The father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl talks about his youth in Israel and Daniel Pearl World Music days. Plus jazz singer Anna Immanuel talks about her contribution and performances to the Daniel Pearl Foundation.

September 18, 2005 - Dov Shurin
Dov Shurin talks about his new DVD and his hit anthem Zochreini Na.

September 11, 2005 - Mimaamakim poetry
Poetry readings from the Mima'amakim poetry night in Jerusalem.

September 4, 2005 - mix show

August 28, 2005 - Steven Saxonberg, klezmer festival
Dr. Stven Saxonberg talks about his upcoming book on klezmer msuic and identity and his expriences at the Tzvat Klezmer Festival.

August 21, 2005 - HaAkevot (The Footsteps)
The duo takes time off from their army service to talk about their new album.

August 14, 2005 - Story of the Seven Beggars
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov's The Story of the Seven Beggars read in its entirety.

August 7, 2005 - HaOman 17; Club Tzora; Gal Paz (repeat)

July 31, 2005 - Jerusalem Post music journalists
Ben Jacobson and Viva Sarah Press of the Jerusalem Post talk about their CD reviews and feelings about the dirction of music in Israel.

July 24, 2005 - poetry and acapella music

July 17, 2005 -
Eyal Yankovich of Hom-Mega Records
The veteran trance DJ and producer talks about the history of Israeli electronic music and the new directiosn it is taking.

July 10, 2005 - Aharit Hayamim music festival
Yehuda Leuchter talks about the anual Aharit HaYamim festival in Gush Etzion honor of his father and the scene he wants to create to give a chance to new musicians.

July 3, 2005 - Channel 24 Music TV; Salamone Rossi
Ron Levy and Tziki Levine talk about their 24 hour Israeli music video channel and different trends in Israeli music. Plus the crazy antics of Tziki Levine including the secret of why he always wears a motorcycle helmet.

June 26, 2005 - Megadeth; Distorted
Recorded at the Metalist Festival, Dave Mustaine talks about his performance in Israel. Plus, Miri Millman of Distorted talks about her band.

June 19, 2005 - Gili Houpt
Gili Houpt, long time Jewish music promoter performs live in the studio.

June 12, 2005 - mix show

June 5, 2005 - Nikmat HaTractor
Aviv Barak talks about his bands combination of hard rock with dance performances including their infamous Hebrew metal version of Shakespheres's Othello.

May 29, 2005 - Gad Elbaz
The singer talks about his upbringing as a child singer and his new album which seeks unity between religious and secular Israeli.

May 22, 2005 - street musicians; mix show
Recordings of various street performers in Jerusalem.

May 15, 2005 - mix show

May 8, 2005 -
Gili Liber talks about his bands music, their hit Shir L'Ahava (Yahad lev a lev...) and their performances for Taglit birthright.

May 1, 2005 - The Klezmatics
Frank London gets deep about Israeli klezmer versus Ameruican klezmer and discusses their tour of Israel with Ehud Banai. Recorded live in Tel Aviv.

March 23, 2005 - Purim special
The craziest, strangest and most bizarre Jewish music.

March 20, 2005 - Battle of the Yeshiva Bands 2005

March 13, 2005 - Ariel Zilber

The Israeli singer talks about his decades of hits and his new fervor for Gush Katif and Zionism.

March 6, 2005 - Ohad Moskowitz
Belgium born singer talks about his aliyah to Israel and his new career in hasidic music.

February 27, 2005 - Ladino
Interviews with performers of the Bnai Brith Night of Ladino in Ashdod including classic traditional Ladino songs and their history.

February 20, 2005 - mix show

February 13, 2005 -
Buzzy Levine
Owner of popular guitar store talks about his years supplying instruments to Jewish musicians, a story about ZZ Top and a live prformance. Plus residents of the Beit Canada Immigrant Absorption Center join us in the studio for some good old fashion arguing about what music is cool.

January 30, 2005 - Arnie Lawrence - live
An live 2 hour performance with the much loved jazz saxaphonist including a room full of his students. With numerous stories about his days with Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Carson, and his music school.

January 23, 2005 - Mendi Jerufi
The singer talks about his new album and his musical inspiration from Chabad, and more>

January 16, 2005 - Moshe "Moussa" Berlin
The veteran klezmer clarinetist talks about his style and the documentary about his music. Recorded in Gush Eztion.

January 9, 2005 - Moed Bet
The Bar Ilan University rock group talks about their music and more.

January 2, 2005 - Yocheved Golani
Israeli journalist talks about her favorite groups and her philosophy on as a music critic.

December 26, 2004 - Ein Od Milvado
Shivi Keller talks about his Kiriyat Arba based band's melodic, haunting folk-rock, his injuries in terrorist attacks and his philosophy on music, haling and religion.

December 12, 2004 - mix show

December 5, 2004 - mix show

November 28, 2004 - SHI 360
The rapper talks about his aliyah from Canada, and his lyrics which mix Hebrew, English and French.

November 21, 2004 - Udi Davidi
This shepherd from Hebron talks about his new folk-rock album and his lifestyle.

November 14, 2004 - Infected Mushroom
Erez Eizen and Amit Duvdevani talk about their new album which pushes the envelope of trance even further.

November 7, 2004 - Akiva Gersh
Live acoustic performance in the studio.

October 31, 2004 - Soulfarm
Interview with the band recorded backstage at the Yelow Submarine on their roots at Moshav Mevo Modiin, their new album and their current tour in Israel.

October 24, 2004 - Binyamin Nakonechny
Local musicians from Beit El performs live in the studio.

October 3, 2004 - Yakov Richland; Hadasa Bau
Acoustic guitar recorded live at Yakov's small farm near Kohav HaShahar. Plus a meeting with artist Hadasa Bau at the Tzvat Klezmer Festival.

September 26, 2004 - Kele 6
The rap goup talks about their debut album, their popular shows, and politics in music.

September 19, 2004 - Dan Bern
Singer/songwriter talks about his Jewish roots and his songs about his family's Holocaust experiences and his bright, happy and sarcastic outlook.

September 12, 2004 - Tevet Sela; Rokodesh Band
Jazz saxophonist Tevet Sela talks about hsi new album and his performance at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat. Plus the Rokodesh Band, yeshiva students from Tzvat talk about their love for heavy noise rock with religious lyrics.

September 5, 2004 - Simply Tsfat; Nomi Teplow
Breslov klezmer with Simply Tsfat. New music from Nomi Teplow and the all-girls Shir-El choir.

August 29, 2004 - Neshot Hava; Pey Dalid
All-female klezmer band Neshot Hava talks about their music. Pey Dalid live from the Kumah concert in Jerusalem.

August 22, 2004 - Yahel; King Django
DJ Yahel talks about Israeli trance. King Django discusses his Yiddish ska music.

August 15, 2004 - Chaim Dovid; Edwin Seroussi
Chaim David talks about hsi extensive career, new projects and how his music once saved somone's life. Prof. Edwin Seroussi of the Jewish Music Research Center of Hebrew University talks about their world Jewish music reseach series.

August 8, 2004 - Shotei HaNevuah; Max Stern
Roi Levy talks about the band's new album, grooves, donkeys and more. Dr. Max Stern talks about his classical compositions based on the Torah and Kabbalah and his college courses in Jewish music.

August 1, 2004 - Shuly Nathan; Kach Oti Lemalah
The famous Israeli singre talks about Jerusalem of Gold, Naomi Shemer and more. A new young band rips it up with shofar jams and more live from Gush Etzion.

July 25, 2004 - Gal Paz Music; Club Tzora
Interview with one of the largest Jewish CD retail stores. Also, Jonty Zweber talks about Club Tzora.

July 18, 2004 - Ezra HaLevi; Club HaOman 17
News correspondant Ezra HaLevi and host Ben Bresky wax poetic about Jewish music and their loves and hates. Interview with the largest dance club in Israel.

July 11, 2004 - Adam Wexler; Binyomin File; Yehuda Ledgley
Reva L'Sheva bassist downplays his perfomances with Prince to discuss his days with the Diaspoira Yeshiva Band and others. High school student Binyomin File talks about his contst winning song. And we catch up with Yehuda Ledgley and his entourage live on Ben Yehuda Street.

July 4, 2004 - Harpo and The Neshamot; Eden MiQedem
Folk rock with Harpo Abramson and members of Remedy, plus music from Inkblot Hurricane Abramson. Sephardic, Yemenit and Mizrachi music with Eden MiQedem.

June 20, 2004 - Shin Shin Mem and Three Cornered Shoe; Cafe Carlebach
Breslov metal. Plus interview with Zivi Ritchie on his coffee shop.

June 12, 2004 - The Moshav Band; Yishai Yisraeli and Siata
The Moshav Band talks new music, their tour, terrorism and more. Plus religious metal with Yishai Yisraeli.

All shows are available upon request.


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