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, December 25, 2006

Yerachmiel "Rocky" Ziegler and Ely Jaffe perform live in the studio and discuss their various bands You N Tea, Yossi & Yerachmiel, the Hamsa Boys, Gideon's Sword and more. Plus tails of Yidstock, tremping through Judea and Samaria and Chanukah reggae at the Southern Wall.

Download now! Dec 24 - Dec 31

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

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In today's age of endless, often biased media outlets focused on the volatile Middle East, Arutz Sheva is proud to be the news agency that reports from an honest, pro-Israel perspective. As the only major media network with headquarters in the disputed Israeli territories, we give you the news you depend on.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Mid-East Fusion with Eden Mi Qedem - Download now!

I first met Shmuel Nelson and Eden Mi Qedem two years ago at the Aharit Hayamim festival in Gush Etzion, right next to the musically conducive Bat Ayin Yeshiva where Shmuel was once a student. I was mesmerized by the hypnotic Middle Eastern sound mixed with rock guitars. My impromptu interview after the show was even more intriguing as Shmuel and his Hebrew-only speaking violinist told me his inspiration was 3AM Shabbat services.

Now, two years later the band has finally released its debut album which fuses traditional middle eastern sounds, Torah based lyrics and electronic beats. Find out about the Jewish Iraqi orchestra, getting in touch with Jewishness in Japan and rocking out on the oud, the ney and the qanoum.

Listen Now! Dec. 17th - Dec. 24th!

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Monday, December 11, 2006

HaMakor Rocks Out in Interview and Acoustic Performance

This week I travel deep into the heart of the Nachlaot neighborhood in Jerusalem to interview the young, up-and-coming band HaMakor. What I get is great live, acoustic jamming, crazy concert stories, joking around and an in-depth conversation on becoming ba'al teshuvah and rocking out to religion.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Pi Shnayim discusses "what is Jewish music," the Miami Boys Choir and more

Interview and in-studio performance by Aryeh Pearlman of Pi Shnayim. The former member of the Miami Boys Choir discusses today's Jewish music scene, his tribute to his brother, his acappella group the Shabbatones, Moshe Laufer, Yossi Green and his new duo album of Hasidic pop.

Dec. 3rd - Dec. 10th

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