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

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Photos of jam session

Jam session recorded live on Jan. 21, 2007. For full mp3 download click here.

Mega Concert to Benefit Israel National Radio in New York!

Miracles - Celebrating 18 Years of Arutz 7 - Israel National Radio.

Abie Rotenberg,
Shlomo Simcha,
Chaim Dovid,
Srully Williger,
Cantor Natanel Hershtik,
Rivie Schwebel
with music by the Neginah Orchestra
conducted by Yisroel Lamm
hosted by Nachum Segal.
Sunday Feb. 18th, 2007
7:30PM sharp
at the Rose Theater, Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, New York City
For ticket information call 201-446-1253 or visit

Abie Rotenberg interview on D'veykus, Journeys and the Marvelous Midos Machine

Composer and songwriter Abie Rotenberg talk about his various projects including the children's classic, the Marvelous Midos Machine, his slow and smooth D'veykus series, Journeys and his upcoming performance at the Arutz 7 benefit concert Feb. 18th in New York City.

* Download the Abie Rotenberg interview segment

* Download the entire IsraelBeat show for this week Jan. 28th

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Live 2-hour In-Studio Acoustic Jam Session

A group of young musicians and poets create a raw, unrehearsed, performance live in the studio with hasidic stories, songs and more.

This unique mix turns the newsroom into a candle-lit jam session that mixes Carlebach, Bob Marley, Rabbi Kook, Jerry Garcia and more.

If you have been to the Rainbow Festival, Boombamela, Livnot U'Lehibanot, the Teva Learning Center or volunteered in the bomb shelters of Tzvat, then this is for you.
Featuring Pesach Stadlin, Yitzchok Meir Malek, Aliza Hava, Amiram Silver, Meir Chaim, Ayal David, Matityahu Cooper, Jonathan Dubinsky, Shimy & Sara, Michelle Arcane and a host of other chevra from Nachlaot, Jerusalem. More photos to come.

* Streaming audio
* Hour 1 MP3 download
* Hour 2 MP3 download

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Pesach Jeremy Stadlin & Friends live this Sunday!

Numerous times have I been priviledged to witness impromptu jamming sessions, kumzits and general musical fun with the infamous Pesach Stadlin. Whether this be in Jerusalem's Nachlaot neighborhood, Ben Yehuda Street, the Rainbow Festival or in bomb shelters and hospitals in Tzvat, Pesach is a charismatic guy you don't forget.

I always said I wanted to recreate the experience live on the radio. This Sunday I will.
If you have been on the Livnot U'Lehibanot program, been to the Teva Jewish Learning Center, birthright, or Yifat's living room, then this may be familiar to you. So be prepared for a live raw, unrehersed performance packed with unexpected musicians and guests.

This Sunday, live, 7PM Israel time, 12 noon Eastern Standard Time on For more info check out

Monday, January 15, 2007

Dror Yikra - Exploring different versions of the traditional song

Different versions of Dunash Ben-Labrat's classic Shabbat song Dror Yikra performed by:
Oi Va Voi,
Aaron Razel,
Gavriel Haviv,
Aaron Bensoussan,
Eli Chait,
Natural Gathering,
Boaz Sharabi,
Ben-Zion Shenker,
Moshe Tenenbaum,
Jackie Makatin
and more.

* Streaming Audio
* MP3 download
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Monday, January 08, 2007

Harrari Harps: Re-Creation of Biblical Instruments - Download now!

Interview with Harrari Harps on the Re-Creation of Biblical Instruments

Shoshanna and Micah Harrari discuss their harp workshop, Harrari Harps where they hand-craft King David style harps and 10-stringed lyres based on the Torah, Gemara, cave-drawings, and ancient coins. A fascinating interview on the spiritual and healing power of harps and their role as the original Jewish instrument.

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Dovi's Poem

Dovi Holtz used to be our main technician at Israel National Radio. I havn't seen him since he left to become a rabbi. Last week he surprised me by text messaging me this poem and insisting that I publicize it so that he can "become rich and famous."

Once a cow went down the road
Where it met a royal toad
Said the toad to the cow
When you see me you must bow
Said the cow, that I can't
And she crushed him like an ant

The moral of this poem: Royal toads should stay at home.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Great new Israel freelance web site!

There is a new web site geared towards networking English speaking freelancers working in Israel. Check it out at

Monday, January 01, 2007

Jewish Broadway, Johnny Cash and Yidcore

An exploration of Jewish Broadway including:
Fiddler on the Roof
Milk & Honey
Tzvika Pick
Shlock Rock
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Plus obscure Johnny Cash music from Israel, and hot new CDs from:

With guest host Norm Bresky.

Dec 31st - Jan. 7th
Download now!