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, July 30, 2007

Enthusiastic G-d Energy with Aryeh Naftaly

This week on The Beat with Ben Bresky I interviewed singer/songwriter Aryeh Naftaly of the band N Safeq on his new solo album Devarim, which features mellow, introspective acoustic guitar based songs on Israel and faith and stories of his home in Moshav Mevo Modi'in where he grows grapes when he is not recording music. Plus, listener-submitted poetry from Lester Mobley.

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Monday, July 23, 2007

The Mystic Tales of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

This week on The Beat with Ben Bresky
July 22, 2007

Hour 1:
An unabridged reading of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov's folk tale The Simpleton and the Clever One (The Tam and the Chacham).

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Hour 2:
Only in America series discusses the Jewish roots of White Christmas and Tin Pan Alley.

Plus brand new acapella music from:
PhilharMona Vocal
Yosef Segel
Hashem Shafti Tiftach
Hasidishe Otzrot
Hasidim Shirim Vocalim
The Vocal Version
Yosef Karduner
and more.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Mp3 Site Takes Jewish Music into a New Era

Interview with Joe Eglash of, a site that sells mp3 downloads of Jewish music, from popular Israeli artists to cantorial sheet music scores.

Plus, poetry submissions from the following listeners:
* Steve Lowry,
* Shmuel Eliyahu Newman,
* Oren Meldung,
* Joshua Rivera,
* Lloyd B. Abrams
* Chaviva Landon.

Also, acapella music from:
* Hebrew University's Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel
* The Shabbatones
* Piamenta

NOTE: This show is 3 Weeks friendly.


Sunday, July 08, 2007

Accapella Jewish Hip-Hop with Y-Love and DJ Handler

Currently on tour in Israel, DJ Handler and Y-Love discuss their new all-accapella, non-instrumental CD of Jewish themed rap music suitable for Sefirat HaOmer and the 3 Weeks. Find out how two yeshiva students are exploring their religion through contemporary music.
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Also, travel back to the golden age of radio for an authentic episode of The Goldbergs, America's first Jewish family drama.

NOTE: This show is 3 Weeks friendly!

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Don't forget to send it your Jewish/Israeli poetry to be read on the air at Put "poetry submission" in the subject line.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Wanted: Your poetry to read on the radio!

Send your poetry of Jewish and/or Israeli content to be read on The Beat with Ben Bresky. Or be prepared to call up and read it on the air. Send submissions to: Put in the subject line: "poetry submission". The purpose of this is to give a chance to unknown poets and writers and to have an alternative to music on the 3 Weeks.