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 31, 2007

Acoustic Folk Protest Songs with Ari Ben Yam

Ari Ben Yam joins us in the studio for a live performance of his pro-Israel folk ballads on guitar and harmonica. Born in the former Soviet Union, Ari combines 60's Russian protest spirit with bluegrass, country and a lot of hard hitting political lyrics from his new album Obstacle to Peace.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Klezmer World Fusion with Brian Bender

What happens when a world music musician gets in touch with his Jewish roots? Find out in this interview with Brian Bender as he discusses his new band Little Shop of Horas which combines klezmer and Jewish tunes with African, samba, Latin and other sounds.

Plus new hits from Yishai Lapidot, Shimon Bouskilla, Lawrence Dermer and Neshama Carlebach. And don't forget our funny CD-giveaway question.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hit Producer Lawrence Dermer Turns to Jewish Music

After writing and producing award winning hits for Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez and more, Lawrence Dermer is now releasing Jewish themed music. Hear about the life changing circumstances that led to his new album Third House Rising.

Plus great songs from
- Sinai Tor
- Shlomi Shabat and Pablo Rosenberg
- Reva L'Sheva and
- the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars

And don't forget our CD-giveaway quiz of the week!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Interview with the Harp Lady of Ben Yehuda Street

Well, our Chanuka Special on Ben Yehuda Street is over and it was a great experience. The technical difficulties were a little frustrating, but it was great to meet so many loyal listeners, pass out bumper stickers and chocolate coins and try something new. We would like to thank Tzina from the Virtual Studio for helping out as well as Chabad of Ben Yehuda street. We offer you photos courtesy of Jonathan Stein and an interview with Muriel, the much beloved harp lady of Ben Yehuda Street. Plus a couple of fun Chanukah promos at the end.


Monday, December 10, 2007

New broadcast times for The Beat - Now on Tuesdays

Starting this week, The Beat with Ben Bresky will be broadcasting live every Tuesday at 5PM Israel time. This Tuesday we will interview Lawrence Dermer, the producer for Gloria Estefan and Jennifer Lopez on his new Jewish based music. Also we will be taking requests. Coming in future shows we will interview 8th Day, Matt Bar - Bible raps, and take your requests for Carlebach, hasidic, klezmer, mizrachi and the best in Jewish and Israeli music.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

From Mendelssohn to Bible Rap with Yehudit Singer

Yehudit Singer, editor of Shiur Times talks about their new music issue including interviews with classical conductor Elli Jaffe, and Bible rapper Matt Bar. Yehudit also talks about her Israel Music email list which promotes local concerts.

Also, interns Sarah Morrison and Shauna Naghi guest host and play the latest hits from Knesiat HaSechel, Udi Davidi, Aviad Gil, Oved, Shalsheles, Kobi Aflalo, Aaron Razel, Chaim Dovid and Shlomo Katz.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Live Ben Yehuda Street Broadcast for Chanukah!

This Sunday December 9th, Arutz 7 - Israel National Radio will be broadcasting live on Ben Yehuda Street in downtown Jerusalem. Join us for music, interviews and Chanukah spirit. We will broadcast from 5:00PM - 7:00PM by the corner of Ben Yehuda and Luntz near the "fro yo". Special thanks to Chabad of Ben Yehuda Street. The show will be hosted by Ben Bresky, Walter Bingham, Yishai Fleisher and more. Stop by for a free bumper sticker and to join the conversation. Or tune in on

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Interview with Shlomo Katz on New Carlebach Album

Dynamic young singer Shlomo Katz talks about K'Shoshana, a new album of previously unreleased Shlomo Carlebach songs performed with Aaron Razel and Chaim Dovid. Also, a discussion on
whether you can sell your music, if it is a gift from Hashem.