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

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yeshiva Rockers Az Yashir Live in Studio

Interview and live performance with Az Yashir (, a band of young yeshiva students from America studying in Jerusalem. Hear the inside story of Lone Soldier, their song about an American immigrant's Gaza war experience in the Israeli Defense Force. The members talk about their stuggles in growing up religious in the modern world and the unique Kesher yeshiva program that helped them through it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Midnight Rabbi and Unity of the Bands

Interview with Rabbi Eli Goldsmith, the "midnight rabbi" who's new organization Music4theYouth gets wayward yeshiva students off the streets and into the recording studio to channel their energy into music. New rapper Boruch Vidal talks about his violin laced hip-hop. Also, music from Az Yashir, Hello Sid, Shtar and other Unity of the Bands participants.
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From Rockers to Jewish Wedding Band with Simchat Olam

Get the inside scoop on what it's like to be a Jewish wedding band in Israel in this interview with Simchat Olam. The band features rock and jazz musicians including Eggroll, the namesake of the Israeli progressive rock group, Maayan Smith, a saxophonist from hip-hop jazz band Coolooloosh and Daniel Strauss, a rock bass player from the Rimon School. Hear about their wedding adventures plus some live Purim music. Also, a track from new artist Melech B'n Arieh.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Secret Israeli Burial Site of Esther and Mordechai

Shlomo Meir Eisenman, expert tour guide from tells us the story of his trip to the secret Israeli burial site of Esther and Morechai in the Baram forest in northern Israel.

Plus awesome Purim music from some great Jewish musicians such as Ehud Banai, Shlomo Carlebach, Rabbi Michael Twerski, Ruach, Dov Shurin, Haverim Shiron Purim, Michael Soerah and some exotic Purim melodies from the Jewish communities of Greece, Georgia, Persia and Tunis.

Also, Tzina from the Virtual Studio tells us her favorite Purim story and listener submitted poetry continues with Shifra.

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