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, July 28, 2009

Blood Oranges, Jewish Poetry & Women Bible Heroines

Listener submitted poetry from Ben Pincus, Avril Meallem, Sam Green, Hadassah Simcha (Joy) Kimsey, Ian Heiss, Sherla Danese Henkins, Stephen Fernbach, Jill Weiner, Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein and Cary Kamarat.

Plus an interview with Eva Etzioni-Halevy, author of The Song of Hannah, The Garden of Ruth and The Triumph of Deborah.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Your Jewish Poetry on the Air!

Part 1 of our listener submitted poetry slam, including poems on Israeli politics, Judaism, the Holocaust, the 3 Weeks, Tisha B'Av and more. Amazing talent for listeners just like you from Israel and around the world.

Including Ashira Malka, Yehezkel Laing, Andrea Kamens, James Van Zijl, Shifra Hoffman, Grant David Newman, Jared Feldschreiber, Malka Grunauer, Daniel Pinner, Crocket Cox, Brandon Marlon, Shmuel Eliyahoo Newman, Josiah Nahshon Vermont and Talia Applebaum.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jewish & Israeli Acapella Music for the 3 Weeks

For the 3 Weeks before Tisha B'Av, some awesome vocals-only acapella music including Yosef Karduner, Lev Tahor, Listen Up, Gavriel Butler, Itzik Shamli, the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, Ethiopian Jewish Liturgy, Rabbi Naftali Zvi Margolies Abulafia, Y-Love, Six 13, the Lubavitcher Rebbe and more.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Wanted: Your Jewish / Israeli Poetry!

The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast will once again feature listener submitted poetry for the 3 Weeks period. Please email your poems of Jewish and / or Israeli content to with the subject line: Poetry Submission. If we like it, you will have the opportunity to read your poem live on the air. "The Beat with Ben Bresky" airs live every Tuesday at 5pm Israel time on Israel National Radio and is available as a podcast. For archives click here:

Latin Israeli Pop with Kobi Aflalo

Interview with Israeli pop sensation Kobi Aflalo who mixes in some Latin color on his new hit album. Hear about his experience hearing his own hits on the radio while in the bomb shelters during Second Lebanon War and his feelings going from a struggling, unknown singer to a pop sensation. Plus, African-Jewish music from Majuda, PunKlezmeRap from Eprhyme, new music from Eviatar Banai, a Hasidic classic from Dedi, and groovy Hebron rock from Shivi Keller.

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Dov Rosenblatt of Blue Fringe Live Acoustic Performance

Dov Rosenblatt, on tour in Israel, talks about his forthcoming solo CD and performs new unreleased Blue Fringe songs. Also, his new band Fools For April with Soulfarm's C Lanzbom, Pioneers for a Cure, a musical tribute to terrorism victims and the eternal question: what is Jewish music?

Plus Yitzy Spinner, Michael Jackson's 1993 concert in Israel, and a tribute to the late great Sephardic singer Jo Amar.

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