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, January 24, 2011

New Singer Yisroel Juskowicz Walks the Narrow Bridge

New Jewish Singer Yisroel Juskowicz Walks the Narrow Bridge and tells an inspiring of how a boy had the courage to survive the Holocaust because of a hasidic song.

Plus, an exclusive interview with the MaccaBeats on their viral Chanukah video Candlelight.

Also, 1950's comedian Lenny Bruce with Interview with Dr. Sholem Stein on the secret connection between the Mishna and Calypso music.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

New CD from RebbeSoul mixes Carlebach, world-beat and balalaika

What is a Balalaika, and what does it sound like? Find out as we interview with RebbeSoul on his new CD From Another World, which takes the songs of Shlomo Carlebach and transforms them into exotic sounding world-beat pieces. Find out what the balalaika is, and what it sounds like form this virtuoso musician. Also, for the ladies, a quite different take on Aisheth Chayil. Plus, awesome new Israeli hits form Yaniv Ben Mashiach and Itzik Dadya.

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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Award Winning Broadway Composer Jerry Herman on Milk and Honey

Before Hello Dolly, before Mame, and even before the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, there was Milk and Honey, a musical about Israel starring Molly Picon. In this exclusive interview, Ben Bresky and Norman Bresky talk with Jerry Herman the composer and lyricist of the play about his thoughts on Israel today and his recent Kennedy Center Honors.

Plus, a new interview with Moshe Levi, also known as the rapper Shyne. Find out how he got in touch with Judaism while spending almost ten years in prison for a shooting incident that involved Puff Daddy and Jennifer Lopez. Plus, great music by Yosi Piamenta.

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Rally & Concert for Judea & Samaria - Exclusive Interviews

Ben Bresky & Walter Bingham go back stage at the massive rally and concert for Judea and Samaria on Ben Yehuda Street in downtown Jerusalem and interview the controversial Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe, the outspoken Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson, and long time activist Baruch Marzel. Also Chabad singer Mendy Jerufi, Yishai Lapidot of Oif Simchas, and hasidic hip-hop singing sensation Gad Elbaz give their take on the issues.

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How to be a Cool Jew

Interview with Lisa Alcalay-Klug, author of Cool Jew - The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe. Lisa discusses her irreverent book as well as some serious stories about proto-Zionist leader Rabbi Yehuda Alcalay, her visit to the Nazi death camps and finding her Israel connection in the narrow streets of Jerusalem.

Plus, an interview with Kobi Oz of the band Teapacks.

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