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, May 10, 2011

Top Ten Best Renditions of Hatikva

Ben Bresky takes you on a ethnomusicological exploration of Hatikva - Israel's national anthem with historical background and full English translation. No, this is not really the top ten best renditions. Learn what other songs were considered for Israel's national anthem. Hatikva was originally by Naphtali Herz Imber and Samuel Cohen. Hear unique and intriguing renditions of Hatikva as performed by Yitzchok Meir and the Jewish Unity Project, Daniel Zamir, Marty Friedman of Megadeth, Niro Knox, Paulinho Rosenbaum, Al Jolson, Diwon & Dov Rosenblatt and more. Plus, we take you to Ben Yehuda Street in downtown Jerusalem for Yom Haatzmaut. For download click here:

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