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      The Israel Beat blog is a place for poetry submission, concert announcemnets, upcoming shows and musings on Jewish music. The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast brings you live in-studio performances with up and coming Israeli musicians as well as interviews with the stars of the Jewish music world. Plus your music requests and the free CD give-away air live on the show. Past interviews have included Matisyahu, Avraham Fried, and Miri Ben-Ari. The Beat with Ben Bresky broadcasts live every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Arutz Sheva - Israel National Radio. For more info email bbresky@israelnationalradio.com.

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      Nisan 13, 5770, 3/28/2010

      Prose Poem for Passover


      Wake up!  The day marches on.  It's redemption day!  We're free!  Redeemed of our slavery to our restrictions.  It's redemption day!  Pack your belongings.  Pack their gifts.  There's a perilous road home just outside these gates.  Don't be afraid.  HaShem's Will and wisdom is your guiding hand.  The terrain is rough, filled with pits, Amalekis and broken glass.  We will make it together, together with Him.  It's redemption day!  Our freedom to perform mitzvos is our freedom from the ties that bind.  Hurry!  Hurry! before the soul of the animal within has time to protest.  Now is the time to free ourselves of the chometz that inflates the everyday.  We need to be flat, nullified, moldable, for the love of G-d to enter us like our only breath.  It's redemption day!  The taste doesn't need to be bitter anymore.  Tonight our tears can be as sweet as the 4 cups of joy we drink.  It's redemption day!


       
      Chag Sameach.

      Efrayim & Devorah Levenson

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      To submit your poem of Jewish and/or Israeli content email bbresky@israelnationalradio.com with the subject line: Poetry Submission.







      Adar 9, 5770, 2/23/2010

      Unity of the Bands Concert - This Thursday



      The yeshiva rock competition is back. Unity of the Bands is this Thursday Feb 25th.

      Featuring:
      * Nechemia and Az Yashir (last year's winners)
      * Avi Ganz - Gushe's "Jerusalem Sound Factory"
      * Yaniv Hoffman - "Shirah Atikah"
      * Sruli Portnoy and The Steeze
      * Psalms - yojo140
      * DJ Ezra Leyton
      * Yehuda David of Rockiah
      * Shtar - acoustic hip-hop set and preview of new album

      Location: Shorashim in downtown Jerusalem, 13 Shamai Street, 8pm.

      For more info visit http://www.music4theyouth.com or call 057--317-5856.





      Tevet 21, 5770, 1/7/2010

      Holocaust Poem: Day After Day by Roni Kadish


      Day After Day
      by
      Roni Kadish
      Moshav Neve Yarak

      Dedicated to my daughter-in-law's mother, a survivor of Auschwitz and slave laborer.

      When winds gale,
      Freeze eyes shut,
      I think of her
      Driven on icy feet in a weaving line
      Over bodies buried in mud.

      I shudder at her memories-
      Stories of furnaces,
      Beatings,
      Tears that dried before they fell.

      See scattered bones,
      Her hands outstretched for crusts of bread.
      I'm with her
      When hearts stop beating,
      And flames devour souls.

      My mother's cries follow me day after day.

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      To submit your poem of Jewish and/or Israeli content email bbresky@israelnationalradio.com with the subject line: Poetry Submission.







      Tevet 17, 5770, 1/3/2010

      Poetry Submission: Life is a Riddle by Nosson Kohn


      Life is a Riddle
      by Nosson Kohn

       
      Life is a Riddle,
      who can figure it out?
      better know the secret,
      don't be in doubt

      That which seems sweet
      turns out to be bitter,
      you only find out in the end
      once its too late

      That which is feared most of all-
      death is its name
      turns out to be
      -just life re-birthing-
      in a higher plane
       
      Letting go of what you want
      is the only way to get it,
      to improve your performance,
      stop thinking about it.

      To make the most of time,
      loose track of it.
      To avoid worrying about the future,
      focus on the present moment

      The way to the pleasant life
      is through hard work,
      those who destroy their desires
      experience endless pleasure.



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      To submit your poem of Jewish and/or Israeli content email bbresky@israelnationalradio.com with the subject line: Poetry Submission.



      Tevet 11, 5770, 12/28/2009

      Poetry Submission: in a small dark room before the dawn


      5th lumbar remade
      by Yosef Tzafnat-Paneiach

      in a small dark room
      before the dawn, memories
      of treblinka and sobibor,
      of warsaw and tel hai.
      in iraq, david raziel dies--for the enemy.
      in america, uncomfortable questions--
      suppressed but never silenced.
      a victim, but a victor...arlosoroff, shalhevet, gandhi.

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