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      Special Hanukkah Podcasts on Israel National Radio

      Arutz Sheva - Israel National Radio is featuring many special Hanukkah podcasts.
      By Ben Bresky
      First Publish: 12/14/2012, 3:25 PM

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      Arutz Sheva - Israel National Radio is featuring many special Hanukkah podcasts.

      Torah Tidbits Audio with Phil Chernofsky

      Phil Chernofsky of the OU Israel Center compares Parshat Mikeitz and the holiday of Hanukkah.
      To download the mp3 click here.

      Life Lessons with Judy Simon

      In this classic episode, Judy talks about real Hellenism, and lessons we can learn for today's society. Are you familiar with the full Hanukkah story, and not just the kiddie version? Judy retells the story of Hanukkah and the Hellenism of the Jews of those days, juxtaposed with Hellenism of today. It's a story of politics and religion, and where some Jews went wrong. Who are today's Assyrian-Greek wannabees? What can we do to fight the Hellenism of today? Plus: an analysis of John Lennon's song Imagine.
       
      To download the mp3 click here.

      Reality Bytes with Josh Hasten

      Scholar-in-residence Rabbi Guy Avihod discusses the true meaning of Hanukkah. He says that the coexistence of the Jewish People is represented by the Hanukkah candles and the other customs associated with the holiday.
       
      To download the mp3 click here.

      Temple Talk with Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven
       
      Caught in the sight enabling and dream inspiring bright lights of the all-natural miracle of the cruz of pure oil, the eight days of light and the Hanukkah victory of the few over the many, Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven connect the dots between the saga of Yosef and his brothers, of which we learn in this week's Torah reading, and the black darkness of Helenism that the Greek oppressors tried to foist upon the righteous souls of the Maccabees and their followers. Just as Yosef announced to all he met his undying allegiance to G-d, so too we are instructed to place our Chanukah lamps outside our homes to announce to the world that we bow down to no man and wil not rest until G-d's home is restored.

      To download the mp3 click here.

      J-Jam with Adam Mallerman
       
      No Jewish festival has produced more great music than Hanukkah and on tonight's J-JAM we rock out with the LeeVee's, chill to some cool jazz with Yerachmiel & Yonatan, dance with Lipa Schmelter's new Chanukah release & laugh with the Chipmunks version of the Dreidle song. Plus the Maccabeats first ever original song, a new Yeshiva Boys Choir release for this year, and even some big band. One of the most musically varied J Jam of all time.

      To download the mp3 click here.

      Aliyah Fever with Avraham Venismach & Rabbi Michael Cohen

      Missed the live streaming virtual video Hanukkah party? Here's the downloadable version with  music, donuts & more. Avraham Venismach and Rabbi Michael Cohen of the Aliyah Fever podcast host the show and talk about the spirit of Hanukkah. Ben Bresky of the Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviews Herby Dan of Herby's Bake Shop and eats Hanukkah donuts live on the air. Walter Bingham of Walter's World sings a Hanukkah song and gives us a virtual video tour of the Jerusalem skyline. Dr. Ian Stern of the Israel Antiquities Authority discusses how he helped discover and ancient artifact dating back to the time of the Maccabees. David Lev of Aliyah Magazine joins Yerachmiel Ziegler of Little Apple Studios for some great live Hanukkah music. Also, some unscheduled, impromptu antics, all in the spirit of the holiday.
       
      This video podcast was aired live using Google+ and Google On Air and streamed over YouTube and Arutz Sheva. Stay tuned for next week's Aliyah Fever show for another live streaming interactive videocast.

      To download the mp3 click here.

      Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast with Ben Bresky

      Interview with Jerusalem based musician Gavriel Saks on his several Hanukkah themed songs and his new band Paradox Garden. Gavriel will be performing at the 5th annual Mystic Light Celebration featuring Shlomo Katz and Yerachmiel Ziegler. Hear some of Gavriel's many stories including performing for a Gilad Shalit tribute, making aliyah, and a fascinating new music hall in the Lifta valley in Jerusalem.
       
      Plus unique and different versions of the Hanukkah classic Maoz Tzur, including a Morrocan version by Rabbi David Kadoch, a Sephardic version by Pharaoh's Daughter, a metal version by the Schleps, an electronic version by Craig Taubman, a bouncy Israeli version by Zivi Ritchie, and an acapella Hanukkah rhyme by Ari Lesser.
       
      To download the mp3 click here.

      Derech Eretz Hour with Rabbi Elan Adler

      Rabbi Adler shares a powerful message from Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Grossman of Migdal Or, the Disco Rabbi, about meeting people where they are. Plus, travel back to a Hanukkah candlelighting at the Rhode Island State House from over 40 years ago. Also, in terms of Hanukkah candles, we go from 1-8, but another custom was going from 8-1. What is the derech eretz lesson of that? Plus, a word about the dreidel and a message for a Hamas leader bent on the destruction of Israel.

      To download the mp3 click here.

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