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Audio: Jewish Poetry Slam and Poems of Tisha B'Av

This unique show features listener submitted poetry from Israel, Sri Lanka, Ukraine & the USA
7/18/2010, 11:37 PM

A7 Radio's "Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast" with Ben Bresky
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This unique show features listener submitted poetry from Israel, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, America and more.
The annual Israel Beat Poetry Slam features fresh, exciting voices on Jewish and Israeli topics. Featured writers include:
* Ruth Fogelman of Jerusalem, with poems of Tisha B'Av and the new Dead Poets Society in Gush Etzion,
* Ashira Malka from the Negev desert,
* Ben Pincus from New York talks about Blood Oranges and the Disengagment,
* Bernard J. Shapiro from Texas talks about the Six Day War,
* Devorah Ahavah raps about Hashem,
* Stella Barbut from Sri Lanka reads The Yearning
* David Orbach from China sings Jerusalem is on the Edge of Eternity,
* Dina Moskowitz shares Ode to the Temple Mount,
* Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein shares the poetry of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook,
* Masha Rutitsky talks about the Mumbai Massacre,
* Eitan Divinsky from Chicago writes about Jewish heroism,
* Ian Heiss from Pittsburgh submits his Torah Parsha poetry,
* Esther Feldman from Cleveland shares The Home Within Us.
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Ben Bresky is a music journalist and recording engineer living in Jerusalem. He hosts The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviewing a wide range of Jewish and Israeli musicians from Carlebach to klezmer, from hasidic to trance. For full archives visit
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