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About Ben Bresky

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 http://IsraelBeat.blogspot.com

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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. The Beat broadcasts every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Israel time on http://www.IsraelNationalRadio.com. The old Beat archive can be found at http://www.israelbeat.blogspot.com
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Poetry Submission: CREATIVE SPARK - Chanukah fires

CREATIVE SPARK by charlene rae solomon california, usa i am burned by the first chanuka flame 7 nites of holocaust still lit by a shimmering shamos...

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Ben Bresky's Latest Shows

Part 1|2Musicians Plan Prayer Vigil / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

Local musicians plan alternative prayer vigil & concert near kidnapping site in Gush Etzion for three captive youth.

Tue, Jun 24
A Guide to Israeli Hitchhiking / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

First Flowering of Redemption: An Ethnographic Account of Contemporary Religious Zionism in Israel
Thu, Jun 19
J'slm Old City Light Festival / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

Coverage of the Jerusalem Old City Light Festival and the brilliant artists brightening the nighttime architecture of the city.

Thu, Jun 12
Lynyrd Skynyrd Link to Mt. Zion / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

A rabbi describes the day when Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd showed up one day at yeshiva.

Tue, Jun 03
Shuly Nathan's Jerusalem of Gold / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

A classic interview with a classic singer. Plus the Jerusalem Mega Mix.      

Wed, May 28
What US Students Think of Israel / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

A young, dynamic Jewish educator describes his inspiring trip to Israel with his group of middle school age students. 

Thu, May 22
Why She Loves Beersheva / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

Interview with Ashira Malka, an Israeli-American poet on Beersheva, the desert, love and loss.

Wed, May 14
Top 10 Versions of Hatikva / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast
Fun & unusual versions of Israel's national anthem. Plus charming 1940s Israeli children's stories by celebrated author Levin Kipnis. Thu, May 08
New Acapella Carlebach CD / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

Students of Shlomo Carlebach in Nachlaot, Jerusalem record a CD that makes you feel like it's Shabbos.

Thu, May 01
Is Harry Potter Kosher? / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

Will Lev, an orphaned shepherd boy discover the deadly secret of his father's knife that could reveal a hidden past?

Wed, Apr 23
How Hatzalah Saves Lives / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

Interview with Hatzalah founder Eli Beer on how they save lives. Plus Carlebach Moshav Passover festival organizer Leah Sand.

Wed, Apr 09
Sounds of the Old City Festival / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

An audio journey through the narrow alleyways of ancient Jerusalem for the annual Sounds of the Old City festival.

Wed, Apr 02
J'lem: Purim on the Train Tracks / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

Purim in Olam Haba and Chaim David. Two different Purim events will literally cross the tracks

Wed, Mar 12
Exclusive Ari Goldwag Interview / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast
Interview and in-studio performance by top Jewish music artist Ari Goldwag on Israeli unity, Beit Shemesh, & the state of Jewish music. Wed, Mar 05
How to Celebrate Purim in Style / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast
Avi & Shira Friedman share their enthusiasm for Purim, vintage clothing, Jerusalem's funky neighborhoods and helping local artists. Wed, Feb 26
Rabbi Kook Jazz Poetry 2014 / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast
Coverage of the second annual benefit concert for Beit HaRav Kook, in honor of the Land of Israel's first Chief Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook. Wed, Feb 19
Exclusive Ariel Zilber Interview / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

A classic interview with a classic singer. The controversial Ariel Zilber speaks out.

Thu, Feb 06
Youth Update Irgun & Lechi Poems / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

They fought against the British Empire with deeds and with poetry. Now today's Israeli youth reinterpret songs of the 1940s.

Wed, Jan 29
Young Jews Reviving Jerusalem / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

Gazelle Valley is Israel's new urban green space brightening up a blighted neighborhood. Plus Tu Bishvat music.

Thu, Jan 16
Graphic Novel on Zionist Family / Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

A Hollywood filmmaker's poignant illustrated novel about Jewish life in 1940's Jerusalem.

Thu, Jan 02