Portland Yiddish Hour
The Portland Yiddish Hour (Where "Yiddish" means "Jewish")
Israeli, Mizrahi and Sephardic Music and Culture
Every Sunday 10-11 am Pacific Time
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Playlists and Audio
May 19th playlist http://kboo.fm/content/portlandyiddishhourplaylistfor05192013
May 19th podcast: http://kboo.fm/content/portlandyiddishhouron051913
May 5 playlist: http://kboo.fm/content/portlandyiddishhourplaylistfor05052013
April 28 playlist: http://kboo.fm/content/portlandyiddishhourplaylistfor04282013
April 14 http://www.kboo.fm/content/portlandyiddishhourplaylistfor04142013
Mar 31 http://kboo.fm/node/54967
Mar 24 http://kboo.fm/node/54810
Mar 17 http://kboo.fm/node/54624
Mar 10 http://kboo.fm/node/54452
Mar 3 http://kboo.fm/node/54280
Feb 24th http://kboo.fm/node/54096
Feb. 10th http://kboo.fm/node/53771
Feb. 3rd http://kboo.fm/node/53561
Jan 27th http://kboo.fm/node/53370
Why the Geese Shrieked, a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer, read by actors George Lederer and Patricia Hunter on The Portland Yiddish Hour on Oct. 3, 2010, during our fall membership drive.
A story by Howard Fast, read by radio actor George Lederer. First broadcast on the Yiddish Hour on July 11, 2010.
A short story by Sholem Aleichem, read by radio actor George Lederer. Originally broadcast on the Yiddish Hour on June 6, 2010.
In this original story, a young Jewish boy learns the true power of prayer.
Originally aired on the Portland Yiddish Hour January 17, 2010
- Length: 5:43 minutes (9.16 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 224Kbps (CBR)
Portland's Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield was a Rabbi, a musician, and a tireless activist for global peace and interfaith dialogue.
Sunday December 27th 2009 was the first yahrtzeit, or anniversary of his death. On this special Yiddish Hour we explore the roots of Reb Aryeh's music, and learn of his journey from musician playing Dylan and Spanish protest songs in Ghirardelli Square, to Rabbi and composer of liturgical music.
This program focuses on the musical origins of Reb Aryeh's music, as well as the activist roots behind his choices of sacred text. There are recordings of music both old and new by Reb Aryeh and friends, and interviews with Rabbis Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin and Moshe Shur, both of whom are themselves composers of liturgical music used today in many Oregon synagogues.
It's funny now that the show is finished, less than half of the music featured is from Rabbi Aryeh, but I hope that this program helps people already familiar with Aryeh's music to get a fuller picture of his musical and activist influences.
Rabbi Aryeh's music including the CD Batee L'Ganee can be purchased through this website http://www.rebaryeh.com and you can find links there to much more information about his life and his work as a rabbi and as an activist for justice and peace. The new digitally remastered two CD set Wings of Peace & As The Deer Yearns is now also available!
Rabbi Shur's CD A Shur Thing can be found at www.jewishjukebox.com ... and you can contact him through the Hillel program at Queens College in New York City.
Rabbi Yitzhak gave me a copy of his CD Treasure Each Day when I visited Temple Beth Israel in Eugene to record the interview. I don't know if they sell the CD there, but you can call TBI at (541) 485-7218 and find out.
- Artist: Portland Yiddish Hour
- Title: Portland's Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield was a Rabbi, a musician, and a tireless activist for global peace and interfaith dialogue.
- Length: 56:13 minutes (51.47 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
A special Yiddish Hour featuring the Jewish Theatre Collaborative's production of "Happy Hour with Sholem Aleichem," directed by Sacha Reich, with music by Yankl Falk and Courtney von Drehle. Thanks to my co-host Ed Kraus for help with editing the audio.
- Title: Happy Hour with Sholem Aleichem
- Length: 36:53 minutes (33.77 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Five years ago the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland's Washington Park was dedicated, to leave a legacy of hope for all citizens in our community and to teach what hatred and bigotry can do when an entire government endorses those ideologies. A fifth anniversary event from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm Sunday August 30th 2009 at the memorial will feature teachers, political dignitaries, clergy, students, survivors, and musical interludes.
Lisa Kaner from Friends of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial and Miriam Greenstein from the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center speak with Yiddish Hour host Ed Kraus about the message of the memorial ... acceptance of diversity, and to protect the civil rights of each other.
From the stories of David Fuks, This Will Never Work Out
David Fuks shares with us a hilarious short story of young love in Detroit, Michigan. The story was recorded and mixed for radio by Yiddish Hour host Ed Kraus. This story first aired on May 24th, 2009.
April 19, 20, and 21 2009 are the dates for Portland's Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Day) Community Commemoration.
This event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Portland, The Archdiocese of Portland, Ecumenical Ministries of Portland, University of Portland, and others. For this year, instead of religious services the Holocaust experience will be explored through art, music, and film. In particular the paintings, letters, and poems of survivor Alice Lok Cahana will be presented and discussed. Alice Cahana is the mother of Rabbi Z. Michael Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel.
Cantor Ida Rae Cahana (daughter in law of Alice) was interviewed by host Ed Kraus on the Portland Yiddish Hour. The upcoming performance Through My Mother's Eyes was discussed, along with the meaning for the Cahana family of making Alice's experiences public art and performance.
The picture shown is No Names, part of the art that will be on display through May 24th at Portland Center Stage and at the Oregon Jewish Museum.
- Title: Cahana Interview
- Length: 14:03 minutes (12.87 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
This show focuses on the intersection of Jews, food and ethics. Host Liz Schwartz interviews Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a major proponent of the eco-kashrut movement. Eco-kashrut expands on traditional kosher dietary practices by incorporating the ethics of sustainable growing systems, humane animal production and fair treatment for farm workers and meat processors. Also featured is Rabbi Morris Allen, who founded the Hekhsher Tzedek, an ethical certification seal that will appear on kosher food products. Finally, Liz talks with two of Portland's Jewish organic farmers.
|Steven Greenman||Tsigayner Zhok||Stempenyu's Dream||www.stevengreenman.com|
|Steven Greenman||Odessa Freylekhs||Stempenyu's Dream||www.stevengreenman.com|
|Natalie Young||Im Ein Ani Li, Mi Li?||Carry Me||www.natalieyoungmusic.com|
|Natalie Young||Esa Einai||Carry Me||www.natalieyoungmusic.com|
|Cantor Norman Cohen Falah||Oseh Shalom||Tefilatina!||www.cdbaby.com|
|Cantor Norman Cohen Falah||Hamavdil||Tefilatina!||www.cdbaby.com|
|Lenka Lichtenberg||Adonai, mah Adam?||Songs for the Breathing Walls||www.lenkalichtenberg.com|
|Lenka Lichtenberg||Shiviti, Adonai||Songs for the Breathing Walls||www.lenkalichtenberg.com|
|Steven Greenman||Terkisher Freylekhs||Stempenyu's Dream||www.stevengreenman.com|
|Steven Greenman||E minor Freylekhs||Stempenyu's Dream||www.stevengreenman.com|
|Steven Greenman||Moldover Freylekhs||Stempenyu's Dream||www.stevengreenman.com|
Host Liz Schwartz features new Jewish music to celebrate the newness of Spring's return to the Rose City. Artists include recent Shalshelet finalists Natalie Young, Lenka Lichtenberg, Cantor Norman Cohen Falah and Steven Greenman.
|Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band||Bukoviner Frylekhs||Agada|
|Die Naye Kapelye||Pirim||Traktorist|
|Bob Booker||Shoe Repair||You Don't Have To Be Jewish|
|David Krakauer||Rumania, Rumania||Bubbemeises|
|Lori Cahan-Simon||a purim lid!||Vessel of Song|
|Bob Booker||Bank Robbery||You Don't Have To Be Jewish|
|Don Byron||Haim Afen Range||Don Byron Plays The Music of Mickey Katz|
|Don Byron||C'est Si Bon||Don Byron Plays The Music of Mickey Katz|
|Lori Cahan Simon||A gut yontev yidn||Vessel of Song|
|Chava Alberstein||Boiling Water||End of the holiday|
|Kapelye||Gut Purin, Yidn||Future & Past|
|David Fucs||This Will Never Work Out||none|
|Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band||Bulgar Blues||Agada|
|Bob Booker||Quickies||You Don't Have To Be Jewish|
|Kol Simcha||Dybbuk||Voice of Joy|
Host Ed Kraus, Chag Purim
David Fucs story "This Will Never Work Out" can be found here
|Chava Alberstein||Di Goldene Pave|
|Bagelman Sisters||Oy Mama|
|Shlomi Shaban||Yehezkel Likens|
|Ben Folds Five||Cigarette|
|Eprhyme||Pride and Prejudice|
Hosted by Jacob Rosenblum
This show included an interview with Ellen Cassedy, author of We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust
Support from David Zenaty
Engineering Help from Judy Fiestal
|Aryeh Hirschfield||Out of the Depths||Batee L'ganee|
|Klezmatics||Di Zun Vet Aruntergeyn||Rhythm and Jews|
|Modern Klezmer Quartet||Hinei Ma-Tov||Hora & Blue|
|Finjan||Dancing on Water||Dancing on Water|
|Finjan||Father's Nigun||Dancing on Water|
|Klezmer Juice||Slow Melody #8||Actions Speak Louder Than Words|
|Klezperanto||In the Hills of Manchuria||Klezperanto!|
Hosted by Barry, honoring the memory of Emily Gottfried. We chatted with Grant Miller, life-long family friend, and John Moss, President of the Oregon Area Jewish Committee.
|David Krakauer and Socalled||Ms. N.C.||Bubbemeises|
|David Krakauer and Socalled||Moskovitz And Loops Of It||Bubbemeises|
|Shicky Gnarowitz||Romanian Bulgar||Shicky Gnarowitz & The Transparent Wings Of Joy|
|Charming Hostess||Si Veriash La Rana||Sarajevo Blues|
|Shicky Gnarowitz||Bb Minor Bulgar||Shicky Gnarowitz & The Transparent Wings Of Joy|
|Kat Parra||Yo M'Enamori||las Aventuras de Pasion!|
|Ramon Tasat||Yedid Nefesh||Yom She Kulo Shabbat|
|Di Naye Kapelye||Chernobyl||Traktorist|
|Kol Simcha||Nigun||Voice of Joy|
|Rebbe Soul||Esa Enaii||Change the World with a Sound|
Host Ed Kraus
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|Beth Hamon||Rom'mu||City of Love||www.reverbnation.com|
|Beth Hamon||Hashkiveinu||City of Love||www.reverbnation.com|
|Beth Hamon||Mi Chamocha||City of Love||www.reverbnation.com|
|Live interviews with Ilene Safyan and Beth Hamon|
|Beth Hamon||Modeh Ani L'fanecha||Live performance||www.reverbnation.com|
|Ilene Safyan||Ptach lanu sha'ar||Live performance||www.ilenesafyan.com|
|Ilene Safyan||Esa Einai||Live performance||www.ilenesafyan.com|
|Beth Hamon||City of Love||City of Love||www.reverbnation.com|
|Beth Hamon||Hole In My Pocket||Live performance||www.reverbnation.com|
|Beth Hamon, Liz Schwartz, Ilene Safyan||We Shall Overcome||Live performance|
|Sweet Honey in the Rock||Woke Up This Morning||Youtube||www.sweethoney.com|
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring Shalshelet International Jewish Festival finalists Ilene Safyan and Beth Hamon. Safyan and Hamon perform live in the studio.
|Abe Schwartz's Orchestra||Lebedig Un Freilech (1927)||Klezmer Music - Recordings of the Masters, Vol 1|
|Israel J. Hochman's Jewish Orchestra||Bessarabier Chosd'l (1923)||"|
|Naftule Brandwein||Der Ziser Bulgar (1923)||"|
|Naftule Brandwein||Der Heisser - Tatar Dance (1924)||"|
|Kandel's Orchestra||A Laibediga Honga (1925)||"|
|Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra||Another Glass of Wine||Doyres - Traditional Klezmer Recordings 1979-1994|
|Joel Rubin with the Epstein Brothers Orchestra||No Name Sirba||"|
|Klezmer Conservatory Band||Dovid, Shpil Es Nokh Amol||"|
|Naftule's Dream||Friend of Kafka||Klezmer Festival 1998 - Live at the Knitting Factory|
|Harry Kandel's Orchestra||Freilachs Von Der Chuppe (1917)||Klezmer Music - Recordings of the Masters|
|Mike Curtis Klezmer Quartet||Freylachs fun der Khupe||Street Song|
|Naftule Brandwein||Fihren die Mechutonim Aheim||Klezmer Music: Early Yiddish Instrumental Music 1908-1927|
|Klezmer Conservatory Band, with Itzhak Perlman||Firn Di Mekhutonim Aheym||In the Fiddler's House|
|Shamalamacord||Firn di Mekhutonim Aheym||Shamalamacord|
|3 Leg Torso||Frailach #1||Animals & Cannibals|
Hosted by Barry, playing tunes from three eras: the 1920's, the 70's-90's, and today.
|The Klezmorim||Lebedik un Freylekh||The Klezmorim: Early Recordings||Arhoolie||klezmo.com|
|The Klezmorim||A Glazele Vayn||The Klezmorim: Early Recordings||Arhoolie||klezmo.com|
|Adrienne Cooper||Mazl/On a Heym||Ghetto Tango||Traditional Crossroads||traditionalcrossroads.com|
|Lenka Lichtenberg||Zing||Pashtes||CD Baby||www.cdbaby.com|
|Vanessa Paloma||Rosa Blanca|
|New Orleans Klezmer Allstars||Would Be Hungarian||Manichalfwitz||www.klezmerallstars.com|
|Golem||Rumenye||Homesick Songs||Aeronaut Records||www.golemrocks.com|
|Boston Camerata||Canticum Hebraicum||Musique Judeo-Baroque||Harmonia Mundi||www.amazon.com|
|Renaissance Players||Esta Monte d'Enfrente||The Sephardic Experience, Vol. 4||Celestial Harmonies||www.harmonies.com|
|The Klezmatics||Bobe Tanz||Live at Town Hall||Soundbrush Records||klezmatics.com|
|The Barry Sisters||Chiri Bim, Chiri Bam||Their Greatest Yiddish Hits||Legacy International||klezmatics.com|
Hosted by Liz. The last PYH of 2012. A grab bag of all kinds of music, old and new.
|Kenny Ellis||Medley: Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah / Who Can Retell||Hanukkah Swings!|
|Kenny Ellis||Sevivon Sov, Sov, Sov||Hanukkah Swings!|
|Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi||Svalava koztshok||Borsht with Bread, Brothers|
|German Goldenshteyn||Polka||A Living Tradition|
|Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi||Lekhayim!||Absolutely Klezmer Vol 2|
|R Aryeh Hirshfield||Holy Beings in Hell||The Last Night of Chanukah|
|Djivan Gasparyan||Yerevan Bagh em Arel||Apricots from Eden|
|Pharaoh's Daughter||By Way of Haran||Haran|
|J. J. Keki and Family||Lechu Neranena||Lecha Dodi|
|Kat Parra||Hanukia||Dos Amantes|
|DeLeon||Lamma Bada||Tremor Fantasma|
|R Aryeh Hirshfield||Od Yavo Shalom||The Last Night of Chanukah|
Host Ed Kraus - a program for the Last Day of Chanukah
Rabbi Menachem Creditor's A Prayer in Wake of a School Shooting can be found on his blog at http://rabbicreditor.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-prayer-in-wake-of-school-shooting.html
Rabbi Aryeh's music can be purchased through www.rebaryeh.com