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Monday, January 25, 2016

Welcome "The Mottle Wolfe Show" to RFN!

We're so pleased and proud that Rabbi Mottle Wolfe will be joining Radio Free Nachlaot's programming lineup! We'll be broadcasting "The Mottle Wolfe Show" Monday - Thursday, 12N Israel time (2am Pacific / 5am Eastern) beginning Monday, January 25th, 2016.

Reb Mottle has been a friend of Radio Free Nachlaot since inception, a well-loved and inspiring teacher in the world of kiruv ("outreach") and Jewish education as well as a fixture in Nachlaot and Jerusalem's Old City via his work with Isralight and the Inward Bound program.

Mottle was voted one of Jewrotica's "Sexiest Rabbis" of 2014" (yes, there really WAS such a contest, much to everyone's astonishment), but don't hold that against him. Now living in Tekoa with his family, Mottle got his broadcasting start on the now-defunct "Voice of Israel", but he didn't give up just because that station went under (like so many other English language internet radio stations in Israel).  Mottle put together a home studio and now produces Israel's only daily news talk podcast in English.  You can visit his web site HERE, and download or subscribe to his podcasts as well.

Listen to "The Mottle Wolfe Show" on Radio Free Nachlaot, Monday - Thursday at High Noon, Jerusalem time!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Shana Tova u'Metuka - Happy New Year 5776!

Gevaldt, it's almost Rosh HaShanah 5776! 

 Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year, begins Sunday night September 13th at sundown, Jerusalem time. We wish you a happy, healthy, joyous New Year and may we all be blessed with serenity, nachas ruach, shalom bayit, and peace!

As is per our minhag, we'll be off the air from sundown Sunday until after sundown on Tuesday night (it's a 2-day Chag, or as we like to say: "One Long Day"!). We'll be back on the air sometime Tuesday evening, Jerusalem time.

Shana Tova u'Metuka from Steve and Lorelai, Maya, Brian, Rena & the entire extended Radio Free Nachlaot Family! G'mar Chatimah Tova - may we all be written into the Book of Life for a happy, healthy, wondrous year!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Matisyahu Day on RFN

Matisyahu with Steve Levine, Jerusalem 2011
Here is a picture of Matisyahu visiting Radio Free Nachlaot's studios at the Jerusalem Media Group's in 2011, where he was interviewed by Steve Levine, and recorded "Some Day" with our friend Hermie Wolf.

We're honoring Matis today on RFN for the high road he took when BDS bullied Rototom Sunsplash into demanding he alone of the dozens of artists make a political statement in order to play. He declined. They cut him from the bill. Antisemitism in the very last place it should be - the musical community. We are officially disgusted.

We find it offensive that not a single one of the dozens of other artists were asked to make a political statement in order to perform at the Rototom Sunsplash Festival in Spain. Only the Jew. We find it offensive that the organizers of Rototom caved to BDS activist demands to single out the only Jewish performer to be examined for his politics. We find it offensive that other artists were not informed of the actions of the Rototom Sunsplash organizers and didn't have the opportunity to protest or to stand with Matisyahu; many of them didn't even hear what was happening until it showed up on social media.

This was Matisyahu's statement today:

"The festival organizers contacted me because they were getting pressure from the BDS movement. They wanted me to write a letter, or make a video, stating my positions on Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to pacify the BDS people. I support peace and compassion for all people. My music speaks for itself, and I do not insert politics into my music. Music has the power to transcend the intellect, ideas, and politics, and it can unite people in the process. The festival kept insisting that I clarify my personal views; which felt like clear pressure to agree with the BDS political agenda. Honestly it was appalling and offensive, that as the one publicly Jewish-American artist scheduled for the festival they were trying to coerce me into political statements. Were any of the other artists scheduled to perform asked to make political statements in order to perform? No artist deserves to be put in such a situation simply to perform his or her art. Regardless of race, creed, country, cultural background, etc, my goal is to play music for all people. As musicians that is what we seek. - Blessed Love, Matis"
 Our revenge? MUSIC, and lots of it.

We'll be playing a lot of Matisyahu and a whole lot more of the best Jewish, Israeli, and World Music as well as the best classic rock, and of course, Reb Shlomo, and the Grateful Dead - all right here on Radio Free Nachlaot - broadcasting live 24/6 from Undisclosed Studio B Jerusalem (with a satellite studio "A" in Berkeley, California).


Friday, August 7, 2015

Good Shabbos, Good Shabbos - From all of us!

We'll be back after Shabbos in Jerusalem to continue with the 9 Days of Jerry.
C Ya on the Radio!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Halcyon Days of 1977-78 #9DaysofJerry

It's the halcyon days of 1977/78 on Radio Free Nachlaot! 
halcyon days. noun. a period of peace and happiness; an idyllic time; also, a period of calm weather during the winter solstice. Word Origin. Greek Alkyone a legend of fourteen windless days.
Everybody's got their favorite Jerry period. Few dispute that the 76-79 era were, relatively speaking to what came before and what would follow, the halcyon days of Jerry's creativity.

Starting about 8:30am Israel time on Thursday morning, we'll be hearing the Grateful Dead 5/25/77 at the Baltimore Civic Center, 10/2/77 at the Paramount Theater, and 5/22/77 at the Sportatorium, Penbroke Pines, Florida. About 4:20pm (yes, and not on purpose either!), we'll hear the Jerry Garcia Band 3/18/78 at the Warner Theater.

Stay tuned for more 9 Days of Jerry on Radio Free Nachlaot! 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

It's the Spirit of '76 - all Day Long
Today's Concert Schedule:
8:30 AM 'ish - Boston Music Hall 6/11/76
11:15 AM 'ish - Chicago 6/29/76
2;19 pm'ish - Cow Palace, San Fransico 12/31/76

and then Tonight:
6:00 PM'ish we'll play "Where's Jerry?"
Jerry played with all sorts of folks, let's see if you can find Jerry!
9:00 Radio with Rena
Rena's setlist: Europe '72.
11:00 PM  - Follow That Song: Ripple
 11:30 PM - The Jet Blue Blues Hour presents:
Jerry's got the Blues.
Blues music from Jerry and his friends.
and then of course more "Dead" shows as we continue all night long!
C Ya on the Rado!!!