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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

In the Footsteps of Our Fathers to the Houses of the Holy and Beyond

It's Tuesday and we're hurling towards Pesach. Activity is fast and furious throughout the neighborhood - carpets are being beaten within an inch of their lives, floors are being scrubbed mercilessly, new kitchen appliances are being purchased and installed, children are sent into the streets to sniffle and whine while their mothers root out every crumb from behind beds, under covers, between the pages of books - in short, Pre-Pesach Hysteria reigns throughout the Holy City and there just is no reasoning with it whatsoever - in a culture where "More is More" and fences are built around fences, humras (an unnecessary stringency) are taken for halacha and mentioning to a hard-core Balabusta that dirt ISN'T chametz and the halacha for Pesach isn't about cleaning the grout on your bathroom walls with a toothbrush is taken BADLY, very badly. The best policy at this point seems to be to keep quiet and just keep playing music, more music! We're going to follow the Footsteps of Our Fathers into the Houses of the Holy, and you're invited to join us on our musical journey towards leaving Mitzrayim. Just remember you don't have to Walk Like An Egyptian.

Today's Torah Schedule:
  • 1pm - Rabbi Betzalel Phillip Edwards enlightens us via the Mei HaShiloach "On Pesach Cleaning."
  • 2pm - Rabbi Chaim Richman's Parsha Shavua "Tzav"
  • 3pm - Rabbi Chaim Richman "Nissan: Month of Rebirth"
  • 4pm - Rabbi Dovid Bendory "Baking Matzo for Pesach"
  • 5pm - Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz "Pesach Huddles" (by much popular request - the whole series)

Today's Music Schedule:
  • 8am - 1pm "Morning Dew for the Morning Jew" - we're playing a lot of NEW music - our library is expanding like - YEAST!!! 
  • 1pm - 6pm - "Israeli Soul" Afternoon - Yosef Karduner, Breslov Shabbos Tunes and Klezmorim. It's a safe place to park your radio - you won't hear ANYTHING your Neshama won't appreciate!
  • 6pm - Branford Marsalis "In The Footsteps of Our Fathers"  "a joyous homage to jazz immortals living and dead" and altogether GREAT music for early evening chillaxation.
  • 7:15pm - Led Zepplin "Houses of The Holy" - with bonus "Stairway to Heaven" track at the end - get yourself psyched for the evening!
  • 8pm - Tom Petty "Into The Great Wide Open" (1991) and "The Last DJ" (2002)
  • 9:30pm - The Allman Brothers Live at Jones Beach (8-24-05) - Rock your world, Southern Style!
Friends, it's time to clean up our acts. Start inside your own hearts before you worry about the grout between the tiles in the bathroom. Root out those yeasty crumbs of resentment, anger, disappointment and depression, and throw them far, far away - make room for the unleavened bread of joy because, guess what? We're about to be LIBERATED! Put on your walking shoes and get ready to journey with us during the rest of the week as we lead up to Shabbos and Pesach itself - we won't let you down on Radio Free Nachlaot!