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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Beyond the Tie-Dye Mechitza - Changing the World One Song at a Time

Friends and Fans - perhaps it's because the heat has gotten to us, perhaps it's because it's too hot to sleep and too hard to do anything about it, but at about 5am this morning we decided to take a look at our reporting tool statistics and discovered that Radio Free Nachlaot has been listened to in 54 countries in the last 30 days (not a surprise) but on that list WAS a surprise - several of them - listeners from Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Quatar, Jordan and perhaps the most delightfully surprising of all - Iran and Syria.

Why does this delight us? Because it proves our point - that Radio Free Nachlaot is indeed  "broadcasting from behind the tie-dye mechitza"  and reaching out all over the WORLD, bringing people together with music. Dare we say that we're actually changing the World one song at a time? We really think this is true. To all our listeners and (maybe secret) fans in the pan-Islamic World we say: SHALOM ALECHEM FROM JERUSALEM, we say: Thank you for listening, we say: Even if our respective Governments and religious authority systems tell us we should hate each other we at Radio Free Nachlaot say: we should be listening to music together. Gevaldt.

We're starting the day off right - with Rebbe Nachman's Tikkun HaKlali at 8am - 10 Tehillim (Psalms) to set your soul right and fix what's broken - recite them along with us if you like: Psalm 16, 32, 41, 42, 59, 77, 90, 105, 137 and 150.

8:30am - 1pm: "Morning Dew for the Morning Jew" brings us music from Joni Mitchell, Michelle Shocked, REM, Peter Paul & Mary, Yes, Waylon Jennings, Tina Malia, The Tubes, The Kinks, The doors, Queen Latifah, The Beatles, The Beach boys, Stan Getz, Sinatra and MORE, much more! 

We'll have a special TORAH from Rebbetzin Rena Richman's "Bat Melech" Series on the REAL meaning of "Modesty" - Part 1 at 1pm, Part 2 at 2pm.

In-between Torahs this afternoon we'll hear music from our friend RebbeSoul (Bruce Burger) - always the best!
At 3pm we'll continue with Rav Avraham Sutton and his series on the Jewish Holiday Cycle - we're in ELUL (we'll hear Part 4).

5pm - Rabbi Chaim Richman's new piece on "The Accuser We Create" (wow, maybe we should all listen to this!) Our sages teach that “whoever commits a sin, acquires an accuser for himself.” These are negative forces that become our persecutors, and we actually create these forces through our own misdeeds. They are nourished through our misguided energy and unless we act to correct the situation, they will rise up to accuse us. G-d “bears the iniquity” of these accusers, which we have brought into the world, who pollute His creation.

From 5:30 - 6pm We're playing the classic Israeli folk duo "High Windows" (Melvin, this one's for you!) :)

6pm - 11pm: The last, the very last of our 3-day tribute to the 41st Anniversary of WOODSTOCK continues with music from Country Joe and the Fish, the Jefferson Airplane, The Band, Arlo Guthrie, Canned Heat, Janis, Joe Cocker, some of the "Lost Performances" and of course, The Grateful Dead.

At 11pm on our "Dead or Dead-Related" Show we're honoring the 1200th Facebook Friend we've made by playing DICK'S PICKS 12! All 3 CD's!!! Recorded June 28th 1974 at Boston Garden. That will take us into the wee hours of the morning ... stay tuned for more!

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