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Friday, July 30, 2010

The 9 Days of Jerry Programming Grid - CLICK HERE!!!!

The 9 Days of Jerry Programming Grid is now available for viewing and download - CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GRID - check out all the GREAT Shows we've planned, tip your hat to Steve Levine for being the greatest Musical Director an Internet Radio Station has ever had - how much work it took to put this together, people!

We're doing it for you, we're doing it for us, it's a win/win for the Universe at large. "It's a candy, it's a breath mint, it's two, two, two events in one" - it's 9 Days of the best Jerry Garcia and Garcia-related programming you'll ever hear, and it's A FUNDRAISER FOR RADIO FREE NACHLAOT - yes, it does take funds to buy decent audio equipment, microphones and food for Shabbos. DEADICATIONS are our way of raising funds - please take a look at the great Shows we've got lined up for you and decide which Show or Program you'd like to DEADICATE - Deadications are $100 or 400NIS (your choice - dollars or shekels), we DO take PayPal, and we're grateful for your support!

Contact us by email - - and we'll take it from there! Good Shabbos, good Shabbos!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Radio Free Nachlaot is the luckiest Internet Radio Station in the entire world. Not only do we get to do what we love the best - that is, bringing our favorite music, talk & Torah to our world-wide listening audience - but we are fortunate to be able to broadcast LIVE from JERUSALEM the world-famous but hard-to-get-to-in-person (if you don't live here) Thursday Night Rebbe Nachman Shiur given by Rav Ozer Bergman.

We're going through Slichot HaRan every Thursday night from 8 - 9pm LIVE on Radio Free Nachlaot, and the recordings of the Shiur are available through our DOWNLOAD Page (check it out).

To SPONSOR one of Rav Ozer's Shiurim please contact us at for details!

Thursday - what a Gevaldt! Lorelai's "Morning Dew" Show from 9am - 1pm is pumping out high-energy "Gotta Get Going!" music today - lots of Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Winwood, Steely Dan, Beatles, Alicia Keys, Tina Turner and more.

We're featuring the music of MATISYAHU all afternoon on our "Israeli Soul" show and here's the Torah lineup for today....

1pm - Rabbi Chaim Richman's Parsha Shavua "Eikev"
2pm - Temple Talk from Israel National Radio
3pm - Rav Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman Shiur from July 22nd
4pm - Rabbi Chaim Richman's "Av - Celebration of Life"
5pm - Rav Avraham Sutton Through the Jewish Holiday Cycle: "Elul, Part 2"

At 6:30 we'll hear The Beatles "ONE" and then at 8pm we'll have OZER BERGMAN LIVE from 8 - 9pm continuing our trip through Rebbe Nachman's Slichot HaRan... join us live, won't you?

Tonight after Ozer's class we'll return to Steve's COOKING FOR SHABBOS SHOW - and you'll be hearing more, MUCH more - about the upcoming world-shaking mega media event The 9 Days of Jerry - coming August 1st, of course - right here on RADIO FREE NACHLAOT (where else???)!!!

"Rolling Stone, Wanna See My Picture on the Cover, Wanna Buy 5 Copies for my Mother, Wanna See my Smiling Face on the Cover of The Rolling Stone!"

Sorry to kvell in public but I'm a little verklempt!!!

In an attempt to spread the word about Radio Free Nachlaot's upcoming mega-event "The 9 Days of Jerry," Laurie Anderson, VP of Public Affairs at the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, has forwarded our 9 Days of Jerry Press Release to Ben Fong-Torres of Rolling Stone Magazine!

Ben! Ben Fong-Torres! I remember you when you were just a little "cub" reporter, back in The Day - and when I was a Journalism student at San Francisco State University from 1976-78 (under the tutelage of the legendary Tom Johnson and before I made the drastic and life-altering decision to transfer to USC, and of course known then under a completely different name: Lori E. Lieberman) and was an Intern for the Center for Investigative Reporting (now known as "Muckrakers") in Oakland. You were one of my heroes! You also were pretty nicely portrayed in the movie "Almost Famous" - Ben, Oh Ben, PLEEEEEEESE read and report on our 9 Days of Jerry Press Release, nothing would make me happier!!! Better yet, jump on a plane from San Francisco & come right away to Jerusalem and sit in with Steve and I during The 9 Days of Jerry so we can reminisce together about the Good Old Days of the San Francisco music scene! YOU ARE OFFICIALLY INVITED!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The 9 Days of Jerry - Be a Guest DJ!

Visit our 9 Days of Jerry Page to find out how you can be a Guest DJ during Radio Free Nachlaot's "Days Between" Jerry-fest August 1st - August 9th! It's fun, it's easy, it's ... JERRY, man!

We're going to make this as interactive as possible, and we're calling on our vast World-wide audience to contribute to our programming.

We'll be having the Guest DJ Slots on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday August 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th from 11am -1pm Jerusalem Time. If you're the lucky winner of one of the 4 slots you'll sit in with Lorelai in her undisclosed location deep within Nachalot, Jerusalem's coolest neighborhood, spinning your favorite Jerry tunes, telling Jerry stories and showing off to all your Deadhead friends.

Stay tuned to find out what other opportunities you'll have to be a part of The 9 Days of Jerry - and we'll be publishing our SHOW LIST for the 9 Days soon so you'll know which shows you can DEADICATE to the one you love!

SEND US AN EMAIL AT RADIOFREENACHLAOT@GMAIL.COM to enter the Guest DJ Contest & tell us WHY we should pick YOU as a Guest DJ for The 9 Days of Jerry! We want to hear from you!

Help us make The 9 Days of Jerry the awesome World-Wide media event it deserves to be!

Too Old To Rock n'Roll, Too Enmeshed in the Money Machine to Die?

It's Tu B'Av day, or is that "The Morning After?" Ladies, did you wear white and dance in the vineyards outside of Jerusalem's walls last night? Have new z'vugiim (couples) been formed overnight? Has love reigned supreme or did the full moon catch you by surprise? We want to know.

It's also the 67th birthday of Mick Jagger as well as the 20th anniversary of the death of Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland. Mick is like the Energizer Bunny of Rock n'Roll, he just keeps going and going ... while Grateful Dead keyboardists ("The Cursed Position") drop like flies - Pigpen, Keith Godchaux (whose 30th yartzeit was this past Shabbat), Brent Mydland ...

We can only speculate about why some live forever - in some cases, long out-living their own relevance - and some don't live long enough to fulfill their potential. Perhaps the reason Mick keeps going and going is because the money-making machine he created - the Rolling Stones, who invented the idea of "merchandising" (they were nearly broke until someone came up with the idea of putting their logo all over cheap clothing items, cups, notebooks, etc. and the Rock & Roll Merchandising Industry was born, turning their fortunes around and creating a whole new cash flow portal for bands - can't afford for him to die?

Or maybe all those old chestnut rumors about Mick selling his soul to the devil were true after all. We won't know until the Last Act of this crazy play.

We're playing The Rolling Stones' "Get Your Ya-Ya's Out" and "Sticky Fingers" at 8pm tonight. Mick, if you're listening, don't forget to go to bed early tonight, you'll need your sleep!

At 10pm we're playing the Grateful Dead 3/29/90 at Nassau Coliseum featuring Brent Mydland on keyboards.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Season 2 Debuts: "IT'S ALIVE! IT'S ALIVE!"

We're celebrating life "Big Time" here at Radio Free Nachlaot this morning! Lorelai's got the reigns of this wild horse & we're galloping at full speed towards ... the river? Did I just hear Talking Heads singing "Take Me To The River?"

Yes you did, and so did all our listeners - we're baaaaaaaaaaack with music, music, music this morning on the very first "Morning Dew" Show of Season 2.

But of course, that's not all - far from it! Our New and Improved Format started yesterday afternoon with our Live Kick-Off during which we announced the upcoming 9 DAYS OF JERRY Event which we'll be talking about more soon - suffice to say that from August 1st (Jerry's Birthday) to August 9th (the anniversary of his death) we're going to pull out ALL the stops and give you a Jerry-Fest like you've never, EVER had before! Stay tuned for more details in coming days!

But what about today? But what about the rule that says never start a sentence with the word "but" and yet we've done it twice already? We're a little giddy now that Tisha B'Av is well behind us and we can turn our attentions to other things - like being happy.

Of course when I write "we" I mean at this point ME (Lorelai), because Steve is experiencing a little lag time - the Shloshim for his brother Seth ends on Shabbos Nachamu. He's still a little subdued - although the joy at being able to go back to music yesterday was quite palpable - he's still not giving it 100%, he's holding back a bit - but you just WAIT people, wait until Steve feels free to give it all he has - then you'll find out what Rockin' the Free World is really all about.

Today's Radio Free Nachlaot Schedule:

9am - 11:45am - "Morning Dew for the Morning Jew" - Lorelai's Eclectic Morning Mix of Songs features a tribute to Birthday Boy Rick Lieberman (Lori's father - yes, Lori is Lorelai and also Chaya Yocheved, that's a whole other stories of multiple identities gone wild) and you'll hear some Frank Sinatra l'kavod Dad's 79th Birthday, along with Bruce Springsteen, Melissa Etheridge, Blanket Statementstein, Sublime, Cowboy Junkies, Talking Heads, Steven Earle, Joni Mitchell, The Spin Doctors, Stevie Wonder, Ani DiFranco, Amy Winehouse, Simon & Garfunkle, The Byrds, the Grateful Dead and more.

11:45am - 1pm: Happy Birthday Don Henley of The Eagles - we're playing The Eagles Live in Concert (1980) - some sweet, sweet songs from one of our favorite California bands!

1pm: Parsha Shavua Va'Etchanan from Rabbi Chaim Richman

1:10 - 2pm - Music from the Kirtan Rabbi

2pm: "Celebration of Life!" (Chaim Richman)

2:30pm - 3pm: Music from Andy Statman "Shabbos in Nashville"

3pm: Debut of Rav Avraham Sutton's Series on the Jewish Holiday Cycle - Elul, Part 1

4:20 - 6pm: More "Shabbos in Nashville" from Andy Statman and gorgeous piano music from Shoshanna Shoshanna "Deepheart Healing" and "Gifts From Heaven"

6pm: News from Israel National News

6:05pm : Repeat of Rav Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman Shiur from last week (July 15th)

6:45pm: Bonnie Raitt and Friends (2006)

8pm: LIVE from NACHLAOT - Rav Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman Shiur! Don't miss it! Tonight's Shiur is sponsored by Laya Scholar in honor of the end of the Shloshim for Shaul Avrohom Eliezer ben Shmuel Aryeh-Leib - Seth Levine, who's Shloshim ends on Shabbos Nachamu. May we all be comforted with the mourners of Zion and Israel, amen v'amen. 

9pm: LIVE from THE KHAN OF THE WHITE DONKEY IN TZFAT - Amir Perelman & Avshalom Farjun (founder of Bustan Avraham) in a special duet performance of Mediterranean World Music. Don't miss it!

DON'T FORGET TO STAY TUNED FOR MORE NEWS ABOUT RADIO FREE NACHLAOT'S BIG "9 DAYS OF JERRY - DAYS BETWEEN FESTIVAL"  which will take place between August 1st and August 9th on Radio Free Nachlaot!

You can DEADICATE (pun intended) a Dead Show to your loved ones, in honor of a birth, brit milah, bar or bas mitzvah, chuppah, yartzeit, shloshim or just because DEADICATING a DEAD SHOW is the nicest thing you can do for anybody, ever!!!

To find out more about DEADICATIONS and what we have planned for THE 9 DAYS OF JERRY email us at:

Wake Up and Turn On (the Internet Radio, that is!)

Wake up people!!! It's 9am Jerusalem time on July 22nd - that can only mean one thing - The Season Two Debut of Lorelai's "Morning Dew for the Morning Jew" Show!

Rolling Stone Magazine calls Lorelai's show "The only thing worth getting up for in the morning."

Vanity Fair has lauded the Morning Dew show with the following praises: "The coolest, hippest show on Internet Radio and the only show that we know of that may play Frank Sinatra and Sublime within the same set - and somehow it all makes sense."

Mother Jones Magazine says: "We've dug deep within the archives of every possible search engine and we can't find any scandal regarding Lorelai's "Morning Dew" Show although there may be a number of unsavory items in her personal past including but not limited to a close encounter with Microsoft co-founder and eccentric Billionaire Paul Allen but we can't prove anything so we'll do what we always do - simply start rumors. But the show IS well worth listening to."

Al-Jezerra says: (translated from Arabic) "If everyone in the greater Pan-Islamic World listened to Lorelai's "Morning Dew" Show it's an undisputed fact that there would be peace on Earth instantly."

So - why wait? Launch your favorite Media Player right now from the top of this page and LISTEN TO THE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Second Season - Day 1

We're back. Yesiree by George!! And who is George, anyway?
Day one - we had MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC, and even a drop-in from our friendly "Portal to Infinity" - Max - (his kids say he's mad max, but not us...) and i guess we're on our way.
Tonight's schedule:
7:00 David Byrne and Brian Eno
7:35 Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond
8:12 Reb Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman Shiur from last week - Chazarah Baby!
9:00 The Kronos Quartet
9:46 Some Purple Haze -- > Jimi Hendrix 'til almost 10 --
9:33 Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert
and then just a bit after midnight - Jerusalem Calling -- Steve is going to reach out to Chutz L'aaretz -- so just stay tuned, and beware!!!
remember, all times are subject to change -- SAM often operates on his own time table!
Overnight UPDATE:
2 am Greg Brown - Poets Game
2:55 am 'ish - Jimmy Cliff - 1976 concert
3:30 'ish - for all you who can't attend tonight's concert at Jones Beach (NY) - John Mayer
Rabbi Shapiro's Derech Hashen - Part 10 at 5:45 and then we'll ease our way in to Lorelai's Morning Dew for the Morning Jew program and behold - Second Season - Day 2!!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tisha B'Av 5770 in Jerusalem

Sometimes it's a fine line between what's happening on Radio Free Nachlaot and what's happening in the lives of Steve, Lorelai and the rest of our chevre here in the Holy Land and other places on this big old planet.

It's Tisha B'Av 5770. We've played an entire 9 Days worth of Shiurim by some of our favorite Torah Teachers, and have pulled out all the stops today. Just keep Radio Free Nachlaot on in the background - you've literally got nothing better to do today if you're in the hot Jerusalem sun without water or food until after 8pm tonight (OK, sometime between 8:14 and 8:24pm, depending on where you "hold"). You'll be hearing Shiurim from Rabbis Chaim Richman, Avraham Sutton, Ozer Bergman, Betzalel Phillip Edwards, Benzion Eliyahu Lehrer, Sholom Brodt, David Aaron, Yaakov Shapiro, Avraham Union, Moshe New, Nissan Mangel, and the very special Rebbetzin Rena Richman ("Bat Melech"). Interspersed throughout these Torahs will be a-Capella sacred songs by Avraham Sutton to soothe your tired and possibly dehydrated soul.

We'll continue with this programming until early Wednesday Afternoon, when Lorelai and Steve will kick of "Season 2" of Radio Free Nachlaot - LIVE - WITH MUSIC - oy, the relief will be palpable!

This morning Lorelai joined a group of fellow Jews - Israeli Passport / Teudat Zechut - holding Jews of the visibly religious persuasion - on the Temple Mount - Har HaBayet, the holiest place on Earth and The Place ("Ha Macom") where the Mother of All Klipot (shells or husks of impurity) has taken up residence & is holding all the Holy Sparks captive. You can see pictures of this trip as well as videos on Lorelai's Facebook Page , where it is written:

This year I really GOT why we go to the Mikveh & wear non-leather shoes to go up to the Temple Mount, & how important it is to fervently pray before-hand. The Place is being held captive by The Mother of All Klipot, & the tuma is so thick you can cut it with a knife. We arm ourselves in the energetic, spiritual realm but our numbers are few & our biggest enemy is disunity amongst our own People. HEAVEN HELP US.

Yes dear friends, fans and Radio Free Nachlaot listeners - Heaven WILL help us, you can be sure. Radio Free Nachlaot is doing whatever we can to bring all of us together using music, Torah and our original programming to do so. We believe in YOU. Stay with us, won't you?

Monday, July 19, 2010

Erev Tisha B'Av 5770

It's been a long 9 Days, hasn't it? In fact, this entire 3 Weeks period since the 17th of Tammuz until today has seemed to drag on endlessly. We've had an all-Torah/all-Talk/no-Music programming schedule since Rosh Chodesh Av, and we're pulling out all the stops during these final days and hours of Tisha b'Av 5770 - with the sincere hope that this time next year finds us rejoicing in the rebuilt Holy Temple in Jerusalem instead of mourning for it, over and over again.

The most common theme we've found this year seems to be the feeling that the mourning process has somehow become entrenched and institutionalized throughout the Galut (which isn't a surprise) and even here in Eretz Yisrael (which is both unexpected and disappointing). The "Oy Vey Iz Mir" mentality has become part of "business as usual," but is this really Good For The Jews? It's our opinion that the answer is a resounding NO.

So what's the solution, what's the antidote for this poison of resigned melancholy which has become almost systemic within a large segment of our People? Should we not, all of us, take our very lives and souls into our own hands and determine with all our might to DO THE MITZVAH as commanded in the Torah? Are we waiting for our Sukkah to drop down from Heaven or is the Mitzvah to build ourselves a Sukkah? We're commanded to build the Holy Temple and each day we make an excuse as to why we're not building it is another day gone by without the Holy Temple in this World, another day gone by when the Jewish People both here in the Land of Israel and outside of Israel are NOT DOING THEIR JOB.

What is our job, exactly? To be a light unto the nations, to spread Torah from Jerusalem to the World, and to create the physical and spiritual infrastructure that makes both these things possible. We can't be a light while we're in darkness. HaShem - Master of the Universe! Open our eyes to Your Truth! Open our hearts to Your Holy Word! Remove the shame of our disobedience, turn our stony hearts into hearts of flesh & put as You promised a new Spirit within us so we can DO OUR JOB. Give us the strength, courage and wisdom we need and give us leaders whose hearts are turned only to You.

Did you have a vision of the Holy Temple on Shabbos Chazon? If you did we want to know about it. Don't forget you can always send us emails at - we love to hear from you.

This afternoon's Torah Schedule is as follows ....

11:30pm - Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro's series on Parenting continues
12:45pm - Lorelai's interview with Avraham Sutton
1:45pm - Rav Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman Shiur from June 24th
2:45pm - Rav Betzalel Phillip Edwards Series on the Chevrya Part 8
3pm - Lorelai's continuing conversation with Benzion Eliyahu Lehrer on the Jewish Calendar Year
4:45pm - Lorelai's interview with Rabbi Chaim Richman of the Temple Institute
5:30pm - Rav Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman Shiur from July 15th
6:20pm - Avraham Sutton "Awareness in the Amidah"
8pm - Avraham Sutton "Inner Space"

Stay tuned for more programming updates - we hope to have either a live reading of Megillat Eicha or a recording of it being read this evening - and we (and by "we" I mean me, Lorelai and a host of other people) are, b'ezrat HaShem, going to ascend Har HaBayet tomorrow morning at 7:30am - stay tuned for recordings made on the spot there, interviews with people who have come to pay their respects to the Shechina, and much, much more as we come closer and closer to .... the end? The beginning? Both????

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Day 7 of the 9 Days

Shavua Tov - Day 7 has begun - The Week in which Tisha B'av falls - the observance of the 9 days in its most strict way applies now to everyone - Ashkenazim, Sefardim, and really the whole world. Temperatures are rising. AV energy is burning. We read the words of the Prophet Isaiah this morning to the tune of Eichah -- minor key - sadness. Serious stuff, huh? You betcha! It is serious stuff, and that's the point - are we taking things seriously? We are continuing with our special 9 days programming to allow us all to hear the words of our Rabbis as they guide us and help us focus so that on the 10th of Av we will be a whole lot better.
Here's the schedule:
10:07 PM, 7:29 AM, 10:57 AM, 2:34 PM - Rabbi Betzalel Edwards, The Chevraya Part 8
10:19 PM, 7:41 AM - Rabbis Shapiro - Ramchal - Derech Hashem - Part 6
11:19 PM, 6:24 AM, 1:32 PM - Shlomo
12:24 AM, 8:41 AM - Rabbi David Aaron - Seeing G-d, Part 6
1:22 AM, 9:39 AM - Rabbi Shapiro - Parenting - Part 6
2:22 AM, 10:39 AM - Rabbi Sholom Brodt - Loving your Neighbor
2:51 AM, 11:08 AM, 2:45 PM - Rabbi David Aaron - Seeing G-d, Part 7
3:49 AM, 12:06 PM, 3:43 PM - Rabbi Shapiro - Parenting - Part 7
4:41 AM, 12:59 PM - Rabbi Chaim Richman - Rosh Chodesh Av interview with Lorelai
5:15 AM, Rabbi Shapiro - Ramchal - Derech Hashem - part 7
2:26 PM, Rabbi Chaim Richman - Parshas Devorim
4:36 PM, Misc Shlomo - Chodesh Av
5:21 PM, Rabbi Richman - The Battle of Jerusalem Part 1
6:20 PM, Rabbi Richman - The Battle of Jerusalem Part 2
7:22 PM, Rabbi Shapiro - Ramchal, Derech Hashem - Part 8
8:30 PM, Rabbi Ozer Bergman - Rebbe Nachman Shiur - July 8, 2010
Remember - Lorelai and Steve will be live tonight, 9PM 'ish (after R' Ozer's shiur) - 11PM - talk, Torah, - discuss Radio Free Nachlaot's new 2nd Season, and a whole lot more!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 5 of The 9 Days, The Ari's Yartzeit & Shabbos Parsha Devariim

Last night began the yartzeit of Rabbi Isaac Ben Luria, the Holy Ari'zel. records the following:

Rabbi Isaac Luria Ashkenazi, known as
Ari HaKadosh ("The Holy Lion") passed away on the 5th of Av of the year 5332 from creation (1572 CE). Born in Jerusalem in 1534, he spent many years in secluded study near Cairo, Egypt. In 1570 he settled in Sefad, where he lived for two years until his passing at age 38. During that brief period, the Ari revolutionized the study of Kabbalah, and came to be universally regarded as one of the most important figures in Jewish mysticism. It was he who proclaimed, "In these times, we are allowed and duty-bound to reveal this wisdom," opening the door to the integration of the teachings of Kabbalah--until then the province of a select few in each generation--into "mainstream" Judaism.

It's a comfort to have the Holy Ari's yartzeit in the midst of the 9 Days, and we had a wonderful live class last night with Rav Ozer Bergman which he began with several tales of the Ari. If you missed it you can download it and hear it (over and over again!) from our DOWNLOADS Page - check it out!

Today's Schedule:

11am: Avraham Sutton's exclusive interview with Lorelai Kude 11:30pm Betzalel Phillip Edwards Piacetzna Rebbe Series Part 6 11:45pm: Avraham Sutton "The Mysterious 130 Years,"
1:15pm - Betzalel Phillip Edwards Piacetsna Rebbe Part 7
1:30pm - Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro's series on Parenting
3pm: Repeat of "Sunday Night Live" with Steve & Lorelai featuring an exclusive interview with Rabbi Chaim Richman
5pm: Lorelai's continuing conversation with Benzion Eliyahu Lehrer on the mysteries of the Jewish Calendar

You'll be hearing intermittent acapella singing of Sacred Songs recorded by Avraham Sutton throughout the day and leading into Shabbos. May we all be encouraged and take heart together as we strengthen ourselves and our chevre in faith, Torah and love. Good Shabbos! Good Shabbos!

Don't forget we're OFF THE AIR for Shabbos - see you Moetzi Shabbos sometime after 9-ish.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Benzion LIVE Now!

LIVE on Radio Free Nachlaot right now - Benzion Eliyahu Lehrer on the Jewish Calendar Year - gotta listen!
If you didn't hear the live interview, DOWNLOAD Part 1 and Part 2 from our DOWNLOAD PAGE!

Day 4 of The 9 Days

Thursday July 15th - Day 4 of the 9 Days

All times posted are Jerusalem Times

12:30am - Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro's series on Parenting
1:45am - Tovia Singer's interview with Lorelai on "Temple Mount Awareness Day"
2:35am - Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro's series on Parenting
4am - Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn "The Other Survivor: Tisha b'Av"
4:30am - 6:30am - Rebroadcast of Steve & Lorelai's "Sunday Night Live - The Rosh Chodesh Av 5770 Edition" featuring Lorelai's exclusive interview with Rabbi Chaim Richman
8am - BenZion Eliyahu Lehrer on the Jewish Calendar Year
9am - EXCLUSIVE WORLD DEBUT: Lorelai's NEW Interview with Avraham Sutton! Recorded Wednesday July 14th, Rav Sutton explores the Ramchal's idea of making windows in the darkness and the underlying spiritual significance of the Tammuz/Av time period.
9:30am - Rabbi David Aaron "Seeing G-d" Part 4
10:30am - Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro on Parenting
12 Noon - Rav Betzalel Phillip Edwards on the Chevrya Part 4
12:30pm - Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn "The Other Survivor"
1:00pm - Betzalel Phillip Edwards on the Chevyra Part 5
1;20pm - Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro on Parenting
3pm - 7:15pm - Avraham Sutton "Inside the Siddur" (Parts 1 - 3)
7:15pm - Lisa Alcalay Klug
8pm - 9pm Rav Ozer Bergman's LIVE Thursday Night Rebbe Nachman Shiur broadcast LIVE from Nachlaot!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 3 of The 9 Days

Day 3 of The 9 Days on Radio Free Nachlaot

Rabbi Chaim Richman "The Battle for Jerusalem" (11:30pm, 1:30am)
Rav Ozer Bergman (May 13 Rebbe Nachman Shiur) 1:35am, 1:50pm)
Rav Betzalel Phillip Edwards Piacetzna Part 3 (2:30am, 2:45pm)
Rabbi David Aaron "Seeing G-d" Part 3 (2:40am, 2:55pm)
Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro (3:45am, 4pm)
Tovia Singer & Lorelai on Temple Mount Awareness (5:05am, 5:20pm)
Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn "The Other Survivors - Tisha b'Av" (7:15am, 7:30pm)
Steve & Lorelai's "Sunday Night Live" rebroadcast (7:45am, 8pm)
Rav Avraham Sutton "Inner Space" (9:35am, 10:55pm)
BenZion Eliyahu Lehrer on the Jewish Year (11:15am, 11:30pm)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 2 of The 9 Days

Day 2 of the 9 Days:
  • Rabbi Chaim Richman "Receiving the Torah Anew" (4am, 1:50pm)
  • Rabbi Shmuel Irons "History of the Hatred that Destroyed the Holy Temple" (4:20am, 2:15pm)
  • Rav Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman Shiur from May 20th (5;50am, 3:45pm)
  • Rav Betzalel Phillip Edwards Piacetzner Rebbe Part 2 (6:45am, 4:35pm)
  • Rabbi David Aaron "Seeing G_d" Part 2 (7am, 4:45pm)
  • Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro "Parenting" Part 1 (8am, 5:45pm)
  • Steve & Lorelai's Sunday Night Live Show (Rebroadcast!) 9:30am and 7:15pm including the exclusive interview with Rabbi Chaim Richman recorded on Erev Rosh Chodesh Av 5770 in Jerusalem (available for download on the Radio Free Nachlaot DOWNLOAD page by the way!)
  • Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro "Parenting" Part 2  9:30am, 7:15pm)
  • BenZion Eliyahu Lehrer on the Jewish Year Part 2 (12Noon, 9:50pm)
  • Lorelai's interview with Rav Avraham Sutton (12:40pm 10:25pm)
  • "Kotel Scenes" Lorelai's interview with a YNet reporter and relatives of a Bar-Mitzvah boy at the Kotel (1:45pm, 11:30pm)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 1 of the 9 Days

Day One of The 9 Days on Radio Free Nachlaot

  • Rabbi Chaim Richman's Series "The Temple from Heaven" Parts 1 - 3 (12M - 2:15am, 2pm - 3:45pm)
  • Rabbi Yossi Shusteman on the Halacha of the 3 Weeks and Tisha b'Av (2:15am, 3:45pm)
  • Rav Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman Shiur (2:30am, 4:14pm)
  • Rav Betzalel Phillip Edwards on the Piasetzna Rebbe Part 1 (3:30am, 5pm)
  • Rabbi David Aaron on "Seeing G_d: An Introduction" (3:30am, 5:15pm)
  • Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro on Parenting Part 1 (4:30am, 6:15pm)
  • Lorelai's Interview with Author Lisa Alcalay Klug ("Cool Jews") (6:15am, 8:45pm)
  • "Man in the Desert" Part 1 (6:25am, 8:15pm)
  • Tovia Singer's interview with Lorelai Kude on "Temple Mount Awareness Day"
  • "Man in the Desert" Part 2 (7:15am, 9:10pm)
  • Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro on Parenting Part 2 (7:20am, 9:15pm)
  • "Light Unto The Nations" - The Battle for Jerusalem has Begun (8:30am, 10:30pm)
  • Rabbi Chaim Richman: "True Service" (10:40am, 12:35am)
  • Special exclusive Erev Rosh Chodesh Av Radio Free Nachlaot interview with Rabbi Chaim Richman (11:07am, 1am)
  • Rav Avraham Sutton "Esther in the Beit HaTzelem" (11:40am, 1:25am)
  • BenZion Eliyahu Lehrer Part 1 on The Jewish Calendar (12:53pm, 2:50am)
(6:30am, 8:20pm)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Roaring Like a Lion out of Zion : Rosh Chodesh Menacham Av 5770


Tonight's the night! The whole World has been waiting - everybody's on the edge of their chair, leaning forward, totally engaged: Yes, it's Rosh Chodesh Av LIVE from Undisclosed Studio "B" with Steve and Lorelai ... oh wait, did you think we were going to say the whole World was waiting for something else? What else is there?

OK, so a few of you might be watching Spain VS. Netherlands battle it out for the World Cup final, but don't let that distract you - put it on with the sound off and turn UP Radio Free Nachlaot because we're roaring like a Lion out of Zion!

Bringing in the month of Menacham Av with a special EXCLUSIVE to Radio Free Nachalot one-on-one interview with Rabbi Chaim Richman, head of the International Department of the Temple Institute. Then after the interview: the back story! And more! Get ready to tune in a little bit after 9pm tonight - launch your favorite player or listen to us on iTunes Radio under the "International/World" category, or on your iPhone with one click from our web page - no app needed!

Yom Rishon

Sunday afternoon at Radio Free Nachlaot - Jazz, Jazz, and a bit more Jazz -
our lineup today includes:
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto - studio and live
Sonny Rollins - solo and with the Modern Jazz Quartet
Ornette Coleman
And then, as we head to Rosh Chodesh Av -
7:30 'ish - David Grisman and Andy Statman and then, as we get closer - of course we have David Grisman and Jerry Garcia -
what better lead in for - at 9:00PM 'ish - Sunday Night Live with Lorelai and Steve, and then starting at Midnight, our special 9 Days Programming --
each day's programming will be repeated 3x daily - 8 Am, 4Pm and Midnight -- just like a good prescription for meds - take these programs 3x a day for 9 days, in a new format, intended to go down easy, and effect a cure!!!
Let's see how we do, Shall we?

Shavua Tov - heading down to chodesh Av

As we head down the burning road to Rosh Chodesh Av, and Tisha B'av - it's Motzoei Shabbos in Jerusalem. Midnight in Jerusalem. Not as hot as it was 12 hours ago. Heavy Air - heavy 10 days - a -comin' - tisha b'av and no 3rd house - still, not yet.... Dark Star on the radio. Perfect. No other way -- groove with us, overnight - and then all day...Radio Free Nachlaot - your soundtrack to help you pave your way.
The Overnight Ahead:
Grateful Dead - Live Dead 1969 - playing now
Grateful Dead - Blues for Allah, with special outtakes,
Chuck Mangione, Miles Davis a bunch of Clanad, World Music - Africa - Fairport Convention , Silly Sister -- and then there'll be more.......

Remember - Sunday Night Live with Lorelai and Steve - 9pm - 11pm will resume this Sunday
and don't forget to stay tuned for special 9 Days programming.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Shabbos is coming! Shabbos is coming!

Yes, it's already Yom Ha-Shishi - Shabbos is coming, Shabbos is on its way --
So, what's on the radio you say? to what will I be working my way up to Shabbos?
Well here's the plan -
Duke Ellington's Great Paris Concert 'til noon'ish
Rabbi Chaim Richman on Parshas Matos-Masei at 12:10 - to be followed by the Art Ensemble of Chicago featuring Lester Bowie - then some free-mixing (that's what we call it when we still don't know what we're going to play) until 3:30 -- when we will bring you the Radio Free Nachlaot "not for kids only" Children's Hour -- which still goes for about and hour and half - but kids don't do math...
today's kids show will feature music from the Smithsonian Folkways Childrens Album and from Walt Disney's Jungle Book -- and then we're going to Shlomo and Jerry - it till Shabbos --
of course all music is being tastefully selected within the spirit of the "three weeks" and Steve's Shloshim period - but you know, erev shabbos is like a "spiritual free zone" -- even in a Shiva house the mourners can "get up from shiva" in enough time to prepare for shabbos.
so, how do you prepare for shabbos? how do we here at RFN prepare you and us for shabbos?
we play Jerry and Shlomo and go down the road feeling so glad that Shabbos is coming -- ok, so we may not be dancing down the road during these "end of tamuz" days, but a smile and a skip can't be stopped - if you know what i mean. Even the hottest Chamsin has to break.....
and so, the slow build to tisha b'av will continue during the 9 days - and we will have plenty of special programming to fit even that "mood" -- but, not for today. today all we have to say is that Shabbos is coming, Good Shabbos, Good Shabbos.
what did he say???
Shabbos is coming, hooray, hooray!!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Can you believe it - There is life after Ringo's 70th birthday!

Yessiree - there is life - Ringo is 70 and a day, and we're still ok, ready to carry on -- just keepin' on keepin' on and happy to be here, keepin' on --
It's Thursday, and that means at 8:00 PM we will go live to Pesach and Sara's house for Rabbi Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman shiur, and then at 10:00 - It's Steve's return to the microphone - Steve's Cookin' for Shabbos show will be on the air -- tonight between 10pm and 1 am. Keeping the spirit of the "Three weeks" and the observance of "shloshim" in mind, we will be a bit more musically challenged than normal, but, hey there's folk and there's jazz and ballads and blues - all coming to you right here on Radio Free Nachlaot. So stay tuned!

In honor of the memory of my brother, Shaul Avrohom Eliezer ben Shmuel Aryeh-Leib, Seth Allen Levine, tonight I will be playing (between 10Pm and 1 am) selections from the folk, jazz and blues artists that Seth loved so much. Many of these artists Seth and I had the pleasure of enjoying in concert.

Please note: The "Rock and Roll" version of tonight's show will happen after the observance of Shloshim.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It's Ringo's Birthday!

"They say it's your birthday...."

Yes folks, It's Ringo Starr's Birthday - His 70th Birthday! Wow! Happy Birthday to ya!
Well, like i tell my wife, as long as the kids are getting older, and not me, then it's ok.
In honor of Ringo's 7oth we're going to side step our regular "toned-down" 3 weeks playlist and feature Ringo Starr's new album Y NOT - at about 8:30 PM, some Ringo Classics in the middle, and then The Ringo Starr Allstars, in concert.
So there - just sit back, and enjoy the show!!!
Rememeber - Steve's Cookin' For Shabbos show will be on the air, IY"H, Thursday night beginning after 9:30 / 10 pm, and Don't Forget - Rebbe Nachman with Rabbi Ozer Bergman - our weekly shiur will continue, Thursday night - live - between 8:00 and 9:00 PM. Please contact us at if you would like to dedicate the shiur, or sponsor any of our shows right here at Radio Free Nachlaot.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday - Yom Shlishi

Today's schedule will feature:
Blues at Noon - Today featuring Mississippi John Hurt and B.B. King
Israeli Soul - 1:00 - 6:00 - Today featuring Shlomo's Haneshama Lach album at 4:00 PM
World Music and Jazz after 6....including:
music from the Putamayo collection, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Larry Carlton, the Brecker Brothers -
At 10:00 - David Bromberg with the Angel Band - recorded 8/13/07 at the Philadelphia Folk Festival,
11:15 'ish - Michael Brook with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois
Midnight - Tea Leaf Green - recorded 3/20/10 - Atlanta,
2:20 'ish - AM - Charles Mingus, and more, and more and more.....

Picitures without names, can you name the pictures?

A Picture is worth a thousand words -- the overnight tonight (into the am ) will include:

How many of these artists can you name?
I guess you'll have to listen to see exactly who they are, and what we play!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Today's Concert Special

Today is July 5th -- and in the U.S. today is the end of the Fourth of July Weekend -- what better way to celebrate the 4th (on the 5th) than to play Johhny Cash's last concert, recorded July 5, 2003.
So, that 's exactly what we're going to do -- at 11:00 PM J'slm time (or 4pm NY Time, or 2 PM in California) we're going to play Johhny Cash's last concert.
Happy 5th of July, everybody!

Hold on I'm Comin' - Hold on, I'm Back

(steve speaking) I'm back in Jerusalem, The holy city of Jerusalem, my home sweet home --
..and I think I'm going to blues and jazz myself back into reality -- I really need to process all that has gone down - and what better a place to process reality than right here on Radio Free Nachlaot! You know what they say, together we can tackle anything - together we can take on the world - alone - ya aint got a chance.....
I've been comforted as a member of the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem by all my family and friends - words and good wishes, tears and hugs - but now i think the music (muted as it might be -- shloshim/3 weeks and all) needs to do its magic on my soul - on all our souls - cause u know -a little jazz and blues, it can't hurt - can it?
Playlists will be announced but meanwhile, we have some Miles Davis, The Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper and some McCoy Tyner already in the queue.
Stay tuned - IT's A NEW WORLD, PEOPLE -- everyday is a new day -- Praise the Lord!
c ya on the radio!

Homeward Bound

In honor of Steve's impending homecoming (could it be today?) we're playing all "Home-Themed" songs - after doing a search of our music library we discovered over 20 hours of songs with the word "home" in them - but don't worry, we won't play all 20 hours!

The best of the homecoming songs will be featured this morning on the "Morning Dew for the Morning Jew" Show - and stay tuned for what's on board for the afternoon and evening - if Steve gets back in time and he's not too tired, I'm pretty sure he'll want to get back on the radio ASAP - so in the meanwhile - safe travels to everyone "on the road" this day, and don't forget: There's no place like home! Sweet home Yerushalyim - Sweet home Radio Free Nachlaot - YOUR home-away-from-home on the Internet.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Goin' Down the Road Feeling - like Shabbos is coming, Shabbos is coming!

"The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say."

- JRR Tolkein 

Radio Free Nachlaot's Overnight & Erev Shabbos Schedule

9:30pm - 2am: Phil & Friends with Dickie Betts (7/02)
2am - Phish 7-30-09 from Morristown CO.
5am: The Pentangle "Solomon's Seal"
6am: Laura Liebe Schulman's Old-Timey banjo masterpiece "Pretty Little Dog"
7am: Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane (1959)
8:45am: Miri Ben Ari "Hip-Hop Violinist"
9:45am: Natalie Merchant "Leave Your Sleep" (2010)
11:30am: Ras Michael & Sons of Negus "Dadwah Peace and Love"
1pm: Black Mountain Boys (Jerry Garcia's pre-Dead project) 1969
2pm: THE KIDS SHOW! Disney Soundtracks from "Aladdin" and "The Little Mermaid"
3:30pm: Goin' Into Shabbos Music from Bnos Nechama, Aaron Razel & Yerachmael Ziegler, Shlomo Carlebach and Raz Hartman

Good Shabbos! Good Shabbos! Steve please come home SOON - Good Shabbos!!!!

Never, Never, Never, Never EVER Give Up!

In this week's Torah Portion (Pinchas), the Daughters of Tzelafchad faced a social, spiritual and bureaucratic dilemma.

After their father died in the desert, the existing societal structure denied them as women an inheritance in the Land of Israel. Their desire for the Land of Israel and to have a portion of their own was so strong that they defied social norms of that time, surmounted the bureaucracy and made their way to Moses with their request.

Moses presented the case to G-d. G-d said to Moses, “The daughters of Tzelafchad have a just claim. Give them a hereditary portion of land alongside their father’s brothers.”

What's the moral of the story? That it pays to be a Nudnick? That even though G-d Himself set up the structure of the Tribes and the inheritance laws He actually WANTED a woman to challenge them so He could amend them to show His justice and His mercy?

Maybe all this and more - maybe it's a reminder to us that we must never, never, never, never EVER give up when we know what we want is right, even if the institutions and structures in our society which SEEM to be "set up" by G-d tell us otherwise.

We must like the daughters of Tzelafchad be willing to suffer the bureaucratic process. The established judicial system of their time consisted of a hierarchy of judges (over groups of 50, 100, 1,000, etc. much like our "Local/Regional/Federal" judicial systems).

The daughters of Tzelafchad had to approach judges at every level, each one referring the matter to higher authorities, until their case finally reached all the way to Moses. Tzelafchad’s daughters were willing to try to overcome such a seemingly impossible obstacle to receive their portion of the Land of Israel, for which they longed exceedingly - enough to risk ridicule and rejection.

Don't give up. EVER.

  • Today's Torah Schedule:
  • 1pm: Rabbi Chaim Richman's Parsha Shauva "Pinchas"
  • 2pm: Rabbi Yossi Shusteman on the Halacha of the 3 Weeks
  • 4pm: Rabbi Shmuel Irons "The History of the Hatred that Destroyed the Holy Temple"
  • 5pm: Rav Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman Shiur from last Thursday (June 24th)
  • 8pm: LIVE TONIGHT - RAV OZER BERGMAN'S REBBE NACHMAN SHIUR - if you can't be there in person at Pesach & Sara Rothberg's home in Nachlaot, listen on Radio Free Nachlaot! We're broadcasting the Shiur LIVE and tonight's Shiur is dedicated in the memory of Rav Ozer's Father-In-Law, Avraham Mordechai (Mordy) ben Naftali Marcus; by his children, Bev, Helene and Robbie; on the occasion of his19th yartzeit. In the merit of his memory, may it be for a blessing, enjoy listening to this very special Shiur!
Today's Music Schedule:
9am - 12:30pm - "Morning Dew for the Morning Jew" Show featuring music from Bjork, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Queen, Beck, the Pretenders and Tom Waitts. We thank Ariel Elisha Leon Rosen for his music files (everything BUT the Pretenders!) :)
12:30 - 1pm: Ben Bresky's interview with Israeli Band "Terra Rosa"
1pm - 6pm: "Israeli Soul" Afternoon Music from Reb Shlomo Carlebach (his first album, thanks again Ariel Elisha!), Seth Breitman and Nomi Teplow.
6pm: Our friend Matthew Mausner's Custom Playlist! Former (and future ) RFN Guest DJ Matthew Mausner's personal, special musical playlist including music from Tinaiwen, The Be Good Tanyas, Charles Mingus, Erin McKeown, Chris Whitley, Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan, The Meters, Gabor Szabo, Iron & Wine, JJ Cale, Neal Creque and more!

Don't forget TONIGHT AT 8PM JERUSALEM TIME - LIVE WITH RAV OZER BERGMAN - THE THURSDAY NIGHT REBBE NACHMAN SHIUR!!! Tonight's class is dedicated to the memory of Rav Ozer's father-in-law, Avraham Mordechai (Mordy) ben Naftali Marcus, may his memory be for a blessing! This dedication is sponsored by his children, Bev, Helene and Robbie on the occasion of his19th yartzeit.

If you'd like to Sponsor or Dedicate one of Rav Ozer's Shiurims, please contact us at for details.