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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Simchat Torah Everybody!

Dance, Dance, and Dance some more! It's Simchat Torah, what elses are you going to do?

Yes, technically it's Shmini Atzeret, the Extra Texture Festive Day added on to the holiday of Sukkot. And the Avodah (Order) of the day? To sing and to dance, to put your feet in the drivers seat, to trust in Divine Guidance and Protection -to give it up to G-d.
So what if we're singing and dancing so much we don't eat and don't sleep? Would YOU stop playing if your gig was before the King of the World?
Well folks, .we've got this great Gig before the Ribono Shel Olam, The KING of THE WORLD.
and for this you don't need no orchestra, no R&R band, No Radio - no, not this time -
all you need is to lift your voice in song, and to put on your dancing shoes!
As for the Radio? We'll be here after Chag, to soothe your tired feet and sore muscles and bones, but until then?
Let's have a Ball!

Chag Sameyach to Everyone!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

From Another World to This World - The Homegrown Way!

Tonight's HOMEGROWN HOUR features music from Paul Robert Thomas "The Lyricist," a new song from Kyra Simone ("The Face of U.K. Soul") and the long-awaited Radio Free Nachlaot debut of RebbeSoul (Bruce Burger)'s new album "From Another World," inspired by the music of Reb Shlomo Carlebach zt"l.

That's a whole lotta new music to roll! But we can do it, you can do it, we can do it together!

Don't bogart that great new music my friend - pass it round and let's enjoy it together, again! THE HOMEGROWN HOUR - 7pm Jerusalem Time tonight!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday at Moshav Modiin - The 5th Annual Moshav Country Fair!

 It's Chol haMoed Sukkas Monday and that means Radio Free Nachlaot is on the road, broadcasting LIVE from Moshav Modiin in Israel, home of the annual Moshav Country Fair and Ground Zero for All Fun today!

If you are anywhere in the Holy Land pack up the kiddies and hurry to Moshav Modiin, where you'll be able to chillax in the spacious lawn space, schmooze with the vendors, listen to the best music, and of course stop by and say "HI" to Steve Levine and Rena Levine who are there representing Radio Free Nachlaot and broadcasting LIVE from the Soundboard! Gevaldt! Lorelai is still home bedridden from the Great Yom Kippur Virus from Hell but that's ok, she can be Soundcheck Girl (at least she's good for something today!)
These pictures are from Lorelai's pics of LAST year's Moshav Country Fair - but it'll look a lot like this!

Hurry to the Moshav for the best and most fun day of the year! Sukka! Sukka! Sukka!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A New Day, A New Blessing

Were you at the Kotel today? Were you blessed by a Cohen today?

It's a new day, and although the Mitzvah is that the Cohen should bless the nation, it is part of the 2-way street to receive the blessing, as well.
...and if you couldn't be in Jerusalem, or get through the crowds to the Kotel, we should feel the blessings in the air, and know that we are Blesseed - each and every one of us --
Feel it, and spread it around -- that's our blessing to you -- Shine like the Cohen just put his hands on your head and may we all reverberate with the words of the priestl blessing:
"May Hashem bless you and safeguard you,
May Hashen illuminate His countenance for you, and be gracious to you,
May Hashem turn His countenance to you and establish peace for you."
(translation by Art Scroll - Daily Prayer Book)
...and may we be there to entertain you!
(Radio Free Nachlaot)

Today's Schedule - 4th Day of Chol Hamoed
Old English Folk Music til Noon,
Shot of Shlomo from Noon til 2,
2:30 PM - Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond - Duets
3:00 PM - Lorelai will return to the air waves - sans voice, but she will program the heck of a radio show all day and all night long!
Feel Better Lorelai!
Monday - we will IY"H be at the Moshav Fair between Noon and whenever -- If we can broadcast the live performances, we certainly will, but IY"H I (Steve) will be at the Fair - come say hello!!!

Tuesday - 7:00 PM - Homegrown Hour this week featuring new selections from our friend Paul Thomas' new album The Lyricist.

Stay tuned right here for all your programming updates - reality is changing all the time, you know.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Closed for Shabbos

Need I say more?
Good Shabbos, Good Shabbos,
Happy Sukkot, Happy Sukkot!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


We've been in our Sukka, surrounded by the clouds of Glory - and it's been glorious! We're coming down for a few hours to play our Birthday Tribute to "The Boss" - yes, that's Bruce Springsteen, whose 61st Birthday is today (September 23rd). In studio with us is Israel's uber-Springsteen fan "Nachman Natan," who has a playlist and more than a few stories to tell about his musical hero - let's listen together a little tonight - and send out our best birthday greetings from Jerusalem the Holy City to The Boss in New Jersey!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chag Sameyach - Happy Sukkot

It's Sukkot. We're leaving our house (and our studio) to bask in the Ligh of the Divine in our temporary dwellings, our Sukkas - protected by the Grace of G-d, alone.
May the Sukkah of Peace be spread over us, and all Israel, and may the whole world know that G-d is One, and His name is One.

Stay tuned for Special Sukkot Programs happening all week long, beginning Thursday Night with a special broadcast from Lorelai's undisclosed Sukkah (not so) high above undisclosed Studio A. Yes, Lorelai will be up on the roof, in her Sukkah under the stars to kick off our Chol Hamoed festivities. Be there!

Chag Sameyach Everybody!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's already Tuesday afternoon - Chag is coming!

Can you tell we have Succot on our mind? This is the time that we take it to the streets - or at least to the huts...
...and the sound of people building sukkas, buying lulav and esrog, shopping fills the air.
It's a Festival - it's all festive.
...and we're feeling it, here at Radio Free Nachlaot. Stay tuned for the schedule of our special Sukkot programming, but for now, the afternoon looks like this:
Israeli Soul happening now,
3:00 Rabbi Chaim Richman
4:00 Dream Theatre - When Dreams and Day Unite (thanks to my S-I-L for the suggestion)
5:45 Sufjan Stevens - BQE (thanks to Ben Wallick for the suggestion)
6:00 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Into the Great Wide Open
7:00 Homegrown Hour, today featuring all our Homegrown Friends
and then, yup, you guessed it, there will be more --
after 9Pm - Steve will be Cooking for Yom Tov -- or at least he figures you will be, and you need some music with which to cook - don't you?
(It adds to the taste of the food, you know!)

If it's Tuesday, It must be Maya!

That's Maya in the Morning, of course!
For now, at least, it looks like the Tuesday AM 9-11 slot is Maya's new home on Radio Free Nachlaot. And today, come join us, for a special program from Studio B, and you know what that means - Maya will not be alone, at least not during the 10:00 hour. Steve (who is rapidly turning into "Guy Smiley" -remember him (America's favorite TV Talk Show host) will spend the 10:00 hour getting to know Maya -- right here on the radio!
Let's all join in and make the newest memeber of our broadcasting team feel welcome and at home.
...and the rest of the day?
It is still scheduled to take place - all day long!
...and our schedule?
you'll be the first to know!
It's morning people - Log on, Tune in, and WAKE UP!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Photographs and Memories

We're on the "Chag" schedule, meaning some of our regular programming is still scheduled and some of it is not, made even more so by travel, colds and fevers, doctor's appointments and other interruptions. But: The Show Must Go On!

Today is Lorelai's "Days Between" - probably the only FULL day of programming she'll do all week due to all of the above - and although she'd like to squeeze everything she'd like to play for you into one 24-hour period, that just isn't going to happen - our SAM Broadcaster can't handle it!

But we didn't want to let the week go by without commemorating some important dates in Musical History. We missed Jimmy Hendrix's yartzeit (it fell on Yom Kippur this year) and so, we need to play some Jimmy. How could he have been gone this last 40 years? We've all gotten older and more in the way - but in our memories he's still sleek, beautiful, magical.

Speaking of Photographs and Memories - it was on this day in history that singer/songwriter Jim Croche died (1973). There was a talent that REALLY prematurely left the planet. We'll hear from him a bit today too.

Speaking of people who just WON'T die, no matter how much they try, it was on this day in 2006 that Keith Richards announced he was kicking drugs forever, because "nothing is strong enough." Hmmm. Do we actually believe that? It dosen't matter - Keith is like a cigarette that was lit and left in an ashtray to burn out - he's got the basic shape of a human but inside, he's all ash. Still, we'll hear Keith's solo album "Talk is Cheap" and let's hope his resolution to keep away from powdery white substances lasted more than 24 hours. On the other hand - it's VERY hard to kill the Undead.

Leonard Cohen - the Cohen Gadol of singer/songwriter/poets, has his 76th birthday tomorrow. Gevaldt!!! Although Lorelai is sure Steve will play SOME Leonard Cohen - maybe even a lot - she still wants to get her 2 cents in. We'll hear a little Leonard as well today.

Bruce Springsteen's birthday is Thursday which is Sukkot. We'll be off the air Wednesday night until Thursday night but Steve PROMISES to play Bruce on his "Cookin' for Shabbos Show" Thursday night, so we'll hold off & let Steve have the pleasure! :)

Here's today's schedule:

10am - 12:30pm: Jerry Garcia Band from the Warner Theater 3/18/78
12:30pm - Jimi Hendrix Live from Monterey (1967)
1:15: A short tribute to Jim Croche
1:35: Keith Richards "Talk is Cheap"
Afternoon music from the "Rabash" (Baal haSulam)
3pm: Avraham Sutton "Ladder of the Soul" (we ARE building our Sukkas, aren't we?)
4:45pm - a few songs from Dani Meir Maiman
5pm: Benzion Eliyahu Lehrer's class from September 15th
6pm: Leonard Cohen: "Various Positions" (1984) and "New Skin for an Old Ceremony" (1974)
7:30pm - Jimi Hendrix Live at the Royal Albert Hall (1969)
8pm: Jeff Beck "Emotion and Commotion" (2010)
9:15pm: "HAIR," The Broadway Cast Album
10:30 - Selections from Christine Lavin
11pm: The Grateful Dead, Dick's Picks Vol. 8 - Harpur College Binghampton NY (May 2 1970)

Enjoy your musical day/night with Radio Free Nachlaot - and by the way, Jerry Garcia's old home is for sale for just under $4 million dollars! Having done the math (4 million divided by 1307 Facebook Friends of Radio Free Nachlaot) we could BUY the place for about $3K each and use it for RFN's California HQ while traveling, and our friends / fans can stay there (time-share style). How about it? Write to us at and let us know if you're in!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

We're building a building

It's Sukkah building time, everybody!
We're building a building - a temporary building -- but we've all been invited - that's right, we've all been invited to come dwell in Hashem's home -- the Sukkah that we build. Shlomo used to say that at Neilah - the last prayer of Yom Kippur we're all given invitations to Hashem's Sukkah. But this, as with most of the way we follow the Torah and connect to Hashem is interactive. If we want to make good on the invitation, and come dwell in Hashem's Sukkah, we have to build it first!
So that's what we're doing, building our Sukkah -- and the music, right, the music -you can't forget about the music - well, we have some down home good Sukkah building music right here for you, all day long. Just take your laptops and speakers out to your sukkah site, and let us do the rest!
Today's soundtrack looks like this:
11:00 - Bonnie Raitt
12:00 - Shlomo and Neshama
1:00 - The Beatles - Hey Jude
1:30 - Bluegrass Reunion
3:00 - Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass boys - an radio concert
4:15 - David Bromberg and Vassar Clements - Hillbilly Jazz
as for the rest of the day --
hey, we didn't get there yet, did we?
Don't forget - Tonight -8pm - Lorelai and Steve - Sunday Night Live!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Gut g'bencht Y'or - A Good Winter!

...and Shavua Tov!

This was the prayer of the Kohen Gadol (High Priest) as he stood in the Holy of Holies:
"May it be your will Hashem, our G-d and the G-d of our forefathers, regarding this year that is coming upon us and Your entire people Israel wherever they are, if it must be hot, let it be rainy. Let not the prayer of wayfarers enter your Presence regarding rain - at a time when the world needs it. And let not your people Israel depend on one another or on any other nation for its livelihood. Let it be a year in which no woman will miscarry, in which the trees of the field yield their produce; and in which sovereignty will not be removed from the House of Judah."
What more can we say. I'm confident that we have received a good judgement. Let's act like we have -- it's a New Year -- a time to do all that we've meant to do, and more!!!!
It's also Motzoei Shabbos, which means our Melave Malke --> Saturday Night on the radio has to reflect the power and the energy of the Day -- I mean, how could it not?
Stay tuned and find out!
Shlomo meets Jerry and beyond....
Shavua Tov, Good Year, and as Shmiel would say, "a good winter!"
Tonight's Overnight Schedule:
1:00 AM - Dicky Betts and Great Southern - 3/9/04
2:45 AM - The Grateful Dead - Gaelic Pk, Bronx, NY - 8/26/71
5:30 AM --> TBA - stay tuned, we'll let you know as soon as we do....

Friday, September 17, 2010

Yom haKippurim - Yom k'Purim

Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement - At One-Ment ... we've been with the King in the Field during Elul, we've crowned Him King on Rosh HaShana, and now, Yom Kippur - we receive from Our Father, Our King forgiveness, strength, mercy, kindness, bounty and everything a loving Father Who also happens to be the King of the Universe would want to give His children. Yom k'Purim - a day like Purim - how is it that Yom Kippur is "a day like Purim?"

There's a lot that is written on the subject we won't go into here. But we will say that on Purim we wear masks, and on Yom Kippur we stand unmasked before the King of Kings.

It's Face Time.

May we each go in and come out shining. See you on the other side.

G'mar Chatimah Tova from Radio Free Nachlaot!

That's All Folks!

At least until Motzoei Shabbos - Motzoei Yom Kippur.
We are Closed for the most Awesome day of the Year, Yom Kippur.
May we all be cleansed in the "Mikveh" of the Day, come out Attoned, forgiven (by HKBH, Others and OURSELVES) and all reved up with Everywhere To Go!!!
It's our world, It's our Life - LaKachat (as they say here) to GO --Life to Take Away.
And with G-d's Help, and Blessing, may we head down the direction each of us needs to go - of course, shlepping along our internet connection, blackberry or I-Phone so that Radio Free Nachlaot will be there with us, every step of the way.
Have a meaningful, and easy fast.
Gmar Tov, everyone, everywhere.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cookin' for Yom Kippur

Now that sounds like an oxymoron. Cooking for a fast (not fast food, mind you) -- but, actually cooking for the fast.

We're told that eating on the eve of Yom Kippur is like fasting on Yom Kippur. We must be prepared, not just spiritually, but physically. Prepared to fast. Prepared for the Shabbos of Shabboses -- the Holiest of Holy Days.

Let's prepare for this Awesome Day together -- Music, Talk and Torah, right here at Radio Free Nachlaot, starting at 9pm right on through until about 2/3 pm Friday afternoon.
We're going to stand tall in front of the King of Kings, and walk away Winners! You know it's true. We just have to go in to the palace, into the court, in the right State of Mind. Remember - Nachlaot: Not just a neighborhood, a State of Mind.
Gmar Tov. Have a good Finish -- and an even better Start!

Monday, September 13, 2010

It's a Grateful Dead Rosh HaShanah!

For Lorelai, the happiest night of the year is always the night that Aryeh Naftaly and The Elevators do their Grateful Dead tribute concert in Jerusalem.

The Time has come! Monday night at Caanan (15 Shamai in Jerusalem) Aryeh and the Boys will give it all they've got and we'll be in that magical space again. No one does Grateful Dead like Aryeh Naftaly & the Elevators - and rumor has it our friend Drew Tick (who was one of our special guest DJ's during "The 9 Days of Jerry") will be playing with them as well. Doors open at 9pm, and if the previous three years are any precedent, the show will start later.


Tonight (or is it this morning?)...

We're playing the balance of Leonard Cohen's "Live in London" thru 2am ...

Here's the Overnight Schedule:
2:00am - Mark O'Connor, Edgar Meyer and YoYo Ma "Appalachian Waltz"
3:30am - Bob Marley Live 1975 from the Lyceum
4:15am - Coldplay "A Rush of Blood to the Head"
5:15am - Christine Lavin "The Subway Series"
6:30am - Shoshanna Piano's "Deepheart Journey" and "Gifts from Heaven"

At 8:30 we'll hear Rebbe Nachman's "Tikkun haKlali" and then a few hours of Lorelai's "Morning Dew for the Morning Jew" mix ... ULTRA eclectic this morning, a lot of stuff from The Vaults!

On our "Israeli Soul Afternoon" we'll have music from Eyal Golan, Israeli Supergroup "Tammuz" (they were the Beatles of Israel during the '70's" and HaDag Nahash interspersed between Torahs - 1pm Rebbetzin Rena Richman's "Bat Melech" Series continues with "The Shofar Speaking," 3pm Rav Avraham Sutton's series on the Jewish Holiday Cycle continues with his pre-Yom Kippur shiur, and at 5pm we'll hear from Rabbi Chaim Richman's "Light Unto The Nations" Show, the topic: "Who is Like You?"

At 6pm we'll play the extra-long extended version of The String Cheese Incident - 12/31/2004 from Radio City Music Hall, and believe it or not, that's so long it'll take us right to 11pm, when we'll have The Grateful Dead from October 2nd, 1977 at the Paramount Theater, followed immediately by The Grateful Dead from October 11, 1977 at the Lloyd Noble Theater, University of Oklahoma.

Yeah, we got your back. If you can't be in Jerusalem tonight to go see Aryeh Naftaly & The Elevators "A Grateful Dead Rosh HaShana" we can at least play you two Rosh HaShana-period Dead Shows from 1977 - Lorelai's favorite year for Dead Concerts!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Fast of Gedaliah

We are fasting. We are mourning the assassination of Jewish Leadership.
Perhaps instead of just asking, where have all our Leaders Gone? we should be looking to the Torah as our guide, and inside ourselves as the ultimate source of leadership.

How am I leading myself? My Family, My friends? Is it the blind leading the blind? Am I just following along?
Leadership. Stepping up to the plate. Learning Torah in order to DO -- to do what? To lead ourselves, and our families, our friends and our communities, ALL OF ISRAEL - on -- as in onward - not as in "leading us on!" (there's plenty of that already!)
Things to contemplate while fasting.
....and if we are really serious, then our fasting will be worth while, wouldn't you say?

However, while we contemplate "life" let's not forget that Music and Torah will lead us forward, and accompany us as we travel on -- and, that (at Radio Free Nachlaot) is is our job!

Coming Up, Today's schedule includes:
12:30 - An extra long "Shot of Shlomo."
2:00 - Michael Hedges - Aerial Boulevard
2:47 - Bill Frissell - Unspeakable
4:00 - Rabbi Betzalel Edwards on Rosh HaShonnah
4:20 - Rabbi Chaim Richman's Rosh HaShonnah message
5:00 - Herbie Hancock - Crossings (1971) --> Herbie Hancock - Sextant (1972)
6:26 - Music to end our fast to: Supertramp - BREAKFAST in America (or Jerusalem, as the case may be!)
7:00 - Tony Levin - Waters of Eden (Tony is an amazing bass player, you might remember him from King Crimson)
8:00 Sunday Night Live - with Lorelai and Steve and special guest(s)????

And while we're contemplating "leadership", let's remember what my Rabbi used to ask. He would say:
"If I died, would Gedaliah fast for me?"

You know, I think I'm starting to understand. If I am making a difference, and the difference is noticed when I die, then perhaps "they" would fast for the difference - not really for me, but for the difference that I represent.

We can all make a difference, Let's Make a Difference, everybody!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Added to the "Book of Life"

Shana Tovah - Shavua Tov!
Ok, so we've crowned THE KING, we've prayed for the whole world (including ourselves) to be written in the Book of Life - we sang, we danced (which is how you get written in the Book of Life), we celebrated Shabbos, and now, we have dishes to do, and a Melave Malke to get underway.
Back to Life? no -- On to a New Life? Absolutely! -- and once again let Radio Free Nachlaot provide you with the soundtrack to your life -- where Shlomo meets Jerry and all the musical roads in between, let's do those dishes, and let the music make them, and all creation Shine, Shine, Shine.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy New Year 5771 from Radio Free Nachlaot - We're Off The Air for 3 Days!

Wishing all of our World-wide audience, friends, family & fans a healthy, happy, prosperous, abundant, transcendent, joyful and magical New Year 5771 - which begins tonight at Sundown - Rosh HaShana is a 2-day holiday of course, and the minute it's over Shabbat begins, so (for the first time ever in Radio Free Nachlaot history) we'll be OFF THE AIR for 3 days!

We'll be back Saturday night, G-d willing.

Shana Tova uMetuka - with immense gratitude to HKBH for our families, friends, fans, health, homes, community, and for letting us "play radio" with YOU.

Steve Levine & Lorelai Kude - Radio Free Nachlaot

Rushing Towards Rosh HaShana - We're Going To See The King!

Rushing off to Rosh HaShonnah -
Rushing off to Coronate the King...

I mean, if the Dead were in town, or Shlomo, or the Beatles, we'd be up early, standing on line, up and ready to go -- Well guess what people - The King's been in the fields, and the King is coming our way!!! What an exciting time it is!!!

And just to make sure we get there in the best of spirits, Radio Free Nachlaot has been playing music fit for a King, all day --

We've had the Dead, and Further, and Return to Forever, a special edition of Jerusalem Calling, Rav Poupko on Rosh HaShonnah, and the Jerry Garcia Band.

High Noon: Shlomo's Rosh HaShonna Daavening

1:15 'ish - Branford Marsalis and the X Men from 12/31/90 (hmm, maybe it is New Year's Eve?)
and then we'll keep dancing all the way to around 6pm --

At 3 we have a special edition of Not For Kids Only Childrens' Hour - today featuring the soundtrack from The Sound Of Music -- The Hills are know if you walk through Nachlaot in the morning, even the morning of Rosh HaShonnah you would be singing, Nachlaot is alive - with the sound of daavening....
but I digress.

Jerry Meets Shlomo as we get ready to meet the King!
(and i don't mean Elvis!!!!)
Happy Rosh HaShonnah - Happy Life everybody!!!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, what does your garden grow?

Ok, forget about Mary, what does our garden grow? Our garden grows Music.
And what makes our garden grow? All the Mp3 files, signed, sealed and delivered to us from our friends for all of our listening pleasure. Remember that story about the two types of people? The Farmers and the Musicians? And when they meet they have a gig? Well here we are, Farmers and Musicians, ready for the harvest, ready for the gig.
Today on our Homegrown hour we will feature:
New friends Monica Chapman and Orly Vardy and Ben Wallick along with our other friends, Meira Miriam Bet Dovid, Shayna Bracha Farber, Yerachmiel (Rocky), Yaakov Yisroel Costello, Sasha Rose, Paul Thomas, to name a few.
Coming Soon we will have a "Homegrown" page for you with more information about and links to all our Homegrown friends, but until then, we'll just have to let the music play!
Remember, today's show will be on between 8 and 9 PM - Jerusalem time.

Mary, Mary quite contrary,
What makes the Homegrown show go?
Mp3 files sent from all over the world to
That's what makes it go!!!!

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Bluesy - The Last, The Very Last Tuesday of 5770!

Tuesday on Radio Free Nachlaot - the last, the very last Tuesday of 5770 - we're bringing you something old, something new, something borrowed and something bluesy.

What's old and yet surprisingly fresh? The Broadway Cast Recording of "Fiddler on the Roof," that's what! Surely Steve is very sorry he sourced this music and gave it to Lorelai, who has now played it three times in the last 36 hours ... but |IT'S JUST SO GOOD!!!! I CAN'T STOP!"

What's new? "MAYA IN THE MORNING" - our newest Guest DJ Maya Yakaov - brings her high energy, enthusiasm and love for music to the airwaves Tuesday Mornings from 9am - 11am. Today we heard Queen, Joe Cocker, REM, Pearl Jam and more ... Maya is fluent in Hebrew, Russian, Spanish and English but for now her show is in English - don't you think it would be fun to have an all-Hebrew music show?

What's borrowed? Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Poupko! We're deeply honored to have Rabbi Poupko live on-air with us at 7pm this evening, Jerusalem Time, to bring down and give over some very special Rosh HaShana Torah. We don't want to brag but Rav Poupko is not only an internationally respected and much sought-after lecturer, former Rosh haYeshiva, scholar and gentlemen but he's also one of Lorelai's very first Torah teachers in Jerusalem and the kavod-o-meter is going off the charts!

Blusey? How about a little B.B. KING? B.B. King's Blues Summit will take you higher! Playing at 12Noon, Jerusalem Time.

11:30pm - Special Rosh HaShana Message from Rabbi Chaim Richman
2pm - A special Rosh HaShana Message from Rav Avraham Sutton
3pm - Avraham Sutton's class on ROSH HASHANA Part 2
5pm - Rav Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman class from September 2nd

Music from Oren Levi and Oneg Shemesh all afternoon in-between shiurim!
Between 6pm and Rabbi Poupko at 7pm we'll have WILD EARTH SHEBREW music from Holly Shere, and "Moroccan Spirit" music for 1001 nights....

At 8pm we'll have THE HOMEGROWN HOUR with music from ... oh yeah, you'll have to stay tuned for that information!

Monday, September 6, 2010

It's a Mitzva to Be By Your Rebbe on Rosh HaShana - If You Can't Be By Your Rebbe We'll Bring Your Rebbe To You!

Everybody knows that on Rosh HaShana a person needs to be by their Rebbe, right?
That's why so many people (well, men anyway) go to Uman every year at Rosh HaShana - to be near their rebbe - Rebbe Nachman, of course. That's where our own Ozer Bergman has gone this week (with hundreds of thousands of his closest friends) but don't despair, folks - nobody has left you "home alone" with no Torah - gevaldt, we're going to the literal ends of the Earth to bring down the highest of the high ... which started last night when Rabbi TOVIA SINGER, founder of Outreach Judaism and author of the new book "Let's Get Biblical" joined Steve and Lorelai in-studio for one of the most fun, inspiring, original and lively versions of our "Sunday Night Live" Show that was better than - a pot full of cholent, for sure!

But that's not all - no folks, we're going all the way in this very short pre-Rosh HaShana week - Lorelai is schlepping across town to tape an exclusive Radio Free Nachlaot interview with Rabbi Chaim Richman which she'll play this afternoon, G-d willing, and then schlepping back to Undisclosed Studio A to meet with Rav Avraham Sutton, who will be LIVE with Lorelai around 12N today, Jerusalem time.
Tuesday (that's tomorrow already????) we have Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Poupko coming to make some original Rosh HaShana-themed Torah with us around 7pm. And there may be more ... some of our Rabbis and Teachers may show up unannounced - you'll have to stay tuned...
Rosh HaShana - the "Birthday of the World" - really, it's the birthday of Adam haReshon (The First Man), and in that sense, it's the birthday of all of us, because all of us humans came from our Original Parents, who themselves came from the Original Human, who was split into two - man and woman - as we reassemble those fragments and the fragments of our own humanity and prepare to stand before HaKodosh Baruch Hu to proclaim Him KING ... we're going to need some spiritual nourishment to get enough energy to make it through two days of davening and then immediately into Shabbos - which is why we need a whole lotta Torah, a whole lotta Torah going on ....we'll be updating the web site and
our Facebook Fan Page throughout the next couple of days as we continue with our quest to bring you THE BEST MUSIC, TALK & TORAH LIVE 24/6 (except for Shabbos and Chaggim!) FROM JERUSALEM TO THE WORLD!

Oh yeah, don't forget - we asked our listeners to record their own personal Rosh HaShana greetings and email them to us (MP3 or .WAV files are just fine) and we hope to receive enough of them to play them on Wednesday (which to us will be like Friday this week). Don't be shy! Pick up a microphone and say Hi! Email your audio files to us at: - we want to hear from you!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Shavua Tov - Good Week, Good Year!

Radio Free Nachlaot. Where Jerry meets Shlomo and Shlomo meets the World.
We're your World-Wide Neighborhood Radio Home.
Join us tonight for a Melave Malke - just like if you could walk over and sit with us in our living room - we'll have Shlomo, and some talk and Torah, and then more music to lead us to Selichos.
And for those who can't make it to Shul, we have Shlomo's Selichos for you, on the Radio.
We'll run Selichos at Midnight for those in this time zone -- Jerusalem and it's surroundings, then at 7 AM for Chutz L'aaretz -- sorry if it's not going to be exactly Midnight for many of you out there -- what to do? Well, you could come to Yerushalayim....
The point is that when it comes to HKBH - The Almighty, no one, that is correct, NO ONE is left out. How can we not try to include everyone?? How can we not????

Shavua Tov, Shanah Tovah to eveyone.

Oh, and by the way - music for tonight will include (between Selichos and Selichos) a Double Dose of the Dead -- first, From the 100 Year Hall in Frankfurt, Germany - 4/26/72, and then after a Torah on the Parsha from Rabbi Richman, The Grateful Dead from the Cap Center, 9/2/88.
We'll also catch a litte Bird and Miles between 6 and 7 AM, and then after Selichos around 8 AM we'll hear more Shlomo, at 9'ish Putamayo's "African Dreams" selections, some Carole King, and on we go --

Remember, Sunday Night Live at 8PM will feature Tovia Singer. You don't want to miss a word of that show, trust me.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Thank G-d It's Friday. Time to put the week behind us. Time to Refresh. And for you that still have Shabbos preps to finish - a special treat! At 11:15 'ish, The Grateful Dead from Nassau Coliseum, 9/7/73.

And by the time the show is over, you should be ready to sit back, enjoy the Radio Free Nachlaot "Not for Kids Only" Childrens' Hour (3-4:30)-today featuring music from the Lion King, and then we'll be able to dance down the road to Shabbos with Jerry, and Shlomo, and whichever friends decide to dance along.

As my Rabbi used to say, "when you're walking on a good path, you meet good people."

Let's stay together, let's walk together down that road to Shabbos.

Good Shabbos, Good Shabbos!
..and don't forget -- Saturday Night, Motzoei Shabbos - not only will we have a Melave Malke on the air, but IY"H we will have Selichos with Shlomo starting at 12:00 Midnight.
Ok, i know you'll be in shul, but maybe someone else can't make it?
No one should be left out!!! No one should be left out!!!
Good Shabbos, Good Shabbos,
from Radio Free Nachlaot.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's a Tug of War

It's a Tug of War - Good or Bad? Dark or Light? Happy or Sad? Songs of Love, Songs of War. Songs that say stay and songs that say go.

Do we sound in conflict over here? Well, how are we supposed to be, if not in conflict? it's Elul!!

I mean, the King is coming - approaching his throne, and we need to stand before Him, we need to crown Him yet again - acknowledge that He is the King -- and we, His humble servants. Well, that's scary. I mean, you want me to crown the King? What am I supposed to do
How can I possibly be ready? The day is coming in just a week, you know --

Well, here's what I've been thinking. We all have to prepare for Shabbos, right? and the holiness of all that comes in the week after Shabbos, comes down on Shabbos, right? So that's it -- let's just do It RIGHT! Let's bask in the light of the world to come - taste it, feel it, and bring it on Home.
Oh, and the Music? The Soundtrack for while we're getting ready? That's our job. We will play to our conflicts so we can figure this whole thing out.
May all our decisions be sweet, tasty and satisfying.
May our conflicts be resolved (or at least go away).
May we Let the Music Play!!!!

When Did Wednesday Become Thursday???

I mean, wasn't it just Thursday last week when we were getting ready to Premiere our Holy Healing Show with Dr. Liebe?
Wasn't it just Shabbos?
Wasn't it just Tuesday when we had Shiatsu on the radio, a visit from Ronnie Vance, and our second weekly Homegrown Show?
Wasn't it just Wednesday when we introduced you to Maya in the Morning?
hmm - I guess it IS Thursday, already.
Where does the time go????
Well, at least we must be having fun!!!! :)
Tonight we've been listening to the Grateful Dead from the Family Dog - 1970, and Jerry and David - Grateful Dawg music from 1991,
We have Rabbi Sutton - Elul Part 2 - at 2:00 'ish,
we have Phish from 2010 - Saratoga at 3:30
followed by the Dixie Dregs leading us right into Jerusalem Calling at 7:00 AM - ish....
9:00 It's Morning Dew for the Morning Jew,
12:00 It's Holy Healing,
3:00 It's Rabbi Sutton
8:00 It's Ozer Bergman
after 9 it's Cookin' with Steve...
not to mention all the music, talk and Torah that goes on in between --
Need I go on???
Happy Thursday everybody....