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Sunday, March 25, 2012

CHODESH TOV - NISSAN IS HERE - 3rd Annual International Temple Mount Awareness Day is TODAY!!!!

CHODESH TOV - the Month of Nissan is finally here! The Month of renewal and redemption is finally upon us, and today - SUNDAY MARCH 25TH - is the day we've all been waiting for - it's the


The 6-hour live web-a-thon will be broadcast in live streaming video right here on our Radio Free Nachlaot web page by BE THERE ISRAEL, the videocasting experts.

The broadcast will be live from 5pm - 11pm Jerusalem time (11am - 5pm Eastern Time, 8am - 2pm Pacific Time) Sunday March 25th.

Co-hosted by the Temple Institute's Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven as well as Radio Free Nachlaot's Steve Levine and Lorelai Lehrer, the program will feature special musical performances by YEHUDA KATZ, and fascinating interviews with important and knowledgeable guests, including: 

Moshe Feiglin, head of the Jewish Leadership faction of Israel's ruling Likud party discussing grass roots efforts and parliamentary legislation that can and should be pursued for the purpose of securing freedom of worship on the Temple Mount. 

Rabbi Nachman Kahana, Torah scholar, Temple Mount ascender and Kohen presenting spiritual insights about the Temple Mount, the Holy Temple and the state of Israel.
Yisrael Medad, Temple Mount activist and media expert discussing the current role of the mass media concerning the struggle for religious freedom on the Temple Mount, and what can be done to effect a change for the good.  

Hillel Richman and Frankie Snyder, senior staff members of the Temple Mount Sifting Project, sharing the exciting archaeological finds discovered this past year, from the Temple Mount and from the Second Temple period.

Tziporra Piltz, guide and organizer of women's ascent to the Temple Mount, sharing her experiences and the growing movement of women who ascend the Temple Mount in purity. 

Rabbi Mois Navon, of the Ptil Tekhelet organization, manufacturers of the biblical blue techelet dye, used in tzitziyot, (ritual fringes), and priestly garments, will be discussing the colorful history of techelet from antiquity to the contemporary reestablishment of the venerated techelet industry.

The show will be broadcast live from the JERUSALEM MEDIA GROUP's studios in Givat Shaul and is made possible by a grant from the Shraga Family of America.



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rivka Bergson's Art Exhibition in Nachlaot - Wednesday March 21st!

Jerusalem folks - head's up! A great artistic and cultural opportunity is happening in Nachlaot on Wednesday, March 21st!

You are invited To an exclusive
Exhibition and sale of original paintings
And Limited Edition Giclée Prints
By renowned artist Rivka Bergson

Special discount of 10% on the night

Where: 56/1 Rechov Shilo, Nachlaot, Jerusalem
Date: Wednesday 21st March
Time: 8:30-10:30pm

Light refreshments will be served.

Rivka Bergson is a 24 year old British- Israeli artist who made aliyah in 2008.  From an early age Rivka frequented art galleries in the UK and Europe and explored many art styles from the Old Masters to Aboriginal Art. Inspired by Kandinsky, Titian and other outstanding colourists she developed a passion for colour which informs all her work whatever the style. Other major influences are Chagall and the contemporary Theo Tobiasse - Curiosity and experimentation have led her in many directions. Today she creates work in four main styles - Acrylics, Spin Art, Cubism and Mixed Media.

Along with Fine Art Rivka studied Fashion and Textiles. The combination of these disciplines has produced an exciting and genuinely original Bergson style. Bright acrylics are complemented by collage techniques.  Vibrant paintings gain additional substance and texture from the use of carefully selected materials be it cloth or matchsticks.

You will be thrilled by the movement in her Spin Art works. Paint is placed on the canvas board in strategic positions and spun on an electric wheel at controlled speeds creating powerful dynamic effects from meteors hurtling through space to rush hour Manhattan. The prepared canvas is worked with techniques such as scraping, etching, modelling and layering. Thus broad sweeps of colour and movement create the background and context for painstaking attention to detail. It is the juxtaposition of the macro “mechanical” spin art with micro handiwork that creates the intriguing and evocative representations which are characteristic of her work.

Recently Rivka has experimented successfully with the combination of surface sculpture and painting. The addition of 3D effects brings the work to life. These are paintings the viewer is actively encouraged to touch and feel. .Her series “Movement in Art” features arresting character studies in dramatic emotive settings – Rivka explains, “The colours and shapes dance on the canvas in a dynamic and contrasting way creating a movement that captures the viewer.”

Articulating her vision as an artist Rivka states, “For me art has to be tangible; you have to join the artist on her journey from conception to execution. My paintings are all accessible in that they represent recognisable images rather than subjective abstraction. Human beings experience the world through all their senses so for me there is no boundary between touch and sight.  The work is also very personal reflecting my feelings and fantasies about the world. I like to paint in a whimsical way.

You are invited to join my colourful world of art and experience the fantasies with me.”

Don't miss this opportunity to get some ORIGINAL BEAUTY into your life!

Monday, March 19, 2012

It's Monday, and you know what that means...

Lorelai, Health, Brainwaves and Maya.
What's the connection?
Live Radio right here from our undisclosed locations, deep in the heart of Nachlaot/Jerusalem - yes, Lorelai and Benzion are broadcasting this week from Studio A and Brian and Maya are coming at you from Studio B and maybe even Steve will get into the act around 11.....
10:15 AM - Lorelai
6:00 PM - Benzion talking Health - did anyone say Rice??
7:00 PM - Brainwaves with Brian Blum and
9:00 PM - Maya's Monday Night Music with - yep, Maya! No weddings this week, just the best music for the best audience in the world - YOU!

Yes, Monday as you've come to expect it.

....and the bonus round?  Steve (if he's still awake) will take us through the night 'til we find ourselves on Tuesday....hmmm, you think we might really find ourselves on Tuesday? I guess you'll have to listen to find out!

C Ya on the Radio -

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Night Live featuring the Tehina Tapes

That's right folks, tonight we will feature some more "home-cookin'" with a pre-recorded session from just last Motzoei Shabbos up in Studio Tzadi (for Tzfat) with Benzion Eliyahu Lehrer, Eliezer Dov Goldenberg, and then with Andy "Alps" Alpern and Izzy joining in.
Preparing for the Third Annual, International Temple Mount Awareness Day "Happening" (or extravaganza, if you'd like) takes more time and is more tiring than you think.  So tonight, Sunday Night Live will have Steve live in Studio "B" with Lorelai "Live on Tape" and our tentative guest will just have to wait!!!!
I mean, we wouldn't not do a Sunday Night Live show just because we're tired and don't sleep, or, hmmm - 
no, I just checked with the Judges and lack of sleep doesn't merit a cancel, just a reconfigure.
....bottom line?
Sunday Night Live
8:00 PM
featuring the Tehina Tapes.
Don't Miss it.
Pita not included.

C Ya on the Radio!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Good Purim, Good Purim!!!!

Happy Shushan Purim, everybody. So, I ask you, why Shushan Purim? Not Yerushalayim Purim? or Yehoshua Bin Nun Purim... well, I guess we have a Yerushalayim Kugel, and the everybody knows the cities that were walled in the time of Yehoshua Bin Nun celebrate on the, I guess Shushan gets some credit as well....
ok, so the miracle was in Shushan....
Good Purim, Good Purim...
let's not ramble, let's just tell you that we will be providing your Purim Soundtrack, right down to Shabbos...
Featuring at around 12:30 Pm 'ish a very rare and special recording of Shlomo at an Ishbitz Purim Seudah.
And then (a bit later than usual) around 2:00 PM 'ish the Not For Kids Only Childrens' Hour will be on the radio featuring today's Disney special:  Alice in Wonderland!!!
Yes, Wonderland - Purim - Seudah - Tea Party, draw your own connections, but believe me, it's all Connected....
Good Purim everybody,
be happy, be elated, get elevated, and have a GREAT, GREAT, Day!!!!!
C Ya on the Radio

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Purim is here in the Land of Israel! We've already begun to celebrate everywhere, and this evening (Thursday) begins Shushan Purim in Jerusalem. We've got double the pleasure, double the fun - and we're giving you double-double awesome Purim Torahs and music to accompany you through your celebration!
We read the Megilla last night in Bat Ayin with Reb Yankala Shemesh, and you can listen to the Megilla reading by CLICKING HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN. Remember as far as halacha goes it doesn't make you "yotzi" the Mitzvah to hear it this way, but it IS fun and really wonderful to hear on the radio. For a Megilla reading near you - wherever you are - consult your local rabbis or check out the nearest CHABAD center near you (Chabad is everywhere and they will surely hook you up!)
In Jerusalem we're starting Purim tonight - Steve will be with you on the radio to add that special something-something to your Purim - and we'll be having our Seuda (festive meal) tomorrow, giving gift baskets of cooked foods to friends, giving charity, wearing masks and becoming unmasked.
What's concealed will be revealed.
What's revealed will be illuminated.
... and before you know it, SHABBOS IS COMING! SHABBOS IS COMING!
Yep, it never stops!
Good Purim from all of us here at Radio Free Nachlaot!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mikey Likes It

Mikey Pauker will be our Special Guest tonight on Radio Free Nachlaot's "Sunday Night Live" show - 8pm Jerusalem time. It'll be a very special show for a number of reasons - A) because our special guest is an up-and-coming artist whom we feel you're going to be hearing a LOT more from (and we'd like to say "we discovered him" at least in Jerusalem!), B) because Steve and Lorelai will actually be in the same place at the same time tonight, back in Undisclosed Studio B together at last, and C) because tonight is "moetzi" Steve's 60th birthday and we're still feeling the afterglow from the live broadcast of the SOULFARM concert from Jerusalem's Yellow Submarine that we did Saturday night (in fact, have we even slept yet???).

A, B, C ... it's easy as one two three.

8pm Jerusalem time tonight - We're baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!! 

Sunday Night Live with Steve and Lorelai, and special guest

Mikey Pauker - don't miss the show!

Friday, March 2, 2012


Hey friends, it's one of those rare and wonderful events - a real "SNOW DAY" here in Jerusalem! The white and flaky stuff is coming down upon us - and Israelis are smiling and throwing snowballs at each other and enterprising children are building snowmen and charging 5NIS to take a picture with them (the "combina" exists even on a snow day!) but - we're happy! L'kavod Snow Day / Erev Shabbos, we're going to play THE WIZARD OF OZ on our "Not For Kids Only Children's Hour" starting around 1:30pm today and then we'll be slip-slidin' into Shabbos (literally!) ... keep high and dry, enjoy the white stuff - Good Shabbos, good Shabbos!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


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