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Monday, July 28, 2014

The 9 Days of Mourning - Followed by The 9 Days of Jerry!

It's Rosh Chodesh Av, the beginning of The 9 Days - that period of time on the Jewish calendar when we turn inward for extreme introspection. 

From Rosh Chodesh Av until Tisha b'Av, the Jewish People undergo a 9 day period of acute mourning for the loss of the Holy Temple. We do this every year, and one of the ways we experience this acute mourning is restricting ourselves from hearing music.

As we do every year on Radio Free Nachlaot, we're preparing to do our annual switch-over from 24/6 music, talk & Torah to all-Torah programming during the 9 Days on Radio Free Nachlaot

This is the most challenging programming time of year for us, but it's our 5th consecutive year doing it this way so we've sort of established a rhythm. 

We'll be in our all-Torah programming mode from 8pm Jerusalem time on Sunday July 27th until 1pm Jerusalem time on Wednesday, August 6th (10th of Av) when we'll start off with the ultimate bang - the 5th Annual 9 DAYS OF JERRY - until then, hang on and we'll get through this together! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

"AstroloJew" does Bibi's Chart - The Gloves Are Coming Off!

THURSDAY July 24th 9am Pacific / 12N Eastern / 7pm Israel time on the Astrolojew Radio Show - Lorelai will be discussing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - בנימין נתניהו's Natal Chart with Transits.

Jupiter and the Sun in Leo Transiting Bibi's 8th House (things he shares with "others" - shared values, shared resources, as well as sex / death / reincarnation - 8th House displays the "Phoenix rising from the ashes" symbolism - new birth from death of the "old") - how will that play out in his role as Prime Minister?
Mars has been Transiting through Bibi's 10th House (his public persona, career and vocation) in the Sign of Libra - "The Iron Hand in the Velvet Glove". THE GLOVES ARE COMING OFF when Mars, "god" of War, moves from diplomatic Libra to ruthless, single-minded, determined, focused, intense Scorpio on July 25th!!!
Don't miss the show, it's going to be a zinger.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sunday Night Live - Something special - Let's talk about Peace!

That's right, we have something special for this Sunday's, Sunday Night Live.
So, you know what happens when people finally make it to "Undisclosed Studio B," they feel comfortable and want to come back.
In the case of Renee and Jay Garfinkel, not only are they coming back, but they are coming back with something special to share with all of us.
That's right, this Sunday, July 20th, Jay, Renee and Steve (and Lorelai, although she won't be in Studio "B") will launch the first episode of a new weekly series, Jerusalem Stories. Hosted by veteran radio host Renee Garfnkel, Jerusalem Stories merges music with stories told by inventive magical dreamers, artists, and authors who live in Jerusalem.  

This week's program features Renee in conversation with Yehuda Stolov.  Most people know Jerusalem for two things; Torah and conflict…but on this week's guest has made it his life’s mission to make Jerusalem famous for peace.  Dr. Yehuda Stolov has spent 20 years fostering mutual respect and trust among Jews, Muslims and Christians in the Holy Land.  His approach to interfaith dialogue is a personal, intimate, person-to-person approach.  As executive director of the interfaith Encounter Association, Dr. Stolov has brought together rabbis, sheikhs, students, scholars, and ordinary people from many walks of life whose lives are transformed by the encounters. Yehuda Stolov the peacemaker is a Jerusalem Story worth sharing.

Episode 1 of Jerusalem Stories - Sunday, July 20th at 7PM. 
We’ll tell you a Jerusalem Story ….  All you have to do is listen.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

StarCyles - The AstroloJew Show - Thursday 9am Pacific/12N Eastern/7pm Israel time

TODAY (Thursday)
9am Pacific / 12N Eastern / 7pm Israel time

Join RFN's own Lorelai Kude live on Radio Free Nachlaot for "StarCycles: The Astrolojew Radio Show"

Lorelai will  be discussing the current Astrological "situation" and how it may be reflected in both world events and in the personal lives of actual humans - she'll be looking at her brave friend and astrology client Rahel Jaskow's chart together.

Here is a picture of Rahel's Chart with Transits so you can follow the discussion!


If you'd like a personalized Natal Chart reading with Lorelai, she'd love to hear from you. Email her at: and/or visit her astrology web site at

Sunday, July 13, 2014

World Peace Begins With Shalom Bayit

"Free Spirit" author and domestic violence advocate Joshua Safran sits with his mother Miriam Reed who offered tremendous depth to his presentation with her special appearance at Creating Hope, the annual luncheon of the California-based Jewish domestic violence agency Shalom Bayit. View more photos here.
 The war in Israel against Hamas aggression and terror is on everybody's mind. Everyone wants "World Peace" but how many of us realize peace begins at home - and in our own hearts? 
In light of that thought, Radio Free Nachlaot is proud to air Creating Hope: Joshua Safran at Shalom Bayit's Annual Gala in San Francisco" this week

Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 9am Pacific / 12N Eastern / 7pm Israel time

Some have called violence against women a national security issue and the numbers speak for themselves. In Israel and globally, it has been estimated that 1 in 3 women experience sexual assault in their lifetimes. In April, the White House announced a new initiative to combat violence against women, stating that 1 in 5 women in college experience sexual assault in the USA.

Intimate partner violence is rampant everywhere. "Studies show that 20 to 30% of Jewish families in the US and Israel experience domestic violence," reports Shalom Bayit, a domestic violence prevention and response center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now in its 22nd year, Shalom Bayit is known nationally for its culturally-specific model and as a pioneer - as US federal policy to prevent violence against women was only established in the 1990's.

This year's keynote address at the Shalom Bayit annual gala, Creating Hope, featured tremendous people sharing their stories. Renowned attorney and author Joshua Safran - made famous by the film "Crime after Crime" for freeing domestic violence victim Debbie Peagler from prison after serving 19 years - offered some stories from his new autobiographical book "Free Spirit." 
Extra special at this event, Safran's mother Miriam Reed presented from her perspective about what it was like to endure the violence that her son describes in his book. You can watch a previous reading from Reed's appearance at an October 2013 Shalom Bayit fundraiser here.  
Recordings from the Shalom Bayit event that will air on RFN's program include words from Julie Robbins, LSCW, Author Joshua Safran, Memoir Coach Miriam Reed and Shalom Bayit Executive Director Naomi Tucker.

This broadcast is a special MITZVAH MEDIA PRODUCTION for Radio Free Nachlaot, produced by Wendy Kenin. Don't miss it! 

Listen to Wendy introduce the show CLICK HERE

To listen to Joshua Safran's recorded presentation CLICK HERE
To listen to Shalom Bayit's Julie Robbins recorded introduction of Joshua Safran CLICK HERE

To listen to Shalom Bayit's Executive Director Naomi Tucker's concluding remarks CLICK HERE



Thursday, July 10, 2014


STARCYCLES - The Astrolojew Radio Show debuts on Radio Free Nachlaot 9am Pacific / 12N Eastern / 7pm Israel time today (Thursday)

Join RFN'S own Lorelai Kude (a.k.a. "AstroloJew")  live on the radio with her courageous special guest Shifra Shifra as they discuss the current Astrological configurations and the "Transit of the Week" which is the upcoming FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN, they'll be using Shifra's own Natal Chart with Transits to illustrate how this is relevant to an individual person's life!

Here is a picture of Shifra's chart with Transits that well be discussing so you can follow along!

If you missed today's show you can DOWNLOAD IT AND LISTEN HERE
Visit the Archives at ASTROLOJEW

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Radio Free Nachlaot's Undisclosed Studio B in a War Zone

From Lorelai:

My Radio Free Nachlaot co-founder and Musical Director Steve Levine just sent me an email on his way home from work in Rehavia to "Undisclosed Studio B" in another neighborhood of Jerusalem:

"mamash just head siren in jslm then 2 muffled pops
news reports missle fell in empty area btween armon hanatziv and talpiyot.
rfn is in the war
does that make me a war correspondent
ill be on air by 11"

I'll be listening to our radio station when Steve takes over soon! I'm sure he has a few things to say PLUS the perfect playlist for a night of going back and forth to the bombshelter!


Sunday, July 6, 2014

We have a "live" one for you!

Yes, it's been a few weeks, but Sunday Night Live will have not one, but two live guests in Studio "B" this evening.  At 7:00 PM we will welcome Jay and Renee Garfinkle to our radio-station so you all can meet each other.  Jay and Renee have media backgrounds, so they're not just new "olim," new immigrants to Israel, but "contemporaries" from the "radio-side" (kinda like cousins once removed...) new "olim" that deserve to be greeted ON THE RADIO!
You know how we roll 'round here, "Live," you sneezed you missed it.
So I give you fair warning.
Tonight, July 6, 2014, 7:00 PM, Sunday Night Live welcomes Jay and Renee Garfnkle to Israel.
Join us, won't you?
C Ya on the Radio!

"STARCYCLES - The AstroloJew Radio Show" Debuts This Week on Radio Free Nachlaot!

"STARCYCLES - THE AstroloJew Radio Show" debuts on Radio Free Nachlaot this week!
Thursday July 10th

9am Pacific / 12N Eastern / 7pm Israel time
RFN's own Lorelai Kude (a.k.a. "AstroloJew") will be be giving you an update / snapshot of the current Celestial situation from a Torah-centric, Kabbalistic perspective, as well as practical perspective of how the current Astral configurations are reflected in the natal charts of real, live people - with her special guest Shifra who has courageously volunteered to be Lorelai's first on-air guest!