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Wednesdays 7pm Eastern

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It was 45 Years ago.....

Where were you in 1969?
Well, whether you were at the original festival, or not, Woodstock (like Nachlaot) was/is a "State of Mind!"
Join us today, Sunday August 17th for our celebration of Woodstock!
4:00 - 7:00 PM
With our friends Renee and Jay Garfinkel, through the music and stories, we re-visit Woodstock.
So, whether you were there, or not, we can be there now!
Join us, it's gonna be fun!

...and if that isn't enough!
Right after our Woodstock celebration, stay with us for Sunday Night Live,
7:00 - 10:00 PM
This week featuring an in studio appearance with
Noah Lehrman.

Noah survived last week's guest D.J. spot during the 9 Days of Jerry, 
and is brave enough to return,
this time to play his music and talk about all things Noah.
You don't want to miss this chance to get to know Noah.

We asked the question - after 9 Days of Jerry, what's next?
Well, Woodstock and Noah, that's what's next - today, anyway!
C Ya on the Radio!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Shabbos Nachamu - Shabbos Jerry!

The 9 Days of Jerry always includes one Shabbat, which is of course called "Shabbos Jerry".
The greatest Kiddush HaShem we at Radio Free Nachlaot get to perform all year long is when we TURN OFF THE BROADCAST when Shabbat begins in Jerusalem!
Imagine - our little Internet radio station, with hundreds of people all around the world listening - the biggest audience we have all year - and we turn it off for Shabbat. Gevaldt.
It's always such an amazing feeling - and always wonderful to turn it back on again after Shabbos to have many more listeners return!
We're off the air l'kavod Shabbos Kodesh before 6:55pm Jerusalem time and we'll be BACK with the rest of the entire WEEK of 5th Annual 9 DAYS OF JERRY on Saturday night, sometime after Rabbaynu Tam time (yes as always all times are Jerusalem times!)
The 9 Days of Jerry continue through "Isru Jerry" (Friday August 15th). Much more Jerry to come next week!
From Jerry's Shabbos table to yours - Shabbat Shalom!
(Original photo by Rosie McGee, which I only found out about last December at Blues for Challah - I've been using this picture for years as "Jerry's Shabbos Table." It's really a picture of Jerry at a French chateau in 1971! But what can I say, it's obviously a perfect image to use to celebrate Shabbos Jerry!)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

RFN'S 5th Annual 9 Days of Jerry Begins TODAY!

It's finally here - what we've all been waiting for, what the world NEEDS right now - The 5th Annual 9 Days of Jerry on Radio Free Nachlaot!

Beginning about 12:46pm Israel time (2:46am Pacific / 5:46am Eastern) on Wednesday, August 6th and continuing non-stop through the end of "Isru Jerry" Friday August 15th (except for Shabbos, of course) it's all things Jerry on Radio Free Nachlaot!

Jerry with the Grateful Dead
Jerry with the Jerry Garcia Band
Jerry with David Grisman
Early Jerry - Acoustic Jerry - Jerry and Sarah - Black Mountain Boys Jerry
"Sons of Jerry"

Join us LIVE from JERUSALEM for your favorite 9 days of the year!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Jerry Garcia!

"Jerry Garcia" by Sheva Chaya

We really, REALLY hope the war in Gaza is over with before the 5th Annual 9 DAYS OF JERRY begins on Radio Free Nachlaot.

Of course no matter what, the show must go on. RFN's 5th Annual 9 Days of Jerry starts at 1pm Jerusalem time on the 10th of Av (Wednesday August 6th and continues non-stop (except for Shabbos of course) through "Isru Jerry", Friday August 15th.

For those who are not familiar with Radio Free Nachlaot's minhagim, during Jewish leap years when Tisha b'Av occurs during the REAL 9 Days of Jerry (August 1st - 9th) we don't start broadcasting our Jerry and Jerry-related music until after Tisha b'Av is over. This has happened to us so far twice during the last five years and because this year is one of those years on the Jewish Calendar, we have to adjust the start of the 9DOJ for after Tisha b'Av.

Mark your calendars! If the war in Gaza isn't over with, someone should set up GIGANTIC speakers all around Gaza's periphery so the population will be forced to listen to non-stop Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band and other Jerry-related music at top volume during the 9DOJ, which will either cause peace to descend upon them (G*d willing) or force them to cast themselves into the sea simply to relieve the aural pressure. Either way, it's a win/win.

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.