Airing at 6:30pm Israel time on Wednesday, November 26th, Lorelai interviews Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, author of the new "magical realism" novel "The Hope Merchant".
Is it "magical realism" to write a novel about the workings of a hidden tzadik amongst us? It's a little like the now-defunct TV series "Touch", a little like Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "1000 Years of Solitude" and a lot like something the author is calling "Tikkun Olam Literature".
Join us as we celebrate our Birthday Month on the radio all month long (yeah, we like to milk it!)
WE'RE NOT THE BEST AT WHAT WE DO, WE'RE THE ONLY ONES WHO DO IT.
Streaming the best music, talk & Torah 24/6 from Jerusalem to the World for the last five years, Gevaldt!
Give a big Mazal Tov Shout-out to the RFN Crew! Papa Radio Steve Levine Mama Radio Lorelai Kude DJ Maya Queen of Monday Night Radio Tzadekis Gadolah & DJ Rena Meriash-levine Brainiac "Brainwaves" Brian Blum "Jerusalem Stories" Producers & Creators Jay & Renee Garfinkel...
and so so many more friends who have joined us on-air over the last 5
years, helping to make Radio Free Nachlaot the best Internet radio
station in the world!
are 5 reasons why we're awesome: 1) We broadcast 24/6 and shut down for
Shabbos. No automatic loop play, nothing. Dead air = Kiddush HaShem! 2) ALL our music is hand-programmed. None of this Pandora-ish pick a
genre and we'll fill in the blanks for
you. Steve Levine and Lorelai Kude take turns programming (throwing the stream
back and forth between us every 12 hours) and we're sensitive to the
MOOD of the moment, what's happening in the Parsha, in the news, in our
lives and the lives of those we care about, etc. - and the music
reflects that. 3) We don't have advertisers or play ads during our
programming because we wanted to build a listener-supported model. Is it
working? You tell us! Both Steve and I have other jobs that pay the
bills and we do it anyway. 4) We're a safe place. When things are
stressful you can always listen to other Internet radio stations which
broadcast news from Israel - we broadcast LOVE from Israel. You won't
get hurt listening to our radio station (unless you're allergic to the
Grateful Dead). and finally 5) We've created a world-wide community of
listeners who have become friends in real life. You write to us. You
visit us, we visit you! It's more than interactive, it's RELATIONSHIP
RADIO. Yeah we rock!
To support us please make a contribution via PayPal using the PayPal icon on the left top of this web page. Throw some spare change into our virtual guitar case, please and thank you!
Gevaldt! Our beloved holy brother Lazer Lloyd Blumen, known and loved universally (Reva l'Sheva, Yood) is coming to spread the holy sparks of Blues Rock to the Bay Area!
Lazer Lloyd will play two shows at Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco on Sunday, November 23rd (7pm and 9pm). At only $20 per ticket, you'll want to see both shows!
Radio Free Nachlaot's JET BLUE BLUES HOUR (Wednesdays 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern/11pm Israel time, sponsored by JetBlue Airways) will rebroadcast this show on November 26th, but IT'S SO MUCH BETTER TO BE ABLE TO BE THERE IN PERSON! Join RFN's own Lorelai Kude and a bunch of merry Blues revelers at Biscuits and Blues on November 23rd!
Lazer Lloyd, Israel's King of Blues Rock, brings to
Biscuits and Blues on Sunday Nov. 23th fresh sound, new songs, and deep
roots with all-star backing from Felton Crews and Kenny Coleman, the
world famous rhythm section of the Chicago Blues Kings. Lazer is an
Israeli singer/songwriter and an international recording artist
influenced by blues, gospel, southern rock, and the great guitar
traditions of power and groove from Hendrix to Wes Montgomery. His music
takes the audience into his world from the tender moments of a
traveling musician in "By Your Side", to a man struggling with life
"Talk", he opens hearts with "world soul groove" on "Way Down" and "Back
Porch" and then rocks with intensity and joy on irresistible tunes like "Good Man Down", "Set My Soul Free", and "Rockin' in the Holy Land".
The Lazer Lloyd Band, which has successfully crossed over into the
Israeli mainstream music scene, been featured playing live on Israeli
Channel 8 TV’s “Guitar Heroes” hosted by Tal Friedman, Channel 10′s
“London and Kirschenbaum”, 88FM with Gedi Livneh, as well as on Yoav
Kutner’s Army Radio program. Kutner commented, “From the moment the
sounds of his blues guitar reached the air it was completely clear that
this is an international-level guitarist. His shows are worth every
minute. One of the great musicians.”
Coming to San Francisco
fresh from his second tour of Russia, Lazer has opened for such artists
as Johnny Winter, Prince, Snowy White, and Olie Brown. Lazer Lloyd's
singing and guitar playing has been honed to perfection by his constant
touring in Israel and he takes it to the next level with the deep groove
and power backing of Chicago stars bass player (Felton Crews) and
drummer (Kenny Coleman). They will be playing a riveting set of songs
previewing Lazer's upcoming 2015 album of new music and some of his
greatest classic tunes.
Washington Post: "One of the most popular blues singers and guitarists in Israel is Lazer Lloyd"
"Lazer Lloyd’s show was intense never taking his foot off the pedal and
demonstrating guitar playing reminiscent to the great players of the
60s." - Bruce Maltby, Owner Violet's Venue, Barrie, Ontario.
“This is the best Rock N Roll Blues that I have seen in Israel. Amazing,
you have to see him live.” Ben Red, 88FM (Israeli radio)
“Lloyd’s guitar skills are impeccable, along with a rich, vocal
delivery. A consummate musician, writer and storyteller.” Nashville
“He handles his guitar like it was an extension
of his lanky, but sturdy body, and the glorious noise that it emits
emerges directly from his soul. He’s the best guitarist in Israel.”
Jerusalem Post Sunday Nov. 23, 2014 7PM & 9PM Cost - $20 401 Mason St, San Francisco, CA TICKETS: http://biscuitsandblues.com/lazerlloyd
Shana Tova u'Metuka, Ketivah VaChatimah Tovah
Radio Free Nachlaot wishes all our friends and family world-wide a
sweet, happy, healthy, prosperous, peaceful and illuminating New Year! Gevaldt we'll be offline for 3 whole days - Rosh HaShanah two days plus Shabbos - it's our biggest "rest" of the year!
Please remember us if you're giving pre-New Year Tzedaka. We're 100%
listener-supported. Look for the PayPal icon on the left side of our web
page (that's right, right HERE on our web page) HAPPY 5775 EVERYONE! We'll be back on-air after Shabbos ends in Jerusalem on Saturday Night!
It's a short but sweet interview about how
losing her son Steven to cancer in 1996 inspired another tzadekis, Tamar
Bittleman of blessed memory to launch the project that would become
Shirel has, with the significant help of Wendy Kenin (who produced this segment for Mitzvah Media / RFN) launched an Indiegogo
fundraising campaign to help take care of a special place that has
meant so much to so many people over the last 18 years. Now that Tamar
is gone and can't keep up the garden herself, it's up to us to lend a