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  • MUSIC: A klezmer wedding in a European shetl circa 1910

    January 3, 2009 | 2:52 am


    Former Cal student radio host (KALX) Eric Fixler writes:
    This is the Oy Mendele! episode from December 2004, when we were still on KALX. It features music historian Craig Harwood and myself walking through the sequence of a traditional Eastern European Jewish wedding, with music of then and now.

    It's worth listening to just to hear Craig say 'groovin'

    This audio is part of the collection: Ourmedia

    Author: Eric Fixler and Craig Harwood
    Keywords: klezmer; wedding; jewish; yiddish; socalled
    Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

  • It can’t happen here

    By Rob Eshman

    November 12, 2008 | 12:29 am

    A coalition of black and Mormon leaders have begun laying the groundwork for a 2012 California ballot initiative that would ban Jews from marrying Jews.

    Flush from the passage of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in the state, the leaders say they want to extend the ban to...

  • McCain—and Lieberman—defend Palin in conference call with Jewish leaders [AUDIO]

    October 19, 2008 | 10:04 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Sen. John McCain and Sen. Joe Lieberman defended Sarah Palin during a conference call with Jewish leaders and supporters Sunday

    During the morning “tele town hall” meeting, McCain said his running mate was criticized as a “threat to the left-wing feminist...

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  • MUSIC: ‘That Yemenite Kid’  Diwon makes a mix tape—in Yiddish

    By Daniel Sieradski

    October 7, 2008 | 2:12 am

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- Courtesy of Diwon, the artist formerly known as DJ Handler and otherwise known as the executive director of Modular Moods and Shemspeed.com, comes this fresh mix of pop, hip-hop, electronica and . . . Yiddish?

    We spoke to "That Yemenite Kid" and asked him what's...

  • The Great Awakening

    By Rob Eshman

    August 14, 2008 | 12:53 am

    The Rev. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church will hold back-to-back public conversations this Saturday, Aug. 16, with the two presumptive presidential candidates, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain. The conversations, on the topic of "Compassion and Leadership," will be broadcast...
  • Rabbi reports from Saudi interfaith conclave: We must seize the moment

    By Rabbi David Rosen

    July 30, 2008 | 3:30 am

    MADRID (JTA) -- When King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announced his intention some three months ago to reach out to the leaders of the main religions of the world to convene an interfaith dialogue and to work together to address major global challenges, there was no shortage of...
  • AUDIO: Norman Corwin, Radio Zionist—‘Tel Aviv’ (1944)

    By The Web Guy

    July 14, 2008 | 3:17 am

    It's 1944 and the Columbia Broadcasting System announcer gives time-checks in Eastern War Time. On Columbia Workshop, it's time for a half hour by Norman Corwin, the star hyphenate writer-director-producer of 30s and 40s radio drama. Corwin, says Wikipedia, 'was among the first...

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