Mizraḥi nation, revisited.
And the Yiddish song that embodies shtetl nostalgia.
Country music from the Negev.
How Yamma made Psalm 104 a runaway hit.
The noted author and political thinker drops by our studio to talk about his other passion: Israeli music and the ways it has shaped the country.
Israel’s Mizraḥi Rihanna.
The annual piyyut festival.
From ḥasidic melody to Zionist anthem.
An Indian who fell in love with the Jewish state.
Why a cheesy competition with bad music and outrageous costumes matters.
The Eurovision contest and the mini-marts.
Naomi Shemer’s “Let It Be.”
From Independence Day celebrations to Eurovision.
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