Gilad Segev Presents “Heroes” in New York, Palo Alto, and Los Angeles (May 2024)
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by Josh Shron
3d ago
HEROES is an illuminating and unifying experience that honors the heroic acts of October 7th. It is dedicated to those who lost their lives while saving the lives of others on that horrific day. Jewish heroes throughout history are also honored and woven into the program. The multimedia stage experience incorporates songs and videos with live music, together with touching documentary scenes, and high-tech video artwork, effects, and lighting. In the interest of accessibility for wide-reaching audiences, the storytelling and speaking parts will be in English. Leading the HEROES project is Gil ..read more
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Israel Hour Radio – Episode #1183: Israeli Music Time Machine – 1974
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by Josh Shron
1M ago
Koolulam Over the last several months, Israel Hour Radio has kept you up to date with the latest Israeli music, born of pain and pride during this time of war. It’s reminiscent of another time of war – the Yom Kippur War of 1973. It began 50 years (nearly to the day) before the horrific attacks of October 7, 2023, and like our current conflict, Israel was taken by surprise on one of its most sacred days of the year. Israel suffered many losses during that war, and much of the music released the following year reflected that sad reality. So this week on Israel Hour Radio, we bring you the most ..read more
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Israel Hour Radio – Episode #1182: Sing, Sing A Song
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by Josh Shron
1M ago
Koolulam Clay Aiken once said: “A song can be more than words and music … when sung with soul a song carries you to another world, to a place where no matter how much pain you feel, you are never alone.” Well, in today’s very painful world, so many in Israel and around the world have turned to singing to help ease the pain and bring people together. Ever since October 7th, the internet has been flooded with videos of communal singing, in which thousands of people filled up auditoriums, stadiums, or schoolyards to sing their hearts out. The result? A few moments of sheer joy. This week’s Israel ..read more
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Presenting Israel’s Entry To Eurovision 2024: “Hurricane” by Eden Golan
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by Josh Shron
1M ago
It’s finally here! After weeks of waiting and plenty of controversy, Israel finally revealed its official entry to Eurovision 2024: “Hurricane” by Eden Golan. This year, Israel wanted to share with the world the pain and anguish the country felt since the October 7 attacks. However, Israel’s original entry entitled “October Rain” was not accepted by the Eurovision Broadcasting Union, who deemed it “too political”. After many appeals, much debate, and some creative alterations, “Hurricane” was born. Here are the lyrics to “Hurricane” by Eden Golan. What do you think of Israel’s entry to Eurovi ..read more
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Israel Hour Radio – Episode #1181: From Meaningful To Mundane
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by Josh Shron
1M ago
What does Israeli music sound like today? A mix of everything. Some of it is sad, some of it hopeful, some of it patriotic. And some…is just back to normal. This week on Israel Hour Radio, you’ll hear it all – from love songs to the country, to plain old love songs that could be recorded anytime. From painful songs about our hostages, to painful songs in memory of fallen Israeli soldiers. From classic Israeli songs heard in a whole new light, to classic Jewish texts reimagined. A meaningful mix of new Israeli music, sprinkled with a few ounces of the mundane. We’ll also remember Israeli singe ..read more
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Israel Hour Radio – Episode #1180: Sad Music From My Happy Place
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by Josh Shron
1M ago
Ask Josh Shron about his ‘happy place,’ and he’ll tell you: number one is on the beach in Tel Aviv, and number two is behind the control board at WRSU Studios in New Jersey. This week he comes to you from Happy Place 2 for the first time in six months, and you can just hear the excitement in his voice! Despite his joy, he also brings along a playlist of emotional songs about the ‘matzav’ (situation)…with new Israeli music mourning those we’ve lost, praying for those we miss, and celebrating our beloved homeland. You’ll also meet Israel’s newly-crowned representative to Eurovision 2024, and ge ..read more
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Israel Hour Radio – Episode #1179: Saluting Our Men and Women In Green
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by Josh Shron
2M ago
We’ve focused on the victims, we’ve focused on the survivors…but how about a show dedicated to the soldiers? The men and women of the IDF are putting their lives on the line each and every day, fighting on the front lines or behind the scenes. They are all true HEROES, defending our right to exist! This week, Israel Hour Radio salutes our chayalim during this time of war, with positive, uplifting songs of strength, heroism, patriotism, and dedication. You’ll emerge from the hour with a heightened sense of pride in our men and women in green! (Original Air Date: January 28, 2024) ️ the show? H ..read more
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Eden Golan Will Represent Israel In Eurovision 2024
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by Josh Shron
2M ago
Eden Golan (Shai Franco) The jury has spoken…and Eden Golan will represent Israel in the upcoming 2024 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden. As part of tonight’s finale of “HaKochav Haba” (The Next Star), the reality television show in which Israel’s representative is selected, Eden beat out finalists Or Cohen and Mika Moshe to win her ticket to Malmo. Eden wowed the judges from her very first performance of the season, as she auditioned with an inspiring performance of the song “Rise Up”: In the show’s finale, Eden’s final performance was Aerosmith’s “Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”, which s ..read more
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Israel Hour Radio – Episode #1178: Musical Therapy
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by Josh Shron
2M ago
Music is amazing. It can raise you up or knock you down with just a few well-placed notes or lyrics. And somehow, the music in Israel since October 7 has been able to take us on all kinds of highs and lows. Each week, we at Israel Hour Radio have taken you on a musical roller-coaster ride, throwing your emotions into overdrive. But this week, just by coincidence, it seems we have more uplifting songs than we’ve had in a while. And despite the pain, we have plenty of good reasons to be optimistic, even during these dark days. No, not all of this week’s brand new songs will put a smile on your ..read more
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Israel Hour Radio – Episode #1177: One Hundred Days
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by Josh Shron
3M ago
It’s been more than 100 days. 100 agonizing days of darkness. Of heartbreak. Of pain. 100 days of despair. The world recently marked 100 days since the horrific events of October 7, with special emphasis on the hostages that remain in Hamas captivity. This is a milestone we never imagined we’d reach. As painful as it is to think about the plight of these beautiful men, women, and children, it’s so important for us to keep them in our hearts and minds every single day. So this week on Israel Hour Radio, we mark this tragic milestone with a recap of the songs that have emerged in support of our ..read more
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