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Friday, January 23, 2015

New music: Sha’arei Hashamayim – The Olive Tree

A pre-shabbat treat for you, fine Messiah music lovers: a brand new album from our friends, Sha'arei Hashamayim - The Olive Tree.

These guys have had 2 of their songs on Chavah for years -- and they're well ranked. Particularly, their hit song Mashiach Ben Yosef has been highly ranked by the listeners. So we think you'll enjoy the album!

Enjoy, fine Chavah fans! And an early shabbat shalom to you.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Giving thanks: Lori S.

Chavah listener Lori S. wrote something really encouraging today, friends, a true story inspired by Messiah’s music. Here’s what she had to say:

I love listening to Chavah Messianic Radio. Today your station blessed a nursing home in Florida. A Jewish lady comes to the nursing home service that I attend on Wednesday. Today, she was feeling sad, and the chaplain spoke to her about the importance of her Jewish heritage. Then I suggested that we sing the Sh'ma. I knew it because I listen to it all the time via your station. Next week we are going to learn how to sing it so we can sing it regularly.

After the service we encountered a new patient. I asked her if she would like to come to church next week. She said, "I don't go to church, I go to temple." I told her that I LOVED Jewish things. Then I asked her if she knew the Sh'ma. She sang it with me. Then the chaplain came by and she sang it to him too. That opened the door to a wonderful conversation between the two of them.

Shalom!

Hallelu!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New music: Jimmie Black - Blessing & Honor

Shalom, Chavah fans. Some new music rolling out! Jimmie Black sent us this album for play on Chavah. Enjoy!

Jimmie Black – Blessing & Honor

Enjoy the new music for Messiah, fine Chavah fans. And if you enjoy Jimmie’s freely given gift, return the favor by supporting Messiah’s musicians and buying his music over at JimmieBlackMusic.net

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New feature: User profile

Brand new feature: User profile, i.e. Chavah tells you what she thinks of you.

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Check this out! Chavah is super intelligent, learning your song likes and dislikes, streaming more of the good stuff. Now you can see what Chavah thinks of your tastes and listening habits.

To use this new feature:

  1. Sign-in if you haven’t yet.
  2. Click your email address in the top left:image
  3. You’re done! Chavah will show you your profile, rank, statistics, the whole shebang:
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Chavah will tell you what kind of songs you like, your favorite albums, your favorite artists, how long you've been a member, likes, dislikes, your overall user ranking, and more.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Chavah feature: Sign-in

Shalom, Messianic music fans.

Yesterday we rolled out a brand new Chavah feature: sign-in.

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(Notice the “Sign in” on the right)

Have you ever listened to Chavah on more than one device? Maybe you listen on your PC and your tablet. Or maybe on your Mac and your mobile phone?

If you have, there’s a problem: all your likes aren’t there on your other devices. All the songs you “liked” on your PC don’t show as “liked” on your tablet, for instance.

Sign-In fixes that.

You can now Sign-In on each device, letting you keep your likes and dislikes on all your devices.

Cool, yeah?

Here’s how to sign-in:

  1. Click the “Sign in” link in the top-left corner of the screen:
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  2. Clicking sign-in will bring up the sign-in screen:image

    Put in your email address. You may be asked to verify your email address. For example, if you have a Gmail address, it may ask you to verify your Gmail name and password.
  3. You’re done! You should see your signed-in status in the top-left of the screen:

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Sign-in notes

  • It’s simplified: you don’t need a new password for Chavah. Just sign-in with your existing email address.
  • No passwords are shared with us; all we know is your email address.
  • Your email address is treated like a precious jewel. Never shared with anyone, never spammed. It’s used to keep track of your likes/dislikes across devices.
  • It’s not required: you don’t have to sign-in to listen to Chavah. Only if you want to like/dislike or request songs, you’ll need to sign-in.
  • You don’t have to sign-in every time; signing-in once should stick around on that device indefinitely. In other words, once you’ve signed-in, Chavah gets out of your way and behaves just like it did before.

Problems signing in? Please comment on this post and let me know.

Hope you enjoy, fine Chavah fans!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New music: Ted Pearce – Warsaw Sessions

Ted Pearce – Warsaw Sessions

We’re really indebted to Ted Pearce, who reached out to us at Chavah Messianic Radio and contributed his latest professional and spirit-filled works to the station, to the benefit of you, the fine Messianic music aficionado. That’s Ted for you:

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Ted is one of the very best Messianic musicians. As I told him, I tell you: Ted’s got 8 songs in the top 70 ranked songs on Chavah, in plain English, he’s one of the best Messianic musicians according to you Chavah fans.

I bet the number of Ted Pearce songs in the top 70 is going to increase with this new music he’s sending us.

The first album he’s sent us is Warsaw Sessions, performed with Cultural Xchange. Here’s the press release:

Beginning in Feb 2013, recording artist Ted Pearce started work on a series of recordings in Hollywood California, Warsaw Poland, and Jerusalem Israel. These various recordings featured a wide variety of musicians & genres, as the influences of each city and culture were manifest in the respective songs being recorded.

Warsaw Sessions CX#1 is Produced by Pawel Zarecki & co-produced by Jamie Hilsden, this disk started as an experiment of bringing some of the greatest musicians of Poland together with several Israeli musicians, including Watchman Vision & Jamie Hilsden to make a joyful sound of praise from Poland! Making a cameo appearance, Deborah Kline-Iantorno sings on “Who Has Ascended?” and Jadzia Zarecka is a featured vocalist on “Psalm 2”. The idea behind this CD is building bridges between Poland and Israel, so it’s an eclectic collection of Polish and Israeli influences in the music. Originally released in Tubingen Germany March 2014 to kick off a two month eurotour, Warsaw Sessions debuted in America at Messiah College 2014 with rising star and Israeli singer, Elihana Elias, joining Ted onstage.

I hope you guys enjoy Ted’s music, and if you do, please support him! You can buy his songs in time for Chanukah over at tedpearce.com

Monday, December 1, 2014

New music: James Block - Selah

Shalom, fine Chavah fans. We've loaded Chavah up with some brand new music from James Block, a recording artist from Jerusalem.

James Block - Selah

Enjoy, fine Chavah fans!