Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sign-in with Chavah: Persona shut-off and the new Chavah v3

Shalom friends!

Right now when you sign-in to Chavah, you’ll get a scary red message about “persona.org shutting down”:

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Yikes!

Some of you have asked what this means. Well, good news and bad news:

  • The good news is: Chavah is doing great, and certainly not shutting down, of course! SmileChavah is more popular than ever, with several thousand listeners and a growing library of music for Messiah.
  • The bad news is: the sign-in technology we’re using, Mozilla Persona, is shutting down.

What this means is, you won’t be able to sign-in to Chavah after Novermber 30th unless we release the new version of Chavah. The new version of Chavah, Chavah v3, doesn’t use Persona, and will let you sign in with your existing email address.

We’re working super hard every day trying to get Chavah v3 done before the November 30th deadline!

Bottom line:

  • Chavah will continue working no matter what. Smile
  • Signing-in to Chavah will stop working on November 30th. Crying face
  • The next version of Chavah, v3, will let you sign in using your email address, without using the dying Persona service. Hot smile
  • We’re scrambling to finish Chavah v3 before November 30th, so that you’ll still be able to sign in.Party smile

Please pray for us in getting Chavah v3 done! We think it’s an awesome version with some super cool new features and social interactions that amplify Messiah and his music.

We’ll have another post here in a week or two to get an update on the status of the new Chavah v3 as the November 30th deadline approaches.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Chavah working smoothly once again

The audio problems you all have been experiencing are fixed!

We migrated off of the server that had the failing hard disk, restored audio from backup, performed several hours of hand-tweaking the files (oiy!) – but we’re back and rolling.

All songs should sound perfect now – no clips, no skips.

Also, album art and artist images should now be fixed now, too.

If you hear any broken songs or see any broken images, please let me know in the comments.

Thanks!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Chavah audio problems: stay tuned

*update September 19th 2016: the problem is now fixed.*

Shalom, folks.

Some of you may have noticed some audio files skipping or not playing at all. And also some images not showing up.

This is due to a hardware failure on one of our server computers which hosts Chavah’s music and album art. On the server, one of the hard disks has failing sectors, resulting in corrupted audio files.

We are working with our host to get a new server up. We envision having this fixed in the next week or so. Thanks for your patience in the meantime!

-Judah and the Chavah team

Monday, September 5, 2016

New Music: Tapestry of Praise - Tikvah

Shalom, friends. We’ve got some beautiful new music on the station contributed by the artists themselves:

Tapestry of Praise – Tikvah

I listened to this album and found it to be some really beautiful music for the Lord. I hope you all enjoy.

You can purchase the album digitally for an easy $10. Thanks for supporting Messiah’s musicians.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New music: Paul Wilbur – Forever Good

Messianic music pioneer Paul Wilbur, perhaps the most well-known Messianic musician whose original music and covers are heard in Messianic congregations around the world, has released a new album:

Paul Wilbur – Forever Good, which you can purchase over at WilburMinistries.com

You can now hear Forever Good on Chavah Messianic Radio.

This new album contains 10 new beautiful and rich songs for the Lord. I know you guys will be blessed by these.

I encourage you to support Messiah’s musicians by purchasing Forever Good for $12.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Philip Stanley Klein has passed away

Sad news, friends. Philip Stanley Klein, the Messianic Jewish musician and friend of Chavah Messianic Radio, has passed away at the age of 76.



 A few years ago, Philip had personally contributed all his music to Chavah, and his song Lord of the World quickly became one of the top-rated songs on Chavah. Philip knew about about that, and several times spoke to me how encouraging that was that his music glorified God in a big way.

In 2014, he related to me that he was struggling with cancer. Even still, he remained in good spirits, praising God. When I inquired of his health a few months back, he simply said, "I'm in the Lord's hands!"

Philip's music inspired numerous Messianic artists over the years. As recently as last year, his beautiful ballad When I Worship You inspired both a cover song and album of the same name from Jonathan Settel.

The words to Philip's hit song apply fittingly here:

"When I worship you
All my fears are gone
Everything is new
You and I are one
When I sing to You
The power of the Lord
Covers all I do

When I worship you"

May the Lord whom Philip worship and served raise him up on the day the Creator, blessed be He, deems fit. All Philip's fears are gone as he worships the Lord, no longer from afar, but in His presence.

You'll be missed, Philip Klein. Thank you, from the bottom of our heart, from all of us at Chavah Messianic Radio and the fans listening for your life of service, praise and joy in the Messiah.

Fine Chavah fans, you can support Philip's family by purchasing his music for Messiah.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

New music: Navi - Where We Are

Shalom, Chavah fans. We've got some new indie Messianic Jewish music on the station. I hope you give it a listen:

Navi - Where We Are

http://messianicradio.com/?artist=navi?album=where+we+are 
This is the debut album for Navi with all songs written and performed by Yudit Lang, Kimberly Moore, Jacob Nagler, and Matthew Gliebe. Additional support was provided by various artists.

Give it a listen! I hope you guys enjoy.

Shalom,
-Judah