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New music: Yamma Ensemble

Fresh new Israeli music on Chavah to light up your Hanukkah celebration:Yamma Ensemble – Yamma
This is Yamma Ensemble's first album, and I think you fine Chavah listeners are in for a treat. They have a rich, authentic Middle Eastern sound that you fine listeners will very much enjoy. Their songs are takes on Biblical poetry and ancient Jewish songs; it’s right up your alley. Give it a listen and if you enjoy, you can purchase their music or donate over at Yamma's music page. Happy Hanukkah!

US recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel

It was 50 years ago, on June 7th, 1967, Jerusalem returned to Jewish hands after nearly 2000 years. And today, December 6th, 2017, the President of the United States announced in an historic moment that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and will move its embassy to Jerusalem. Israel celebrated by lighting up Jerusalem’s ancient walls with the flag of the US and Israel:And lighting up Jerusalem’s Bridge of Strings with red, white and blue:
I just videoed Jerusalem’s Bridge of Strings lit up in Red White and Blue and Blue and White in honor of the historic and just US recognition of #Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. All countries who value peace, freedom and justice should follow suit. pic.twitter.com/u3hxseDuWw— Michael Dickson (@michaeldickson) December 6, 2017Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likewise rejoiced, noting the historic moment at hand:We here at Chavah Messianic Radio rejoice, as should everyone who follows the God of I…

New music: Ashira – El Ne’eman (Faithful God)

It's high time for some fresh new Israeli Messianic music, yeah?Ashira - El Ne'eman (Faithful God)
This beautiful new album is produced and recorded in Israel by Israeli Messianic believers Shirel Leonidov and Eli Ben-Moshe. Its fresh, vibrant sound puts Hebrew Scriptures to bright melodies - I think you all will quite enjoy this fine album.(And thanks to Ashira for giving us permission to play their music on our station - todah raba!)

Can you help? Miqedem raising funds for new album

Shalom Chavah Messianic Radio fans,Miqedem has quickly become one of the most popular music groups on Chavah. Their rich, vibrant eastern sounds framing the words of the Hebrew Bible brings something fresh and new to the Messianic Jewish music genre.

They are raising funds for a new album – would you help them?

I just contributed $100 – will you help out as well? Everything we do here at Chavah Messianic Radio is free to you; since you have received freely, will you give freely? Thanks for helping Messiah’s musicians, fine Chavah fans.

Aviad Cohen has passed away

Friends, I’m saddened to announce that Messianic musician Aviad Cohen has passed away yesterday, according to a Facebook post from his family. I knew Aviad for many years; he contributed his music to Chavah years ago, and before that, I knew him through my younger brother when the two of them met in person by chance in Jerusalem.Aviad produced 4 albums for God, including 3 techno albums and 1 Scripture reading album:Hooked on the TruthFirestarterGood News to Mission ControlScripturesonics Vol. 1: The Good NewsAviad’s last album, Scripturesonics, is a stirring Scripture reading album set to orchestral music. It’s my personal favorite.Aviad made big splashes when he, as a conservative Jew and rapper known as 50 Shekel, came to belief in Yeshua as Israel’s messiah. His public conversion made him a target for anti-missionaries and Jews who considered his belief in Yeshua to be a betrayal of Judaism.At the time of this writing, it's not clear how Aviad died. One friend says he passed a…

L’Shana Tova from Chavah Messianic Radio

Shalom friends,Here's to wishing you a very joyful Rosh Hashana. From all of us at Chavah Messianic Radio, l'shana tova u'metuka! To a happy and sweet year ahead, holy friends! Hear the sound of the shofar on this Yom Teruah and listen in anticipation of that Great Shofar Blast signaling the return of King Messiah. Curious about Rosh Hashana, but unsure what to do? Here’s How You Can Keep Rosh Hashana. Want to go deeper? 10 remembrances during the shofar blasts of Rosh Hashana.A sweet year ahead for you fine disciples of the Master. Blessings to you all, holy friends!

New music: Dan & Melissa David - Visions of Messiah

Shalom fine Chavah fans,The second of 5 albums contributed by veteran Messianic musicians Dan & Melissa David is now live on the station:Dan & Melissa David – Visions of Messiah
Enjoy the fresh new music for Messiah, fine Messianic music lovers!

New music: Dan & Melissa David - Draw Me Close

Shalom friends,I’m please to announce new music on the station, contributed by the artist for your listening pleasure, fine Chavah fans:Dan & Melissa David – Draw Me Close
This Messianic Jewish couple – with Dan on the violin and Melissa on the paino - have produced some beautiful tunes for Messiah, having produced 3 albums and two instrumental albums over the years.I’m glad to report that the Davids have sent us all 5 albums for play on Chavah Messianic Radio – hallelu! I know you fine Messianic music fans will enjoy Draw Me Close. Please support the Davids by purchasing the album or donating.Thanks to Dan & Melissa for contributing their music to the station. And thank you, fine Chavah fans, for supporting Messiah’s musicians. Enjoy the new music.

New music: Melody Joy - Awakening

Shalom Messianic music fans,I’m overjoyed to annouce new music on the station just in time for shabbat:Melody Joy – AwakeningMelody’s first album, The Beginning, has already received a great reception on Chavah, with powerful songs like New Jerusalem and beautiful takes on old hymns like Great is Thy Faithfulness.I think this new album is going to be a blessing to you fine Chavah listeners. Songs of encouragement like You Are Here, and stirring ensembles of worship like After All, all set to Melody’s powerful, passionate vocals. Great music for the Lord! What a blessing.I’m thankful to Melody Joy herself for contributing this new album, her hard work and fruit of her labors, to Chavah Messianic Radio. Thank you, Melody! Messianic music fans, if you enjoy the album, I’d encourage you to buy it over at melodyjoyofficial.com! Your buying the album supports Messiah’s musicians – without that, no music gets made. Thanks for your support, fine Chavah fans.p.s. Check out her singing a cover …

New music: James Block – Selah Vol. 2

Shalom Chavah fans,We’ve got some new Messianic music on the station, courtesy of the artist himself:James Block – Selah Vol. 2This is James’ 2nd album. The previous album, Selah, has been on Chavah for quite some time and has received a welcoming reception by listeners, with well-ranked songs like Overcame, Psalm 18 and Prayer, Daniel 9.James was gracious to send us his latest album, Selah Vol. 2, some time ago – we just now got around to getting it on the station. I think you fine Chavah fans will enjoy Block’s beautiful piano, passionate singing, and orchestral sound; a joyful sound for the Lord!Give it a listen and let me know what you think. Like the music? Support Messiah’s musicians and purchase the new album over at shalomyisrael.com

New music: Marty Goetz & Misha - L’Dor V’Dor

Shalom holy friends,Brand new Messianic Jewish music for your listening pleasure. Our dear friend, Messianic music pioneer, and holy brother in the Lord, Marty Goetz & his daughter Misha have put together a wonderful new album.Marty Goetz & Misha – L’Dor V’Dor: From Generation to GenerationYou can purchase this wonderful new album here for an easy $16. Thanks for supporting Messiah’s musicians, friends!I had the pleasure of meeting Marty Goetz last night. I spoke with him and talked to him about Chavah Messianic Radio. He was gracious and said, “How can we get the new album to you to play on the station?”Yours truly with Marty Goetz, taken just last night!I told him I was already a financial backer of the new album via Indiegogo; I should receive the new album soon enough. But another listener, Marty Blume, who has helped Chavah Messianic Radio greatly in the last few months, got the new album on the station just a day prior to all this. Thanks to both Marty’s! For the uniniti…

New music: David Abramsky – Revive the Heart

Shalom friends,New music on Chavah Messianic Radio to sweeten your shabbat:David Abramsky – Revive the HeartDavid found our station via social media and reached out to us to get his music on the station. I gave it a listen and immediately approved it – it’s an beautiful instrumental work featuring Abramsky’s skillful cello and piano. David describes the album like this:In this CD I've grouped the more upbeat tracks near the beginning, and have let the music gradually relax and soothe as you continue to the final track.  I love layering the cello ("Rachel Weeping for Her Children" has six cellos!) and doing a piano duet with me playing all four hands ("Like A River Glorious")!  A classic Messianic tune, "Awake O Israel", is the focus for a fun arrangement--a departure from my more relaxing material.  Many listeners have emailed asking for some solo cello work so this CD contains a collection of four Jewish melodies, all on solo cello.  There's noth…

New Israeli music: Shai Sol - Yesh Or (There is a Light)

Shalom friends,We've got some brand new, hot-off-the-presses Israeli Messianic Jewish music on Chavah:Shai Sol - Yesh Or (There is a Light)Shai has remarkable vocal and musical talents. She appeared on national Israeli television on HaKokhav HaBa (The Next Star). She is part of the Tel Aviv-based music group Miqedem, which has been quite popular on Chavah and the international Messianic world. Read more about her background on her bio at Kehila News.This new album from Shai has an upbeat, modern, and refined sound. I think you fine Chavah fans will enjoy! If you like her music, please support her by purchasing her album. Thanks for supporting Messiah’s musicians.

New feature: Trending songs

Shalom Chavah fans, and happy 4th of July to all our US listeners.We rolled out a new feature that lets you view all trending songs:Trending songs lets you peruse through songs that have recently been thumbed up on Chavah. To access trending, just click “Trending” icon in the top left:This will take you to the trending page. On the trending page, you can click the left or right arrows to browse through recently liked songs by the Chavah Messianic Radio audience:Give it a spin, hope you enjoy!

New music: Zola Levitt with Marty Goetz - Faith in the Fire

Shalom Chavah fans,Some new (old!) music on Chavah: Zola Levitt with Marty Goetz – Faith in the FireI’m please  The late Zola Levitt, who was a pioneer in the Messianic movement and unveiled the Jewish roots of Messiah faith to many Christians through his books, music, and his television show.He was an advocate for Christians celebrating the Feasts back in the 1970s and 1980s. I think many Christians discovered Hebrew Roots and the Messianic Movement because of him.Faith in the Fire is one of several albums Zola created. This one is unique in that he had the inimitable Marty Goetz carry the vocals. I think you all will enjoy this blast from 1994.While Zola passed away in 2006, his ministry lives on through his wife: Levitt.com, where you can purchase Faith in the Fire and Zola’s other albums.

New music: Baht Rivka Whitten – Come to the Waters

Shalom Messianic music fans,Fresh new Messianic Jewish music from Israel is now live on Chavah:Baht Rivka Whitten – Come to the WatersLechu LeMayim, Come to the Waters, released just months ago, is 3rd album from Baht Rivka Whitten. The first two have been quite popular on Chavah Messianic Radio:Baht Rivka Whitten – For Such a Time As ThisBaht Rivka Whitten – My Soul ThirstsThe Whittens, who are personal friends of ours, have put much time and effort and finances into creating this beautiful album for Messiah. Rivka says this is “her best music yet!”If you enjoy her music, please support her by purchasing the new album. You can also donate to her ministry. Thanks for supporting Messiah’s musicians, friends. Enjoy the new music! And an early shabbat shalom to all of you in Yeshua the risen Messiah, Sovereign King over all nations. Peace.

New music: Renalee – Fragrance of Heaven

Fresh new Hebrew Roots music on Chavah:Renalee - Fragrance of HeavenRenalee reached out to me and contributed this album for play on Chavah – thanks guys! I gave the album a listen and I found the songs to be worshipful, full of beauty, and quite fitting for you fine Chavah fans. Enjoy!

New feature: Play song by tag

Here’s a cool little feature we just deployed, that we hope you like:You can now play songs by tag.When a song plays, you’ll now see the tags as individual, clickable buttons beneath the song ranking:Click any one of those tags, and Chavah will play another song with that tag. Cool, eh?Enjoy, fine Chavah fans.

New music: Carlos Perdomo - Psalms, Prayers, and Songs

Shalom Messianic music fans,We’ve got some fresh new music on the station for you: Carlos Perdomo – Psalms, Prayers, and SongsCarlos is a good friend of the station. He reached out to us the other week and contributed his latest work for the Lord for play on Chavah Messianic Radio. Thanks, Carlos!If you enjoy Carlos’s newest music, please support Messiah’s musicians! Purchase Carlos Perdomo’s latest album.Enjoy the new music for Messiah, fine Chavah fans.

New music: Joshua Aaron - Bo Yeshua

Shalom friends! Chag sameach, happy feast of Shavuot! Shavuot is the Biblical feast when God gave the Torah to Israel some 3500 years ago. And on Shavuot some 2000 years ago, God poured out His spirit on the people in Jerusalem, an event so historic it changed the course of history and induced the ingathering of all nations to the God of Israel in an event the Church still remembers to this day as Pentecost.With all that said, here’s some music to boost your joy:Joshua Aaron – Bo YeshuaThis is Joshua Aaron’s very first album, 15 songs of live Messianic Jewish praises, entitled Bo Yeshua (Come Yeshua). Like the album? Please support Messiah’s musicians by purchasing Bo Yeshua.I hope you enjoy this music for Messiah, fine Chavah fans. Celebrate on His feast day!

New music: Micha’el Eliyahu BenDavid – Kol Yonah

Shalom friends,We’ve rolled out some new music on Chavah Messianic Radio, and I think you’re going to love it:Micha’el & Ashley BenDavid – Kol Yonah (Voice of a Dove)Micha’el is a dear friend of mine and of Chavah – in fact, we also run his website, EmetZionMusic.com.I truly believe new album – his 7th, hallelu! – is his best yet. I’ve written a review of the album – go read it, and you’ll find a free download from the new album waiting for you.If you enjoy this beautiful worship album that Micha’el and his wife have produced for the Lord and for your joy, I encourage you to support Micha’el by purchasing the album for $15.Enjoy the new tunes for the Lord, fine Chavah fans!

New music: Joshua Aaron – Every Tribe

Shalom Messianic music fans,Fresh new music for Messiah on the station:Joshua Aaron – Every TribeJoshua Aaron has some of the most popular music on Chavah; his song Gadol Elohai ranks as the #20th top-ranked song of all-time on Chavah. We’re certain you fine Chavah fans will love this new album.Every Tribe is a new release by Joshua Aaron. We reached out to Joshua inquiring about playing this new album on Chavah, and he graciously gave us permission. Since he’s freely given, let’s repay his kindness: you can purchase his music over at joshua-aaron.com. Also, check out his music videos on YouTube. Here’s a new video from the opening song on this new album:

New music: Moshav – Shabbat Vol. 1

Fresh Jewish music on Chavah just in time for shabbat: Moshav is one of the most well-known Jewish music groups in the world. They learned music under the late R. Shlomo Carlebach, made a name for themselves in Israel and subsequently the nations, and they have since produced 10 albums spanning 3 decades. Some of their latest work includes a collaboration with Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu. While Moshav is not Christian or Messianic, they do have a modern sound rich in righteousness and love for goodness, for Israel, for Torah, for shabbat; their music can teach us and enrich us. I consider them a light to the nations.  So, a year or two ago I reached out to Moshav's lead singer, Yehuda Solomon, and asked him if we could play Moshav's music on Chavah Messianic Radio. He graciously replied yes, they'd be honored to have their music played to a Christian and Messianic audience. And now we’re finally making that happen. Give their music a listen and, if you’d be so genero…

New music: Birgitta Veksler – Ana Elech

New Messianic music from Jerusalem to help you enter shabbat: Birgitta Veksler - Ana Elech (Where Will I Go)Birgitta has musical chops! She was a lead singer in an IDF army music band, and she finished in the top 10 in Kochav Nolad, the Israeli version of American Idol. Ana Elech (Where Will I Go) is a collection of ten songs written by Birgitta, inspired by psalms and performed in their original language - Hebrew. The songs reflect the longing for a savior, the Messiah, that is embedded in the heart of the Jewish people. Birgitta hopes that her music will impart a yearning for a more intimate relationship with God. Thanks to our friend Marty Blume for getting Birgitta's music on the station. If you fine Messianic music fans would be so kind, please support Birgitta Veksler by purchasing her music. Enjoy! And an early shabbat shalom to you all.

New feature: Submit lyrics & tags

Shalom, holy friends and fans of Messiah’s music.I’ve rolled out some new features this week on Chavah that I think you may like.First up, lyrics and tags. Chavah now allows you, the listener, to submit lyrics or tags for a song.To start, click Submit tags for this song:Alternately, click Lyrics and then Submit lyrics for this song:Doing either of these will take you to the song edit page:Here you can type the lyrics for the song, or enter tags for a song.Lyrics can be encouraging to read as they often amplify the Scriptures. It also helps to include English translations for songs have Hebrew, French, or Spanish lyrics.FAQ: What should I do for songs that have Hebrew lyrics?My default stance is to include the English transliteration of the Hebrew, e.g.“Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu”If you’re comfortable with Hebrew, by all means include it in the lyrics, as many of our listeners are also Hebrew speakers:שמע ישראל יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחדIf you do type the Hebrew lyrics, please include an …

New music: Greg Silverman – I AM

Rollout! Brand new Messianic Jewish music on Chavah, the first album released in 2017: Greg Silverman - I AM
Friends of the station Greg & Rosa Silverman released this brand new album earlier this month. Greg gave us the thumbs up to play it on Chavah radio – thanks Greg! Dubbed as Messianic Jewish soul music, this new album features Paul Wilbur, Joshua Aaron, and Black Jewelz joining forces with Greg and Rosa to produce something beautiful that I think you fine Chavah listeners will enjoy. You can purchase the album over at http://www.gregsilverman.com/ – thanks for supporting Messiah’s musicians, fine Chavah fans.

New music: Yariv Goldman – Elekha

Shalom friends,There’s some beautiful new Jewish music we’ve begun playing on Chavah, contributed by a listener:Yariv Goldman – ElekhaGoldman has some beautiful Scripture songs on this album, I think you fine Chavah fans will enjoy.You can purchase Goldman’s music over at his website for $16.

New music: Eli & Rachel Haitov – Bou Elav

New Messianic music for you all: Israeli brother and sister Eli & Rachel Haitov have teamed up with Messianic music veteral Marc Chopinsky (of Israel’s Hope fame) to produce this beautiful Hebrew album:Eli & Rachel Haitov – Bou Elav (Come to Him)Some really beautiful, fresh tunes for the Lord in the holy language, straight from the holy land. You can purchase this album over at Eli & Rachel’s bandcamp page. Thanks for supporting Messiah’s musicians.Enjoy, fine Messianic music fans!

New music: Ash Soular – The Remnant

New music rollout! Our good friend Ash Soular reached out to us at Chavah and contributed her new album to the station.If you’re unfamiliar with Ash, she’s got a beautiful voice and is probably the best electric guitar player in the Messianic world. I think you guys will enjoy her new album:Ash Soular – The RemnantYou can purchase her album, and watch her new music video for the album, over at www.AshSoular.com. Thanks for supporting Messiah’s musicians.Enjoy the new music for Messiah, fine Chavah fans!

Chavah now on TuneIn radio (and Sonos!)

Shalom friends,Good news! Chavah is now on TunIn radio, which means you can play Chavah via an app on your phone, or broadcast Chavah throughout your home with Sonos speakers.If you want to listen to Chavah via the TuneIn Radio app, download the TuneIn app on your phone’s app store:TuneIn for iPhone and iPadTuneIn for AndroidTuneIn for Windows PhoneOnce installed, search for Chavah and you’ll see our station. Being on TuneIn radio also means being able to play Chavah music on your Sonos speakers in your house. To do that, launch your Sonos app and go to Stations, and search for Chavah. Enjoy!