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New feature: My Likes

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Shalom Chavah fans,We’ve rolled out a new feature on Chavah: My LikesTo access it, click “my likes” link on the home screen:
(Not seeing the My Likes link? You’ll need to sign in.)Clicking it will take you to the My Likes page:My Likes lets you view  your thumbed-up songs (ordered by most recent). You can scroll through all your likes, and you can also search for a particular liked song/artist/album. In the image below, I typed “bless” in the search box, so songs matching that search show up in the results:Clicking any of the results will play that song instantly for you.
My Likes It also lets you view your most liked albums. To view, click the “Albums” subheader:Here I’m viewing my most liked albums: albums with highest net ratio of thumbed-up songs to thumbed-down songs. In the above screenshot, I’ve thumbed-up 22 songs on the Helen Shapiro – Gospel Collection album, and haven’t thumbed-down any songs from that album, so it is the highest ranked album for me.Clicking any of the album…

New music: Nate Benjamin - Fix My Eyes

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Fresh new holy music on Chavah:Nate Benjamin – Fix My Eyes
Nate is a well-known name in the modern Messianic music scene. His soaring vocals set to powerful words of Scripture will stir your heart towards the Lord - hallelu! If that weren't enough, this album features guest vocals from Joshua Aaron, Elisha Chernoff, and Beckah Shae - how good it is! I really think you all will enjoy. Thanks to Nate Benjamin for giving us the go-ahead to play his music on Chavah. Thank you Nate! You can purchase Fix My Eyes over at iTunes. Thanks for supporting Messiah’s musicians, fine Chavah fans.

New music: Ian Michaels & Nava Michaels - Covenant

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Shalom friends,
Two new albums in one week – we’ve been busy. Ian Michaels, a friend of Chavah Messianic Radio, has released a new album with his wife Nava, their first album together:
Ian Michaels & Nava Michaels – CovenantThe Michaels sent us this album specifically for play on Chavah. Ian describes this new work:This is a Song of Songs type collection celebrating the covenant of love between a man and a woman and the greater mystery of which human romance is only a shadow.Thanks for contributing to Chavah, Ian & Nava! Listeners, please support the work of Messiah’s musicians by purchasing the new album here.

New music: Sarah Liberman - Lev Tahor (A Pure Heart)

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Shalom Chavah fans,New Messianic music on Chavah for your listening pleasure and edification! Holy new Israeli music, in fact:Sarah Liberman – Lev Tahor (A Pure Heart)
This is Sarah Liberman’s 2nd album on Chavah. Listeners adore her first album, Lefaneicha (I Am Before You), and I think this new album will likewise satisfy the thirsty heart. Give it a listen, fine Chavah fans. If you like it, would you please support her work? Purchase Sarah Liberman’s musicDonate to ChavahThanks for supporting Messiah’s musicians in Israel. To His name be the glory!

Giving Thanks: “Chavah is that help I need…a spiritual hug!”

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Almost weekly, I receive kind messages from listeners. This morning, Donna A. said,Your music has been such a blessing to me, soothing my fears and calming my troubled heart. I love Yeshua and am His, but sometimes I  am under attack of the enemy and I need spiritual help, your music is that help I need. and if I am in the mood to praise The Lord with all my might, you are there!!! Thank you so much for being there for me and others who need spiritual hug. I wish you were on national radio, but thru my phone I can get you in my car and be blessed.How can I bless you back? Support you financially? Spread the news of your lovely site? Add you to my Facebook page? I don’t even know how I found you except I must say it was an act of The Lord!!! I’d like to know more about you your family and that adorable mystery person Cass! Thanks for getting back to me, Shalom in Yeshua ,
Donna
Thanks Donna! If there's any good in Chavah, all the glory goes to God! Your words mean a lot. It's enc…

New music: Miqedem - Vol. II

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Fresh new music for Messiah straight from Tel Aviv: Miqedem - Vol. IIThis new album, Volume II, is fresh off the presses - released just days ago. I was a financial backer of this new album because I know their music is reaching new audiences in Israel and the nations. It's stirring hearts for Messiah, even my own. I know you guys are going to love it!This holy music group from Israel is touring the United States right now -- they just arrived last week. I was fortunate to worship with them and meet them just days ago - photos below. Afterwards I spoke with lead singer Jamie Hilsden about playing this new album on Chavah Messianic Radio, and he said, "Yes! Go for it!" (Thanks Jamie!)(Here’s a few shots of me with the band!)I hope you'll check out Volume II, give it a listen, and support them by purchasing their music from miqedem.net. Enjoy the fresh tunes for Mashiach!

How does Chavah pick which songs to play?

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Listener Greg W. asks,Is there a way to tell what plays at any given time? I know we can request songs, so the programming must be tied to algorithms and lots of techy stuff…I’ve been asked this question often, so it bears a post I can link to in the future.It’s a fair question because in some ways, Chavah acts like traditional AM/FM radio station (song requests!), while in other ways, it acts more like music playlist ala Pandora (song stream for each user). What’s going on? How does Chavah decide what to play?In a nutshell, Chavah chooses songs for you based on your song likes/dislikes, and weaves in live song requests from listeners.That’s the super-simplified version of the truth. The fine grained details I explain below.Chavah plays songs she thinks you’ll likeUnlike traditional AM/FM radio, Chavah plays a unique stream for each user. That means Judah in Minnesota is hearing Marty Goetz – V’ne Emar, while Jesse in Chicago is hearing Miqedem – Hine Eloheinu. Two users, two differen…

New music: Steve Rees – Psalms of Aliyah, and more

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Shalom holy friends,As we’re wrapping up the Feast of Unleavened Bread this week, maybe you’re up for some holy harp music?Steve Rees plays calming, soothing harp music inspired by the Davidic psalms. They’re perfect for entering into Shabbat with peace. Here’s a sample of Steve playing the traditional Mi Kamocha tune in Jerusalem:Steve has graciously sent us several of his albums for play on Chavah:Steve Rees - Festival of His BirthSteve Rees - Keys of DavidSteve Rees – Psalms of AliyahSteve Rees – IlluminationsSteve Rees – Healing HarpEnjoy these peaceful pieces as we enter Shabbat and wrap up the holy week of Unleavened Bread. If you like Steve’s holy harp music, check out his music site and support him by buying his albums.Shalom, fine Chavah fans!

New music: Sons of Korah - Fractures

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Shalom holy friends,Now that Chavah is now available on the iOS, Android, and Windows app stores, we can get back to adding some excellent new tunes for the Lord.And with that, I’m glad to announce the beautiful psalms from Sons of Korah on the station, with the addition of their new album:Sons of Korah – FracturesSons of Korah are one of the most popular artists on Chavah. They have 3 songs in the top 70 ranked on Chavah, including the #15 top ranked song, Psalm 91 My Refuge. Their unique take on the raw psalms – the joyful psalms, the lamenting psalms, the angry psalms, all of it – are really unmatched in the Christian and Messianic worlds.I know you guys will like this new album!You can purchase their music over at SonsOfKorah.com. You can also donate to them through Chavah Messianic Radio. Thanks for supporting Messiah’s musicians!Enjoy the new tunes for the Lord, fine Chavah Messianic Radio fans!

iPhone? iPad? Chavah is now in the iOS app store!

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Holy disciples of Yeshua the Messiah,I am utterly stoked, excited and outright giddy to announce that Chavah is now in the iOS App store!This is the culmination of a boatload of work – months altogether – to prepare Chavah for listing in all the major apps stores. And with Chavah now in the iOS App Store, it means God’s holy music is blasting through all the major app stores:iOSAndroidWindowsWebHallelu! Amplify God’s holy tunes to the masses! Thanks to all the supporters, helpers, donaters and encouragers who made this possible! Enjoy Chavah on your iPhone and iPad, fine Chavah fans!

Chavah for your Droid! Chavah is now on the Google Play App Store

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I’m overjoyed to let you all know that Chavah is now in the Google Play App Store! That means if you have a Droid phone, tablet, or Chromebook, you can install Chavah from the store!To install Chavah on your Droid device, go here or just search for Chavah Messianic Radio in the Google Play store.These are brand spankin' new bits - literally deployed hours ago. So there might be bugs/issues - if you see any, please report them in the comments below, or better yet, submit an issue here.The only remaining big platform is iPhone/iPad. We’re looking at getting Chavah in the iOS App Store in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Chavah is now in the Windows App Store

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Shalom friends, I’m glad to report that Chavah Messianic Radio is now in the Windows App Store!If you’re running on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10, you can go here to install Chavah onto your desktop. Ditto for Windows Phones.Once you install, it runs just like a native app:And since it’s a native app, you can pin Chavah to your taskbar:It’ll show up in your Start menu:And of course you can pin it to your start menu:Up next? We’ll be getting Chavah on the iOS and Google Play app stores for use on your mobile devices. As soon as that’s done, we’ll be posting about that right here on the Chavah blog.Enjoy!

New music: Shlomo & Neshama Carlebach - Ha Neshama Shel Shlomo

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Up for a huge treat, fine Chavah fans? I'm pleased, honored, completely giddy and totally overjoyed to announce Neshama Carlebach on Chavah Messianic Radio!Shlomo & Neshama Carlebach – Ha Neshama Shel ShlomoFor the uninitiated, Neshama is one of the greatest Jewish singers in the world. A talented vocalist with a sweet, soft voice who puts the words of the psalms to beautiful melodies, she began her career singing with her late father, Shlomo Carlebach, who authored such famous tunes as "Am Yisrael Chai" and "Esa Einai."The first album to grace Chavah is her early duet album, Ha Neshama Shel Shlomo. We know you fine Chavah listeners will enjoy these old Jewish classics sung by Neshama and her father Shlomo.A huge thanks to Neshama for allowing us to play her music on Chavah! Her kindness and graciousness was beyond expectation. Thank you, Neshama!Fine Chavah fans, if you enjoy her music, please support her work by going over to neshamacarlebach.com and purc…