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Marty Blume has passed away from coronavirus

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Friends,

I'm shocked and deeply saddened to report that, Marty Blume, a dear friend of the station and long-time supporter of Chavah, has passed away from coronavirus. His wife is raising funds for his funeral and burial.

Marty helped us get Chavah Messianic Radio off the ground, contributed on the admin side of Chavah, helped us acquire the necessary licenses to legally play music on the web, and was a creative mind for helping Messiah's musicians financially.

He was a friend to so many in the Messianic movement. I remember meeting the Miqedem music group a few years ago. I was showing them Chavah Messianic Radio on my phone, when bandmember Shai Sol replied, "Wait - are you friends with Marty Blume? He showed me this!"

Coronavirus has been impersonal up until now. Deaths and sickeness happened to other people. Now it's hit close to home. I'm shocked. And I'm sad for his family, sad that he's gone.

May the Lord raise him up in that day.

The Lord com…

We're @messianicradio on Twitter

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Shalom Chavah fans,

We just hooked up our @messianicradio Twitter account to Chavah's songs and lyrics, such that we regularly tweet song lyrics with links to the song on Chavah:

For Zion’s sake, I will not keep silent
For Zion’s sake, I’ll not hold my peace
For Zion’s sake, for Yerushalayim
I will not rest, I will not rest https://t.co/bYHD0lcQUx — Chavah Messianic Music Radio (@MessianicRadio) March 11, 2020

We also tweet about trending songs for the day, thumb-ups, and more. If you're on Twitter, . Shalom friends!

New music: Teshuva - Hallel

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Shalom friends,

We've added some fresh new music to the station for your holy pleasure:

Teshuva - Hallel

This is Teshuva's 3rd album -- the previous two, Return and The First Five, have been well-received by Chavah fans. I suspect this new album, which is features songs from Psalm 113-118, will bring you all joy in uplifting praise.

Enjoy, friends!

Chavah turns 10!

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Shalom friends,
10 years ago, on February 16th 2010, we announced in a humble blog post the very first version of Chavah:

I’m really excited to show you guys something I worked on over the last few days:
Chavah – Internet Radio For Yeshua’s Disciples

It works on both Windows and Mac, right in your web browser. (Depending on how old your computer is, it may need to install a small Flash-like plug-in called Microsoft Silverlight. After that, you’re home free.)
If you’ve ever used the Pandora.com music service, this is in the same vein. In fact, Pandora is the inspiration for Chavah.
Give it a try! Hope you like it, and please let me know about any problems in the comments.
Yes, it really looked like that. I'm reminded of the saying, "Do not despise humble beginnings!"

Because the web was still in its early days, we used Silverlight plugin technology to play MP3 audio. (Back then, most web browsers couldn't natively play MP3s - amazing how far we've come since then!…

New music: Tehillot Yisrael (Praises of Israel)

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Shalom holy friends,

We've added fresh Messianic Jewish music from Israel on the station:

Various Artists - Praises of Israel תהילות ישראל


This new album is recorded live in Israel and features some of the top recording artists in the Israeli Messianic community, including Yaron Cherniak, Sarah Liberman, Sheli Myers, Birgitta Lundvall, Jamie Hilsden, and many more.

Here's how our friends at the Messianic Jewish Alliance of Israel describe the album:

Praises of Israel is a live recording of 13 Messianic songs performed at a public Concert in Jerusalem, May 2019. It is in continuation of the well-known series “Praise to Our God” albums.
The name of the concert and CD is based on the verse “But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. (Psalms 22:3).
What a blessing to know that God, the Holy Creator of the universe, is enthroned on the praises of His people – He alone is worthy of all our worship!
The album in your hands is the blessed fruit of the labor of many skillful and…

New feature: popular, trending, recent pages

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Shalom friends,

I'm glad to report we've rolled out a new feature to the station:

You can now browse popular, recent, and trending pages:


Popular shows the top-ranked songs on ChavahRecent shows songs you recently playedTrending shows songs that were thumbed-up recently by you and other listeners To access these pages, on desktop or tablet just click the any of the circled areas:
Additionally, and to enable these pages on mobile phones, you can access these pages from the menu in the top right:
We've also updated some styling on the home page for desktop and tablets: as the songs change, so will the text color of "trending", "my likes", "recent", and "popular":
Each time a song plays, the text color will transition to the album colors. In the above screenshot, the album text color is red, so the trending, my likes, recent, and popular links become red as well.
And finally, we revamped the My Likes pages to work like trending, popular,…

New music: Ted Pearce - Shehekiyanu

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Shalom Chavah fans,

I'm excited to announce our good friend Ted Pearce has released a new 5-song EP and graciously granted us permission to play it on Chavah. Have a listen!

Ted Pearce - Shehekiyanu

Ted Pearce needs no introduction - his music is some of the highest rated on Chavah, with several songs in the top 70 ranked songs on Chavah. I'm listening to this new music now and there's a great deal of musical joy here - just as the album name, Shehekiyanu, implies.
Shehekiyanu שהחינו is a Hebrew word meaning, "Who has given us life", and it most well known in the Jewish blessings of the same name, in which we thank God for bringing us to the current seasons:
Baruch atah Adonai ברוך אתה אדוניEloheinu melech ha'olam אלהינו מלך העולםShehekiyanu v'kiymanu שהחינו וקימנוV'higianu lazman hazeh והגיענו לזמן הזהBlessed are You, AdonaiOur God, King of the UniverseWho has granted us life, sustained usAnd enabled us to reach this season
The first song on the EP is,…