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Share a song by text message or by WhatsApp

Shalom Chavah fans,We've rolled out 2 new sharing options, making it easier to share Messiah’s music to your friends and family.Share via text message (SMS)Share to WhatsAppHere’s how to use them. When you're listening to a song, scroll down and click Share:Inside share, there are a few existing quick share options:Share to FacebookShare to TwitterNow we've added 2 more:Share via text message (SMS)Share to WhatsAppShare via text messageShare via text message does exactly like it sounds: on your phone, tapping this button will bring up your text messenger with an auto-populated text message containing the link to the song:Just type who you want to send it to, and you're all set to share Messiah’s tunes with your friends and family.Share to WhatsAppWe've also added Share to WhatsApp. WhatsApp is an internationally popular messaging platform, and some Chavah listeners have requested this feature to make it easier to share Messiah’s music with friends. Tapping the Shar…

Giving thanks: Neil & Pam C.

As it’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, a listener wrote a letter (not an email – a genuine old fashioned letter – how sweet!) thanking God for Chavah. I was touched and wanted to show it here.Mr. Himango -We have enjoyed your ministry for a year or two. I have shared your site/station with many others.One of the things I have appreciated is the playing of new/less well known artists. Most people are qaware of Lamb, Paul Wiblur, Jonathan Settel, et cetera. But now we have new favorites!!! Thank you!!I also appreciate how the album is displayed while playing; being able to see pertinent information about the artist for future reference.Thank you so much for what you ahve created and operate.
You obviously have knowledge and a gift for putting all of this together – I read your blog on how Chavah works. I will not pretend to understand the technicalitites, but I am impressed with the way it works and is user friendly for those of us who are technologically disadvantaged. Please do not …

New music: Paul Wilbur – Resting Place Vol. 2

Here's some holy music to sweeten your shabbat:Paul Wilbur - Resting Place Vol. 2
This is a beautifully soft, acoustic album filled with instrumentals from Paul Wilbur's latest album, Forever Good. It's a beautiful thing to uplift and encourage you in the Lord on this beautiful, holy Shabbat day.Shabbat shalom, holy friends!

New music: Joshua Aaron – Bring Us Back

Shalom holy friends,
We’re glad to announce Joshua Aaron’s new album, Bring Us Back, is now live on Chavah Messianic Radio:
Joshua Aaron – Bring Us BackI’m stoked about this new album! Most of you already know Joshua Aaron; he’s produced hits like Gadol Elohai, You Are Holy, Kadosh Atah, and these have been hugely popular both in Messianic congregations and among the Chavah community.I fully expect this new album will likewise produce something remarkable and God-glorifying – something we can worship with for decades to come! – and that excites me, friends.You can purchase the new album over at, and of course you can donate to Joshua Aaron through Chavah’s donate button whenever Aaron’s music plays:Enjoy the new music for Messiah, holy Chavah fans!

Marc Chopinsky has passed away

We just received word that Messianic music pioneer and Israeli Messianic leader Marc Chopinsky has passed away.Marc was a founding member of Israel’s Hope, a 1980s Messianic band that produced hits like Shalom Jerusalem, He Shall Reign, Say to the Daughter of Zion. He also produced music with his Israeli congregation Tents of Mercy, with hits like Kol Yisrael Yivasha and dozens more that we still worship with at modern Messianic congregations in Israel and the nations. (At my congregation, nearly every Shabbat we play his music!)Pray for Marc’s family as they mourn the loss of this holy man of God, husband, father, and Messianic pioneer in Israel and the nations, Marc Chopinsky. May his memory be a blessing.

Would You Donate to Chavah?

Shalom Chavah fans,Would you consider donating to Chavah?Chavah is purely a labor of love – it’s free, the apps are free, and there are zero ads. I built Chavah because I love Messiah and the Messianic community, and I wanted to preserve the great legacy of Messianic music for this generation. I think it’s a worthy cause!Running Chavah costs money. Between purchasing music, hosting thousands of songs, streaming audio to tens of thousands of listeners, and paying for copyright licenses, it costs me ~$500/month to run Chavah.I’ve reduced that cost thanks to bulk pricing and 501c3 non-profit programs. Even so, Chavah still is a monthly financial burden for a single person to pay every month.So, if Chavah is a blessing to you, I ask you to help by chipping in a few bucks:Become a Patron!Thanks for considering, fine Chavah fans.In His Service,
-Judah Gabriel Himango, Chavah Messianic Radio

New music: Keren Silver – Melech HaKavod (King of Glory)

Shalom fine Chavah fans,We’re rolling out new music on the station today, fresh new Messianic music from Israel in fact!Keren Silver – Melech HaKavod (King of Glory)Keren Silver is a renowned Messianic artist. Her first album, Show Me Your Glory, produced well-known hits like Kadosh Atah and Elohei Yishi, which are some of the highest rated music on Chavah and are played at Messianic congregations around the world. (Including my own!)I think this new album will bless you, encourage you, and surpass the former in greatness for the Lord. I'm looking forward to seeing what beautiful new songs come out of this album. Check it out! You can purchase the new album over at kerensilver.comEnjoy the new music for Messiah, fine Chavah fans.

New music: Mason Clover - Unity

Shalom Chavah fans. Fresh new music now on Chavah:Mason Clover – UnityI had the pleasure of worshiping with Mason Clover at the recent Proclaim Hebraic Music Fest. Speaking with him afterwards, Mason gave us permission to play any of his music on Chavah. Awesome – thank you Mason!Messiah’s musicians need your support – you can purchase Mason Clover’s music at

New feature: My Profile

Shalom Chavah fans,We’ve added the My Profile page, where you can add your profile photo, name, and view your stats on Chavah, like how many songs you’ve listened to and how many song requests you’ve made, and more.When you're signed in, you can click My Profile from the menu:This will take you to your profile where you can add your user details:You can also add a profile picture. Click “add profile photo”, and choose select a picture:Once you select a picture, you can pan/crop/zoom the photo as you see fit:When you’re satisfied with the photo, click apply and you’ll be all set:What’s all this for? Well, we'll be using your name and profile picture in some upcoming features like group chat and song comments. Enjoy, fine Chavah fans!

New music: 3 albums from Exodus Road Band

Shalom Chavah fans,We’ve added 3 new albums from Exodus Road Band to the station. I had the pleasure of meeting this band out at Proclaim Hebraic Music Fest and found them to be genuine people with a heart for the Lord. I enjoyed worshiping with them.I talked to the band about Chavah, and they handed me 3 of their albums to put on the station. Thanks guys! Here they are:Exodus Road Band – Hard RainExodus Road Band – Heart of the MatterExodus Road Band – The TreeYou can purchase these albums over at I hope these folk Hebraic tunes bless you, fine Chavah fans.

New feature: My Likes

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

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

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)

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!”

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 ,
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

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 Enjoy the fresh tunes for Mashiach!

How does Chavah pick which songs to play?

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…