Showing posts from 2020

New music: Paul Wilbur - Roar from Zion

New Messianic music on the station, friends, in what is bound to be a new Messianic classic:
Paul Wilbur - Roar from Zion

Paul needs no introduction; he is perhaps the most popular Messianic artist in the world, his music loved and enjoyed by millions of God's holy people in Israel and the nations.
This new album, Roar from Zion, is recorded live in Jerusalem and contains new worship songs from Wilbur as well as fresh takes on old classic Messianic tunes. We're pleased to be playing his new album on Chavah, which now marks the 11th album of his on Chavah. Give it a listen, friends!
You can support Messiah's musicians by purchasing Roar from Zion at Wilbur Minstries.
Enjoy the fresh new music for King Messiah!

New music: Shilo Ben Hod - Ad HaYom (Until Today)

Shalom friends, I hope you all had a great Passover week. As we enter into Shabbat, I've added some fresh new music to the station:

Shilo Ben Hod - Ad HaYom (Until Today)

Shilo is an Israeli worship leader who was kind enough to give us permission to play his music on Chavah. This is his first album -- a rich, vibrant, Hebrew gospel-filled album -- and he's currently working on his second album. He's also raising funds for his new album: you can help him out and receive the new album as a gift.
You can follow Shilo over on Facebook, and purchase his music over at iTunes.
Enjoy the beautiful Hebrew music for Messiah, friends! An early shabbat shalom to you all.

New music: Israeli & Arabic Artists - Kol Koreh (The Voice of One Calling) קול קורא

Shalom friends and an early Happy Passover to you all!

To celebrate, here's a new album from Jews and Arabs in the Holy Land, coming together to exalt King Messiah - it's awesome!

Israeli and Arabic Artists - Kol Koreh (The Voice of One Calling) קול קורא

The Voice of One Calling is the joining of Hebrew and Arabic voices in unified worship and adoration, to prepare the way for the coming King. Some awesome praises in both Hebrew and Arabic, including new takes on old Messianic favorites like "Lift Up Your Heads".

Listening to this new album, it's upbeat and full of life, dynamic. A blend of a modern sound set to Middle Eastern instruments. It's an awesome praise to the King in a unique unity between Hebrew and Arab believers.

Friends, I encourage you to checkout their ministry, Dor Haba (The Next Generation). They have a heart for unity between Jews and Arabs in Messiah. And they do that primarily through ministry and music - what a blessing!

Enjoy this beauti…

New music: Sheli Myers & Congregation Shemen Sasson - Yigdal Adonai

Shalom holy friends, and an early shabbat shalom to you. I hope you're surviving the pandemic and we pray it passes soon.
We've added to the station fresh new Messianic music from Israel for your holy enjoyment:

Sheli Myers & Congregation Shemen Sasson - Yigdal Adonai

This is a live music album recorded in Jerusalem, featuring Sheli Myers and her congregation, Shemen Sasson (Oil of Joy). Sheli Myers has produced a great deal of music for the Lord, I know her from her song, "Adonai Ahuvi", and singing that one at my own congregation.

Myers and her congregation describes this new album:

True worship is one of the core values of Shemen Sasson. The Father is seeking those who worship Him "in Spirit and in Truth" (John 4:23). True worship doesn't just happen once a week in a service, but saturates every part of our life. Over the last 20 years, Shemen Sasson has been blessed to build up a worship department, in which worship is presented in excellence, w…

Marty Blume has passed away from coronavirus


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

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 — 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

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!

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 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)

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

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

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,…

New music: Nell Zier - Liberty

Shalom Chavah fans,

We've rolled out a classic Messianic Jewish album on the station:

Nell Zier - Liberty

I've found this album to be right up the alley in the classic Messianic genre: orchestral, group-singing in the vein of Kol Simcha or Liberated Wailing Wall. Above that, there's a sense of God's spirit speaking through these old tunes. Nell describes her album like this:

A spectacular production of elegant Jewish-style music with nostalgic lyrics of yearning for the peace and prosperity of Jerusalem.
I think you'll enjoy this album, fine Chavah fans. You can support Messiah's musicians by purchasing this album over at

Enjoy the new music for Messiah!

New feature: Undo a song like/dislike

Shalom Chavah fans and a happy 2020 to you, friends.

We just rolled out a new much-requested feature on Chavah: you can now undo a like or a dislike. Undoing a like will remove the song from your likes list. Here's how it works:

If you like a song, we show the thumb-up icon in gold color:

(Ditto for dislike, except the gold-colored thing will be the thumb-down button.)
Previously, once you liked a song, you couldn't un-like it. Sure, you could thumb-it down, but that not only un-likes the song, but dislikes it, which reduces its ranking and informs Chavah not to play it for you. (And, decreases the chances the song will be played for other listeners.)
With this new feature, just click the "thumb-up" button again and it will undo your like. Now the song is in neutral state for you; neither liked nor disliked:

Just tap the thumb-up a second time to undo your like. The same works for thumb-down; you can tap thumb-down a second time to undo your dislike of a song.