The Marshall Portnoy Show

GMAR CHATIMAH TOVAH!! And, by the way, if you did not understand that phrase or the Hebrew grammar behind it, you’ll want to tune in this Tuesday, just a few hours before Kol Nidre is chanted in synagogues throughout the country! To explore the holiday and the cantorial tradition, we are joined by Cantor Faryn Rudnick who remembers her cantorial mentor, Cantor Ilan Mamber. Marvelous music connected to the holiday is provided by Cantor Paul Zim, Cantor Charles Osborne, and greats of the past Richard Tucker and Jan Peerce. Yiddishist Rita Ratson joins us (in Yiddish!), and Chef Jane is on hand with the perfect way to Break The you-know-what! On this New Year, thanks as always to everyone at WWDB AM860, Beasley Media, and to Academic Translator Hani Davis all the way from Jerusalem.

Before Yom Kippur, won’t you support the show with your New Year’s gift in any amount? Local advertisers help greatly, but many of you are listening from New York or New Delhi, Los Angeles or Lod. So PLEASE remember the show as you make your New Year’s donations and allocations. Send us a check in any amount; we need listener support to continue and to thrive. That’s The Marshall Portnoy Show, P.O. Box 2786, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Again, P.O. Box 2786, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004.

The Marshall Portnoy Show is heard locally at WWDM AM 860 Philadelphia Tuesdays, and rebroadcast Fridays, at 10 AM, or worldwide 24 hours at To one and all, Gmar Tov! May your “final sealing” be for health, happiness and personal fulfillment.