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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…
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A message from Marshall

Dear Friends, Because this Tuesday is the Second Day of Rosh Hashanah, there will be no broadcast. Instead, I ask you to respond to this High Holiday appeal. At the beginning of 2018, I fulfilled a lifelong dream - - - the establishment of a Jewishly focused weekly radio program which would feature Jewish music,…

The Marshall Portnoy Show

We welcome the New Year with music by Mordecai Shapiro, the Allards, David Burger and Laurie Akers. The Steinberg Family joins us for a look at an outstanding foundation called Live Like Blaine, and a preview of its Lead Event scheduled for November 10. Marissa Stern of The Jewish Exponent reviews movies The Cakemaker and The Catcher Was a Spy,…
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Sweet Honey Cake recipe for the New Year!

As heard on Tuesday, September 4th's program I like this recipe because the addition of crushed pineapple brightens the flavor of the cake, avoiding the cloying sweetness present in some recipes. When the cake is completely cooled, I cut it into 2 x 2-inch squares and arrange the pieces in a single layer on an…

The Marshall Portnoy Show

It’s Music!Music!Music! on the show this week, but punctuated by the poignant atmosphere of late summer and the observance of Selichot. We’ll talk about what the word “selichot” implies, and the music will be supplied by Billy Jonas, Paul Zim, Susan Leviton, the YedidYah Family Band - - and Oscar Peterson.  This is the final…
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The Marshall Portnoy Show

It’s MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!, with Laurie Akers, Noah Aronson, Paul Zim, Sol Zim and many others. We highlight the incredible career of Netta Barzilai, the Israeli singer who won the Eurovision Music Competition this past May. Netta is an amazing and somewhat controversial performer, and her story is a compelling one.   Rita Ratson gives her…
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