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New music: Miqedem – Eshkona

Shalom excellent and joyful Chavah listeners,

New music now playing on Chavah Messianic Radio. Check it out!

Miqedem – Eshkona (I Will Rest)

Miqedem has quickly become one of the most beloved bands in the Messianic Jewish genre. From Tel Aviv Yaffo, this group composed of talented Israeli musicians Jamie Hilsden, Shai Sol, Yaron Cherniak and friends have come together for their 3rd album, Eshkona (I Will Rest)

The name Eshkona אֶשְׁכֹּנָה comes from Psalm 55, “Oh that I had wings like a dove, I would fly away and be at rest (eshkona אשכנה)

Here’s what the group has to say about this new album:

Miqedem’s third album, Eshkona (“I will rest”) is the band’s most collaborative and instrumentally diverse album to date, and includes guest appearances from many of the band’s friends in the Israeli world-music scene.

Initial pre-production took place from January to March 2021, at the hight of the pandemic and Israel’s tight movement restrictions. It was during this time that the three songwriters of the band moved into a friend’s attic in Tel Aviv’s Neve Tzedek neighborhood, where they set up a makeshift recording studio and began fleshing out ideas and recording demo tracks by themselves.

Due to the fact that not all of the band was living in Israel at the time, production was halted in March ’21, but in early ’22, when the band was able to re-unite in Israel on a permanent basis, production resumed. This time the band enlisted the help of producer/engineer Shahar Kaufman, whose studio, Onyx Studio, is located in the idyllic Upper Galillee region of Israel, in the small town of Rosh Pina.

In a statement from the band, Shai Sol wrote, “we knew we wanted to work with Shahar. For one, I had just finished spending several weeks in Rosh Pina, and I had the pleasure of working with Shahar – and we totally hit it off. I knew that he’d understand exactly what Miqedem was trying to do, and his experience in recording ethnic instruments and producing world-music artists was just what we needed. Plus, his studio is in one of the most beautiful places in Israel. When you work there, you wake up every morning with a view of snowy Mt. Hermon. And the studio even has a stream running through its front yard. It was the kind of change we needed after spending almost three months in a Tel Aviv attic during lockdown!”

The album’s title (“Eshkona”, meaning “I will rest”) takes its name from the fourth track, Ever Kayona (Wings of a Dove), that says, “Oh that I had the wings of a dove, I would fly away and be at rest”, a sentiment reflected throughout the album, both lyrically and musically.

In a further statement, Jamie Hilsden added, “Our previous albums have a lot of pretty up-tempo songs, but when we listened back to the record we noticed that we wrote a much more restful album than in the past, and I think that’s not a coincidence. It was written during such an awful and stressful – and unstable – period of time. So I’m not surprised that we were writing such calm music. We were probably trying to soothe ourselves! Same goes for the lyrics we were drawn to. There are a lot of images of rest on the album.”

The album’s artwork was drawn and designed by Tel Aviv illustrator, Noa Goffer, and references the many images related to plant-life found on the record.

Regarding the artwork, Yaron Cherniak states, “We got to Noa Goffer through the recommendation of our mutual friend Sharona Cantor, who we enlisted as our art director. We had seen Noa’s work around before, but as soon as we all sat down to choose an artist, we all felt that Noa was right for this record. She has such a unique way of depicting nature, plant-life and the animal kingdom in almost child-like drawing in her art. We knew that if we gave her the record, and she heard all the imagery we ended up using on it, she’d know just what to do.””

The album was mixed by Dan Zeitune, and Mastered by Aran Lavi.

Friends, I know you’ll love this beautiful new album for King Messiah. You can support Miqedem by buying this album here for name-your-price . You can also donate to Messiah’s Music Fund, which we distribute to all the artists on Chavah including Miqedem.

Thanks friends! Enjoy!

The restoration of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount – Part six

  This is part six of a six-part newsletter. Part one looked at the recent 13 minute ‘walk around’ the Temple Mount by Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir and the immediate international explosion. Then it examined the histories of Roman, Byzantine and Islamic laws forbidding Jews to walk on or pray on the […]

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The restoration of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount – Part five

This is part five of a six-part newsletter. Part one looked at the recent 13 minute ‘walk around’ the Temple Mount by Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir and the immediate international explosion. Then it examined the histories of Roman, Byzantine and Islamic laws forbidding Jews to walk on or pray on the Temple […]

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The restoration of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount – Part four

This is part four of a five-part newsletter. Part one looked at the recent 13 minute ‘walk around’ the Temple Mount by Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir and the immediate international explosion. Then it examined the histories of Roman, Byzantine and Islamic laws forbidding Jews to walk on or pray on the Temple […]

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You donated $831 to Messiah’s musicians in December (and donated over $25k total!)

Shalom fine Chavah listeners,

As part of Messiah’s Music Fund , you generous people have donated $831 to Messiah’s musicians in December 2022. Thanks so much for your generous giving, fine Chavah folks!

All the money goes to the Messianic artists on Chavah. Thank you for making this good work possible. ♥

Here are the exact figures:

$486 in monthly donations – from 50 individuals who donate monthly to Messiah’s Music Fund – thank you! $145 in one-time donation from Donald & Bonnie B. $100 from Neil & Pam C. $100 from myself Since Messiah’s Music Fund began in August 2020, you fine listeners have donated $25,424 to Messiah’s musicians . Wow, we broke $25,000 donated total! What a grand work for the Lord you’re doing. Thank you for blessing Messiah’s musicians, fine Chavah fans. ♥

As a reminder, we distribute funds to the artists based on the number of times an artist’s songs are played on Chavah. Artists whose songs play more often on Chavah receive more financial support. We distribute funds once they reach a total $10 threshold. Here are the raw numbers for December 2022, ordered by largest payout:

Artist Plays % Total Plays Disbursement Paul Wilbur 17291 6.57% $54.58 Sons of Korah 11742 4.46% $37.06 Lamb 9970 3.79% $31.47 Marty Goetz 8097 3.08% $25.56 Joshua Aaron 7366 2.80% $23.25 Barry & Batya Segal 7234 2.75% $22.83 Ted Pearce 6881 2.61% $21.72 Micha’el Eliyahu BenDavid 6830 2.59% $21.56 Steve McConnell 5620 2.13% $17.74 Avner & Rachel Boskey 5437 2.07% $17.16 Jonathan Settel 4909 1.86% $15.49 Zemer Levav 4455 1.69% $14.06 Karen Davis 3744 1.42% $11.82 Israel’s Hope 3423 1.30% $10.80 Joel Chernoff 3310 1.26% $10.45 Jimmie Black 3245 1.23% $10.24 Oxana Eliahu 3011 1.14% $9.50 Troy Mitchell 2884 1.10% $9.10 Lev Shelo 2779 1.06% $8.77 Aviad Cohen 2774 1.05% $8.76 Lenny & Varda Harris 2585 0.98% $8.16 Various Artists (Zimrat 2020) 2570 0.98% $8.11 Liberated Wailing Wall 2554 0.97% $8.06 Various Artists (Midor Ledor) 2361 0.90% $7.45 Mishkanim 2353 0.89% $7.43 Steve Rees 2299 0.87% $7.26 Baruch HaShem Worship Team 2297 0.87% $7.25 Ian Michaels 2270 0.86% $7.16 James Block 2237 0.85% $7.06 Misha Goetz 2136 0.81% $6.74 Helen Shapiro 2129 0.81% $6.72 Miqedem 2105 0.80% $6.64 Baht Rivka Whitten 2027 0.77% $6.40 Maranatha Singers 2009 0.76% $6.34 Sarah Liberman 1892 0.72% $5.97 Leslie Elias 1743 0.66% $5.50 Maurice Sklar 1628 0.62% $5.14 Meha Shamayim 1554 0.59% $4.90 Gary Kaplan 1534 0.58% $4.84 Philip Stanley Klein 1489 0.57% $4.70 Keren Silver 1472 0.56% $4.65 Sally Klein O’Connor 1457 0.55% $4.60 Steve Bell 1409 0.54% $4.45 Roman and Alaina 1394 0.53% $4.40 Deborah Kline-Iantorno 1369 0.52% $4.32 David L. Martin 1354 0.51% $4.27 Various Artists (Elohim, Experience Worship From The Heart Of Israel) 1348 0.51% $4.25 Carlos Perdomo 1347 0.51% $4.25 Kol Simcha 1343 0.51% $4.24 Various Artists (Messianic Praise: Celebrating Jerusalem 3000) 1306 0.50% $4.12 Bruce & Lynne Patterson 1295 0.49% $4.09 Sharon Wilbur 1271 0.48% $4.01 The Star of David Singers 1252 0.48% $3.95 Ronen Shalom 1230 0.47% $3.88 New Wine 1222 0.46% $3.86 Moshav 1215 0.46% $3.83 Carolyn Hyde 1190 0.45% $3.76 Inna Pikman 1143 0.43% $3.61 Various Artists (Son of David) 1074 0.41% $3.39 Tents of Mercy 1065 0.40% $3.36 The Lumbrosos 1048 0.40% $3.31 Natasha Kraus-Reynolds 998 0.38% $3.15 Teshuva 985 0.37% $3.11 Michael Nissim 981 0.37% $3.10 Shilo Ben Hod 944 0.36% $2.98 The Beth Hallel Cantorial Choir 933 0.35% $2.94 Chuck King 918 0.35% $2.90 Andrew Hodkinson 903 0.34% $2.85 Adalya 901 0.34% $2.84 Marty Goetz & Misha 897 0.34% $2.83 Dan & Melissa David 886 0.34% $2.80 Mijael Hayom 871 0.33% $2.75 Dov Zeira 861 0.33% $2.72 Savae 815 0.31% $2.57 Les Morrison 812 0.31% $2.56 Benjamin Malgo 806 0.31% $2.54 Roeh Israel Worship Team 800 0.30% $2.53 Phil Plotnek 795 0.30% $2.51 Melody Joy 771 0.29% $2.43 Joshua Turnil 771 0.29% $2.43 Mason Clover 763 0.29% $2.41 Robby Cummings 748 0.28% $2.36 Various Artists (Praise to Our God Vol. 5) 738 0.28% $2.33 Martin Sarvis 736 0.28% $2.32 Brayden & Tali Waller 730 0.28% $2.30 Teresa Thomas 707 0.27% $2.23 Christopher Mann 701 0.27% $2.21 Melissa Dittrich David 696 0.26% $2.20 Exodus Road Band 682 0.26% $2.15 Lynne McDowell 675 0.26% $2.13 Various Artists (Praise to Our God Vol. 4) 674 0.26% $2.13 Bruce Cohen 635 0.24% $2.00 Yuval Arts 628 0.24% $1.98 Leslie Ann 621 0.24% $1.96 Maurice Sklar & Hugh Sung 617 0.23% $1.95 Marc Chopinsky 599 0.23% $1.89 Left and Right Ministries 594 0.23% $1.87 HaYovel 586 0.22% $1.85 Hebron 583 0.22% $1.84 Elisheva Shomron 576 0.22% $1.82 David Abramsky 576 0.22% $1.82 Yamma Ensemble 573 0.22% $1.81 Heartcry of David 568 0.22% $1.79 Duran Badillo Jhon Jairo 564 0.21% $1.78 Kathy Shooster 555 0.21% $1.75 Lily Rice 554 0.21% $1.75 Shel Zahav 554 0.21% $1.75 Kehilat Ha Ma’ayan Congregation 546 0.21% $1.72 Birgitta Veksler 544 0.21% $1.72 The Hebraism Music Project 539 0.20% $1.70 Barry & Batya Segal with the Jerusalem Singers 531 0.20% $1.68 Various Artists (Praise to Our God Vol. 3) 515 0.20% $1.63 Various Artists (Praise to Our God Vol. 2) 514 0.20% $1.62 Various Artists (Praise to Our God Vol. 1) 508 0.19% $1.60 Ben Tzion and Tali Waller 499 0.19% $1.58 Greg Silverman 496 0.19% $1.57 Sonship 496 0.19% $1.57 Ephraim Ben Yoseph 487 0.18% $1.54 Ted Pearce & Friends 486 0.18% $1.53 LaDonna Taylor 478 0.18% $1.51 Joshua Rosen 478 0.18% $1.51 Children’s Songs from God’s Word (With Irit Iffert & Yael Kalisher) 474 0.18% $1.50 Sue Samuel 470 0.18% $1.48 Hein Zentgraf 464 0.18% $1.46 Paul Heyman 460 0.17% $1.45 The Olive Green 459 0.17% $1.45 Sha’arei Hashamayim 454 0.17% $1.43 Various Artists (Tehilot Yisrael (Praise of Israel)) 447 0.17% $1.41 Kelly Ferrari 442 0.17% $1.40 The Trees Will Know 440 0.17% $1.39 Congregation Shemen Sasson 437 0.17% $1.38 Deanne Glenn 429 0.16% $1.35 Zachary Bruno 426 0.16% $1.34 Ash Soular 420 0.16% $1.33 Hannah Jay 413 0.16% $1.30 Shai Sol 411 0.16% $1.30 Renalee 410 0.16% $1.29 Jarmula Band 404 0.15% $1.28 Nate Benjamin 400 0.15% $1.26 Yariv Goldman 390 0.15% $1.23 Shlomo & Neshama Carlebach 388 0.15% $1.22 Jamie Hilsden & Lior Sperandeo 383 0.15% $1.21 Shelley R. Coldren 382 0.15% $1.21 Yaakov ben Yehoshua 382 0.15% $1.21 Daniel Kopp & Sarah Liberman 380 0.14% $1.20 The Nesbitts 371 0.14% $1.17 Alicia Smith 367 0.14% $1.16 Sons of Avi 363 0.14% $1.15 Briana Berkson 356 0.14% $1.12 Aromem 348 0.13% $1.10 Messianic Praise 345 0.13% $1.09 Margaret Becker 344 0.13% $1.09 Magen David 341 0.13% $1.08 Dan David 339 0.13% $1.07 Tapestry of Praise 338 0.13% $1.07 Ross 338 0.13% $1.07 Kendra Martin 335 0.13% $1.06 Leonardo Díaz 321 0.12% $1.01 Cari Eyres 313 0.12% $0.99 Ted Pearce & Cultural Xchange 307 0.12% $0.97 Bailey Family Ministry 306 0.12% $0.97 Yerubilee 306 0.12% $0.97 Ian Michaels & Nava Michaels 301 0.11% $0.95 Jonathan Kegans 297 0.11% $0.94 David Rives 295 0.11% $0.93 Melanee McClure 291 0.11% $0.92 Barak 277 0.11% $0.87 Judah & Jennifer Morrison 277 0.11% $0.87 Evan Levine 273 0.10% $0.86 Matthew Hall 268 0.10% $0.85 Unknown Artist 260 0.10% $0.82 Eli & Rachel Haitov 253 0.10% $0.80 Mate.O 244 0.09% $0.77 Diane Stough 240 0.09% $0.76 Michelle Gold 240 0.09% $0.76 Greg Wilson 236 0.09% $0.74 Grupo Jerusalem 233 0.09% $0.74 Jeanne Gere 232 0.09% $0.73 Dale Sechrest 225 0.09% $0.71 Christene Jackman 223 0.08% $0.70 Natalie Isaacs 219 0.08% $0.69 Nell Zier 206 0.08% $0.65 Sarah Benedick 199 0.08% $0.63 Bobby Van Jaarsveld 198 0.08% $0.62 Ana Gloria Copening 196 0.07% $0.62 Ben & Vera Karlsson 194 0.07% $0.61 Israeli and Arabic Artists 191 0.07% $0.60 Jaci Redlin 190 0.07% $0.60 Sasha Roytman 189 0.07% $0.60 Nathan Hayward 187 0.07% $0.59 Jonathan & Cindy Bernd 185 0.07% $0.58 Shawna Rae 184 0.07% $0.58 Ashira אשירה 182 0.07% $0.57 Leorah 181 0.07% $0.57 Elana Watson 180 0.07% $0.57 Shmulik Nissim 178 0.07% $0.56 Lee Rothman 176 0.07% $0.56 Zola Levitt with Marty Goetz 170 0.06% $0.54 Curt Oxford 169 0.06% $0.53 Kamal Sampara 168 0.06% $0.53 Kirk Dearman 166 0.06% $0.52 Jaymie Bellet 166 0.06% $0.52 Keren & David Seguin 163 0.06% $0.51 Rachel Washington 161 0.06% $0.51 Kevin Knott 161 0.06% $0.51 Praises For Yahweh 160 0.06% $0.51 Matthew Hoffmann 160 0.06% $0.51 Robin Mark 158 0.06% $0.50 Double Portion Worship Team 157 0.06% $0.50 Avion Blackman 155 0.06% $0.49 Rebecca Weiler 153 0.06% $0.48 Tina Bolinger 153 0.06% $0.48 Joshua Waller 149 0.06% $0.47 Andrew Gabriel Roth 144 0.05% $0.45 Alyssa Kennedy 143 0.05% $0.45 Katie Giguere 139 0.05% $0.44 B’nai Shalom Praise Team 139 0.05% $0.44 Jessica H. Kaye 137 0.05% $0.43 Heartsville 136 0.05% $0.43 Josh Hegg 136 0.05% $0.43 Benjamin Hersh 134 0.05% $0.42 Estep 127 0.05% $0.40 Alexander Roytman 124 0.05% $0.39 Jonathan Lane 124 0.05% $0.39 Beit Immanuel Congregation 121 0.05% $0.38 The Effi Netzer Singers 119 0.05% $0.38 Sheli Myers 118 0.04% $0.37 Devora Cohen 114 0.04% $0.36 A B Singers 108 0.04% $0.34 Vesna Beuhler 107 0.04% $0.34 Jubilare Singers 105 0.04% $0.33 Beverly Braumuller-hawver 104 0.04% $0.33 Franceilia McDonald 98 0.04% $0.31 Voices Of Israel 97 0.04% $0.31 Brian Doerksen 97 0.04% $0.31 Eitan Masuri 96 0.04% $0.30 Josephine Krauss & Kamal Sampara 96 0.04% $0.30 Naftali Imber 95 0.04% $0.30 Downpour 95 0.04% $0.30 CC Jones 93 0.04% $0.29 Chad and Joy 92 0.03% $0.29 Kelly Willard 91 0.03% $0.29 Rachel Boskey 89 0.03% $0.28 Jerry Marcellino 88 0.03% $0.28 Giselle 88 0.03% $0.28 Yaron Cherniak 87 0.03% $0.27 Navi 86 0.03% $0.27 Parable 86 0.03% $0.27 Daniel Carmel 84 0.03% $0.27 Will Spires 78 0.03% $0.25 Chaim Warchawsky 74 0.03% $0.23 Baruch Boaz 73 0.03% $0.23 Kathleen Susnjar 73 0.03% $0.23 Chesed 72 0.03% $0.23 David Edwards 72 0.03% $0.23 Blue Mosaic 69 0.03% $0.22 Hector David 66 0.03% $0.21 Devora Clark 66 0.03% $0.21 Bought with a Price 64 0.02% $0.20 Nomi Pritz & Roy Kendall 62 0.02% $0.20 Esther ‘Eti’ Horesh 59 0.02% $0.19 Hillel Ben Yochanan 59 0.02% $0.19 Amanda Sicher 58 0.02% $0.18 Carol Cantrell 55 0.02% $0.17 Craig Taubman 55 0.02% $0.17 Asharyahuw 52 0.02% $0.16 Hagevatron 52 0.02% $0.16 Andre Tischer 51 0.02% $0.16 Ann Hilsden 50 0.02% $0.16 Edlin Somorin 47 0.02% $0.15 Beckah Shae 45 0.02% $0.14 Jordan Thomas 43 0.02% $0.14 Kibbutz Ha’Ma’apil Trio 43 0.02% $0.14 Justin Black 38 0.01% $0.12 Joy Griffiths 38 0.01% $0.12 Tony Angelo 37 0.01% $0.12 Sara Herndon and Jonathan Sacks 37 0.01% $0.12 Jordan Marcellino 37 0.01% $0.12 Chaya Shalom 36 0.01% $0.11 Loree Brownfield 36 0.01% $0.11 Hesh the Messianic 36 0.01% $0.11 Zamru Lo Singers 36 0.01% $0.11 Ami Shavit 34 0.01% $0.11 James J. Novak & Keryn Moriyah 33 0.01% $0.10 Jeanne Gere, Kevin Stokes, Katie Giguere 33 0.01% $0.10 Celeste Mills and Chaim Warshawsky 32 0.01% $0.10 Richelle Sowers 31 0.01% $0.10 Various Artists (Praise to Our God Vol. 3) 31 0.01% $0.10 Zac Waller 31 0.01% $0.10 Wane V. Daroux 30 0.01% $0.09 David Loden 30 0.01% $0.09 Citizen Israel 30 0.01% $0.09 Misha Goetz & Sharon Wilbur 29 0.01% $0.09 Renewal 29 0.01% $0.09 Karen-Or Karni Hirsch 27 0.01% $0.09 Ric Blair 27 0.01% $0.09 Hananya Naftali 24 0.01% $0.08 Celia Whitler 23 0.01% $0.07 Roy Kendall 23 0.01% $0.07 Lahet Kherev 22 0.01% $0.07 Regina Zaki 22 0.01% $0.07 Trevor Dandy 18 0.01% $0.06 Bought with a Price Music 17 0.01% $0.05 Colin Bennie 15 0.01% $0.05 Effi Netzer Band 14 0.01% $0.04 San Mi 11 0.00% $0.03 Lawrence Strauss 8 0.00% $0.03