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You’re invited to Proclaim Hebraic Music Fest

Shalom Chavah fans,

I know you all love Messianic music, so here’s something special: you’re invited to join me at Proclaim Hebraic Music Fest .

Proclaim is four days of praise from Hebraic and Messianic musicians, a time of dancing, camping, friendships, campfires and singalongs, food and festivities for adults, youth, and little ones. Bring yourself, bring your whole family ! From June 17th-20th in beautiful Hornick, Iowa, we’ll celebrate the Lord together. Will you join me ?

Folks, I’ve been attending Proclaim since it first began and I can attest, it’s been a giant blessing to me. I meet like-minded people, people who love to worship. I join singalongs at campfires. 😊 I’m built up. There’s something special about getting together with believers to worship.

This year is even more special to me, as I’ve joined the Proclaim leadership team to help put on this event. My genuine prayer and hope is that this event brings glory to the Lord and builds up His people here in the US.

Proclaim brings in many artists you hear on Chavah, folks like Mason Clover , Mishkanim , Exodus Road Band , Praises for Yahweh , Steve Rees , as well as many upcoming new and young artists who love God, love the Gospel, love the Torah. It’s a great place to be, friends.

So, if that sounds like something you’d really enjoy, well, join me! 😊 You can register here . And, friends, if you do come to Proclaim, make sure you come and find me and say hello and shalom! I’m always encouraged to find Chavah listeners “in the wild”, so come meet me and spend some time with me praising our King together .

Marty Blume has passed away from coronavirus

Friends,

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 commanded us to help widows and orphans; now is the time. Please donate to his widow’s fundraiser here .

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 https://t.co/bYHD0lcQUx

— 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, follow @messianicradio . Shalom 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 Pandora.com 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!)

Two years later, in April of 2012, we released Chavah 2.0 :

Fine Kineti readers, I am truly overjoyed to announce Chavah Messianic Radio v2 is available today – oh yes!

Try Chavah v2 now: messianicradio.com What’s so great about this new Chavah?

Chavah runs on mobile phones! Droid, iPhone, Windows Phone 7. Chavah runs on tablets! iPad, Xoom, Galaxy. Chavah runs on PC, Mac, and Linux. No install required! It’s pure native web technology. No Silverlight, no Flash, no QuickTime, no Windows Media. Chavah now sports a clean, sharp HTML5 design that focuses on content over chrome. Ha! This was pretty cool. Things really moved forward with this release; it made Chavah available on mobile phones and tablets, it worked without any plugins — just the native web — and featured a design refresh. The design was…an improvement? Not sure what I was thinking with all the red colors. Weird choice in retrospect.

But, this release really put us on people’s radars, as we streamed over a million tunes for Messiah.

Fast forward 4 years, December of 2016, we released Chavah 3.0 :

Big news, friends. I am glad and overjoyed to announce: The brand new version of Chavah Messianic Radio is here!

This new version works better on mobile, has more awesome features, is more secure, faster, smoother, and no longer requires the now-defunct Persona service to sign in. Woo-freakin’-hoo! Smile

Even though some features are still baking – hearts, chat, a revamped profile, and sharing, to name a few – I felt it was important to release Chavah v3 now. Chavah v2, built back in 2012, was showing its age, utilizing some now-obsolete technology. This new version is a complete rewrite with brand-spankin’ new tech for the modern web – oh yes! 

That version, Chavah 3.0, is what we’re still building on today. Today’s Chavah has seen many improvements on top of Chavah 3.0. You might say that today we’re at Chavah 3.5 or so.

We’ve come a long way, friends! Thanks for being with us! Here’s to another 10 years of music for Messiah – cheers and l’chaim!