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Country Yossi's callers answer Jewish trivia questions for a chance to win valuable prizes. Country is ably assisted by Heshy "The Wonder Child" Walfish.
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Country Yossi's callers answer Jewish trivia questions for a chance to win valuable prizes. Country is ably assisted by Heshy "The Wonder Child" Walfish.




Atone Again (Naturally)

As the holiest of High Holy Days approaches, we take a moment to share a bit of musical levity.... Atone Again (Naturally) Performed by Marc Hoffman and the Bungaloafers Lyrics © 2016 by Mike Pollock Music by Gilbert O’Sullivan (intro) Oh We had Rosh Hashanah last week And so now it's forgiveness I seek It’s time for HaShem to once again Reopen that book He keeps I hope that he’ll inscribe My name there in-side So like ev'ry Jew On Yom Kippur who Says for what I’ve done...


Country in the Country 20150816

It's that time of the week when you regret not having fixed the off button on the radio, but the silver lining to that dark cloud is that it's the last Country in the Country show of the summer! We began with that old chestnut "Big Bad Moish," from that even older chestnut, Country Yossi: And one of Country Yossi's Classic Calls, "Genenbdle 5 Boros": And a couple of tracks from NCSY's The Jewish Version, for which Yossi wrote the lyrics, "Bezras Hashem" and "HeyThere Gedalya": After a...


Country in the Country 20150809

Another lovely summer evening tarnished by arrival of Country Yossi and Country in the Country. But don't let that stop you from listening. You'll have almost two hours to find a better reason. We had a caller right of the gate, followed by a little Country Yossi music, "Oh, Yankel" and "Bashert": Then back to the phones and Dov Shurin with the latest news from Israel. Here's the must-have book Dov discussed: And then, by special request from your humble podcaster, "Is This the Way to...


Country in the Country 20150802

The Three Weeks are over, so let the music begin again! Unfortunately, the closest thing we have to music is from Country Yossi and the Shteeble-Hoppers, with favorites like "Seven Little Kids "The Big K'nocker" "Cholent" And just to be sure Country Yossi didn't have a monopoly on the post-Three-Weeks return to music, we were thrilled to share: From Murray Goldwag's new album Murray the Sock Man Sings Yiddish Melodies As the show progressed, we heard Dov Shurin's latest news from...


Country in the Country 20150719

It's a summer heatwave, and along with the oppressive heat, we have an equally oppressive visit from Country in the Country! As we're in The Nine Days, we shared two pieces of a capella music from Ari Goldwag: Then came the shailes from Country Yossi, and the answers to the latest news from Israel with Dov Shurin. Then more shailes and more a capella music from Ari Goldwag: And two from Eli Gerstner & The Chevra: Then came some gevaldigeh Divrei Torah from Rabbi Moshe Meir...


Country in the Country 20150712

Aaaaaand we're back. Country Yossi has finally returned to The Country. Just like the swallows returning to Capistrano. Or the return of your annual summer heat rash. Since it's the Three Weeks, real music can't return until after Tisha B'Av, so we kicked things off with a little a capella action from Lev Tahor and a Country Yossi classic: Then came the stirring strains of County Yossi himself and "These I Remember..." Up next , Country dusted off the shailes, so please excuse a little...


Country Yossi Family Magazine Issue #197 / Vol 28 No 1

Celebrating an iconic literary milestone, an historic new woodshed in publishing and unfortunately for an unsuspecting public, the 27th anniversary issue of our estimated publication we are porous to present this pre-Pesach pouperrie of poultry pauperism! (Please forgive our auto-correct errors-it seems a piece of whole wheat bourekas fell into my i-pad!) To celebrate, we decorate two staples with paper and print worthy of a prince! This landmark issue is guaranteed chometz-free,...


Country Yossi Family Magazine Issue #196 / Vol 27 No 6

WARNING: Our heavily intellectualized, slightly homogenized, completely disorganized Purim concoction has once again escaped! It is armed, legged and dangerous! If you see it on the street approach it with caution, pick it up gently and bring it home at your own risk! Featuring exclusive behind-the – scenes inside dope and never before revealed reportage of incredible events heretofore unknown in the history of incontrovertible controversy. Filled with irony, pathos and alliteratus...


Country Yossi Family Magazine Issue #195 / Vol 27 No 5

Country Yossi's long awaited, eagerly anticipated, highly venerated uberspectacular Chanukah issue arrives just in time for your holiday shopping! Jam packed with price-buster, gift-giving specials and other assorted Gevaldiger Metzios you'll recoup twice the cover price in no time at all! Oozing like an overstuffed jelly donut with inspiring, informative and exclusive reportage, this issue headlines the star-studded HASC 28 concert at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center! Sizzlin' like a...


Country Yossi Family Magazine Issue #194 / Vol 27 No 4

Country Yossi's eagerly awaited Sept/Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur/Sukkos issue floods the streets in a veritable tsunami of literary abundance! The inundating, out gushing deluge begins with the heart-warming tale of a young little-league pitcher who was told by the umpire to remove his Tzitzis! What happened next will warm the cockles of your heart! The torrential Niagara continues with Torah, advice, inane shmoozes and a profusion of captivating, inspiring articles you just wont find...


Country in the Country 20140817

It's the last Country in the Country of the summer. Awwwww.... First we have to let you know, if you haven't already heard, about the winners of the Sullivan Renaissance Awards, originally announced last Monday. The winner of the $10,000 Community Mitzvah Award went to Camp Bnos Ahavas Israel in Liberty for beautifying its facility. Second place award of $5000 went to Khal Divre Chaim Bungalow Colony in Kauneonga Lake; while third place of $3000 was awarded to American Theological Camp in...


Country in the Country 20140810

It's the penultimate Country in the Country show, and tonight Country Yossi welcomed back the music in a big way now that Shabbos Nachamu has come and gone, but not before we give you this important reminder: You're invited to honor the volunteers who are improving communities throughout Sullivan County at the 2014 Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony tomorrow, Monday, August 11. The event is being held in the Events Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel. Doors open at 6:00...


Country in the Country 20140803

Wednesday is Judgment Day! At least for the five finalists in the Sullivan Rensaissance Community Mitzvah Award contest, and they are:American Theological, summer camp in KiameshaCamp Bnos Ahavas Israel, summer camp in LibertyCamp Simcha, summer camp in Glen SpeyKhal Divre Chaim, bungalow colony in Kauneonga LakeSkolya Bungalows, bungalow colony in South Fallsburg Allen Frishman, who manages the Seasonal Demonstration Grant Program for Sullivan Renaissance, stopped by at the top of the show...


Country in the Country 20140727

After a brief table of contents, we kicked things off with some Three-Weeks-friendly music: "Mimkomcha" from the album Eli Gerstner & the Chevra: Sing Acappella Then a little more a capella music while Country got the bugs out of the phone lines. (Is there a mashgiach in the house?) Another one from The Chevra: "V'hayu Limsheesa" Next we heard from Dov Shurin with the latest news out of Israel. You can find his latest writings in The Jewish Press. Then in our second hour, a return visit...


Country in the Country 20140720

Tonight was a very special Country in the Country show. But more about that momentarily. As we're in the Three Weeks, we featured a cappella music. Tonight we heard: Country Yossi's very own "Deaf Man in the Shteeble," as covered by Lev Tahor: "Borchu" by Ari Goldwag: And "Gam Ki Elech" from The Chevra Then in our second hour, a heartwarming visit from R' Yoel Brill, Jeff Patow and Ronny Biderman from A Hope to Heal. As their website says, But let those fine gentlemen explain it in...


Country in the Country 20140713

The Summer Fun continues, except for the two hours or so of Country in the Country! But let's overlook that little detail as we kicked things off tonight with some Kivi & Tuki music: "There is a Bracha." And then came the phone calls, and some Country Yossi music: "Oh Yankel." And then Dov Shurin checked in with the latest news out of Israel. More calls, more music... "Shteeble People." Who wants some more Kivi & Tuki music? How about "Who Knows One?" Then Yossi loosened his collar and...


Country in the Country 20140706

We dusted off the Country Yossi Podcast, and look what we found! Country Yossi with Country in the Country! For this first show of the summer, we began with a little Country Yossi music: the surprisingly topical "Cholent," and the evergreen favorite, "Big Bad Moish." A few phone calls, some words from our gevaldigeh sponsors, then more CY music: "Oh Yankel." Then we enjoyed an entertaining and informative visit with producer extraordinaire Eli Gerstner. We also heard "Adir," as well as...


Country Yossi Summer Issue, Right Here, Right Now!

Country Yossi’s sizzlin’ summer issue virtually snaps, crackles and pops with informative, entertaining, controversial and oftimes hilarious content!...


Country Yossi Shavuous issue right here, right now! Hits the street Friday!

Eli Gerstner's long awaited YBC6 explodes onto the Jewish Music scene with a front cover exclusive that takes you behind the scenes of this musical masterpiece! Title cut "Modeh Ani/Thank You" is the first English song to headline a YBC album and when you hear it you'll understand why Eli changed his mind and broke precedent at the last minute! (I am proud and honored to have been asked to write the lyrics.) Kivi and Tuki vol 6 Count Your Blessings, an all new treasure for the little...


The Country Yossi Show 20140408

Why is this night different from all other nights? On this night, we flip the format and let you ask the shailes about all things Pesadik. Once again, Country Yossi and Heshy recline while they leave all the heavy lifting to Rabbi Dovid Heber, editor of the annual STAR-K Passover Directory (click its title for more information, and read the abridged version below), and Ronnie and Larry Birnbaum of J Drugs to answer all of your Pesach shailes.So keep a pencil handy and start taking...