From Leeds to Israel, via Bob Dylan Journeys Podcast

Menachem and Yehudit Vinograd are the founders and producers of Israel's Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival. They share their journey with Rogel Alpher.

Menachem and Yehudit Vinograd. (Photo courtesy)
Menachem and Yehudit Vinograd. (Photo courtesy)

Originally from Leeds, England, Menachem and Yehudit Vinograd met at an afternoon Hebrew class when they were 14. A few years later they were newlyweds living on a kibbutz.

Today they are known in the Israeli Anglo-American community as the founders and producers of the successful and beloved Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival, which began in 1978 and takes place twice a year in northern Israel.

They join Rogel Alpher in the studio to speak about their life's work and share memories from past festivals. They also end up sharing a small but significant anecdote about the time they encountered Bob Dylan on a kibbutz in Israel.

Alex Hood – Botany Bay
Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin'
Arthur Johnstone - Bandiera Rossa
Eva Peron – Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Hans Theessink – Green Green Rocky Road
Akli D – Salam
Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs – Foggy Mountain Top

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