The Country Yossi Show 20130225


It's the Shushan Purim Spectacular! And where did Yossi get that horrendous, terrifying mask? Oh, wait, he's not wearing a mask. My bad.

In the name of levity, Yossi shared his thoughts on Lawyers and Hotels.

Then we endured enjoyed some Country Yossi Music: "Moishe Shmeel."

The usual weekly volley of shailes came next, with a special Grand Prize of tickets to The Big CHAZAQ Event.


Before we knew it we heard from a very relaxed Dov Shurin with the latest news from Israel. And then a few more shailes just for good measure.

Befire we go, Country Yossi adds this post script:

Dear friends,

Next issue we are celebrating our 25th anniversary of Country Yossi Magazine!

I am requesting all readers, music people and friends to please send me an email suitable for publication expressing your feelings about this milestone. Please send to

Thanking you in advance.

May we all celebrate another quarter century together in good health and good cheer in Yerushalayim!

The Country Yossi Show 20130218


First things first: Country Yossi's always hilarious Purim issue hit the streets recently!  This year's National Yenta Purim parody has the Jewish Music industry in a tizzy! Check it out for yourselves:


Meanwhile, back on the radio: If you thought your apartment was bad, you've got nothing on Yossi! And not only that, it's The Economy, Stupid!

Next, we had our weekly dose of Country Yossi Music: "Sholom Ber."

Then the shailes came. Will Grand Prize Winners follow? I can't reveal that, but I can say, as a topical tribute to one of tonight's callers, we had some bonus Country Yossi music: "The Little Old Lady Named Pessy Deena."

After that, we heard from a little old man named Dov Shurin with the latest news from Israel.

And what would an Erev Purim show be without a few Purim Shailes? We had some, so we'll never know!

Finally, before we knew it, the show vanished faster than a plate of Hamantaschen.

A Freilichin Purim to you and yours! We''ll see you in seven days.

The Country Yossi Show 20130211


There's no business like snow business, as Country Yossi and Heshy were quick to point out tonight. And they reminded us that, like a blizzard, the Purim edition of Country Yossi Family Magazine will blanket newsstands this coming Friday.


Tonight's must-have Grand Prize was tickets to see YAAKOV SHWEKEY WITH BARUCH LEVINE this Sun. Feb. 17th, 2013 – 7pm at QUEENS COLLEGE, Colden Center – L.I.E. at Kissena Blvd. A Yochi Briskman Production. Find out more at


Then Yossi shared his thoughts on vacations, but unfortunately for us, he never actually left the studio. But we did get a bit of a respite, thanks to some Country Yossi Music: "Oh Yankel."

After a blizzard of Grand Prize Winners,  Dov Shurin phoned in with the latest news from Israel.

Then, like a mound of snow in a heat wave, the show was over almost soon as it began. Join us next week, won't you?

The Country Yossi Show 20130204


The boys are back! Heshy is back from Eretz Yisroel with a brief travelogue, and Yossi is back from parts unknown with some briefs that are in need of a washing. Then Yossi regaled us with a few tales from the home front.

The fun continued with some Country Yossi music: "A Very Special Man."

Then the callers came barging in, including a Grand Prize Winner from way out of town!

Then, before we could take the receiver off the hook, Dov Shurin called in with the latest news from Israel.

And no month would be complete without hearing Rosh Chodesh bentching from chazzan Chaim Toiv ז״ל.

Don't forget to look for the the Purim issue of Country Yossi Family Magazine on newsstands everywhere next Friday -- then lining birdcages everywhere next Monday.