IsraelCast Episode 68



This week on IsraelCast, host Steven Shalowitz visits with Jacob “Yaki” Reuven, an internationally acclaimed mandolin player, to talk everything music. At age seven, Yaki was introduced to the most beautiful sound he had ever heard: the sound of a mandolin. Listen in to hear about his passion for music (and the mandolin) and what has changed for the Israeli music scene over the past decade.

In addition to performing globally, Jacob “Yaki” Reuven is the Director of the Be‘er Sheva Music Conservatory, a Professor at the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance, and a member of the Israeli Mandolin Soloist Ensemble. For more information on the Be'er Sheva Music Conservatory, please visit

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