Sunday, January 13, 2019

Jay Ledbetter Interview

Hear ye, hear ye!   Another FANTASTIC interview coming your way!   You will enjoy this great conversation with Jay Ledbetter as he shares how he came to faith.

And great music too!

Jay was ordained as an Orthodox Rabbi pursuant to the authority of the Beit Din of Philadelphia. He is a Vietnam-era veteran and served in infantry and special forces. He has authored a couple of books on Passover and conducts annual Messiah-in-the-Passover celebrations. He is has an active law practice in Denver, Colorado. Jay is also a voting, independent, volunteer board member of Zola Levit Ministries.
A little bit of Jay's testimony. In his own words:
I knew none of my family history as I grew up. I did know that my grandfather was circumcised, as I knew that my father was, too. I found out as a young man that I had been circumcised on the 8th day, but that meant nothing to me at the time. None of the family attended any church or synagogue of any kind. Nobody ate kosher. Nobody kept Sabbath. For an outward observer, the Ledbetter family was nothing more than just another immigrant family of no particular interest. The assimilation had been rather complete.
My father always told me we were a family from Germany. He used that to explain why he was beaten up frequently as a child. My mother insisted that we attend some sort of church on occasion, and so my father allowed it. We had no particular denomination in which I could identify with, but we worshipped G-d and understood Yeshua as Messiah, although to us, he was called “Jesus”. My mother insisted (on a frequent basis) that I have the highest regard for the Jewish people, and never say anything against that people. It was a recurring theme in her instruction, but I didn’t understand then why… 

Also, Jay has traveled to Zambia many times and assisted AlexYalgenga with the Zambia Messianic Fellowship.


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Emily Emanuel Interview

I met this delightful young lady at the Messianic Leaders Roundtable (MLR) in Arizona this past November.  You will enjoy hearing her story and wonderful music from Jonathan Settel, Rachel & Avner Boskey, Deborah Kline Iantorno, Sarah Liberman, Greg Silverman, Sally Klein O'Connor, The Schleps, and Ted Pearce.

Emily Emanuel is a Jewish believer in Jesus that lives between London, Los Angels and Israel.  She is passionate about seeing young millennial Christians understand God's heart for Israel and the Jewish people encounter the Love of Yeshua!




Sunday, December 30, 2018

Daniel Calic Interview

I met so many fascinating people at a recent conference in Arizona.   Enjoy this interview with Daniel Calic of Bless Israel Network, and great music from Jonathan Settel, Corry Bell, Joshua Aaron, The Schleps, Deborah Kline Iantorno, Miqedem and Marty Goetz!

Daniel is a Jewish believer in Yeshua and is the
Co-Founder, Co-Director Israel Operations and Co-Host of Revelation to the Nations. He and his wife D’vorah have been helping Christians understand the Jewish roots of their faith for many years. In 2007 after making numerous trips to Israel, they launched a teaching ministry called God’s Everlasting Covenant, and in 2011, they answered a calling from God and made Aliyah.
Daniel comes from a traditional Jewish background in the US and is part of a large family, many of whom are Israeli natives. He is a passionate defender of Israel, having written numerous articles which have appeared in mainstream publications. He and D’vorah share a call to help Jews recognize who they are in God’s eyes. Daniel and D’vorah have spoken at numerous Christian and Messianic Jewish congregations, and Daniel has been a guest on Daystar TV. 
 
They are co-founders of Bless Israel Network, which is a media organization based in Israel. Their program, Revelation to the Nations, is the first and only dedicated platform providing a worldwide voice for the Messianic body in Israel. Their program interviews Messianic believers which allows them to share how these believers are building the Kingdom in the Land through humanitarian work. Revelation to the Nations is an interactive bridge giving believers worldwide the opportunity to bless their believing brethren inside Israel. It also allows believers to play a direct role in bringing Jews to faith in Israel, by allowing viewers to support the various Ministries humanitarian work, which includes sharing the Gospel.
For more information about the Bless Israel Network visit www.blessisraelnetwork.com
 
 

Monday, December 24, 2018

Rabbi Michael Schiffman Interview

One of the great things about attending Messianic conferences is that I get to meet fascinating believers from all over the world.  At the Messianic Leaders Roundtable (MLR) in Phoenix this past November I met Rabbi Michael Schiffman and he agreed to be my guest via a pre-recorded phone interview.

Dr. Schiffman grew up in New York in a traditional Jewish family. He has earned BA, MDiv and DMin degrees. In addition, he has had an ongoing private study of Talmud, Shulchan Oruch, and Chasidus.
 
Dr. Schiffman is the Executive Director of Chevra USA, a humanitarian organization that feeds elderly Jews, particularly holocaust survivors, in the Former Soviet Union and Israel, as well as mentoring Messianic Leaders in Eastern Europe. 
 
Dr. Schiffman has lead three Messianic Jewish congregations in Arizona, Ohio, and New York, and served as Associate Rabbi in Connecticut. He has authored two books, and has been a frequent contributor of articles to Boundaries, Kesher, Messianic Outreach, and other publications. 
 
Dr. Schiffman also is a lecturer on Messianic Judaism, History, Torah, and Messianic Worship in the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Yeshiva, and is a Professor on the faculty of St. Petersburg Theological Seminary, as well as an adjunct professor in several theological schools.
For more information about Chevra USA visit www.chevrahumanitarian.org
 
You will also enjoy some wonderful holiday music from Raphael Giglio, Marty Goetz, Beckah Shae, Carlos Perdomo, Jonathan Settel and the Schleps.
 
 

Sunday, December 16, 2018

At Long Last -- Rabbi Jan Rosenberg

I have tried to have Rabbi Jan on air with me so many times -- he is a VERY busy man!  But recently we were both at the Messianic Leaders Roundtable (MLR) in Phoenix, and he finally agreed to sit down with me and record an interview!

Rabbi Jan has been actively involved in the Messianic Jewish movement for well over 40 years. In January 1993, he and his wife Marlene became leaders at Beth Zion Messianic Synagogue in Jackson, New Jersey after serving for 16 years as members of the internationally known Messianic singing group, Kol Simcha (Hebrew for Sound of Joy). They were also members of Congregation Beth Yeshua in Philadelphia, PA for nearly 20 years, serving in various leadership capacities.
Jan was born and raised in a Conservative Jewish home in northern New Jersey. In his high school years, he and his brothers began to move towards a more observant Jewish lifestyle.
In his quest for an intimate personal relationship with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Jan found himself deeply involved in a powerful series of unusual events that ultimately led him to the realization that Yeshua was indeed the long awaited Messiah of his people.
After coming into a knowledge of Messiah in 1971, then in 1975, Jan moved back to Philadelphia, where he began to attend Congregation Beth Yeshua. That same summer, while attending Messiah ’75, a clear vision of Messianic Judaism was deeply sown into his heart.
After years of intensive personal study, and Messianic Yeshiva courses, Jan received his full smikhah (ordination) as a Messianic Rabbi through the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations & Synagogues (IAMCS) towards the end of the 1990s.
Jan is also the publisher of the very popular Passover Trilogy Messianic Haggadah, (in English and Spanish), and started the Lashon Hara-Free Zone button campaign (to stop gossip, slander and the evil tongue). He has also published the Word As A Way of Life Bible Reading Program, with his brother David (Messianic Rabbi of Congregation Shuvah Yisrael in East Wiliston, NY).
.Jan is also an accomplished singer/songwriter, and since coming to Beth Zion, has produced six musical CDs. With a wide-ranging gift for musical storytelling, he shares the truth of Yeshua through Jewish eyes in word and song (available at iTunes and RabbiJan.com). 
 
Enjoy a special program featuring many of his wonderful songs!
 
 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dr. Ed Interview - 3

Back by popular demand!!   Dr. Ed from Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Rochester came back to the studio today!   This energetic young man certainly LOVES the Lord and loves helping people get healthy!

Dr. Ed further explained how important it is for pressure to get OFF the brain stem.   The brain controls EVERYTHING in our body.   So imagine how wonderful it is when the body is working like God intended!

Dr. Ed has seen results with fibromyalgia, migraines, and many other conditions -- too numerous to mention!

Also you will enjoy great music from Marty Goetz & his daughter Misha, Ted Pearce, Michelle Gold, the Schleps and others!

For more info on Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Rochester please visit https://uccroc.com/.



Saturday, December 1, 2018

Suzy Linett Interview

What a pleasure to speak with this sweet lady from Southern California.   You'll love hearing how she came to know Yeshua and will also enjoy some great Chanukah music!!

Suzy Linett was born into a Jewish family and grew up on the East Coast before the family moved to southern California in 1967.  She attended local synagogues as she pursued her education and obtained a degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California.  At the time of this writing, she continues to work in that field providing services for children with special needs.  She met evangelical friends and accepted her Messiah and Lord in 1981.  Ms. Linett pursued her Bible education both in her local church and through online studies.  She became an active member of a local Messianic Jewish Synagogue in 1994 and was involved in leadership and teaching until that congregation dissolved.  In 2009, she joined Calvary Faith Center Foursquare Church in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and pursued ministerial credentials obtaining her U.S. license in 2012 and ordination in 2014.  Currently, she serves on staff as a teacher at that church and is also is the leader of Kehilat Emunah, a Messianic ministry designed to bring Jewish and Gentile believers together in understanding of the whole Word of GOD.  Ms. Linett is the author of Mattityahu-Gift from God, a study of the Gospel of Matthew from a Hebraic perspective and is a speaker at churches and Messianic Synagogues.