Sunday, April 27, 2014

Melissa Moskowitz Interview

Melissa Moskowitz is a dear friend and a strong believer in Yeshua.   I was honored to speak with her a few days ago.  Here is some info about her:

Melissa Moskowitz has been a part of Jews for Jesus since 1975. She was born and raised in the Bronx and came to believe in Yeshua while in college. She moved to Brooklyn with her husband Jhan (the late North American Director of Jews for Jesus) when the branch opened in January 2007. Throughout her 36 years of service with the ministry she's had the opportunity to use her giftings in youth and young adult work, publications, photography and for the past 13 years in young adult ministry. Now from their 108-year old Victorian home in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, Melissa holds Shabbat fellowships for young adult students and professionals, as well as other events which include food, fellowship and the Word.

You'll enjoy some great music too -- Joel Chernoff, Sue Samuel, Lamb, Jonathan Settel, Corry Bell & Lev Shelo and Ted Pearce!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sharon Wilbur Interview (Repeat)

Back by popular demand!   I had such a great time interviewing Sharon Wilbur, just had to share it once again!    Some great tunes and a fun interview!

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Sharon grew up with an interesting mix of the music industry and farm life. Her dad, a traveling musician, brought her out on stage with him since she was eight. Her mother, a horse trainer, surrounded her with horses and  farm animals since before she could talk.

After getting married in 2006 and relocating to Jacksonville, she began to pursue music full time — traveling to singing gigs on the weekends and working for her musician father-in-law at Wilbur Ministries. After her trip to Hollywood on Season 8 of American Idol, her eyes were opened to the fun and excitement of TV, and it was love at first sight!

Sharon Wilbur is a talented, vibrant and passionate 20-something ready to explode onto the music scene. The question isn't whether it's good, upbeat, soulful or even catchy, because her music is definitely all those things. The question is how to categorize it.

Elements of soul, rock, R&B and pop are woven into Messianic and clearly Jewish lyrics. That is where the passion comes in, as she says herself: "I truly believe that my entire life from birth until now has been preparing me for 'such a time as this.' (Esther 4:14) I want to go where God leads me, write what He speaks to me and sing what He teaches me — that I may be used to bring hope to weary nations, and joy to those who have only known sorrow."

Vocally she can hold her own with the likes of Natasha Bedingfield or Jessica Simpson, but it's her heart that truly separates her. The five songs on her debut demo, "You're My Heart," show with her spirit, vocal talents, writing ability and an upbeat tempo that shows Sharon's passion for Israel and God's sovereignty in our lives is paramount to joy and peace.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rabbi Jim Appel Interview

It was a fabulous day in the studio as I once more welcomed Rabbi Jim Appel to the program.  Rabbi Jim has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Shema Yisrael since 1996 and a Jewish follower of Yeshua since 1977. He is ordained by the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues.
Rabbi Jim previously worked for Xerox Corporation in Webster, N.Y., for 24 years as an optical engineer and engineering manager. He holds more than 45 patents in the areas of copier imaging systems and laser printing. Rabbi Jim received a bachelor's degree in optical engineering from the University of Rochester in 1967 and a master's degree in physics from the University of Southern California in 1970.
Rabbi Jim decided to follow Yeshua after a long spiritual search. He grew up with parents who taught him that God did not exist and organized religion deceived and oppressed people. In 1967 after completing college, Jim became disillusioned with life as an atheist. He rejected his parent's teachings and began his search for spiritual reality. This search took him into the world of mind-altering drugs and yoga meditation, and ended with a dramatic encounter with Yeshua the Messiah, who revealed himself to Rabbi Jim in the privacy of his bedroom without the assistance of any other person.

Today Rabbi Jim discussed the "blood moons" - what is their spiritual significance and what has happened in the past during these eclipses.   Plus you'll enjoy some great Passover music from Nancy Santiago, Sue Samuel, Michelle Gold, Rachel Boskey, House of Peace, the Schleps and Jonathan Settel.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Robin Citron Interview

Two nice Jewish girls get together and anything can happen!   Robin grew up in a Jewish home in Brooklyn, NY and in this interview she shares her journey of faith.     Robin is a dear friend and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with her and learning more about her life.

You'll also enjoy some wonderful music from Sue Samuel, Ted Pearce, Zemer Levav, Barry & Batya Segal, Jonathan Settel and Joshua Aaron.