Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mandie Greenberg Interview

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Wow, this was a fun interview!   Mandie is a "little ball of fire" and loves Yeshua!   You'll hear all about her faith journey and also enjoy the music of Jonathan Settel, Nate Benjamin, Lamb and Joshua Aaron!

Mandie Greenberg was born in Rochester, New York and grew up in a Messianic Italian-Jewish home where her father was a Messianic Rabbi of a Congregation in Syracuse, New York. After a childhood of congregational ministry by association, Mandie showed a pension for music and was added to her congregation's worship team at the tender age of 14.

By the time she was 17, she was a senior worship leader. After graduating high school in 2007, Mandie took time off of schooling to discover her life's true calling. It was in 2010 that she was given the opportunity to serve with Jews for Jesus as a Mobile Musical Evangelist with their experimental band - Blue Mosaic. After a year of touring and evangelism, she came off the road and returned to congregational ministry alongside her family. During her time on tour, God had been at work with her mother, Daniah Greenberg, bringing about the Tree of Life Version translation of the Bible. Mandie joined the staff of the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society in late 2011 and ever since, she has felt a distinct calling to theology.

After 7 years out of the educational system, Mandie returned to school by enrolling in Bible college to get her degree in Messianic Jewish theology with the goal of becoming one of the Messianic Community's female theology professors. Currently, she is enjoying classes while being in ministry at Congregation Beth Aliyah in Rome, Georgia and working as an administrator for the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

All You Need is Love

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Here's my Valentine's Day Special, full of thoughts of God's love towards us and our love for each other.  Grab a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea and curl up with your favorite blanket.   You'll love this show with great music and some thoughts about love and relationships!

Jim Jacob Interview

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Today's show featured a pre-recorded interview with author and Messianic believer Jim Jacob. 
An esteemed lawyer in the United States, Jim was an inveterate atheist. He thought most of his life that the Bible is a fairy tale but changed his mind following a thorough study.

In his book, "A Lawyer's Case for God," he presents his views in the past and refutes them wisely and sensibly. In the book's introduction, it is written: "All I can offer you is a piece of information that I wish was brought to my attention many years ago."

The book examines fundamental issues such as faith, life and the afterlife. Is there evidence of God? Is what is written in the Scriptures the truth? If so, why is there so much suffering in the world?
Jim Jacob answers these and other questions logically.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

David Tokajer Interview

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What a fun interview!   And today you'll hear fabulous music from Jonathan Settel, Nate Benjamin, Barry & Batya Segal, Ted Pearce and Paul Wilbur.

Rabbi David is the son of Rabbi Eric and Pam Tokajer (Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue in Pensacola, Florida). He accepted his Messiah at a very young age and has walked in relationship with Him his whole life life. He has also known that he had a calling from GOD on his life to become a rabbi since he was a child. He graduated from W.P. Davidson High School in Mobile, Alabama in May 2001. In October 2001, he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Rebbitzen Danielle, daughter of Rabbi Paul and Sally Collins (Beit Israel Messianic Synagogue in Bayou La Batre, Alabama). David and Danielle both, more or less, grew up in Congregation Tree of Life, a Messianic Congregation in Mobile, Alabama where they also served as the youth leaders, and David served on the worship team. They also helped in planting Messianic Synagogues across the Gulf Coast, and Rabbi David served as the assistant rabbi at Beit Israel with Rabbi Paul for several years.

In 2004, Rabbi David and Rebbitzen Danielle moved to Nyack, New York where they attended Nyack College; David studied in the Messianic Jewish Studies program attached to Nyack College's Pastoral Ministries degree. While in New York he also served for five years under Rabbi David Rosenberg and Rabbi Matt Rosenberg (now at Restoration, A Messianic Synagogue in Seattle, Washington) at Shuvah Yisrael Messianic Synagogue in Long Island as the rabbinic intern. It was while in New York serving at Shuvah Yisrael and studying at Nyack College that both David and Danielle grew tremendously in their marriage, giftings and callings.

In January 2009, while still in New York, Danielle gave birth to their first miracle child, a beautiful daughter named Elyana Lirona (meaning "GOD has answered me, I have joy"). In May 2010 they moved to Thomasville, Georgia where Rabbi David took a position as associate rabbi at Beit Shalom Messianic Synagogue under Rabbi Robert Ackerman. In October 2010 Danielle gave birth to their second miracle child, a handsome son named Natanel Ben-Ami (meaning "gift of GOD, son of my people"). They spent a little over two years working at Beit Shalom where they saw a lot of spiritual growth, both in themselves and in the congregation, and were tremendously blessed with both phenomenal experience and training.
In June 2011 GOD called Rabbi David and Rebbitzen Danielle away from Beit Shalom and Thomasville in order to begin a new chapter in their life and ministry. In August 2011 through an already existent work out of and with the help of Brit Ahm in Pensacola, Florida, they began Congregation Mayim Chayim, "The Eastern Shore's Messianic Synagogue", in Daphne, Alabama. The synagogue is now three and a half years old and thriving, and they purchased their building in October of 2014.

David also serves as the Coordination Manager of the Editorial Department for The Messianic Times.