Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lori Kate Lowenhar & Heart of Galilee

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Great instrumental music from "Heart of Galilee" featuring Lori Lowenhar on flute and clarinet!  

From growing up studying flute and clarinet in a small town in Indiana to living in Israel and becoming one-third of the Klezmer trio, Heart of Galilee––Lori Kate Lowenhar talks about her journey this week on Bagels and Blessings.

Originally from Elkhart, Indiana, Lori grew up playing the flute and clarinet. She graduated with a Music Education degree from Cedarville University and began traveling internationally performing Jewish Gospel Music with the Liberated Wailing Wall. Upon moving to Israel, her musical training allowed her to teach a variety of instruments to students in various schools in the Jezre'el Valley.

Lori Kate has now been living in Israel for more than 15 years. She's part of an amazingly talented trio, playing clarinet in the musical group, Heart of Galilee, which began in 2012.

Using their musical prowess to embrace genres such as klezmer, folk and Mediterranean, Heart of Galilee seeks to use Jewish flavorful music to communicate the Good News to the lost. The remaining two members of the group are Lori Kate's husband, IIan Gorny on the drums and Sasha Fishman on strings.

Shiran Koenov Interview

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A young Israeli believer shares about coming to know Yeshua and her life in Israel.

Music from the land of Israel.

You'll love it!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Shai Sol Interview

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Today's program featured the music of Shai Sol and other Israeli musicians.   I had the privilege of meeting Shai at the MJAA Conference this past July.

Shai Sol is a 20 Year old Israel that boldly proclaimed her faith as a Messianic Jew on Israel's most popular televised singing competition, Kochav Haba (The Next Star).

Shai has a very unique style. The judges were enthralled by her—as were the interviewers back-stage as they rooted for their new Messianic friend. One judge said, "I am in love!"

Since appearing on the show Shai has also helped lead worship at the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America's International Conference in Grantham, Pennsylvania.

Paul Liberman Interview

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So you heard Jack Wasson's story, how he came to know and love the Liberman family and how he sat down with Paul Liberman to record his life story - and how the 1st of those recorded interviews ended up in a book called "Don't Call Me Christian."   Well, on today's program I had the privilege to speak with Paul Liberman himself, and heard him share a bit about his journey to finding Messiah.

Paul Liberman began his search for the Messiah when he was only 8 years old. This was when he began to ask deeper questions about God.

After finishing his education, his religion became making money. While studying at a liberal university, he began to doubt there was a higher Being. Shortly after landing a high-powered job in an office complex in Washington, D.C., he was let go after the person that hired him was also fired.
In this uncertainty, Paul was worried about the future. Looking for work he used public transport a lot. On the bus, he regularly saw a lawyer who was always reading his Bible. One day they got to talk with each other. Paul told him that he thought that the course of events in life sometimes is so unusual that it looks like everything has been programmed. "There must be a programmer," Paul said. The guy knew that Paul was Jewish because of his Jewish name, so the guy showed him the prophecies in the Old Testament that point towards the new state Israel. Paul was very interested in this, so on further journeys he always sat down next to him.

After reading the New Testament, Paul couldn't understand why the Jews had so little respect for Jesus. He didn't do anything other than helping people. Could He really be the Messiah, as He said Himself? Paul prayed, "If you are really God, show me if the "carpenter of Nazareth" is the Messiah."
After both Paul and his wife accepted Yeshua another problem arose. How were they to raise their family? Concerned about the unity in their family, He started to speak with other Jewish believers about the founding of a New Testament church in their own Jewish style. They were motivated and held their first gathering on May 18th, 1973. They invited a Jewish evangelist and later got a Jewish pastor for the small group.

Plus some incredible music.   I know you'll love it!