Monday, October 24, 2016

Ava Batts-2

Back by popular demand, Ava Batts came to the studio today and we had a great time talking about how God has blessed her and saved her from a potentially life-threatening accident.

We also talked a lot about how to help the homeless.   Ava is very involved in outreach to the homeless, to women's shelters and is often on the streets of Rochester sharing the good news of Yeshua!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hugh Nemets Interview

Recently I met a lady at a prayer meeting and when she found out that I am a Messianic Jew and host a radio show she said "you have to interview Hugh Nemets!"   Well the rest is history.   What a riveting and inspiring interview!   Hope you enjoy it!

Hugh Nemets grew up a secular Jew on Miami Beach, Florida, in a well-to-do, but dysfunctional family. He spent the first nearly thirty years of his life in the unsuccessful search for identity, meaning, emotional connection and love, not knowing that everything he sought would be found in the person of Yeshua the Messiah—the One the Christians called Jesus Christ—when he least expected it.

Nemets has experienced many life-and-near-death experiences and has walked through a spiritual holocaust, both before coming to know Yeshua/Jesus and after. His face-to-face encounters with an angelic being in Heaven convinced him of his life purpose—to deliver a vital message from God to us all.

Nemets is a husband, father and grandfather who enjoys spending time with his family. His family recently moved to Jerusalem, Israel. He is the author of Dead Jew Walking and blogs at

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Vinu Goldberg Interview

Today was the first time I ever aired an interview of someone who was raised in the Hindu faith and came to know Yeshua!

You've heard many interviews with Rabbi Ron Goldberg, now hear from his "better half," Vinu!

Vinu was raised in a Hindu family in Oneonta, NY. When she was a teenager, Vinu took a job at Burger King. Although it was not the place you’d expect to find someone from a Hindu family, God was clearly leading her steps.

Vinu began a friendship with Theresa, a Christian co-worker at Burger King. Theresa was going through a very tough time in life, but had a peace that caught Vinu’s attention. Also, one day at work many people talked to her about a special event at a local park. Vinu had no idea what this event was, but since so many people talked about it, Vinu attended this special event.

The stories Vinu heard that day opened her eyes to what Yeshua did for her. As a result, Vinu began a journey with Yeshua that continues to this day. In 1992 God arranged Vinu’s marriage to Ron Goldberg, a Messianic Jewish rabbi working at Congregation Shema Yisrael.

Enjoy the music of Jonathan Settel, Paul Wilbur, Israel's Hope and Joel Chernoff!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Rabbi Jim in the Studio!

Once again I welcomed Rabbi Jim Appel to Bagels and Blessings.   We had an interesting discussion about why some Jews are secular, whether or not the Bible is really the inspired word of God, and the High Holidays!   The discussed the Messiah and how Yeshua is in the center of all our holidays, and of course we mentioned some great books written by Rabbi Jim.

Here's a little bio:

Rabbi Jim has been the spiritual leader of Congregation Shema Yisrael in Rochester, New York since 1996 and a Jewish follower of Yeshua since 1977. He is ordained by the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues.

He previously worked for Xerox Corporation in Webster, New York, 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. Appel 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.

He is the author of "Messianic Judaism Class, Teacher Book," "Rosh Hashanah, Yom Teruah, The Day of Sounding the Shofar," and "Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement," all available at Amazon.