Sunday, December 25, 2016

Eric Tokajer Interview-4

Back by popular demand, the talented Rabbi Eric Tokajer returned to Bagels and Blessings to discuss his latest book, "With Me in Paradise, Lessons Learned from a Criminal."  

Is it possible that, the most important person in history, during the most important event in history, gave the most important message in history? A Study into the last message that Yeshua (Jesus) shared while on the Cross that provides the pattern for receiving the promise.

It's available on! 

You'll enjoy some fabulous music too, I promise!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Andrew Barron Interview

Wow, another great interview!!!   Hard to believe I've been on the air for over 19 years!!!   God is so good!

Today's show features an interview with Andrew Barron.  Here is his info:

Andrew Barron is the Director of Jews for Jesus Canada. He and his wife Laura live in Toronto with their children Rafael, Ketzia and Simona. He first heard the Gospel while a science student at Florida Institute of Technology. A friend shared a Gideon’s New Testament with him and challenged him to read it. Andrew used to work as a crew activity planner and orbit designer on the early Space Shuttle Missions.

Barron has worked with Jews for Jesus since 1983. In that time, he has served in Los Angeles, Boston and Johannesburg; has been in Canada since 1996. He has also served on short-term evangelistic projects in New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Tel Aviv. Besides working as a full-time missionary, Andrew teaches a class in Jewish Culture at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Andrew considers himself 100% Jewish and 100% Christian. He is a speaker, writer and martial artist. Barron has a BS in Space Science from Florida Institute of Technology, a MA in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Wycliffe College University of Toronto.

Jews for Jesus has 21 Branches in nine countries. The Mission Statement of Jews for Jesus is “We exist to make the messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide.” You can find out more at

You can listen to Andrew’s testimony at

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Myriam Levy Chernoff Interview

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to chat with Myriam Levy Chernoff, wife of Joel Chernoff and VP of the Messianic Alliance of Mexico.   We had a great conversation and she shared her story of coming to faith in Yeshua.

Myriam was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She came from a broken family, her mother left when she and her siblings were small children. This suffering caused her to want nothing to do with God, she had no interest at all in Him.

But in 1992, when she was 21 years old, a friend of her father’s invited them to a Messianic Synagogue. Levy Chernoff says, “It was there that I knew for the first time that God loved me and that He had plans for my life, my heart was deeply touched, and I learned  about who Yeshua was and why we need a Messiah, and my life was transformed. The best thing that has happened to me is to have given my life to Yeshua!!!”

Very soon after she also understood her call to share this beautiful message with her Jewish people, and since then that has been her priority in life! In the years since that fateful visit to a Messianic Synagogue her life living in Mexico has been about sharing Yeshua with the Jewish community. After becoming a believer in 1992, she became a member of the Yeshua Ben David Messianic Synagogue in Guadalajara and she worked as a real estate agent.

After becoming a believer she became a member of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of Mexico (AJMM). Later she became a part of the leadership and has served a few times she president of the organization. Levy Chernoff currently serves the AJMM as vice president.

Since 1992 (every 3 months) Levy Chernoff has written articles for the magazine “Chalutzim," the official voice of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of Mexico, which can be read at

In 1992, she began to attend “Mashiach” (the Messiah Conference),  the National Conference of the AJMM and has never missed one since!

In 1997, she became a vice president of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA), and is still serving at the moment as one of the vice presidents.

In 2000, she went to Israel and worked as a volunteer for a few weeks in Ebenezer Home in Haifa, which is a home for elderly people that are Messianic believers.

In 2007, she visited Argentina, and for two months she shared about Messiah every day with Jewish non-believers. I gave each of them a book from Rabbi Paul Liberman, who at that time was was the Executive Director of the IMJA. It was a wonderful experience, most of those she ministered to were very open to know about Yeshua. She is still in communication with all of them, some have since become believers!

In 2015, she married Joel Chernoff, the General Secretary of the MJAA, and she is thankful to God to be so blessed!

Today's show is full of great music by  Joel Chernoff, Zemer Levav, Jonathan Settel and Liberated Wailing Wall.

Thanksgiving 2016

More music and less talk.   What a fun show!   Today I chatted a bit about being Thankful, played some wonderful music and took some phone calls.   And I reminded you that He is faithful to a thousand generations!!

Today's show included music from Kol Simcha, Israel's Hope, Natasha Kraus-Reynolds, Corry Bell & Lev Shelo and Beckah Shae's kids!

Remember to be thankful always!