Sunday, December 27, 2020

Dan Switzer Interview

 Another fun interview with Dan Switzer!  In his own words:

"My calling is to teach and disciple young people, helping them to grow in their walk with the Lord. I have written the book Train Up a Child because I wanted to understand what the Lord has called us to as parents. I also served as the principal of Ets Chaiyim Tree of Life School, a Messianic Jewish school, for 13 years, 11 years as principal. 

I accepted the call to pastor and then my wife Silvia and I started Living Grace Christian School in 2008. This school has the express purpose to partner with parents to raise up champions for the Lord--servant leaders of godly character who advance the cause of Christ and make disciples of all nations.  

My most recent book--The Courage Challenge--has its roots in our summer Christian camp called Camp Courage, in which we encourage young people to be champions for the Lord because they know that God is always with them. The key verse is Joshua 1:9.

I was raised in a Christian home. My dad, Thurlow Switzer, partnered with people such as Dan Juster and Asher Intrater of the Messianic Jewish movement in the Maryland area. "

Today's show also featured music all about Yeshua, our King, Messiah and Lord!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Greg Silverman3 Interview

I just can't keep away from such good music!!!   Greg is definitely one of my favorites in the Messianic Movement!   I hope you are encouraged as you hear his wonderful music and an interview all about his faith and how God is using him!

Blessings and hugs to all! 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Angela Hunt Interview

My good buddy Terri Gillespie said I simply must interview Angela Hunt.   I am so glad she connected the two of us!  Angela is a NY Times Best Selling Author and writes amazing books based on characters in the Old Testament.  She loves Israel and the Jewish people - and you will love her story!

Enjoy the Chanukah music too!  Oh - -and Happy Chanukah!!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Dalia Cohen Interview

Today's pre-recorded show featured an interview with a sweet Messianic believer, Dalia Cohen.  May you be encouraged as you hear her journey of faith!

Enjoy music from Jonathan Settel, Ted Pearce, Greg Silverman, Sarah Liberman, Elana Watson, Joel Chernoff and Beckah Shae.

God bless you all and keep the faith!







Saturday, November 28, 2020

Avi Snyder Interview

Should Jews believe in Jesus?   Why are some non-Jews hesitant to share the good news with their Jewish friends and neighbors?   We discussed these and more interesting questions today!  Avi Snyder grew up in a Jewish home and eventually discovered Yeshua the Messiah.  He shares his story in this wonderful interview.

 Enjoy both the interview and also the great music!





Saturday, November 21, 2020

Hope Egan Interview

Do you ever think about keeping Kosher?  I admit that growing up I ate ham, but after I became a believer in Yeshua I decided to keep Biblically Kosher and I stopped eating pork and shellfish.   Should all believers keep Kosher or just Jews?

Hope Egan wrote an interesting book, "Holy Cow, Does God Really Care What We Eat?"  We discussed it during this fun interview today!  Hope shared her story of faith and we had a great talk!

Enjoy great music, including a NEW song from Aaron Shust and Joshua Aaron!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Shmuel Oppenheim Interview

He's 77 years young and on fire for the Lord!   Shmuel Oppenheim shared his testimony on this pre-recorded interview.  In his own words:  "I was Rabbi of Lev HaShem Messianic Jewish Synagogue for 11 years. Retired, August 2015 from Congregational Leadership and I am still in full time ministry. Have been filling in at Messianic Synagogues and in Churches. Some are referring to me as, "The Wondering Jew." I was born in El Paso, TEXAS raised in Ysleta and spent growing up years on the Fort Quitman Land and Cattle Company Ranch. I'm a real live honest to goodness Texas Jewish Cowboy!"

Enjoy some great music too!!

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Jay Axtell Interview

Yay!  I found another interesting person to interview!   I love hearing everyone's story.  Here is a bio of Jay Axtell.  Hope you enjoy the music and the interview!

"The impetus for my involvement in the Jewish ministry paradigm began at Shady Grove Church in 1992. The son of a preacher and Christian educator, I had been familiar with Paul’s proclamation,

“For I am not ashamed of the Good News, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who trusts—to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16 (TLV)
It was not until I began going to Shady Grove and listening to the teaching of Pastor Olen Griffing, Elder Robert Morris and Dr. Wayne Wilks, Jr. that I began to realize the importance of the connection of the church with Jewish people and Jewish ministry. 
        After moving away, but visiting Shady Grove in 2009, and learning of Chancellor Jack Hayford’s The King’s Seminary (TKS) in Van Nuys, CA, I took a leap of faith and restarted my journey of education to take a Master of Divinity in Messianic Jewish Studies. The Seminary became a university and moved its main campus to the previous campus of Gateway Church on Southlake Boulevard (TKUG). I was blessed to participate in TKUG’s first graduation in 2015. 
         I reconnected with Dr. Jeffrey Seif, and becoming his associate pastor at Sar Shalom (Prince of Peace) Messianic Jewish Congregation in 2011, I still felt the push to continue my education at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, which was located three blocks from our house. I counselled with Professor Jon Huntzinger from TKUG on whether I should continue at TKUG for the DMin Messianic Jewish Leadership or go to the newly developed DMin Leadership and Creative Communication at SAGU, he told me a story of one of his professors. Dr. Huntzinger asked him about discerning the will of God. The wise professor told Huntzinger, “Often, when seeking the will of God, one has to look no further than the back yard.” I knew he was encouraging me to go to SAGU. Dr. Seif encouraged the same. My DMin project, however, is called, SALVIFIC OUTREACH TO JEWISH PEOPLE: STRATEGIES FOR PRESENTING JESUS AS MESSIAH AND SAVIOR. I believe ministerial credibility in both Messianic Jewish and Christian camps is helpful. My doctoral project was signed Tuesday October 27, 2020 and I graduate in December 2020. May all Israel see perfectly in 2020!"


Sunday, November 1, 2020

Chatting with Chadwick

Today was a fun day!   I played a LOT of great music, and took calls.   It makes me so happy when people call!  

Today you will hear music from Jonathan Settel, Craig Taubman, Lamb, Deborah Kline Iantorno, Zemer Levav, Marty Goetz, The Schleps, Joshua Aaron & Aaron Shust, Paul Wilbur, Miqedem, and Elana Watson!

There is excitement in the air as our congregation is getting ready to move into our new building.   Stay tuned for more info about that!

By this time next week we will probably know the election results.   May God's man win!



Thursday, October 29, 2020

Rabbi Ron Goldberg (Repeat)

You can never have too much of Rabbi Ron!   Today is a repeat of our show together last summer (2019).  Here is his bio:

Rabbi Ron Goldberg was raised in a Jewish family in New York City.  He began sneaking out to church during his senior year of High School. A friend then gave him the "forbidden" New Testament to read and he soon discovered that Yeshua (Jesus) really is the Jewish Messiah. "After coming to faith in Messiah Yeshua my parents thought about having a funeral for me," Ron stated. "Instead, they sent me to a rabbi for deprogramming and intensive counseling!"

His relationship with his parents was very difficult for several years but giving them grandchildren helped restore it. Rabbi Goldberg's wife, Vinu and he, are an inter-faith couple with 5 children.

Since 1989 he has served at Messianic Congregations and spoken at churches and Bible studies. "God has called me to raise my voice like a shofar (Isa. 58). I teach about Israel, the Messiah of Israel and the Feasts of Israel (God's Appointments with His children)." 

Enjoy the music too!!



Saturday, October 17, 2020

Daniel Chadwick

There was a VERY handsome man in the studio today!  OK, I am a tiny bit biased.   You see my husband, Daniel, decided to join me today and I was thrilled!  Daniel teaches Religion, Ethics and Philosophy online for 5 colleges and has a unique understanding of the scriptures!  He was raised in a Lutheran home and began reading the Bible as a literary work long before he knew the Lord.

He studied Hebrew, Greek (and other languages too) and is able to understand scripture in a scholarly way.

Today we discussed similarities and differences between the Jewish Bible, or Tanakh, and the Christian Old Testament, which is slightly different (the books are in a different order, etc.)

It was a stimulating discussion and I am inspired to spend more time in the Word of God!

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Ron Cantor Again!

It's been a few years since I interviewed fellow Virginian Ron Cantor on Bagels and Blessings!  Yes, we both grew up in Richmond but didn't know each other.  Probably because I'm older (shh!!).

Ron is an excellent author, speaker and evangelist and recently he completed his latest book, "Birth Pangs."  It's really excellent and relevant to our current situation with Covid-19, politics, the End Times, Black Lives Matter, and much more.   I highly recommend it.   

For more info look here: or for his other books look here:

In his own words:

"Here is a little bit about me. I serve as the CEO of Tikkun International and presently I host a daily TV show called "Out of Zion" on GODTV.  

    I was born into a Jewish home, circumcised and Bar Mitzvah'd, but I did not know God! I realized at age 17, there must be more. This led me on a journey where I discovered that Yeshua (Jesus), whom I thought was for the Gentiles, was in fact, the Jewish Messiah.

    I received my degree from Messiah Biblical Institute and served as the Associate Rabbi at Beth Messiah Messianic congregation in Rockville, MD until we moved to Odessa, Ukraine to work in the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute. In Ukraine we birthed a congregation in the city upon which Fiddler on the Roof was based, Berdichev. We then moved to Budapest, Hungary.

    In 1999 we accepted an invitation to teach Jewish Roots at the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry. In 2003 my wife Elana, a native Israeli, and I, along with our girls, made aliyah (moved to Israel). I served as the co-pastor and interim senior pastor of King of Kings Community in Jerusalem.

    During this time we birthed the Isaiah 2 Initiative, taking Israeli young adults to third world nations to preach the message of Yeshua. In Nigeria we saw many miracles and tens of thousands profess faith in Yeshua. 

     In 2013 I agreed to become the lead pastor of Tiferet Yeshua, a Hebrew-speaking congregation in Tel Aviv. Three years later we turned the congregation over to a native-born Israeli, and, while still functioning as an elder there, I now serve as CEO of Tikkun International, a global Messianic family of 40-plus congregations and ministries in Israel and the US, and beyond, including our own congregation, Tiferet Yeshua." 

Today is also Sukkot so I played some music from Nancy Santiago, Steve McConnell, Marty Goetz and Liberated Wailing Wall.



Saturday, September 26, 2020

Corry Bell-Keeler & Randy Keeler!

Yes, the newly-weds are here!   Last time I talked with Corry she was sharing how the Lord helped her through many hardships, the worst of which was the unexpected death of her son Beau.  Here is a wonderful, refreshing look at what God has done for her since that last interview.   We will get to hear from her husband, Randy, too.

Enjoy some great Lev Shelo songs too!


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sam & Heather Walker

I met Pastor Sam and Heather Walker in the fall of 2018 at the Messianic Leaders Roundtable in Phoenix, Arizona.   They had just lost their house in the horrific Paradise, CA Campfire that destroyed the whole town.  I was blown away at their faith and joy in the midst of such devastation.   Now, almost two years later and still technically homeless, they remain faithful to Adonai.

Here's an update on what's happening.   May you be inspired.   I know I am!

Enjoy wonderful music from Jonathan Settel, Steve McConnell, Paul Wilbur, Greg Silverman and Deborah Kline Iantorno.



Saturday, September 5, 2020

Sid Roth Interview

 This was originally aired in 1998!  That would have been my 2nd year on air --- and now it's been 23 years!   Where or where has the time gone?

I had a lot of difficulty getting this to record.   I won't go into all the details but it seemed as if the enemy was doing a lot to keep it off the air!

So please pardon the humming and other distortions.   Praise God I got most of it!!!

May the Lord bless you and heal you as you hear this wonderful testimony -- and enjoy the music!






Saturday, August 29, 2020

Jonathan Bernis Returns!

You can never have too much of a good thing!   You know what I mean!   This interview was recorded in 2016 and I am happy to replay it on today's broadcast.

Plus there is some GREAT music from Jonathan Settel, Beckah Shae, Joshua Aaron, Joel Chernoff, Greg Silverman and Israel's Hope!

Not only was Rabbi Jonathan the founding Rabbi of my own congregation here in Rochester, NY, Congregation Shema Yisrael, but also Jonathan is President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI) and has been a leader in Messianic Jewish ministry for more than 30 years. He hosts JVMI’s weekly syndicated television show, “Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis,” aired worldwide.

Jewish Voice exists to transform lives and help fulfill the biblical mandate to see all Israel be saved. The ministries’ mission is to proclaim the Gospel, grow the Messianic Jewish community, and engage the Church concerning Israel and the Jewish people.

Rabbi Bernis is a sought-after speaker and a popular radio and TV guest. He has authored numerous books, including Unlocking the Prophetic Mysteries of Israel and his best-selling “Rabbi” series.

Jonathan and his wife, Elisangela, live in Phoenix with their two daughters.



Saturday, August 22, 2020

Gail Sanders-Burdick Interview

I have been wanting to get together with Gail for years!  We have a mutual friend and I knew that Gail had a story to tell.  Well hallelujah - today was the day!   This sweet Jewish believer was live in the studio and described the events leading up to her believing in Yeshua.

She grew up in a Reformed Jewish home and was a good girl.   By the time Gail got to college she was pretty much an agnostic and very disappointed that God wasn't helping her to be happy.   But some amazing events happened -- and well, you will just have to listen to find out!

Enjoy music from Jonathan Settel, Paul Wilbur, Miqedem, Ted pearce, Elana Watson, Lamb and The Schleps!!




Saturday, August 15, 2020

Beckah Shae Returns!

I was pretty excited when Beckah Shae agreed to this interview!!!   I absolutely LOVE her music!  She is so upbeat!

She has been around the Christian music scene for quite a time and it's only in the last few years has she discovered Messianic Judaism and Jewish music!   Here's a little background:

Christian pop singer-songwriter known for top ten hit songs like "I'll Be Alright," "Here In This Moment" and "Life," the latter of which was nominated for Urban Recorded Song of the Year.

Before Fame

Coming from a broken home, she was raised in an unstable environment and spent much of her childhood in shelters and foster homes.


She is a noted philanthropist who traveled with the A21 Campaign to Greece to raise awareness for human trafficking.

Family Life

She founded Shae Shoc Records with producer Jack Shocklee, whom she married in 2004. They have three children named Grace, Joy and Hope. 


Sunday, August 9, 2020

Music and Talk -8-8-20

Sometimes you just have to kick back, grab your coffee, have a bagel and listen to FANTASTIC music!  Today I feature some new music from Beckah Shae, and you'll enjoy your favs like Jonathan Settel, Paul Wilbur, Joshua Aaron, Sue Samuel, Miqedem, John Waller, Steve McConnell, Rachel & Avner Boskey, Jeff Koch and Marty & Misha Goetz-Hoyt.


Saturday, August 1, 2020

Stewart Winograd-3 Interview

Back by popular demand -- Rabbi Stewart Winograd!!  Rabbi Stewart was raised in a Jewish family in Brooklyn, NY. He became a believer in Yeshua in 1977. Chantal Winograd was raised in Quebec, Canada, and through a set of divinely orchestrated circumstances she met Stewart who introduced her to the Lord in 1979. They have raised 4 children, Joshua, Miriam, Sarah, David, and now have 9 grandchildren. Together they are the Founders / Directors of Reach Initiative International (RII), a Messianic Jewish Ministry doing a significant work in Eastern Europe, India, and North America.

Here is some info about their wonderful ministry:

Reach Initiative International (RII) is a Messianic Jewish ministry founded in 2006 by Stewart and Chantal Winograd. They are fulfilling a mandate from the Lord to follow Jesus’ example of sacrificial, unconditional love for all people. Reach Initiative International has over 125 staff and volunteers ministering in Israel, Belarus, India, and around the world.

Enjoy music from Jonathan Settel, Lamb, Paul Wilbur, Corry Bell & Marty Goetz (a lovely duet), Baht Rivka Whitten and Zemer Levav!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Kayla Nostrum Interview

Between speaking with Shmuel Salway and then Kayla Nostrum, I think I have a pretty good idea about Lech L'cha Ministries.   What a wonderful organization!

Here is a little bit about Kayla:

Kayla is the oldest of four girls and was raised in a believing family. She was born in Colorado and raised in Kalispell Montana. When Kayla was nineteen years old she moved to Chicago where she attended Moody Bible institute. It was there that Kayla gave her life to the Lord and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in pre-counseling. While she was in Chicago the Lord opened her eyes to the Jewish roots of the faith, gave her a burden for the Jewish people and opened the door for her to move to Israel. Kayla has been living and serving there since August 2018. She studied Messianic Studies for a year at Israel College of the Bible, learned Hebrew at Ulpan (Hebrew language school) and is currently serving with a local Israeli discipleship ministry called Lech Lcha (לך לך).

You will also enjoy great music from Jonathan Settel, Deborah Kline-Iantorno, Marty Goetz, Aaron Shust, Paul Wilbur and Sue Samuel.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Shmuel Salway Interview

A friend recommended that I speak with Shmuel Salway and I learned that he is a fascinating man with a heart to teach others about Yeshua!

Here is more about him:  Shmuel, currently the Director of Lech L'cha Discipleship Ministry, served as the Associate Pastor of Adonai Roi (The Lord is My Shepherd) Congregation before joining the team of Lech L'cha. Shmuel was born in Tel Aviv to Jewish parents who immigrated to Israel from
India. He attended a Messianic Congregation for much of his childhood,and became serious about his own faith when he was 15 and, at ayouth camp, decided to give his life to the Lord.

After graduating from high school, he served as a combat medic in the Israeli army on the Golan Heights and in Lebanon. Later, while majoring in Geography at Tel Aviv University, Shmuel was drawn to serving in summer camps with a strong aspiration to reach out to youth - knowing how important it is for this age group to have someone to challenge them in the Lord.  After working for several years in security for El Al (Israeli Airlines) and the Israeli Consulate in New York, Shmuel returned to Israel and began attending Adonai Roi Congregation in the spring of 2003. That same year, he was invited to become the Youth Pastor. Through meetings with other youth leaders from different congregations around Israel, Shmuel met Suzie, who is also a native-born Israeli. In 2006, they married and currently have four children: Together they continued to be involved in leading youth and young believers in the inter-congregational youth group Neged Hazerem (Against the Flow) gathering the youth of multiple congregations together for weekly events. They were also actively involved in Katzir (The Harvest)
organizing nationwide youth camps. Shmuel and his family moved to Yad Hashmona, a Messianic village in the Judean hills a few years ago, and they are blessed to have him serve in Lech L'cha. Shmuel's passion is to disciple the next generation of believers in Israel, equipping them to continue in their God-given callings.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Donna Milgaten Interview

Shalom!  We've all heard Paul Wilbur sing "Blessed Are You," from his Jerusalem Arise CD.   But did you know it was written by Donna Milgaten?   Upon researching copyright information I stumbled upon this little known fact and discovered a very sweet and very talented lady!   In this show I feature music from the Forgiven CD - all songs written by Donna!

Raised in a Gentile home, Donna discovered the Jewish roots of her faith and fell in love with Messianic Judaism.   After hearing her group Water to Wine perform at a Jews For Jesus gathering, Moishe Rosen (J4J founder) encouraged the group to record their music and share it with the world. Later that year the trio began tracking their album Forgiven at Son Song Studios in Las Vegas.

Donna signed with Sound Oasis Productions, Paul Wilbur discovered her song "Blessed Are You," and the rest is history!!   Enjoy the music but please stay for the interview!!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Elton McMillan Interview

Had a great interview with Elton McMillan!  Elton is the Director of Strategic Relationships with ONE FOR ISRAEL focusing on Major Donors and Church Partnerships. With over thirty years of ministry experience and international mission work, Elton is passionate about seeing Jesus revealed to the nations. Married to his wife Heather for 30 years they are blessed to have raised four wonderful children and deeply love their two daughters-in-law.

Enjoy some great music too!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Michelle Beadle Interview

Today I interviewed a delightful author and fellow sister in Messiah, Michelle Beadle!  
Michelle is the daughter and granddaughter of German Jewish Holocaust
survivors. Born and raised in New York City, she received Yeshua as her Messiah
and Redeemer in 1974 at Cornell University. She has a master’s degree in Social
Work from Tulane University and a master’s degree in Missiology and Jewish
studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Michelle joined CJF Ministries in 1994 as a full-time outreach worker in New
Orleans and its surrounding areas, representing CJFM in the southeastern region of
the United States. Her outreach also includes the greater Los Angeles area where
there are over 630,000 Jewish residents. Bringing the Good News to the “lost
sheep of the house of Israel” is the primary focus of Michelle’s work. This includes
one-on-one Scripture studies with Jewish persons who are interested in learning
what the Scriptures say about the Messiah; the discipleship of new believers; and
literature distribution at various times and locations throughout the year. She also
shares the Jewish roots of Christianity at conferences, congregations, schools,
Bible studies, and women’s groups.

Michelle also leads a Messianic Jewish Chavurah (fellowship) as well as a monthly
women’s meeting. This Jewish roots Bible study currently takes place on Zoom on
the first Sunday of every month from 4:30 -5:30 pm. Participation is open to the
public. Send your cell phone number and email address to
and she will send you an invitation to these meetings. Along with her husband and
two children, Michelle planted the first Messianic Jewish congregation in the city
of New Orleans, as well as Messianic Jewish fellowships in Metairie and

Here is her contact info:

Michelle Beadle, CJF Ministries
PO BOX 23054
New Orleans LA 70183-0054
Cell: 210-410-1034
Facebook: Messianic Jewish New Orleans
Messiah in Jewish Scripture

Plus you'll enjoy great music from Jonathan Settel, Sue Samuel, Joel Chernoff, Miqedem, Paul Wilbur and Joshua Aaron!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Hadassah Berne Interview

Hooray!   I found another talented Messianic recording artist!   You will love her music and this fun interview!

Hadassah Berne is a Messianic Jewish singer and songwriter. As a nice Israeli Cuban-American Jewish girl, Hadassah's music reaches out to Jewish people in every part of the world, and non-Jews alike, pointing to the redemptive power of Yeshua, and the restoration of Israel.
Hadassah has opened for and sung with world renown Messianic Recording artists, Paul Wilbur, Ted Pearce and Phil Klein.
She also sang the National Anthem at various events hosted by City of Miami's mayor and city commissioners.
In Israel, Hadassah held concerts in Tel-Aviv, at venues such as the Gospel Café Outreach Center, and in Chosen People Ministries both in Tel-Aviv and Netanya.
While living in Israel, she was blessed to have warmed the hearts of Holocaust survivors with her music. She also led worship at her congregation there.

It's Father's Day weekend, so I threw in a couple of cool songs from Aaron Shust (Zion) and Joel Chernoff (Lay Your Hands on Me).


Saturday, June 13, 2020

Richard Hill Interview-2

Hang onto your seats.    This is a heavy interview as Pastor Richard Hill goes deep into prophecy.    But remember, we do NOT live in fear.   God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind! 2 Timothy 1:7.

Richard Hill was the associate pastor of a messianic Jewish congregation in Los Angeles when he was invited, in May, 2000, to join the CJF Ministries' missionary staff as its southwest ministry representative in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was further confirmation to Richard that God’s ministerial calling for him was to reach out to His Chosen People.

Richard has trained and taught many volunteers how to witness effectively to the Jewish people. He leads a campus ministry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) passing out tracts and sharing the Gospel of Jesus to all who are interested. Richard also leads a door-to-door ministry in predominantly Jewish communities.

In September, 2003, Richard planted and continues to pastor Beth Yeshua (House of Jesus), a messianic congregation on the southwest side of Las Vegas, which serves as an outreach into the Jewish community. Another aspect of his ministry is teaching the Jewish roots of Christianity in churches and imparting his love for “the lost sheep of the house of Israel” to his Gentile brethren.

Richard is married to Oanh, who also has a burden to share the love of Messiah with the Jewish people. They have three children: Stephanie, Rebekah, and Isaak.

Richard has received an M.A. in Religion and a Ph.D. in Theology. He is an astute teacher and communicator of God’s Word.

Enjoy music from Jonathan Settel, Marty Goetz, Miqedem (featuring Shai Sol), Paul Wilbur (featuring Beckah Shae), and more!

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Music and Talk-June 6, 2020

Shalom!  The great thing about hosting this program is that sometimes I just get to share an hour of fabulous music!   I mean there is great music every week, but sometimes there is no interview -- there is just music!   Today is one of those days!   So kick back, grab coffee, a bagel, and enjoy the music of Corry Bell, Jonathan Settel, Sue Samuel, Sarah Liberman, Miqedem, Ted Pearce, Marty Goetz, Lamb, and more!

Thanks for listening!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Paul Wilbur-Reaired

This interview was first aired last year.   You will enjoy fabulous music from Paul Wilbur also!   Paul has been a pioneer in Messianic music and was one of the original members of the group Israel's Hope.   He has recorded many CDs and has a true heart for God.

Also Happy Shavuot and Pentecost!   May the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) blow through your home today and every day!

Every day of your life is an opportunity to be a blessing to someone!


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Rabbi Brian Samuel-Reaired

Shalom!   This interview was first aired in 2014.   I hope you enjoy!

Brian served at Beth Zion Messianic Synagogue in New Jersey as elder and worship director until 2007, when he and Sue moved to Rhode Island. Since then, he has served at Mishkahn David Messianic Synagogue in Rhode Island. In the summer of 2013, Brian and Sue were ordained as Rabbi and Rebbetzin of Mishkahn David, and they have served in this capacity since September 2013. Brian has been and continues to be blessed to minister, along with Sue, in support of the music ministry that Adonai has entrusted to her.  

Sorry I neglected to air Sue's music (my brain was on autopilot!) in this podcast but future programs will definitely feature her music!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Rabbi Ruth Fleischer-Reaired

This interview first aired in 2013 and I am delighted to share it with you again!

This is an interview with Dr. Ruth Fleischer, a Messianic Rabbi from London, England.  Ruth taught from 1976 to 2005, at the Messiah Conference of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA). She has taught courses in Messianic Jewish history and theology under the IAMCS Yeshiva Program, and on a whole range of theological and biblical subjects for the UBMJC rabbinic education program. Ruth is also a guest lecturer on the history of Messianic Judaism for the University of Wales and All Nations College, a speaker at the conference of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of France and at conferences in the Netherlands and has spoken at many events in the Messianic movement worldwide.

Enjoy fabulous music too!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn Testimony

Thanks to One for Israel Ministry (, I was able to use the audio portion of their video interview with Rabbi Jonathan.

Jonathan Cahn is President of Hope of the World ministries, Senior Pastor and Messianic Rabbi of the Jerusalem Center/ Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey. He is also the author of the best selling book 'The Harbinger'. His teachings are broadcast daily over hundreds of radio stations throughout the United States and the world and on television. He ministers, as did the first Jewish messengers of the Gospel, sharing the message of Messiah to Jew and Gentile, Israel, and the nations. He has ministered before mass gatherings in India, Nigeria, Cuba, Mizoram, Honduras, Haiti, & throughout the world. His teachings are widely known for revealing the deep mysteries of God's word and for the restoring of the new covenant message to its original biblically Jewish richness and power. 

Rabbi Jonathan caused a worldwide stir with the release of his explosive first book The Harbinger which became an instant New York Times best seller and brought him to national and international prominence. His next books were also New York Times bestsellers, The Mystery of the Shemitah, The Book of Mysteries, The Paradigm, and The Oracle. He was named, along with Billy Graham and Keith Greene, one of the top forty spiritual leaders of the last forty years to have radically impacted the world. Called the prophetic voice of this generation, Cahn is a much-sought-after speaker and has been highlighted in the New York Times as well as in many national and international media. He has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations, and to millions of people around the world.
Cahn is known for opening the deep mysteries of Scripture and bringing forth messages of prophetic import. He leads Hope of the World ministry, an international outreach of teaching, evangelism, and compassion projects for the world’s most needy. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews and Gentiles, people of all backgrounds, just outside New York City, in Wayne, New Jersey.

Enjoy fabulous music too -- and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!


Saturday, May 2, 2020

Dr. Ed is Back!

So excited to welcome Dr. Ed back to the program!   He is one of the most encouraging people I know!   He has devoted his life to helping people stay healthy.   In today's pre-recorded program we discuss ways to strengthen the immune system and how important it is to trust in God.   

Dr. Ed is from Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Rochester.   He is a devout believer in Yeshua and has uplifting spiritual music playing the moment you enter.   I am so happy that Upper Cervical is sponsoring Bagels and Blessings.   I hope that you gain valuable information from this interview.   Now more than ever we must stay healthy!

God bless you!   And enjoy some cool music, including some new ones from Joshua Aaron!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Randy Katz Again!

Decided to re-air our 2007 interview together!  Randy has been playing piano for me as I lead worship for many years and is a dear brother in the Lord!

Originally from Middletown, NY, Rand (Randy to most people) attended the University of Rochester and decided to stay and make Rochester, NY his home.  He has been part of the Messianic movement in Rochester, NY since the 70s. He's an accomplished keyboardist and has played at Jewish functions all over the Rochester area and is on the worship team at Congregation Shema Yisrael in Rochester. We chat about his testimony and have fun during this interview!

Also enjoy great music from Joshua Aaron, Joel Chernoff, Sue Samuel, Marty Goetz and more!

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Rabbi Joe Bell

Shalom!   I thought this was from 2012 but now I think it was from 2017.   In any event, I am happy to re-post this wonderful interview with Rabbi Joe!

Rabbi Joseph “Joe” Bell was raised in a Jewish home in the Boston area. He has a strong Orthodox Jewish pedigree, and attended synagogue with such luminaries as Sheldon Adelson, Robert Kraft (New England Patriots owner) and family, Barney Frank, etc. It was a very prominent synagogue and Bell was very comfortable being Jewish and practicing Judaism.

Boston is also where he began his search to know God at the age of 28. It was then that he began to read the Bible (his Bar Mitzvah Bible) looking for God, seeking His power to change the direction of his life. He prayed at that time and asked God to come into my life if He was real.

Bell says, “I wasn’t looking for Jesus. After I began reading the Tanakh, people began to pop into my life and tell me about Messianic prophecies. Finally somebody connected me to a Jews For Jesus missionary who I agreed to talk by phone with. Her name is Sharon. But before Sharon, one of my employees saw me reading the Bible and pointed me to Messianic prophecies. She challenged me to read Isaiah 53. After reading it, she asked me who it was talking about? I said it sounds like Jesus. She said it is Jesus. So after months of reading and talking with my employee and with Sharon by phone, I decided to go meet with my Rabbi.

“I told the rabbi that people were sharing prophecies with me and pointed out Isaiah 53. The rabbi became visibly irritated and barked ‘That’s not Jesus Christ!’ I said, ‘Fine, who is it?’  He had no answer… And I knew that he really didn’t know.  About ten months passed and a series of events led me to read the New Testament Gospels and within a month I invited Jesus into my heart as my Messiah and Lord. God immediately spoke to my heart and told me to go out to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles and tell them about Him. I received this message after going to Church for the first time with a Christian friend who saw me seeking. I had spent the day fasting and confessing my sins to God after Church. I went through some sort of deliverance that day alone in my home, then I believe God spoke those words to me in my house that night.


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Lily Isaacs - Again!

It isn't every day that you hear country bluegrass music on Bagels and Blessings!   I first aired this interview about 2 years ago after hearing The Isaacs minister at the Messiah Conference.   Imagine my surprise and delight to learn of their Jewish roots!    So enjoy this unique music and also a few Passover tunes!

Today's show featured a pre-recorded interview with Lily Isaacs, the matriarch of The Isaacs, with a personal story as layered as the group's signature vocals. Born in Germany to two Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivors, Lilly moved to the U.S. when she was two-years-old. Her family settled in the Bronx where she studied theatre and performed off Broadway. In 1971.

The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group who began singing 35 years ago are based out of Hendersonville, TN. The vocalists are mother Lily Isaacs and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many  genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Karen Davis Interview

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Karen Davis.   It was so much fun!   This show includes lots of her music.   I know you will enjoy it!

Karen is the Worship Director of Carmel Congregation (“Kehilat HaCarmel”), a Messianic congregation located on the top of Mount Carmel, Israel, where her late husband David served as Founding/Senior Pastor for 25 years. Karen was born in the U.S. in a Jewish family. Karen then had a life-changing encounter with Jesus (“Yeshua”) in New York City where she was developing her musical talents. She and her husband immigrated to Israel in 1989 and founded House of Victory rehabilitation center for Jews and Arabs and Carmel Congregation in 1991. Karen and her “one new man” worship team of Jews and Arabs are dedicated to building unity in the Body of Messiah in Israel through praise and worship.

Karen is a recording artist and songwriter, well-known internationally for her Messianic praise and worship music. She has recorded numerous solo albums of original music in Hebrew and English, which are distributed internationally by Galilee of the Nations/Sony Music. Her latest recordings are “Songs of Eternity,” “Songs in the Night,” and “The Lord Roars from Zion – Songs of the Warrior Bride.” Karen is also a featured artist on the highly-acclaimed Galilee of the Nations recordings “Adonai,” “Elohim,” and the “Heart for Israel” series.

Permanently residing in Israel, Karen and her late husband David also ministered for many years internationally as a team with a strong emphasis on the prophetic and the “one new man” in Yeshua. Since her husband’s passing Karen continues to speak and lead worship internationally, with a passion to see the “warrior bride” of Messiah arise in the nations.
Her latest release is "Songs of Eternity," from Galilee of the Nations.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Music and Encouragement!!!

Shalom!   Today's show is all about trusting the Lord!   Fear not, do not be afraid, for He is with you and He is in control!

I pray you stay safe, have what you need, and remember that no matter what, God loves you!

Enjoy some encouraging music and be blessed!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Richard Hill Interview

Shalom!  Here's another great interview with Richard Hill. 
Dr. Richard Hill serves as Messianic Pastor of Beth Yeshua Messianic Congregation in Las Vegas, NV since 2003. He also serves as Ministry Representative with CJF Ministries since 2000. Dr. Rich received his Ph.D. from Antioch Baptist Seminary in 2010. He is hosting a Prophecy Cruise from Los Angeles to San Diego and Ensenada in Dec. 20.  He is the author of two books:  Israel in Prophecy, A Chronology and Freedom in Messiah: A Messianic Jewish Roots Commentary on the Book of Galatians.  Dr. Rich has been in the Messianic Jewish movement for the past twenty-five years.  Please visit his website (; www.cjfm.og) to buy the books or for more information or call 702-256-0840.

Enjoy the music and thanks for listening!!   Oh....and happy Purim!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

"Aunt Norma" Interview

Today's show features a short interview with a 90 year old Jewish lady who is contemplating whether or not Yeshua could be the Messiah.   Everyone calls her Aunt Norma, so I shall comply!

How often do we get chances like this?   You will enjoy this sweet exchange and hopefully will be prompted to pray for her to know the truth!

Enjoy lots of fabulous music too!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Annette Sofaer Interview

It was a privilege to hear this wonderful testimony!  

In their early married years Josh and Annette Sofaer served as missionaries with Jews for Jesus in New York City, then for another five years in Los Angeles.  They felt called to return to New York so that Josh could develop Jews for Jesus' youth and camp ministries on the East Coast, so Josh and Annette served in New York from 2000-2011, during which time their daughters Eliana and Taliah were born, and Josh became the branch director.  

During those years, Annette was a full-time mom, with side duties such as leading a moms Bible study and helping wives of missionary trainees transition to life in ministry.  In 2011, the Sofaer family moved to Portland, Oregon so that Josh could complete a master's degree at Western Seminary.  

In August 2012 the Sofaer family moved to Los Angeles so that Josh could begin directing the Jews for Jesus work in Southern California.  Though the family is still very much in the midst of transitioning to a new area, Josh and Annette are excited to see what the Lord will be doing through Jews for Jesus there.  In 2015, Annette returned to part-time staff with Jews for Jesus, first in church relations department, and now as a missionary to the Jewish women in the Southern California area.

Enjoy amazing music, as always!