Another fun interview with Dan Switzer! In his own words:
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Another fun interview with Dan Switzer! In his own words:
Saturday, December 19, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Sunday, November 1, 2020
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
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
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
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: https://www.roncantor.com/product-page/birth-pangs-ebook or for his other books look here: https://www.roncantor.com/shop.
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 on GODTV.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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Saturday, June 20, 2020
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.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
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.
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Sunday, May 24, 2020
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
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
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 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
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 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
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.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020
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
Saturday, February 22, 2020
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
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Enjoy amazing Messianic music and have a bagel!
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Stan Meyer served with Jews for Jesus since 1985, and has served as the Los Angeles and South Florida directors. He was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He prayed with his Messianic Jewish mother to receive Yeshua. Stan went on to the University of Texas where he was called to serve in Messianic ministry. In Jews for Jesus he met and married his late wife Holly. They flew to China where they adopted their daughter, Carrie-Fu. Sadly, Holly passed away in 2011 leaving him to raise his daughter as a single dad. In 2014 he married Jacqui, also a Messianic Jew. Today, the Meyers live in Phoenix where Stan is finishing his doctoral work and they serve with Tree of Life Messianic Congregation. Stan holds an MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary and is completing his Phd in Intercultural Studies from Biola University.
Enjoy wonderful music too!
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Here's my story as told to the Messianic Daily News:
Ethel Chadwick was born to Jewish parents, attended Hebrew School for 5 years and occasionally went to Synagogue. But she was always searching for the meaning of life, and astrology or numerology didn’t fulfill her. Through a series of events Ethel ended up in Rochester, NY and was introduced to the Jewish Messiah. She was delightfully surprised to learn that the disciples were Jewish, the Last Supper was a Passover Seder and that Yeshua never intended to change religions. Her life changed forever! Stay tuned for the rest of the story!! Ethel and her husband Daniel live in Western NY and are the proud parents of 3 amazing young adults. They recently became grandparents and covet your prayers for their granddaughter Zoey as she prepares to be discharged from the NICU where she has been since her birth in September 12.
Saturday, January 4, 2020
And Happy New Year!!
Nathan is the first-born son of Paul and Luanne Wilbur and is currently operating as the Director of Wilbur Ministries. After Nathan finished two years of undergraduate work and a semester of Jewish studies at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas, and graduating from the Jacksonville Police Academy, Nathan was hired to manage the ministry office and oversee the ministry travel schedule. After ten years of service and travel as a part of the team had been completed, Nathan was ordained as a minister of the gospel with several leading pastor’s affirmation and participation. Today Nathan continues to serve the ministry whichincludes oversight of the monthly streamed service called First Friday. Nathan also continues to travel and minister as a part of the Wilbur team, sharing preaching, ministry and administrative duties. Nathan, along with his wife Malki and their eight-year-old son, Caleb currently live near Jacksonville, Florida.