Saturday, October 9, 2021

Rabbi Alan Levine Interview

 Today's program featured wonderful music and a pre-recorded interview with Rabbi Alan Levine.    He is the author of "Hidden Secrets of the Passover Haggadah," Rabbi Emeritus at Kol Mashiach Congregation, and Director at Lev Elohim Ministries.

Today he shared how he came to know his Messiah and I know you will enjoy it!

If you would like more info on his book, you can find it here:

Hidden Secrets of the Passover Haggadah - Kindle edition by Levine, Alan. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.





Saturday, October 2, 2021

Michael Schiffman Returns

I was so blessed to grab another interview with Dr./Rabbi Michael Schiffman.   His story is very interesting, as I am sure you will agree.

Dr. Schiffman grew up in New York in a traditional Jewish family. He has earned BA, MDiv and DMin degrees. In addition, he has had an ongoing private study of Talmud, Shulchan Oruch, and Chasidus.
 
He is also is the Executive Director of Chevra USA, a humanitarian organization that feeds elderly Jews, particularly holocaust survivors, in the Former Soviet Union and Israel, as well as mentoring Messianic Leaders in Eastern Europe. 
 
In addition, Dr. Schiffman has lead three Messianic Jewish congregations in Arizona, Ohio, and New York, and served as Associate Rabbi in Connecticut. He has authored two books, and has been a frequent contributor of articles to Boundaries, Kesher, Messianic Outreach, and other publications. 
 
Dr. Schiffman also is a lecturer on Messianic Judaism, History, Torah, and Messianic Worship in the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Yeshiva, and is a Professor on the faculty of St. Petersburg Theological Seminary, as well as an adjunct professor in several theological schools.

For more information about Chevra USA visit www.chevrahumanitarian.org 




Saturday, September 25, 2021

Jeff Millenson Interview

Today on Bagels and Blessings you will hear the testimony of Jeff Millenson.   He's been involved in Messianic music and ministry for many years.   It was pure joy speaking with him recently.  You will enjoy great music, including some tunes written by Jeff and performed by Liberated Wailing Wall.  It's always fun talking to someone who has been in the movement for a long time.   We chatted a bit about how Messianic tunes have changed over the years.  You'll love it!  Thanks so much for listening!




 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sam Nadler Interview

I had the privilege of speaking with Sam Nadler a few months ago and just now aired our interview together.   What an interesting man!  

Sam Nadler is founder and president of Word of Messiah Ministries. In his forty years of Messianic ministry, Sam has focused on raising leaders who plant Messianic congregations and make disciples. Sam mentors Messianic leaders around the world and is recognized as a congregation planter, teacher, and leaders’ coach. Sam has conducted numerous Messianic congregation planting and leadership conferences throughout North and South America, Israel, and Europe. To equip the Messianic community and the greater Body of Messiah in their calling to make Messianic disciples, Sam has written multiple books on Messianic congregation planting, discipleship, outreach, and the Feasts of Israel.

Enjoy wonderful music from Marty Goetz, Elana Watson, Ted Pearce,  Joshua Aaron, Steve McConnell, Nancy Santiago and more!





Saturday, September 11, 2021

Suzy Linett Again!

What a joy to speak with the amazing Suzy Linett again!   Here's some info about our gal Suzy:

 Suzy Linett was born into a Jewish family and attended local synagogues as she pursued her education and obtained a degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California.  She continues to work in that field providing services for children with special needs.  Through evangelical friends, she accepted her Messiah and Lord in 1981. 

Ms. Linett pursued her Bible education in her local church and through online studies.  She became an active member of a Messianic Jewish Synagogue in 1994 and was involved in leadership and teaching until that congregation dissolved.  In 2009, she joined Calvary Faith Center Foursquare Church in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, obtaining her ministerial license in 2012 and ordination in 2014. 

Currently, she serves on staff as a teacher at that church and is also is the leader of Kehilat Emunah, a Messianic ministry designed to bring Jewish and Gentile believers together in understanding of the whole Word of GOD.  Ms. Linett is the author of Mattityahu-Gift from God, a study of the Gospel of Matthew from a Hebraic perspective, and God is in the Waiting, a devotional about seeking the Lord’s guidance during times of difficulty.  She a speaker at churches and Messianic Synagogues.

Today we will discuss her new book, “Unity of the Faith, Finding Harmony between Jewish and Gentile Believers by Examining Eight Key Topics.








Saturday, September 4, 2021

Michelle Shelfer Interview

A friend handed me a book and said "I think you'll like this!"  It was "Prepare a Room," by Michelle Shelfer.  My friend was right, I thoroughly enjoyed the book!  

Prepare a Room: A Path to Peace and Healing for Those Hurt by Abortion: Michelle Shelfer: 9781946497956: Amazon.com: Books

Michelle Shelfer lives with her husband of thirty-eight years in Northern California and loves to tend to her six chickens and eleven grandchildren. She provides musical leadership at her place of worship and is currently managing editor at Nordskog Publishing Inc.

Michelle was raised in a secular Jewish family in San Francisco. She was the child of bohemian artist parents, one of whom escaped the Holocaust. Michelle studied the arts, gaining a Masters degree in Motion Picture Animation from UCLA and going on to work in the field of educational software. She has produced award-winning, internationally screened animations and has released four musical recordings of her original compositions.

Michelle seeks to see the many men and women hurt by abortion healed and restored. She brings her own personal experience with abortion—with compassion, insight, and practical guidance—in the hopes that those who have been hurt will find relief and new life.

Enjoy her story and some fantastic music!




Sunday, August 29, 2021

Jessica Hultquist Interview

This delightful young lady loves Yeshua and is a talented artist.  It was a privilege to talk with her and learn how she became involved in Messianic Judaism.

In her own words:

Hi! My name is Jessica Hultquist, and I am from Mobile, Alabama. I currently work as a Graduate Assistant and a PhD student in Instructional Design and Development at the University of South Alabama. I enjoy creating art pieces, especially with oil pastels and acrylic paint. When God gives me a dream or a vision, the strokes from my brush/pastels flow from my hands to the paper/canvas. In my spare time, I enjoy dancing at synagogue and operating the screens for the tech crew at church. You can find me on Facebook at Jessica Hultquist and on Instagram at jessicahultquistart. 

Enjoy!







Saturday, August 21, 2021

Scott Sekulow Interview (originally aired 1999)

What a privilege to find this in the archives.   Rabbi Scott lost a battle with Covid and is now in the arms of Yeshua.   Here is a post from his obituary:

Rabbi Scott Sekulow of Chicago, Illinois, a Sr Rabbi at Congregation Beth Adonai has passed away August 12, 2021, he studied at Beulah Heights University after he went to Woodward Academy and Mercer University Atlanta.

Rabbi Scott’s wife, Judy Burnham Sekulow had recently stated on her Facebook post that her husband was hospitalized due to covid pneumonia.

Rabbi Scott Sekulow will be dearly missed by family and the Beth Adonai community. Our thoughts are with everyone who knew him.

”…… great sadness I wanted to let our community know of the departure of the Tzaddik from the world. Rabbi Scott Sekulow, a true son of Israel. Prayers for comfort for our the family. Thank you. We remember his beloved wife Judy Burnham Sekulow and his beloved daughter Natalie Sekulow . Please lift the entire family in prayer in this difficult moment. The Rabbi served over Beth Adonai Synagogue in Atlanta, and was truly a giant in the early days of Messianic Judaism. Rabbi Scott was a true lover of the G-D of Israel, the people of Israel, and his giant heart surely continue to work in the heavens. He served on several boards including on Ahavat Ammi International board. I will miss him so much as he is one of the few people in ministry that I can close true soul friends….”


Remember to keep his family in your prayers.




Saturday, August 14, 2021

Daniel Nessim Interview

Shalom!  Today I aired a pre-recorded interview with Congregational Leader Daniel Nessim.  Here are some interesting facts about Daniel:

Dr. Daniel Nessim is the son of Jewish parents who also believe in Jesus. His mother is a survivor of the holocaust, having been being hidden in Berlin throughout the Second World War. His father was from a Jewish family from Baghdad and Cairo. A few years after his arrival in England in the 1950’s, Daniel’s father became the first in his family to believe in Yeshua. Daniel has thus had a privilege rarely accorded to Jewish believers in Yeshua, having a heritage of faith in his own family. Thus at the age of seven, Daniel already knew that Yeshua was his Messiah and Lord, and made a decision to accept Him as his Savior.

After the family moved to Vancouver, Canada, where Daniel’s father led a mission to the Jewish people, Daniel eventually began a career in the engineering field. Before long however, he studied for a Bachelor’s in Theology from Northwest Baptist Bible College, and then went to Regent College for a Master of Arts in Christian Studies. It was shortly after this that Daniel joined Chosen People Ministries, working out of Seattle, WA. After a few years, Daniel and his wife went to England with their son, where they established the United Kingdom branch of Chosen People Ministries. They also planted a Messianic Jewish congregation in the heart of England’s Jewish community. Dr. Nessim holds a Ph.D. in Theology and Religion from the University of Exeter (England), having focused his studies on the life of the earliest believers and their beliefs. He is the co-author of Introducing Your Jewish Friend to Yeshua, and has also written Derech Yeshua: The Way of Salvation, as well as a Messianic Jewish prayer book.

Daniel is passionately committed to seeing other Jewish people come to accept the Messiahship of Jesus. He believes that there is a great need to “put shoe leather” on the fact that Jewish people can believe in Yeshua and still be Jews. Thus he maintains his own Jewish Lifestyle as a personal commitment while encouraging other Jewish people to accept their Messiah.

Daniel Nessim is a skilled communicator who has spoken extensively in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Israel. He is now serving among the Jewish people of Washington State and Vancouver, B.C. and teaching in the Messianic Jewish movement. He is available for speaking engagements and interviews particularly on topics dealing with the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, and their relevance to believers in Jesus today.

Enjoy great music too!!!





 

Saturday, August 7, 2021

A Tribute to Claude Painter

My friend Claude Painter just graduated to heaven.   Our loss is heaven's gain.   Claude was a mighty man of God, a perfect example of Messiah to everyone who knew him.   He will be missed greatly!   His sense of humor, his warmth and encouragement will never be forgotten.  He and his wife Esther were huge encouragers to me as I began broadcasting.   They tirelessly copied and labeled many of my early shows and there are boxes of tapes in my basement to prove it!

He loved to sing, had a big booming voice and was gifted in so many ways.   Today's program is my dedication, my tribute to my dear friend Claude.   I hope it blesses you!





Saturday, July 31, 2021

Aybars Uckun Interview

What a fascinating interview today!!!  Here's some info:

Aybars came to know Yeshua in a Messianic synagogue in 1997 after being raised in a Muslim home. Years later, he became involved in leadership in Messianic congregations on the East Coast. Aybars is the world's first non-Jewish Turkish Rabbi and this reflects the heart of God to bring all people back to Himself and one of our core values that everyone belongs in the family of God. Aybars and his wife, Kelly, live in Seattle, and have six children (includes two sets of twins!!).

Enjoy great music from Miqedem, Joshua Aaron, Debbie Chernoff, Paul Wilbur, Deborah Kline & Vince Iantorno and Heartcry of David!




Saturday, July 24, 2021

Joel Chernoff - Back on Bagels and Blessings!

I was delighted to have another interview with Joel!  His parents, Martin and Yohanna Chernoff, were pioneers in the Messianic Movement!   

Joel Chernoff is General Secretary and CEO of Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), the largest voice institution representing the Messianic Jewish community worldwide. He is founder and board chairman of The Joseph Project, the largest humanitarian aid importer in Israel, responsible for importing over $120 million worth of humanitarian aid, Executive Director of the Alliance for Israel Advocacy (AIA), the public policy arm of the MJAA, as well as Executive Director of MJAA Ethiopian Relief, which ministers to the Jews of Ethiopia and working towards their final exodus to Israel. He is also senior Vice-President of International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA), which encompasses national Alliances in 16 countries.

Prior to his work with the MJAA, he was founder, composer, and lead singer for LAMB, a contemporary Messianic Jewish music group, that pioneered and popularized the genre of music known today as Messianic Praise and Worship. LAMB has recorded 12 albums that has sold hundreds of thousands of recordings with numerous songs on the Top 10 Contemporary Christian Music charts in the1970s and 80s. He and his wife, Myriam Levy Chernoff, live in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

To order his book, "The Daily Nosh," please click here:


Today's show also features music from the group LAMB and other Joel Chernoff tunes as well!  Enjoy!!!



Saturday, July 17, 2021

Yair Levi

I really love Israeli music!   And you will love Yair's music too!   

Yair Levi is a popular Israeli recording artist who has recorded songs with both Joshua Aaron and Shai Sol.  Today's program featured a pre-recorded interview with Yair and some other great music from Israel too!


Enjoy!





 

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Rabbi Jim is back!

Shalom!   Recently I sat down with Rabbi Jim and he gave a quick recap of his testimony (hint - it involves two bee stings!!) and spoke about all the miracles surrounding the purchase of our beautiful new sanctuary!

I know you will enjoy this powerful interview - and the great music too!







Saturday, July 3, 2021

Marshall Beeber Interview

The Lord keeps giving me new people to interview!  Today's show features GREAT music and a fascinating and fun interview with Marshall Beeber.  

In his words:

My name is Marshall Beeber. I am a Messianic Jew (Hebrew Christian), now in my early seventies, married and the father of a lovely daughter. I am a Messianic poet. I started writing poetry in my teens, but did not write God centered poetry until my early thirties. My journey in life as a Messianic Jew has been one of discovering the Lord's wonderful love for me, a love independent of my own works, be they good or bad. I understood the "Doctrine of Grace" early on as a believer, but truly did not trust His grace until I reached middle age. I finally came to a "heart knowledge" of the Lord's grace after going through various family sorrows and career changes. The lessons learned are far from over, as Yeshua (Jesus) continues to show me how His "grace" will see me through every obstacle in life.

In 1997 I created an Internet website for Messianic Jewish and supportive Christian poets called the Messianic Poetry Corner. It has now become The Messianic Literary Corner (http://www.messianic-literary.com) , a "grace oriented" website offering teaching, poetry, books, and music. The Messianic Literary Corner now offers the poetry of over sixty poets. I hope you will spend some time exploring the works of our talented poets soon. 


 Enjoy!




Saturday, June 26, 2021

Stan Meyer Comes Back to Bagels and Blessings!

For those of you who missed Stan's first interview, I had the pleasure of speaking with him again recently.  I know you'll enjoy the GREAT music and this inspiring interview!

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.






Saturday, June 19, 2021

Jonny Welch Interview

Jonny Welch is a Messianic Worship leader from Nashville, TN.   He grew up in a house with a Jewish mother and a Pastor for a father.   It was refreshing to hear his story and to see how God is using him today.   Jonny is currently ministering with Jonathan Bernis and Jason Manarchuk in an organization called Heritage Los Angeles, or Heritage LA.

Enjoy great music from Joshua Aaron and Yair Levi, Paul Wilbur, Sue Samuel and Rachel & Avner Boskey!


Here is a little more about this vibrant group in Los Angeles:


https://www.influencive.com/meet-las-new-gathering-heritage-la/




Saturday, June 12, 2021

Shimrit Hanes-Zemer Levav

You are in for such a treat!   Today's show features the music of Zemer Levav and an interview with Shimrit Hanes.   She sings beautifully and plays the harp too!   Also she just wrote her first book, The Dreamers, the Terra Colony Project Book 1.

Shimrit is a songwriter/vocalist/harpist and never intended to become an author. A home school mom of five, her three adult daughters challenged each other to write a book in a month. Desiring to be helpful, she read “No Plot, No Problem” by Chris Baty aloud to her busy middle daughter while she worked. Suddenly an incredible story idea came to mind. Now she had a plot, and a problem. This was her girls thing! MOM!
At the end of the month she and one other daughter had their manuscripts finished. After three years of re-writes and fine tuning, Shimrit had a finished book, and outlines for a second and third! Thus “The Terra Colony Project” series was born.

Enjoy!!




Saturday, June 5, 2021

Justin Kron returns to Bagels and Blessings!

It was wonderful to catch up with this inspiring young man! 

Justin Kron is the founder of the Kesher Forum, an inter-denominational gathering based in Chicago, IL for Christians who are interested in learning more about Jewish culture and building bridges with their Jewish friends and neighbors. He is also the founding director of eXperience Israel, a spiritual pilgrimage program for Christian young adults, and he writes and speaks frequently on topics related to the Jewish heritage of the Christian faith, Christian anti-Semitism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He and his wife, Judy, have three teenage children and reside in the Chicago area.

He is the co-creator and producer of the wonderful film "Hope in the Holy Land," about peace between Israelis and Palestinians.  Please visit the website below for more info:


https://hopeintheholyland.com/#home



 Enjoy some wonderful music including new songs from Paul Wilbur and Joshua Aaron (with Yair Levi).







Saturday, May 29, 2021

Rabbi Kirt Schneider

It was an honor to interview Rabbi Kirt Schneider recently.  I enjoyed hearing his story of coming to faith in Yeshua

More info:

In 1978, having no concept of or familiarity with Jesus, feeling isolated, unfulfilled, and lost, a young Jewish man was suddenly awakened from his sleep. Immediately, a vision appeared to him of Jesus on the cross. “I knew at that instant that Jesus was the answer I had been searching for,” says Messianic Rabbi Kirt Schneider.

For the first time, he began reading the New Testament, devouring every verse; he says: “it was like fire to me.” He became consumed with knowing and experiencing God, the revelation of His Word, and the glory of His Son.

During the past forty plus years, Rabbi Schneider has committed his life to a passionate pursuit of Jesus and being used by God for His purpose. Through his years of experience in both personal spiritual warfare and ministry, Rabbi Schneider is equipped to bring to God’s Church deep insight into how to gain power over the realm of darkness and live in victory.

Today Rabbi Schneider hosts the impactful television program Discovering The Jewish Jesus, which is available seven days a week in more than one hundred million homes in the United States and airs in nearly two hundred nations worldwide. Viewers tune in regularly as Rabbi Schneider brings revelation on how the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and New Testament are connected. His teaching has personal application that builds faith, changes lives, and instills a greater awareness of God’s love.

Several years ago God told Rabbi Schneider, “You are an evangelist.” The fulfillment of this calling is evident by the salvation testimonies the ministry receives through its television broadcast and by the thousands of souls saved through on the ground outreaches and crusades across Africa and in places like Israel, Ukraine, and Cuba.

Rabbi Schneider has authored several books: Awakening to Messiah, Do Not Be Afraid, Self-Deliverance, The Book of Revelation Decoded, Experiencing the Supernatural, The Lion of Judah, Rivers of Revelation, The Mystery of Dreams, and Rivers of Divine Truth. He has been featured in publications such as: The Jerusalem Post and The Messianic Times, and is a frequent guest on television programs, including: The 700 Club, Daystar’s Marcus and Joni, and Mornings with Maria on Fox Business Network.

Enjoy some great Messianic music too!

For more info:  https://discoveringthejewishjesus.com/





Saturday, May 22, 2021

Chief Joseph & Dr. Laralynn RiverWind Interview

 Wow!  This was a first!!!  I had a wonderful interview with the RiverWinds!  I really love Native American worship music!  I know you will totally enjoy this broadcast!

The RiverWinds are a dynamic, down-to-earth couple with a well-grounded enthusiasm for life.  Both survivors of their own personal Trail of Tears, the RiverWinds are resilient overcomers that focus on forgiveness, reconciliation, and love.  Steeped in creativity, art, science, history, and culture, their exotic flavor of life is palatable to people of all ages and walks of life.

Chief Joseph RiverWind is a documented Arawak Taino from his home island of Boriken (Puerto  Rico). He was appointed by his Tribal Council as a Taino Peace Chief, serves his people as the Ambassador of the Descendants of Puerto Rico's First Nations, and is their representative at the National Congress of American Indians in Washington D.C. Joseph is also of Sephardic Jewish (Bnei-Anusim) ancestry from Northern Spain whose ancestors fled the Inquisition. He is an honorably discharged U.S. Army Active Duty and National Guard veteran having been deployed on humanitarian missions. 

Dr. Laralyn RiverWind is the official Ambassador and enrolled member of the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee; a State Recognized Tribe: Georgia House Bill No. 265 & codified as OCGA 44-12-300. She also Represents the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee at the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C. as a voting member. Dr. RiverWind embraces her cultural heritage as a way of life and enjoys sharing it with others. She is a diplomat, Indigenous rights activist, and advocate for cultural preservation of language, culture, and arts of First Nations people.


They both love Israel and the Jewish people!   Enjoy!!






Saturday, May 15, 2021

Rene Annette Wallace is Back!!!

My new friend Rene has written another adorable book called "Zoe Discovers the Feast of Weeks at Pentecost."  It was great having her back on the air!

As a review, Rene is an extraordinary women.    She is an author, teacher, and "Chief Farmhand"

at Safe Haven Oasis and Messianic Fellowship, Church Ministries Coordinator

at Chosen People Ministries and Co-founder at Safe Haven International Network.


We had a delightful conversation and not only will you hear her story, you will hear some great Shavuot music!

Get her book now at:  Amazon.com: Zoe Discovers the Feast of Weeks at Pentecost: Shavuot for Kids Book: Understanding Pentecost for Kids (Understanding Jewish Holidays for Christian Children) (9798745971853): Wallace, Rene Annette, Kasdan, Barney: Books 







Saturday, May 8, 2021

Susan Salganek Interview

Today's broadcast featured an interview with Messianic author Susan Salganek.   Suanhas a Masters in Special Education and worked with exceptional children as a teacher in both private and public schools. She also has facilitated workshops for parents and teachers. She grew up in a secular Jewish background in Brooklyn, New York. “I was always searching to know who God is and wanting a relationship with Him.” she says. 

She became a Messianic Jew in 2001 and has served as a creator and coordinator for various classes at Congregation Beth Hallel. In 2018, she created Tell My People, a Messianic Media ministry, which became a department of ACT International. 

She is working on a second novel, as well as the screenplay for Touched By Truth. She currently resides in Atlanta, Ga.

Enjoy fantastic music too -- and BTW, Happy Mother's Day!




Saturday, May 1, 2021

Marc Vidito is Back!

I love interviewing folks - and having them back on the show again and again!  Here's another fascinating and entertaining interview with Marc Vidito!

Marc has been a leader in the Messianic community for over 20 years in both a worship and youth leadership capacity.  He has served as speaker, conference planner, honorary exec and worship leader for the YMJA in both the national and regional arenas and currently serves as YMJA Worship Advisor. He has recorded albums with Kol Simcha, Kathy Shooster, Growing Faith, and his current band, HaShir.  Marc's two main ministerial passions are worship and youth mentorship.  He has lived these out at home by leading the worship ministry and co-leading the youth ministry with his wife Dara in their home congregation, Beth Hallel, in Roswell. GA since 2002.  He currently serves the Messianic worship community worldwide as the Ministry Director of Meuchad: Messianic Worshippers United, found online at Meuchad.org. He hopes to bring his two young daughters alongside in ministry as they continue to grow in the Lord.

You'll enjoy a special visit from "Max" from Shabbat to the Max too!  And of course wonderful music!!




Saturday, April 24, 2021

Eli and Vanessa Ben-Moshe

If you've been around the Messianic movement for awhile, then you remember the early days with the music group Israel's Hope.  Marc Chopinsky was a founding member of that group and has gone to his eternal rest.   His son Eli has picked up the torch and produces wonderful Israeli worship music through the Ashira Project.  I had a great interview with Eli and his wife Vanessa and this program features some of the music from Ashira.   


Eli is a worship leader and messianic music producer. In 2015 he founded ASHIRA, a worship project that produces Israeli messianic music for local, Israeli artists. He also serves as worship leader at Ohalei Rahamim congregation in Kiryat Yam.
 
Eli is the son of the late Marc Chopinsky and Leah Chopinsky. He is married to Vanessa and has four beautiful children. Eli, his wife & children and his mother live in the Krayot, northern Israel.


For access to Ashira:


https://ashiraproject.bandcamp.com/





Sunday, April 18, 2021

Babette Biddlecombe Interview

A few weeks ago I had a great chat with Jonathan Biddlecombe, only to find out that his wife, Babette has an equally fascinating testimony!   I am very happy to share her story here.

Rev./Dr. Babette C. DuPlessis-Biddlecombe’s greatest desire is to see the name of the Lord lifted up, His Kingdom extended on this earth and His righteousness, truth and justice established. Seeing people healed, delivered, set free, and discipled for their calling is very important to her.

Dr. Babette grew up in South Africa where she preached and assisted in missions. As a teen-ager she wrestled with her faith in Jesus/Yeshua; trying to understand her Jewish roots and how God could use her as a woman. After graduation, she studied art, psychology and biblical studies and worked as a graphic designer for many years while being involved in social issues. She married Jonathan in 1986 in a Messianic Congregation and open her own Art studio once their first child was born. She also served in ministry in various capacities: administrative, preaching, teaching life skills to many who were oppressed by the apartheid system, designing as well as being the assistant editor of a Christian newspaper. She coordinated the opening and management of an orphanage for street children and witnessed many miracles along the way.

At the age of 36, Dr. Babette, her husband and two children moved to Dallas, Texas after an offer of a tuition scholarship at Christ for the Nations. There she completed her three-year practical theology and pastoral studies. She was also licensed and ordained, interned in Chaplaincy at the Dallas men’s prisons and at a private mental institution. After graduation, her family moved to Tulsa, OK to intern with the Osborn’s ministry and began the immigration process while continuing their education. They met Bishop LaDonna Osborn and Pastor Chyanna Mull-Anthony in their first year of studies, and the impact these women of God had on her life as a woman in ministry would be everlasting.

Dr. Babette founded Eagles Glide International Ministries in 2004 and started a Messianic Congregation, Beth Shalom, with her husband Jonathan. They also opened a Bible college, distribute Bibles and Biblical books, and are working on the opening of a Safehouse for abused women and children. They both manage their own graphic design and web development, Smart Art, and are working on a health food product that Whole Foods Market is interested in retailing. Her husband is working on his PhD in Hebraic studies, and their children are both studying and serving the Lord. Pastor Babette also takes time out to paint whenever she can.

Dr. Babette has a B.A. in Practical Theology, as well as a M.TH and her PhD is in Religious Education. Her main research is in biblical equality and understanding the Biblical Hebraic Roots of our faith.

To learn more about their ministry, click here:


https://www.eaglesglide.com/






Saturday, April 10, 2021

Zsiporah and Michael-David

Who knew that the word "Bagel" would connect me with these two adorable believers from Israel!   


This adorable couple shared their story of faith and you will hear some of their music too.   


Michael-David: Inventor of the Harpella TM and President of Harptronics Inc.

Michael-David is the author of a new book "The Frequency of the Supernatural". He is an inventor, composer/producer, prophetic harpist/psalmist and Renaissance man. With a lifelong passion for technology, astronomy, and quantum physics, he merges these fields with a love of music and God. His patented electronic harp called the Harpella has taken him around the world in prophetic harp music.

Michael-David, is a Psalmist who leads worship and holds harp schools internationally. He has a calling to help restore the harp as a prominent instrument for worship and prayer. He is the founder of the School of the Prophetic Harp and has given instruction in Davidic Psalmistry in Israel, North America and around the world. 

Michael-David and his wife Zsiporah are a Messianic couple who have ministered in music for over 30 years with a distinct Hebraic emphasis. They have appeared on Canada’s #1 daily Christian TV program 100 Huntley Street on a number of occasions and in Israel at the ICEJ Feast of Tabernacles before thousands of international visitors and delegates as well as ministering at the All Nations Convocation with the Jerusalem House of Prayer For All Nations for multiple years.

As a harpist, composer, and producer, Michael, along with his wife, who is an author and singer, have produced original musicals including The Feast of the Ages (available on DVD) and A Camelot Christmas Tale that has aired across North America. They are also credited as Executive Producers for a number of feature-length films in conjunction with CubeCity Entertainment.

They were the founders and directors of the KingsBridge School, a classical Christian academic, and school of the arts. They currently are the directors of the KingsBridge Arts Round Table, a non-profit Christian Arts organization as well as providing leadership to the Chautauqua Movement in Muskoka, Canada


For more info here is their website:


https://www.etsy.com/shop/IsraelStyleStore?fbclid=IwAR1n4reQGjV9M19fWPMiKtFktRjue5sVqXSPxTCs6bhIaOf3AazsU4wikyE





Saturday, April 3, 2021

Rick Heller Interview

 It was fun chatting with Rick Heller today.  In his own words:


I am a devoted follower and lover of Yeshua (Jesus), my Messiah. I am a husband, a father, a grandfather and even a great-grandfather by marriage. I have several degrees, including a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in human resources. I have had many careers,  including: the Navy Nuclear Field, carpentry, computer instructor, and nursing in various capacities.

I still wonder what I want to be when I grow up. Not really. I have had many titles, but my favorite one was given to me by a friend, whose anointing I’ve always admired. She once said to me that she saw me as a friend of God.  I don’t deserve such a title, but it resonates in my heart. I can only hope.

Sherry, my wife, and I have made our home in Florida for the last eleven years.  We have a beautiful (if somewhat headstrong) dog, a Whoodle, named Maxi. He brings a lot of love, comfort and challenges into our home.

Like everyone else, we have our ups and downs and times when life goes sideways. But we love the Lord. He is the foundation of our life and marriage. Life can be hard enough with Him. We don’t ever want to be without him.

I am a sinner saved by grace, the unmerited favor of God, which I could never earn or deserve. It is in Yeshua, Jesus, my Lord and Savior, that I place my trust. When you read these stories, I hope you can catch a glimpse of His love for you.


Here is a link to his book:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08SJ5GN6Z/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=love+stories+from+messiah&qid=1610127489&sr=8-1