Saturday, December 25, 2021

Mishael Porembski is Back - part 2

Today's show is a continuation from last week.  After a tragic loss Mishael learned valuable methods to cope with her husband's untimely death.   She has a wonderful ministry called "180 Your Life," and a website to help widows and widowers worldwide at

For more background on Mishael see last week's post.

Enjoy wonderful holiday music!  Yeshua is the reason for the season!

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Mishael Porembski is back-Part 1

There have been too many deaths in the past couple of years.   So many have lost their precious loved ones.  I thought it was time to interview Mishael again to encourage us and share tips on dealing with loss.

As a reminder here is her info:

Mishael Porembski turned tragedy into a ministry after she become a widow at the age of 36. She created a ministry titled "180 Your Life."

180 Your Life empowers widows, bereaved women and children to craft a life they love after loss by strengthening body, mind and spirit in active, faith-based small groups. Through retreats, training and mentoring, bereaved women and their families can leverage their loss into leadership by getting strong and helping others.

Her Story:

My name is Mishael Porembski. In 2007, I became a widowed mother. In just five short months, I lost my husband to suicide, gave birth to our second daughter, and lost my mother to breast cancer. Although very depressed, I craved a holistic grief empowerment program that helped younger widows, like myself, and helped our children recover from the losses we experienced. I was tired of asking, “Why did this happen to me?” and wanted to take action, healing my mind, body, and spirit through healthy, wise choices. I asked some widowed friends to join me, and our lives changed dramatically. Not finding a program like this, I developed *180 Your Life* to provide fresh, dynamic support teams to better empower bereaved women and our grieving families. 

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Julia Pierce Interview

Today I shared a pre-recorded interview with Julia Pierce.   It was a joy to hear her story of faith.   I know you will be blessed with her music and with our interview together.

Julia has been involved in worship ministry for many years as a singer and songwriter. She is currently the worship leader at Living Waters Church in Shelbyville, KY. Her uncommon transparency in worship draws others to open their hearts to the Lord in more vulnerable ways when they worship Him. Because of her own testimony, Julia has a passion for teaching others about living a life of worship in all things and for sharing what it means to dwell safely in the Joy of the Lord even in times of grief and heartache. 


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Dr. Michael Brown Interview

This is a wonderful show!   It's full of beautiful Chanukah music from Nancy Santiago, Ted Pearce, Marty Goetz, Greg Silverman and Sara Liberman.   You'll really enjoy the interview with Dr. Michael Brown.  Here is more info about him:

 Since coming to faith in 1971 as a 16 year-old, heroin-shooting Jewish rock drummer, Dr. Michael Brown has devoted his life to fostering awakening in the Church, sparking moral and cultural revolution in the society, raising up gospel laborers for the nations, and reaching out to his own Jewish people. He is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio broadcast, the president of FIRE School of Ministry, and a professor of Bible and Hebrew studies at several leading seminaries. He has a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University, has preached in more than 25 nations, and is the author of over 30 books and numerous scholarly and popular articles. Dr. Brown has debated Jewish rabbis, agnostic professors, and gay activists on radio, TV, and college campuses, and he is widely considered to be the world’s foremost Messianic Jewish apologist. (

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Rabbi Michael Schoening Interview

Rabbi Michael Schoening and I had a fun conversation a couple of months ago and I finally aired it today!   I know you will enjoy the music also.  I shared from my heart and also did a small tribute to a dear friend who recently went home to be with Yeshua.

Enjoy!  Here's some info about Rabbi Michael:

Raised in a non-religious home, Michael met God in a southern Baptist church at 6. He served in the missions field with the Methodist church, and became an ordained Pastor in the Nazarene church. In pursuit of the roots of not just his faith, but his heritage, he dove into church and synagogue histories, which led him out of his church. He became a Hebraic Roots Minister and worked for Hebrew nation radio, before being called to Colorado where he and his wife now serve in a Messianic Synagogue. Michael is Rabbinically ordained under the UMJA, is a national speaker, sales trainer, business coach, foster parent, and specialist in emotional trauma.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

John Glueck Interview

Today I aired a pre-recorded interview with John Glueck.  In the summer of 1970, at the height of the Jesus Movement, the Lord appeared to John forever changing his life. Trained in classical prophetic ministry as well as biblical studies in the renewal and Messianic movements as a young Jewish believer, he went on to share in congregational building and planting ministries. All of this while traveling as a national accounts,sales management and training professional. Today he is Director of the Love and Justice Project based in Kansas City, with works in Rio de Janeiro and the Galilee in Israel.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

David Levitt Interview Repeat

David Levitt was just in town for a few days.   He and some other staff members from Be in Health led a workshop at Congregation Shema Yisrael here in Rochester.  It's always informative to learn about the spiritual roots of disease.

I first aired this interview 2 years ago.  I hope you will enjoy it and the wonderful music too.

A little bit about David:

David Levitt was born to his Methodist mother and Jewish father in Atlanta,
GA. He grew up following the Methodist traditions with a few Jewish customs
throughout the year. He came to salvation when he was 20 years old through
Campus Crusade and has been seeking the Lord since.

David is a Teacher and Elder at Hope of the Generations Church and serves on
the board of directors for Be in Health. David has been with Be in Health® for
almost 17 years. He helps oversee the doctrine and teachers at Be in Health
and the For My Life Retreat in Thomaston, GA. His passion is to take seemingly
difficult scriptures and making them easy to understand.

He and his wife Kassy have 5 children and they all love anything outdoors.
You can find teachings by David on YouTube

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Susan Feldman Interview

Shalom my friends!  I had fun speaking with Rebbetzin Susan Feldman (that means she is a Rabbi's wife - as in married to Rabbi Jerry Feldman).  Susan was raised in a Gentile home but was drawn to the Jewish roots of her faith.  She met her Jewish husband and he discovered his Jewish Messiah.   Together they lead Adat Yeshua Messianic Congregation in Overland Park, Kansas.

Susan shares her story of faith and you'll hear more new songs from Ted Pearce - in addition to songs from Miqedem, Jonathan Settel, Deborah Kline-Iantorno, Joel Chernoff, Elana Watson, and Karen Davis, 

Thanks for listening!!!   Let me know how I can pray for you -- email me at!

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Rabbi Jamie Shapiro

I recently spoke with Rabbi Jamie Shapiro and learned about his journey to finding Yeshua.   I know you will enjoy the interview and the great music today - incuding some new tunes from Ted Pearce.

Jamie Shapiro is the Congregational Leader at Adat Yeshua Messianic Synogogue in Albuqueque, New Mexico, and is the UJC USA Southwest Regional Director.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Rabbi Ron Speaks Again!

It's always a joy to speak with Rabbi Ron Goldberg!  Rabbi Ron was raised Jewish. While in High School, Ron did two things Jewish people are not supposed to do. First, he began sneaking out to church. Second, he read the "forbidden" Jewish New Testament. As a result, Ron met the Jewish Jesus. In 1985 he spent several months in deprogramming where 2 counselors tried to get Ron to reject Yeshua as Messiah. This was unsuccessful and he has spent his life helping people meet the Jewish Jesus.   

Some of Rabbi Ron’s Experience:

  • Jews For Jesus Summer Campaign 1990

  • Mentored & ordained by Jonathan Bernis.

  • ‘Hear O Israel’ Outreach in Russia & India

  • Led a Messianic Congregation for 16 years

  • Co-host of Messianic radio show for 5 years

  • Taught in churches/colleges since 1986

  • Trains people in sharing the Good News with Jewish People

In this broadcast Rabbi Ron shared an update of what's happening with his family.   We are excited to have him at Congregation Shema Yisrael next Saturday, October 30 for our 10:00 AM service!


Saturday, October 16, 2021

Liran Siegal Interview

Today I featured the  music of Barry & Batya Segal and an interview with their lovely daughter Liran (her last name is spelled differently).

Born and raised in Israel, Liran had an exciting and different type of childhood. Her parents, being well known messianic musicians, would travel around the world taking Liran and her brother with them on many occasions. On one hand life was an adventure but on the other side it was a dark and painful experience. She was struggling with depression and suicide, while being tormented in her dreams. Her journey and experience to freedom was nothing short of supernatural. Yeshua was the only one who could truly save her.


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 @

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 

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: 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. 


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!



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 ( , 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. 


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:

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.


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:

 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:

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!!