Saturday, January 28, 2023

Ken Wilsker Interview

We knew the Wilskers when we lived in NYC.  It was great to reconnect after all these years!

Ken grew up on Long Island, NY in a very Jewish community. In college he discovered eastern philosophy, humanistic psychology, astrology, and all things new age. He was searching, decided to read a New Testament and started attending a Unitarian Church.  He married a Jewish woman and they eventually found themselves at a Messianic congregation where they both felt at home.

After a crisis of faith they moved to Indiana and learned about the Association of Hebrew Catholics (AHC).  They discovered a whole network of Jewish people who practice the Catholic faith but are deeply in love with Yeshua.   Ken still considers himself Jewish and he and his wife observe the Biblical feasts.   This was a most fascinating interview!

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Part 2 - Elie Grunhaus 25 Years Later

Continued from last week.   As previously stated, Elie was my very first guest on Bagels and Blessings.  It was August 2, 1997 and little did we know that we were making history!

Today's show continues his story.  Elie grew up in a secular Jewish home in Long Island and when he was in the military he had a supernatural experience where he met Yeshua!

You'll enjoy some great music too!

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Elie Grunhaus-25 Years Later!

Elie Grunhaus was my FIRST guest ever on Bagels and Blessings.   It was August 2, 1997.  I had a chance to do a "one time, one hour" show and I thought I might as well pretend to be a real DJ.  The Lord gave me the name "Bagels and Blessings," and I invited Elie to come on the show - I knew he had great diction and a fun story!  Little did I know that the show would become a regular and last for so many years!  God is full of surprises!

Today you will hear part 1 of his story -- stay tuned for part 2 next week!

Here's a little bit about him:

Elie came to trust in Yeshua as his Messiah in 1973, despite being raised in NYC by parents whose experiences during the holocaust left them doubting God was even real or cared about their suffering.  Through a miraculous set of circumstances he found his Messiah..  And that pivotal decision has brought God to the top of his radar in just about every facet of his life: his wife, their two kids, and the many experiences in which he has seen God's reality and care for him in so many ways.  Elie and his wife Sherry reside in Kentucky and are former members of Congregation Shema Yisrael in Rochester, NY.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Jeffrey D. Miller

What a blessing to reconnect with Jeffrey D. Miller!  Here's a little background:

Jeffrey D. Miller was raised in a traditional Jewish home, but spent twenty-four years of his life as an atheist. However, in 1983 he had a miraculous encounter with the living God and committed his life to Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah. For 30 years, Jeffrey D. has traveled the country and overseas ministering in hundreds of churches and Messianic Jewish Congregations about how Jewish it is to believe in Jesus, and bringing reconciliation through the love of the Messiah.