Saturday, April 29, 2023

A Tribute to Jonathan Settel

On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, Jonathan Settel passed away, and ran into the arms of Yeshua. His music has been a part of my show since the very beginning and I have interviewed him a few times.  Today I am paying a tribute to one of the greatest Messianic recording artists ever, and a dear friend as well.  Enjoy the music and the interview.  Here is a bit of background:

Jonathan was born in Berlin, Germany and grew up in a traditional Jewish family in Washington, D.C. He studied music at the Inter American University of San German, Puerto Rico. For twenty years he was a vocalist in nightclubs, hotels, bars and cruise ships in the United States. In February of 1984, while employed by Walt Disney World, Jonathan had an "Encounter with Eternity". He became a Believer in Yeshua Ha Mashiach.

He was discipled for six years in a small church in Florida and was one of their worship leaders for their Erev Shabbat Service. In 1990, Jonathan responded to The Lord's call to make "Aliyah" (returned to his homeland, Israel), and moved his family to Jerusalem where he came to love and identify completely with the Israeli culture–and was fired up to "bring the Word forth from Zion". After a tremendous growth in Ministry, in June of 1996, he and his family then returned to the U.S. to fulfill the next part of God's plan for them.

Rest in peace my friend!

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Karol Joseph Returns

I first met Karol Joseph in the 1990s when we lived in the NYC area.   She is a sweet, loving woman and I am was so excited to have her on with me again today.

Karol was born to Jewish parents in the Boston, Massachusetts area. In the years following her Bat Mitzvah, she was Jewish culturally only.  She had many fears, anxieties, and also battled an eating disorder. While working on her PhD, a fellow student shared Isaiah 53 with her, and she was intrigued. Eventually, she contacted Jews for Jesus (J4J), and begin seriously considering the Jewishness of Jesus. She became a believer in her Jewish Messiah, and later joined J4J and has worked for them ever since, bringing the good news to her fellow Jewish people.  Karol lived in the New York City area for many years, and now resides in Florida.  

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Rabbi David Levitt

This is the first time Rabbi David has been on the program since he has become our assistant Rabbi at Congregational Shema Yisrael.

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.  In this interview, we discuss how he was drawn to his Jewish roots and became interested in Messianic Judaism. We discuss his journey to becoming a Messianic Rabbi and what it was like moving here, looking for a house, and the excitement of fulfilling his calling to the Jewish people. 

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Anna Levine Interview

Anna Levine was raised as a Reform Jew. She had a strong attraction to the occult but when she met Messiah Yeshua she turned away from all New Age practices. 

Enjoy music with a Passover theme!  

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Jen Rosner Interview

She was lost but now she's found!  What?   Let me explain!  I did an interview with Jen a year or so ago, but for some unknown reason it never aired.  I recently found the interview - just ready and waiting to go on the air.  So here it is!   Here's a little background on Jen:

Jen Rosner, PhD, is senior adjunct professor of theology at Azusa Pacific University, and also serves on the faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary, Messianic Jewish Theological Institute and The King's University. Her areas of expertise are contemporary Jewish-Christian relations, Judaism and systematic theology. After spending two years living in Jerusalem, Israel, Rosner currently resides in Lake Tahoe with her family. Rosner's doctoral dissertation, Healing the Schism: Barth, Rosenzweig and the New Jewish-Christian Encounter, was published by Fortress Press in 2015. She also edited Mark Kinzer's book, Israel's Messiah and the People of God (Cascade, 2011). She has published articles and presented numerous conference papers on Jewish-Christian relations, Messianic Judaism, Karl Barth, Franz Rosenzweig and other related topics.  Her book, "Finding Messiah," can be ordered here: