Saturday, August 26, 2023

Rabbi Greg Hershberg

Rabbi Greg Hershberg was born in New York City and raised in Orthodox Judaism. In 1989, he married Bernadette and while on his honeymoon in Israel had a visitation from the Lord that turned his heart to serving God.In 1992, Rabbi Greg became involved in the Messianic Jewish Movement and was ordained through the International Association of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS). He became the leader of Beth Judah Messianic Congregation. In 2002, the Lord moved Rabbi Greg and his family to Macon, Georgia, to lead Congregation Beth Yeshua.The ministry went global in 2010 and Congregation Beth Yeshua became Beth Yeshua International (BYI). What was a local storefront congregation became an international ministry/training center in Macon, Georgia, with congregations and schools in India, Kenya, Australia, Germany, Israel, and across America. Rabbi Greg currently resides in Macon, Georgia, with his wife, Bernadette, and their four children. More about Rabbi Greg can be found in his autobiography, From The Projects To The Palace.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Rabbi Henry Morse

Henry M. Morse is an ordained Messianic Rabbi with a degree in Bible and Theology from Central 
Bible College in Springfield, MO. Formally known as “The Great Benafucci,” Rabbi Henry did acrobatic tricks and rode 
a unicycle to reach many young people. He has been in full time ministry for over 40 years; serving as youth minister, evangelist, missionary and congregational leader. Henry has ministered in twenty countries and 45 states. He has authored 2 books. Henry lives in Stoughton, MA, with his wife of 39 years, Cherri, he has five grown children, 7 granddaughters, and 2 grandsons. He is the founding Rabbi of Messianic congregation Sha'ar Hashamayim and has served there for 17 years.


Saturday, August 12, 2023

Brian Slater Returns!

It’s always a pleasure to chat with my dear friend Brian Slater. Here is his bio:

Brian is a Messianic believer who lives in Israel.  Brian is CEO/Director of Abundant Bread of Salvation and has managed and established several others of the same works in Tel-Aviv. He has also established an additional Food Pantry in the center of Netanya that serves many Holocaust Survivors amongst the 350 families he serves on a monthly basis. This same facility now also houses the ministry headquarters. He has worked at times as a nurse, giving free medical care and assists in directing the day-to-day operations as well as counseling in a Messianic drug and alcohol treatment center in Netanya. Over the last several years, Brian also has worked closely on many projects serving two local orphanages that house over 500 poor and needy children. Furthermore, he was recently awarded a Certificate of Honor from the Israeli Ghetto Survivors Association for his aid to Shoah-Holocaust Survivors.  This is the 6th time he has been interviewed on Bagels and Blessings.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Valerie Long Interview

Valerie grew up in a Baptist family in an Italian Catholic neighborhood.  She invited Yeshua into her heart in the 70s, during the Jesus Revolution.  The Lord helped her through a broken engagement, later she met her Jewish husband Lou in 1985.  They married at a chapel at Brown University in 1988.  In 1998 they got involved in Messianic Judaism after Valerie’s brother sent them some information.  Her husband heard Stan Telchin's testimony about finding the Jewish Jesus and he was very touched.  He agreed to come to a Messianic congregation.  They found one in Massachusetts and later attended Miskan David in Rhode Island (Brian and Sue Samuel).  The Lord began working on both of them, they kept visiting and they were surrounded by love.   During high holidays Lou became a believer in Yeshua!