Does 'aberrant' merit celebration? From boasting about one's abortion to pardoning the neighborhood Nazi, a new politically-correct language of Anything Goes infects society and shows no sign of abating. Can Torah meet the challenge of this rudderless-ship?
Roger Waters, Stephan Hawking, the first woman to cross the Marathon line and preparing for Passover with both humor and spiritual awareness.
The holy month of Elul is the perfect time to reflect upon who we really want to be in our life.
The Diaspora's relationship with Israel does not bode well.
Vashti, Esther and Zeresh. Passionate cast of female characters who helped pave the path - intentional or not.
Why do we still mourn the destruction of Temples?
Andrea's new segment called “My Jewish Hero”.
Dust off the old Haggadah and join Andrea for a fresh look at the Exodus from Egypt. Also, Joanna Shebson of “Fun in Jerusalem” shares some of exciting events taking place during the intermediate days.
How much effort should be expended in quelling Jew-hatred?
Farmers plant before they reap and we, too, "cultivate" our faith and commitment to God.
What is your reaction to the latest terror attack?
Planning a visit to the capital city? Joanna shares up-to-the-minute information about activities, attractions and events along with happenings so new that they have yet to be announced! All this and more on 'Pull Up A Chair' with Host Andrea Simantov!!
Approaching the Festival of Freedom, what is our ‘personal’ relationship to Israel from Diaspora living rooms?
The gruesome assassinations of Iranian writers, intellectuals, activists and scholars who opposed the theocratic regime of the Mullahs.
The most powerful week on the Israeli secular calendar is one that storms the Heavens and screams "ZIONISM"!
Attitudes about end-of-life treatment.
Guests Ruth Guggenheim, former Executive Director of the East Coast branch of Jews for Judiasm, and Shannon Nuszen, a former missionary who is today an observant Jew explore this explosive topic.
Andrea is a mom who lives in Jerusalem and shares her almost 'Lucille Ball' antic-filled life.
Smarter Israeli Banking.
Why are we letting Linda Sarsour, Roger Waters and enemies of Torah dictate morality in the public sphere?
Will South Africa prosper or plotz with the Zuma resignation? How many cigars can Bibi smoke?
Immigrants who have 'reinvented' themselves after coming to Israel.
Should you take your kids to demonstrations?
Arabs in Gaza invade, and slaughter its citizens while the world blames . . . .ISRAEL!
Is the concept of 'refuge city' outmoded in a society where unpopular opinions result in shunning, proclamations of irrelevance or worse? What does Judaism say about protecting the environment, wife-carrying competitions, tattooed preachers, saving Kenya's and more...