On today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Heather Dean, who shares how she walked away from a fourteen-year career as a celebrity interviewer to become a Torah Observant Jewish wife and mother. Heather is the author of her memoir, “Searching for Heather Dean: My Extraordinary Career as a Celebrity Interviewer and Why I Left It, as well as the host of Aish.com’s popular podcast, “At Home in Jerusalem.”
On today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Shani Kramer, who shares her parents’ journeys to Torah and how the next generation has the ability to serve in a way no one else can. Another inspirational episode you don’t want to miss!
On today’s leap of faith, Penina speaks with William Hall, former Evangelical and Messianic Pastor and Creator and Host of Tenak Talk, whose exploration of the Tenach in its original Hebrew turned his life upside down as he discovered that things didn’t actually mean what he had always thought they meant.
In today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina is joined by Steve Sherr, who, as a Psychiatrist and University professor in the 1960s, became more and more disillusioned with the seemingly meaninglessness of life and embarked on a journey to find that “something greater.”
On Today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina will be speaking with Penina Twilley who shares her incredible journey from Christianity to Orthodox Judaism, and how her long wait felt like holding her breath. Another incredible episode you don’t want to miss!
Leap of Faith is now a little over one year old and to celebrate, Penina has put together a special 50th episode with excerpts from many of her guests from the past year. A wisdom-packed episode of Leap of Faith you don't want to miss!
In today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina is joined by Erin Shoshana, who shares her incredible journey from growing up in an Episcopal family in Texas to a Torah Observant Jewish woman raising a family in Israel. She shares with us about how she had to learn to let go, trust the process and realize that family can be made up of people you aren’t related to by blood. Another incredibly inspiring episode you don't want to miss!
Is it G-d’s desire that everyone eventually convert to Judaism? Or is there another way? On today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Shara Chabakji, who shares her journey from Christianity to the seven mitzvot b’nei Noach and the revelation that changed her life. Another incredibly inspirational episode you don’t want to miss!
On today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Rachelle Silver who shares the story of her journey from secular Judaism to Torah and how throughout all the challenges in her life, she came to recognize the incredible power of prayer and community. Another inspiring episode you don’t want to miss.
In today’s episode Penina speaks with Rabbi Dovid Mark who tells the story of his journey from liberal secular Judaism to torah. During the story he talks about reaching a point where he had to stop grasping for money, trust G-d to provide it and just concentrate on doing what he was created to do. Another inspiring episode of Leap of Faith you don’t want to miss.
In today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Mordechai Ben Avraham, who shares his incredible story about his journey from Sufi Islam to the Kabbalah Center to ultimately becoming not just an orthodox Jew, but also a Rabbi, studying in Jerusalem. This episode will likely go down in history as one of the best Leap of Faith episodes ever – you don’t want to miss it!
On Today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina will be speaking with Dr. Azriela Jankovic who shares her inspirational journey from Reform Judaism to Torah Judaism, and how the love and connection she experienced ignited something within her. Another incredible episode you don’t want to miss!
In today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Jim Long - author, filmmaker and founder of Lightcatcher Studios, based in Northwest Arkansas. Today he’ll be sharing about his life-long search from a Catholic country schoolboy to a leader in the Noahide movement. Another fascinating episode you don’t want to miss!
On Today’s Leap of Faith Penina speaks with Leah Aharoni, Torah teacher, business coach, Life coach and Founder/CEO of SHEvuk, a business consulting firm based in Israel. Leah shares her journey from a secular but persecuted Jewish life in the Former Soviet Union to a religious Jewish mother in Israel, as well as about finding her own voice and dedicating her life to helping others find theirs. Another incredibly inspirational episode you don’t want to miss!
In today’s episode Penina speaks with Gavriel Sanders who shares his incredibly inspirational journey from a minister on staff at one of the biggest churches in America, a missionary in Israel and in Saudi Arabia to a Torah observant Jew. Another fascinating episode you don’t want to miss!
On Today’s Leap of Faith, Penina Speaks with writer, international speaker and creator of the Jewish Latin Princess blog and podcast, Yael Trush. Yael shares her inspirational Journey to Torah as well as some words of wisdom for those facing challenges in their own journey to Torah. Another fascinating episode of Leap of Faith you don’t want to miss!
If you’ve ever played the game of hide and seek, you know that those who hide actually want to be found. The same is with G-d, He is hiding because He wants us to find Him!
One of the most difficult things for people who are becoming Jewish or returning to Judaism to deal with is the cultural aspect of Orthodox Judaism. On today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Nicole Bem, who shares a very difficult part of her journey and trying to find the right community for herself and her family, while not also losing oneself in the process. Another fascinating episode of Leap of Faith you don’t want to miss!
In today’s leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser who will be sharing his incredible journey from a secular surfing hedonistic young man, to a Chassidic Rabbi who teaches at Aish HaTorah in the Old City of Jerusalem, and the creator of The Possible You seminar which he give around the world. Another inspirational episode of Leap of Faith, you don’t want to miss!
Have you ever had an experience where you just knew there was something you needed to do, even though you couldn’t explain why or make any connection to it logically?
On today’s leap of faith, Penina speaks with Rod Reuven Bryant, a former Christian Pastor, founder and director of Netiv Centers and co-host of Beyond the matrix, here on Israel News Talk Radio, who will share his incredible journey to Torah and the twist he wasn’t expecting that helped him to know what his true calling in this world is. You definitely don’t want to miss this incredible episode!
On today’s Leap of Faith Penina speaks with Jamie Geller, who shares with us about her incredible journey as a successful TV producer living in a penthouse in Manhattan to a Torah observant Jewish mother of five living in Israel. An incredibly inspiring program you do not want to miss! Jamie Geller is a former award winning tv producer and marketing executive. She is also the premier Jewish food and Lifestyle expert and the author of 6 books, including her first book called “Quick and Kosher Recipes from the Bride Who Knew Nothing.” Jamie’s website is jamiegeller.com
A near-death experience!
Today is Tisha B’Av, the day the Jewish people mourn the loss of the Temple, but more than that, we mourn the fact that we have not yet learned what we need to in order to once again merit its presence. On today’s special addition of Leap of Faith, Penina talks about what really destroyed the Temple and how each and every one of us continues to destroy it and what needs to be done to change that. Another Leap of Faith episode you don’t want to miss.
Truth. It’s a big word, for such a tiny word! On today’s show Penina will be speaking with Devorah Esther Ivel, creator of The Last Anusah, who shares her lifelong pursuit of truth – not only about which is the true faith, but the truth about her family, their history and who she really is. Another inspirational episode you don’t want to miss!
On today’s show Penina speaks with Ron Sones who, being a computer guy and scientist, was also an atheist. He was determined not to believe anything that couldn’t be proven. But then his young adult son became religious and challenged his father to re-examine his faith. So, Ron put the Torah, and Judaism, on trial. Another fascinating episode of Leap of Faith you don’t want to miss!
There’s a concept in Judaism called middah k’neged middah. Literally translated it means that one attribute draws another, or more idiomatically, measure for measure. In this episode of Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Yaffa DaCosta, who shares her inspiring journey from a catholic descendant of hidden Spanish Jews to a Torah observant Jewish woman living in Israel. For Yaffa, the Jewish principle of middah k’neged middah was a crucial element in her belief that Judaism is the truth. Another inspiring episode of Leap of Faith you don’t want to miss!
On today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Rabbi Gutman Locks, who shares his fascinating journey from secular Judaism to Hindu Guru to Christian faith healer, to one of the most well-known Orthodox Rabbis at the Kotel in Jerusalem. Another fascinating episode you don’t want to miss.
On today’s show Penina speaks with Jono Vandor, Host of Israel on My Mind, who will be sharing with us his inspiring journey from Evangelical Christianity to Torah. Jono talks about how his search for truth brought him to see things that he just couldn’t unsee, that once they took ahold of him, he had no choice but to choose a path that conformed with what he saw, no matter where that led. Another inspiring episode of Leap of Faith you don’t want to miss!
On Today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Yisrael Killian who will be sharing remarkable journey from Roman Catholicism to Torah Judaism, and how discovering the absolute need for the oral Torah to explain the inexplicable in the written Torah was a transformative moment for him and his spiritual journey. Another fascinating episode of Leap of Faith you don’t want to miss.