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.
Have you ever created a fantasy in your mind about how something was going to turn out and in the end, it was nothing like what you imagined?
Barak Moore grew up in a poverty stricken and violent part of New York, but considers his upbringing as a gift which has given him a unique view of life and the world and what it means to suffer.
It seems that holiness and a connection with G-d can be acquired from others. It’s like a virus – it’s contagious, only in a really good way. On today’s Leap of Faith, Penina talks with Elisheva Goldschmidt about how she was exposed to people who talked about G-d as if He were real in their lives and it made her want what they had. Eventually, she found it, but the route wasn’t as straightforward as she might have hoped. Another inspiring episode of Leap of Faith you don’t want to miss!
Join Penina on Leap of Faith as she interviews her oldest son, Daniel about what it was like going through the teshuvah and conversion processes with his parents, and he shares his own teshuvah story as a “Baal Teshuva on my own terms.” Another inspirational episode you won’t want to miss!
A woman's inspirational journey to Torah and how the Jewish commandment to 'teach our children' was the thing that first attracted her and her husband to Judaism.
Are non-Jews who are embracing Torah like the prodigal son returning home? On Today’s Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Jim Barfield, Director of the Copper Scroll Project, who says they are. He shares his fascinating journey to Torah as a Ger Toshav and how he got involved with the Dead Sea Scrolls and specifically the Copper Scroll Project, on another inspiring episode of Leap of Faith you won’t want to miss.
Idolatry is forbidden in the Torah, and yet so many of us have idols in our lives. In today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with musician Yosef Daniel about his amazing journey to Torah. In his story, he shares a watershed moment when he realized that in order to hear clearly what G-d wanted in his life, he was going to have to tear down all those idols that he was holding onto. That was the beginning of his miraculous journey to Judaism. Join Penina for yet another incredibly inspirational episode of Leap of Faith.
Have you ever tried to find a pair of shoes that fit and had no luck? Finding faith can sometimes be a lot like trying to find a pair of shoes that fit, sometimes it takes a while to find the right ones.
Being a Torah Observant Jew is not easy. It’s a choice that requires sacrifices. It requires looking downright bizarre at times, to the rest of the world. Sometimes it means not only giving up everything we’ve ever known culturally, but also unfortunately, losing close friends and family connections.
Unlike most cultures, Judaism encourages asking questions, because they help us grow. On today’s show I will be speaking with Yosef and Emunah Murray, authors of their memoir, “From Rose Bowl to Rashi.” In this incredibly inspiring interview, they share the hardships they faced for asking questions and they describe Judaism’s encouragement of questions as a breath of fresh air. Another episode of Leap of Faith you don’t want to miss!
When the Sunday sermon blamed the delay of Jesus’ second coming on women wearing makeup, Angela Himsel began to wonder if God didn’t have more important things to worry about. This began her on a spiritual journey that took her from the Worldwide Church of God to Orthodox Judaism. On today’s Leap of Faith, Penina talks with Angela about her spiritual journey and how sometimes there is more than one right answer. Join Penina for another inspiring episode of Leap of Faith.
There’s a saying that you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. That’s not completely true. If you give the horse salt, he becomes thirsty enough to drink. On today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with Akiva Holinger who shares his journey from the Mennonite faith to Orthodox Judaism and how his thirst for Truth led him there. Join us for another inspirational episode of Leap of Faith you don’t want to miss.