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.
Have you ever looked back on your life and wondered why you had to go through all the things you had to go through? Why did you have to waste so much time before you stumbled upon the truth? Today on Leap of Faith, Penina speaks with a young woman who reflects on how her journey to Torah was much like a ladder, which she had to travel - one rung at a time.
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 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!
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!
Imagine growing up your whole life thinking you were someone only to discover at 20 years old that you weren’t really the person you thought you were. In this episode of Leap of Faith, Penina interviews Andrea Grinberg, renown celloist and owner of Wrapunzel, who shares her shocking discovery about who she was and her own Journey to Torah.
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
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.
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.
The Tosefta Sanhedrin 13:1 tells us that the Righteous of all nations have a share in the world to come – Judaism does not believe that people need to become Jewish in order to go to heaven. Today Penina will be speaking with a couple who are Noahides – righteous Gentiles who are not Jewish but love the Torah. Her guests, Jason and Cherrie Lacross will inspire you as they share their spiritual journey and talk about what it’s like to be Noahides. Another incredibly inspiring episode of Leap of Faith you won’t want to miss!
When your Judaism means nothing more than eating Chinese food on Christmas and you’re looking for something more, where do you turn? In today’s debut episode, get to know Leap of Faith’s host, Penina Taylor as she share’s her own spiritual journey which brought her from a secular Jew to Christianity and Messianic Judaism to Torah Judaism.
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.
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!
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!
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?
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.”
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.”
A near-death experience!
For most of us, the word “siddur” is synonymous with the word “liturgy”. It conjures up images of people mindlessly reading words from a book without any heart or passion. Most of us don’t think of the siddur as a spiritual journey, but on this episode of Leap of Faith, Penina will be speaking with Rabbi Daniel Kohn, who will be talking about just that – the siddur as a spiritual journey. Join Penina today at 5:00pm IST/ 10:00am EST, for another incredibly inspiring episode of Leap of Faith!
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!
It is said that those who truly seek the truth will eventually find it. Today on Leap of Faith, Penina talks with Malka Shifra Golani whose journey from the religion of Santeria to Orthodox Judaism will have you on the edge of your seat.
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.
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.
Two weeks ago my husband Pinchas lost his father and we are currently in the US for the funeral and visiting with his family. This has given us time to talk and reflect about his own Journey to Torah and Judaism. Today on Leap of faith, for the first time Pinchas Taylor shares his story. Join us for this unique conversation, today on Leap of Faith.
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.
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!
Have you ever read or experienced something a million times and then suddenly you see it in a completely different light? All of a sudden what you thought about someone or something looks completely different? On today’s episode of Leap of Faith, Penina will be speaking with Kenreanne Davis, a woman who suddenly saw a verse she had read a million times, in a completely different light and it turned her world upside down.
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.
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!
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!