When it comes to faith, we sometimes don’t realize we overstep the balance and push people away from our faith rather than drawing them towards it. Today on Leap of Faith, Penina will be speaking with Rabbi Yitzchak Michaelson, who walked away from his Jewish faith when he was pushed over the edge by that lack of balance, and who will share with us how he came back and what he’s doing to make sure that others don’t get pushed over the edge as well
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.
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!
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!
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 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!
Lighting shabbat candles seems to play a big role in the stories of many women who come to Torah. Today on Leap of Faith, Penina interviews Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum, Founder and Director of Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin who not only started her journey with shabbat candles but is using her own light to ignite the journeys of other women.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
Something is happening in the world today – not only are Jews turning towards torah, but so are Christians, and Today’s guest, Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler claims that this is in direct fulfillment of the prophecy of Zechariah 8:23. Join me in this fascinating interview as I talk with Rivkah about what’s going on!
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!
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.
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!
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.
To what extent should we take our feelings into account when we make a decision. For small decisions like what I am going to eat for breakfast to much larger decisions like who I am going to marry, how great a role should my feelings about the matter effect my final decision? My mind and heart are generally the two parts of myself that I consult in any decision. Should one take a primary role over the other or do both get equal weight?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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?
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
A near-death experience!