Hashem created every breath – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
A Different Path to Torah – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
From Rose Bowl to Rashi – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
You Can Lead a Horse to Water… And You Can Make Him Drink –...
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.
G-d is Bigger Than the Sky – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
If the Shoe Fits – Leap of Faith [audio]
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.
Measure for Measure – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
Ears to Hear – Leap of Faith [audio]
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.
A Conversation with Two Taylors – Leap of Faith [audio]
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.
Waiting in the Wings – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
Lighting the Way – Leap of Faith [audio]
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.
Something Greater – Leap of Faith [audio]
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.”
Like Air to Me – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
Seeking and Finding – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
Jewish Latin Princess – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
Feeling Good or Choosing Right – Soul Talk [audio]
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?
The Siddur as a Spiritual Journey – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
The Gift of Poverty – Leap of Faith [audio]
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.
Getting to Know You – Penina’s Journey through Christianity and Back – Leap of...
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.
Teach Them to your Children – Leap of Faith [audio]
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.
Judaism on Trial – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
One Thing is True – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
A Baal Teshuvah Again – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
It’s in the Hebrew – Leap of Faith [audio]
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.
Being a Bridge – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
A Burning Desire – Leap of Faith [audio]
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?
A Prodigal Son – Leap of Faith [audio]
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.
God, without the ‘zilla – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
Cultivating Connection – Leap of Faith [audio]
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!
You are what you eat? – Veganism as a part of the Jewish Spiritual...
Today, in what will very likely be one of her most controversial shows ever, Penina to be talking with Rabbi David Rosen about the phenomenon of Jews choosing to become vegetarian or vegan as a part of their spiritual journey, and why he would argue that it is integral to what it means to be a Jew.