Today, Today, Today! – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Reward, redemption and forgiveness await all who take the first step. Yom Kippur allows us to replace fear with expectation in return for sincere efforts toward bettering ourselves.

Standing at the Gate – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

The Redemption depends on awareness, clarity and action. No one among us is exempt!

Fresh-Slate Countdown! – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

What do 'First Fruits' teach us about Jewish practice and outlook? And what weighs more: Repentance out of fear or repentance born of love?

Law & Order in a Perfect World – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

The Torah commands us to "create justice". Is this even possible when each man possesses different biases, strengths, deficits and status? Tzedek, tzedek! Justice is not an 'end game' but a perpetual work in progress. No one - individual or society - is exempt!

ELUL: A Love Story – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

This traditional time of personal stock-taking - chesbon nefesh - has gotten a bad rap! Let's embrace this period to both repair and deepen our relationship with God.

“Let Me See the Good Land!” – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Negative, jaded observations about people and places is fashionable and easy. However, looking beyond the 'outer' and into the souls of both human beings and the holy land of Israel frequently requires loftier, Heaven-centered vision.

Ninth of Av: The Choice – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Brick-by-brick, Mitzvah-by-mitzvah and kindness-by-kindness, we all have a part in the rebuilding of the Beis HaMikdash - the Holy Temple.

Unfathomable Mourning – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

What 'Temple'??? How can we yearn for something we can't remember? The Three Weeks offer time for much reflection as well as honing our compassion for/connection to others.

Who Has Your Back? – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Historically, Jews have looked out for one another. Has anything changed?

The High Cost of Zealotry! – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

It has been said that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones or, instead, 'Zealots Beware!' Today we reflect, remember and rejoice!

Blind Faith – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Are some mysteries better left hidden? Listen to Andrea and her good buddy Simon Anstey tussle over the state of affairs in the world. Lots of schmooze, news and laughing with Jews!

Vigilance – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Social media has proven to be dangerous on many levels. The struggle to remain both informed and relevant requires iron-clad vigilance. Still, is vigilance enough when insidious forces work tirelessly to destroy all that we hold sacred?

A Link in the Chain – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

What are YOU doing to ensure the safety - physical, spiritual, moral - of those who are connected to you?

Wanted: Leaders! – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

A truly good leader cannot rest on his laurels but must always exercise the same level of dedication and commitment today as he did the day before.

Learning In The Desert – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

The Torah is eternal and the lessons transcend time, circumstance and location.

It’s All Good! – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Is human existence determined by random events that are pieced together by fate? Today's show discusses the roles that choice, values and Heaven play in our lives.

At the Foot of the Mountain – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Mount Sinai is not the Matterhorn but, instead, a slope that is achievable for those who undertake the trek.

WE. ARE. HERE! – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Celebrating 74 years of modern nationhood is even more astounding because, despite the best efforts of myriad enemies of the Jews, the nation of Israel survives and THRIVES! Is there a secret to the inexplicable existence of the Chosen People?

That “Ethics” Thing – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

We are not exempt from the task He lays before us! Are we created 'equally' holy?

The Inner Cleanse – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Soul-scrubbing ranks even higher than discarding bagels and pasta! Is there more to Passover cleaning than rooting out leavened breadstuffs?

The Eighth Day – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

We are not exempt from the task He lays before us! Are we created 'equally' holy?

Salt of the Earth – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

In a world gone mad, are we powerless to create change? The entire dynamic of civilization can, indeed, shift over the modest dinner table! The choice is ours.

Front Line: Integrity! – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

When world events spiral out of control, must we sit and cower? The Jewish Blueprint, i.e., 'Torah,' clearly spells out the source of human strength, resilience and fortitude. It's called Integrity.

Broken and Blessed – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Sometimes the greatest gifts arise from nearly losing that which is most precious!

It’s a Miracle! – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Are miracles few, far between and undeniable? Or is EVERYTHING miraculous? Serious thoughts for serious times . . . . .

Loneliness. Love and Looking Forward – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

The pandemic shows no sign of abating. What can we do, individually, to increase autonomy and celebrate shared values and an optimistic outlook for the year ahead?

Willing Blindness – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

In the blink of an eye, the Children of Israel plummeted from the highest echelons of Egyptian society to the depths of abject despair. What parallels might today's Jews consider?

Fate & Favoritism – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Yaakov uses his final hours to impart blessings on his offspring while, curiously, challenging the status quo. Also, beware of "friends" who don the clothing of a sheep . . . .

Shades of Gray – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Does holding fast to opinions or belief systems denote confidence or insecurity? Can I be "right" when an adversary's point of view is accurate? Letting go of disappointments can open pathways to discovery and (gasp) joy!

The Menorah Within – Pull Up a Chair [audio]

Each one of us possesses a quiet spark that, once ignited, releases joy, wisdom and allows us to experience deeper connectedness to HaShem. That inner-menorah serves as a sparkling GPS for those who grab onto the spiritual steering-wheel!


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