Does the expected blood-moon lunar eclipse spell an end to the world as we know it?
The holy month of Elul is the perfect time to reflect upon who we really want to be in our life.
Andrea is a mom who lives in Jerusalem and shares her almost 'Lucille Ball' antic-filled life.
Do American Jews care about candidates who want to wipe Israel off the map? Should rabbis meddle in the feuds of divorcing couples? From identifying the enemies among us to celebrating the mundane, a thought provoking hour of radio.
Vashti, Esther and Zeresh. Passionate cast of female characters who helped pave the path - intentional or not.
The Diaspora's relationship with Israel does not bode well.
The potential ramifications of Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capitol, that will directly impact both Israel and the world.
Israel commemorates her dead warriors. . .
Driving on the wrong side of the road and coming home.
Why do we still mourn the destruction of Temples?
The most powerful week on the Israeli secular calendar is one that storms the Heavens and screams "ZIONISM"!
Relentless missile fire from Gaza, toddlers huddling in bomb-shelters, resignations, ultimatums and smarmy run-off elections. What does the Torah teach us about lifting up both ourselves and our communities during these distressing days?
Powerful insights regarding music, failure, optimism and the beauty of 'silence'.
There's more to Chanukah dreidels and donuts! The tribe of Yehudah makes tough choices, the same week as Yehudah the Maccabee faces down the despotic Achashverous. Coinciding episodes that altered the trajectory of Jewish history!!!
The real truth you can find from the bonfire inside of you!
Is the concept of 'refuge city' outmoded in a society where unpopular opinions result in shunning, proclamations of irrelevance or worse? What does Judaism say about protecting the environment, wife-carrying competitions, tattooed preachers, saving Kenya's and more...
Kay Wilson is an amazing woman who barely survived a ferocious machete attack by Arab terrorists.
"We share a heritage; but that doesn't mean we're alike," says the directors of Jewish Federation of North America's General Assembly. Imposing values that are NOT authentically Jewish, the Diaspora-Israel dialogue becomes even more fractured. Are we still one nation under G-d? Or is there a new religion called Jew-Ish?
Will South Africa prosper or plotz with the Zuma resignation? How many cigars can Bibi smoke?
Planning a visit to the capital city? Joanna shares up-to-the-minute information about activities, attractions and events along with happenings so new that they have yet to be announced! All this and more on 'Pull Up A Chair' with Host Andrea Simantov!!
It is getting ugly out there and for Jews, it's getting downright dangerous. An 'open season' for anti-Jewish/anti-Israel hate speech and unexpected violence. What can individuals do to make the world safer, kinder and less strident? Hints abound in both this weeks Torah portion and the retelling of the powerful story of the Chanukah miracles.
Why New York's Israel Day Parade feels embarrassing.
A call to unity.
Interesting parallels drawn between today's Jewish complacency and that of Hebrew slaves who shunned the promise of freedom for the Devil they knew! First show of the secular new year: Is change-for-the-better even possible or are we destined for more of the 'same old'?
Celebrating Sukkot outside of Israel illuminates different aspects of the joyous holiday. Andrea touches upon the symbolism of the four species and focuses upon the importance of rain and what it means in our relationships with others.