The most powerful week on the Israeli secular calendar is one that storms the Heavens and screams "ZIONISM"!
Who are we if not for our compassion? "World Emunah" assays to providing life-altering parenting/vocational training for thousands trapped in cycles of poverty, violence and hopelessness. Parsha Mishpatim addresses how we treat those who need our benevolence.
Will BDS-babes block her entrance to the semi-finals of Eurovision? Let them try! Andrea takes on the Harvard Lampoon, silly Hanan Ashrawi and discusses the magical combination of power and humility as illustrated in this weeks Torah portion.
July 4th show, Andrea revisits the long-ago aliyah experience; also, how-to guide for achieving holiness!
In response to the targeted killing of arch-terrorist Baha Abu Al-Atta, Arab militants besieged the Jewish state with over 500 missiles in less than 72 hours. School closings, industrial paralysis, traumatized children hovering in bomb shelters and relentless wails of air raid sirens have defined the past week in the Jewish State.
Farmers plant before they reap and we, too, "cultivate" our faith and commitment to God.
Why is the story of Noah relevant? And what does a rainbow really mean? Stay dry and ponder!!!
The double-edged sword of leadership: Wisdom and strategy tempered by flesh-and-blood fallibility. Are today's leaders any wiser than our forefathers or the Roman generals who shaped history? Powerful thoughts to ponder at both the Thanksgiving and Shabbat tables!
Has Coronavirus rendered us helpless? Must we play victim, hoping to dodge the dreaded "bullet" or do we have controls about how to live? A special exploration of the mind-body-soul connections.
Is the story of the Garden of Eden a children's tale or, in fact, a powerful and Heavenly blueprint for us to build-upon?
Coincidence, karma, happenstance or miracles? The splitting of the Red Sea serves as a precursor to God's hand in every area of human endeavor. What WE do with the blessings is up to us!
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?
Guests Ruth Guggenheim, former Executive Director of the East Coast branch of Jews for Judiasm, and Shannon Nuszen, a former missionary who is today an observant Jew explore this explosive topic.
What does it take to oversee the well-being of a nation? 117 years after his death, we remember Menachem Begin (ztl) and compare his legacy to a new and more fickle populace. As hindsight is 20/20, both the Torah portion and the daily headlines draw comparison to heroism vs. obscurity.
Should you take your kids to demonstrations?
Arabs in Gaza invade, and slaughter its citizens while the world blames . . . .ISRAEL!
The Jewish nation is blessed with holy individuals, dedicated to promoting God's vision of human worth and potential. Andrea speaks with Uri Schwartz, Development Director of Shaare Tzedek Medical Center about the past, present and future of a most remarkable institution. PLUS: the eternal relevance of Avraham Avinu - the father of nations - on living a most purposeful life.
"How will I emerge from the pandemic year?," one might ask. "Will I be whole or fractured? Joyous or forever cautious?" A wee glimmer of light appears just beyond the figurative horizon. 'Attitude' determines the shape of tomorrow!
Some people are born to nobility and some earn it. Together we explore whether we get the leaders we deserve or deserve the leaders we get!
What is your reaction to the latest terror attack?
How should Jews respond to indescribable ugliness/violence perpetrated by adherents to the 'religious of peace'? The Torah compares our holiness to pure olive oil in the same week that Israelis haggle over whether or not to impose the death penalty.
Tourist season is upon us but airport closures and flight cancellations are de riguer as the country crawls out the year-long Corona lockdown. Travel-guru Mark Feldman deconstructs the good, the bad and the ugly of Israel's shaky aviation industry.
A call to unity.
"The Temple Mount is in our hands!" Saluting the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Andrea reflects upon Jerusalem's reunification.
What happens when terrific parents have challenging children? Does Heaven play a role? Difficult questions for difficult days . . . . . .
The days of Elul, leading up to the High Holy Days, fill the Israeli air with optimism, trepidation and deeper comaraderie. From locker rooms to shuk stalls, the repentance and renewal vibe is pumping throughout the land!
On todays show we have Medical clown Stacy Fassberg from Simchat HaLev who talks to us about the ‘mitzvah of happiness’ and her within-reach dream of creating a “Clown-mobile” which will enable joy-makers from each corner of Israel’s patchwork society to bring happiness to the elderly, those struggling with illness and children who are living under the constant threat of terror. Also we have Joanna Shebson from " Fun In Jerusalem" who tells us about all the fun and festive activities going in on in Jerusalem during Chanukkah .
How much effort should be expended in quelling Jew-hatred?
Does one have to be rich, religious, nationalistic and/or educated to come home to Israel? Aliyah is for ALL Jews from ALL lands. Rough-hewn and flawed, Israel is only 72 years young and waiting for YOU to come home and be counted.
Dust off the old Haggadah and join Andrea for a fresh look at the Exodus from Egypt. Also, Joanna Shebson of “Fun in Jerusalem” shares some of exciting events taking place during the intermediate days.