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.
Arabs in Gaza invade, and slaughter its citizens while the world blames . . . .ISRAEL!
The real truth you can find from the bonfire inside of you!
Smarter Israeli Banking.
What is your reaction to the latest terror attack?
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.
Andrea is a mom who lives in Jerusalem and shares her almost 'Lucille Ball' antic-filled life.
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 .
Definition of chutzpah? Poland demands Israeli apology for suggesting they were complicit in the Holocaust! Plus, the power of holy Jewish women around the world, working toward the Redemption. And Shutting-Down While Rising Up: Shabbos before all else.
Not everything is bleak in this corner of the Middle East! Abundant winter rains, friendly - and secret - visits from "enemies", terror victims that refuse to 'play victim' and more a Torah portion that celebrates our unfolding journey toward people-hood and redemption.
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.
Are the lessons of Purim still relevant? Can one be a 'man of the world' and a Jew in private? Today's show blends mirth, madness and a thing or twelve to consider!
Why are we letting Linda Sarsour, Roger Waters and enemies of Torah dictate morality in the public sphere?
Israel commemorates her dead warriors. . .
Why are we still fasting on the 10th of Tevet?
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?
Immigrants who have 'reinvented' themselves after coming to Israel.
Does the expected blood-moon lunar eclipse spell an end to the world as we know it?
Is praying to G-d enough to ensure a positive outcome during these Days of Awe or, perhaps, do we have obligations to one another? Andrea explores the difference between the reflective Rosh HaShanah and the revelry-infused celebrations that herald in the secular year.
Does 'aberrant' merit celebration? From boasting about one's abortion to pardoning the neighborhood Nazi, a new politically-correct language of Anything Goes infects society and shows no sign of abating. Can Torah meet the challenge of this rudderless-ship?
As usual, the world points a collective finger at Israel.
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!!
This week’s special “You Gotta Meet” guest is Lesley Kaplan, business mentor and founder of L.A.K. Creations & Consulting.
Quality theater for and by quality women is the oxygen that keeps Sharon Dobuler Katz on her toes while we hum, tap and wait for more!
What the ram’s horn teaches us about the importance of listening!