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Audio: The Spiritual Journey of a 9-11 First Response EMT


A secular Jew's journey to G-d through searching, experimenting and coming full circle.
3/31/2014, 10:50 AM

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Pesach (Philip) Kirschner was born a Jew, but raised secular.  Growing up, he studied, partied, and led an independent life.  He became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and was a volunteer fireman.  When the United States was attacked on September 11th, 2001, Pesach responded and paid the price; breathing in all the toxic fumes, he suffers today from several health issues.  The raw and graphic things he saw and experienced when he was doing his search and rescue operation, will touch you and have an affect on you.  Dealing with these difficult memories. and suffering from recurring nightmares, Pesach started looking for G-d.  Living and working with non-Jews, he got involved in Christianity, but soon found his way back to Torah and Judaism.  Hear this interesting story of a man who came home through a search that took him a different route to Torah and his new future awaiting him.    

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 Pesach (Philip) Kirschner with his Search and Rescue Dog

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Tamar Yonah is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor.  Her father survived the Nazi brutalities and after liberation, made his way to the shores of the British Palestine Mandate, where again fighting for his survival, fought in Israel's war of Independence. This made a great impression on her life and she too has been fighting for Israel by serving in the Israeli army & air force, and afterwards by becoming an activist for Israel and the Jewish nation.  She has been a vocal beacon of light since beginning a prolific career in radio. She hosts The Tamar Yonah Show - Israel's most popular English language radio talk show.  She also writes a biting and sometimes humorous, award winning blog that discusses current events, religion and politics. www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Blog.aspx/3#   You can email Tamar at:  Tamar@IsraelNationalRadio.com
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