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"Make a living outside of Israel, or make a life in Israel"

"Make a living outside of Israel, or make a life in Israel"

Rabbi Nachman Kahane discusses life in Israel, the religious divide, and the murder of his brother, Rabbi Meir Kahane.Judy Simon, 30/10/2020 13:24
Diaspora Yeshiva: A revolutionary teacher of Torah for the newly religious

Diaspora Yeshiva: A revolutionary teacher of Torah for the newly religious

Rabbi Yitzchak Goldstein shares Diaspora Yeshiva's pre-1967 history.Judy Simon, 04/09/2020 18:14
Lenny Solomon: Music, Faith, Aliyah

Lenny Solomon: Music, Faith, Aliyah

Music Taps the divine pipeline: Lenny Solomon of Shlock Rock shares his thoughts on music, Aliyah, and 'converting' the secular to holy.Judy Simon, 28/08/2020 13:15
Church choir director now Orthodox Jew

Church choir director now Orthodox Jew

Gayle Berman's journey: church music director, intermarriage, and Orthodox JudaismJudy Simon, 14/08/2020 18:34
How an Egyptian girl discovered that she's Jewish

How an Egyptian girl discovered that she's Jewish

An Egyptian girl worked two years in a Jewish school. Years later she discovered she's also Jewish.Judy Simon, 24/07/2020 17:29
Judy Singer: A kidney to spare

Judy Singer: A kidney to spare

Judy Singer wanted to volunteer her help, by giving a part of herself to someone in need.Judy Simon, 24/04/2020 14:45
Legendary Israeli heroine Geulah Cohen tells her story

Legendary Israeli heroine Geulah Cohen tells her story

In memory of Geulah Cohen we rebroadcast an interview with her about the founding of Israel and her proudest moment in the Knesset.Judy Simon, 19/12/2019 00:49
Michelle Rojas Tal fights anti-Israel ignorance on campus

Michelle Rojas Tal fights anti-Israel ignorance on campus

A young Puerto Rican American Jew learns activism for Israel through 9/11.Judy Simon, 01/11/2019 02:50
This kibbutz is bringing back once-extinct Biblical plants

This kibbutz is bringing back once-extinct Biblical plants

Guy Ehrlich's journey includes activism in secular rights, Jewish-Arab dialogue, and propagating plants used in the Holy Temple.Judy Simon, 18/10/2019 17:24
Akiva Werber: Helping Anglos make Aliyah for 40 years

Akiva Werber: Helping Anglos make Aliyah for 40 years

The Aliyah expert shares stories, advice and inspiration.Judy Simon, 04/10/2019 02:08
Boaz Haetzni: From Hevron to Gush Katif to Homesh and beyond

Boaz Haetzni: From Hevron to Gush Katif to Homesh and beyond

Boaz Haetzni sheds light on landmark events in Israel's history.Judy Simon, 27/09/2019 03:45
The Sephardi Rabbi and the rapper

The Sephardi Rabbi and the rapper

Rabbi Simon Benzaquen builds bridges in Jewish communities around the world.Judy Simon, 20/09/2019 03:43
Beating cancer with joie de vivre and laughter

Beating cancer with joie de vivre and laughter

Ahava Emunah Lange manages to meet life's greatest challenges with an upbeat attitude and a sense of humor.Judy Simon, 26/07/2019 17:10
Lag Ba'Omer: The secrets of the bonfire

Lag Ba'Omer: The secrets of the bonfire

Judy Simon delves into Lag Ba'Omer and the bonfires. Gather round, Secrets revealed.Judy Simon, 23/05/2019 01:20
When kids find a new path: Love, love and more love

When kids find a new path: Love, love and more love

Batya Ruddell shares stories and advice for families of kids who have paved a new path.Judy Simon, 16/04/2019 16:40
Relax and get ready for Pesach

Relax and get ready for Pesach

Chava Dumas teaches essential steps to make your Pesach preparations fun.Judy Simon, 26/02/2019 13:03
The senior journalist shares almost a century of history

The senior journalist shares almost a century of history

World's oldest active journalist: A7's own Walter Bingham. Listen to his life story woven with all the historical events of the last centuryJudy Simon, 15/02/2019 15:20
Adversity: Spiritually uplifting and artistically inspiring

Adversity: Spiritually uplifting and artistically inspiring

Marci Wiesel talks about how the most intense year of her life lifted her heart and improved her artwork.Judy Simon, 11/01/2019 14:02
Small town girl finds a home

Small town girl finds a home

Ester Silvers found her "Over the Rainbow" in Shilo, Israel.Judy Simon, 08/01/2019 17:29
Once an Egyptian, now a Jew

Once an Egyptian, now a Jew

An Egyptian girl worked two years in a Jewish school. Years later she discovered she's also a Jew.Judy Simon, 28/12/2018 00:43
Exclusive: Hollywood screenwriter to Jewish filmmaker

Exclusive: Hollywood screenwriter to Jewish filmmaker

Tzvi Fishman left the glittery Hollywood lifestyle to pursue the pure gold of the Torah and Israel, and he's still making films.Judy Simon, 13/12/2018 15:00
Hellenism in the lead: What the Maccabees fought against

Hellenism in the lead: What the Maccabees fought against

The dominant culture was all the rage. Hellenism seemed so right. What does Hanukkah really teach us?Judy Simon, 05/12/2018 07:08
Child of the Holocaust, Surviving Every Day

Child of the Holocaust, Surviving Every Day

Rabbi Joseph Polak was three years old when the Holocaust ended. His survival story is still unfolding.Judy Simon, 16/11/2018 15:54
Lenny Ravich shares the secret to a happy life

Lenny Ravich shares the secret to a happy life

Laughing to good health: Living in the moment and laughing your way to a better life.Judy Simon, 19/10/2018 07:02
Yehudit Abrams: Bringing Early Detection Home

Yehudit Abrams: Bringing Early Detection Home

She created the MonitHer, and won first place in the WeWork start-up competition. But that's far from all.Judy Simon, 05/10/2018 16:23
The making of a pro-Israel activist

The making of a pro-Israel activist

Eitan Behar combats anti-Semitism. His first lesson in activism was at the age of 15.Judy Simon, 28/09/2018 17:40
The rabbi who never gives up on a child

The rabbi who never gives up on a child

Rabbi Eliezer Krakover on education, discipline, and loving every child.Judy Simon, 14/09/2018 16:08
How a Vietnam vet became a diver in Israel

How a Vietnam vet became a diver in Israel

Sender Bransome has seen it all and done it all, and proves that G-d created the world.Judy Simon, 07/09/2018 17:04
No more shame: Abuse and infidelity in the Jewish home

No more shame: Abuse and infidelity in the Jewish home

Even in the "best of homes" there may be secrets lurking. Shifra is a survivor.Judy Simon, 30/08/2018 19:25
Ari Goldwag: Gifts from G-d

Ari Goldwag: Gifts from G-d

The former child star of Miami Boys Choir talks about music, about overcoming fears, and about music from G-d.Judy Simon, 21/08/2018 02:45
The Fine Line Between Life and Death: The Hospital Rabbi

The Fine Line Between Life and Death: The Hospital Rabbi

Rabbi Jason Weiner is a hospital chaplain. He guides people through intense moments in life, death, and everything in between.Judy Simon, 17/08/2018 18:30
Beating BDS at its own game

Beating BDS at its own game

Lev HaOlam sends 1,000 packages of made in Yesha products each month.Judy Simon, 09/08/2018 03:43
The Satmar hasidim who chose to love the State of Israel

The Satmar hasidim who chose to love the State of Israel

Different and loved ones: Joel is part of a small but growing group of hasidim who love Israel.Judy Simon, 03/08/2018 18:24
Still in love after all these years

Still in love after all these years

Writer Varda Eptein shared her life-long love affair with the Land of Israel.Judy Simon, 27/07/2018 04:44
40 positive days for Israel

40 positive days for Israel

The 40-day challenge is a new idea, but its roots are in our Torah, and it may just become a yearly national challenge.Judy Simon, 20/07/2018 17:55
The neo-Nazi who changed my life

The neo-Nazi who changed my life

David Yehuda Yates shares tales of terror and miracles.Judy Simon, 13/07/2018 16:06
Chaya Malka Abramson: Trial By Fire

Chaya Malka Abramson: Trial By Fire

This superwoman saved her children and her grandmother from their burning home. Now she helps burn patients.Judy Simon, 06/07/2018 18:35
Touchdown: From the NFL to Torah

Touchdown: From the NFL to Torah

Yosef and Emunah Murray: Why did the ex-NFL player and his wife convert to Judaism?Judy Simon, 29/06/2018 17:41
Jews and the non-Jews who love them

Jews and the non-Jews who love them

When a non-Jew recognizes that the Torah is true, from whom do they learn Torah? Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler has the answer.Judy Simon, 18/06/2018 02:14
Torah and the Big Bang in complete agreement

Torah and the Big Bang in complete agreement

Professor Nathan Aviezer: Scientific evidence agrees with Torah regarding the creation of the universe.Judy Simon, 07/06/2018 23:42
Football, the Military and Judaism

Football, the Military and Judaism

Avi Eastman's journey includes a conversion while serving in the US army in GermanyJudy Simon, 01/06/2018 16:42
Can We Talk About Intimacy?

Can We Talk About Intimacy?

Rabbi Natan Alexander, teacher, counselor and author, says we need to learn to speak more openly about intimacy. It's in the Torah.Judy Simon, 25/05/2018 17:59
Americans for and in Jerusalem

Americans for and in Jerusalem

Yisrael Medad came to Jerusalem to study in 1967, and found himself in the middle of a war.Judy Simon, 11/05/2018 01:44
Chaya Ben Baruch: Mom or Angel?

Chaya Ben Baruch: Mom or Angel?

In addition to raising ten children, half of whom have Down Syndrome, Chaya Ben Baruch has also donated a kidney to a stranger.Judy Simon, 04/05/2018 18:23
The Internet quiz that led me from Christianity to Judaism

The Internet quiz that led me from Christianity to Judaism

Malynnda Littky's journey from an inner-city black child to an Israeli Jew.Judy Simon, 13/04/2018 18:14
Painting the future: Baruch Nachshon, holy artist

Painting the future: Baruch Nachshon, holy artist

Baruch Nachshon, artist extraordinaire, discusses his paintings, Jewish art, and living in Hevron.Judy Simon, 05/04/2018 11:53
Dancing through tears

Dancing through tears

One mother's unusual method of commemorating her daughter's death through an evening of dance.Judy Simon, 15/03/2018 23:53
Jew by choice: Conversation with a convert

Jew by choice: Conversation with a convert

A fascinating interview with a Vietnam era American who moved to Israel and converted to Judaism.Judy Simon, 09/03/2018 02:44
Meet the real Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Meet the real Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

The rabbi who founded the city of Efrat is sometimes seen as controversial. Meet the real Rabbi Riskin.Judy Simon, 23/02/2018 14:10
Nehora: Lighting Up Tel Aviv

Nehora: Lighting Up Tel Aviv

Rabbi Amichai Ayal went from teaching Torah in a pub to teaching in the heart of secular Israel. And the crowd is thirsty for Torah...Judy Simon, 16/02/2018 16:06
Living on after burying a child

Living on after burying a child

Arthur Rabinovitz shares his raw pain at mourning the death of his child.Judy Simon, 26/01/2018 03:14
The rabbi for a cleaner web

The rabbi for a cleaner web

Rabbi Yaniv Hanya accidentally discovered the extent of religious youth dabbling in dangerous internet. He decided to do something about it.Judy Simon, 12/01/2018 01:46
Michael Netzer: Lebanese son, comic artist and Jewish settler

Michael Netzer: Lebanese son, comic artist and Jewish settler

Druze Batman & Superman artist becomes Jewish-Israeli super-hero creator.Judy Simon, 05/01/2018 07:06
Rachelle Fraenkel: Tragedy and unity

Rachelle Fraenkel: Tragedy and unity

The mother of one of the three boys kidnapped and murdered shares the tragedy, the grace, and the blessings.Judy Simon, 22/12/2017 06:24
Many mothers, many angels

Many mothers, many angels

Rena Quint survived the horrors of the Holocaust because of six mothers and many angels.Judy Simon, 01/12/2017 13:51
Haya Baker: Healing the body and the soul

Haya Baker: Healing the body and the soul

Divine Integration Healing is a method for healing oneself or others.Judy Simon, 29/11/2017 05:28
Rabbi brings hope to Jews and Muslims of Malmo

Rabbi brings hope to Jews and Muslims of Malmo

Meet the rabbi who changed the rules of the game between Muslims and Jews in Sweden.Judy Simon, 09/11/2017 23:07