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44 minutes | 3 days ago
#15 | Israel: Promised Land and Political State
It’s complicated, that’s for sure. But, in Part 2 of their series on Israel – that little word loaded with meaning – Carly and Ezra simplify and make a lot of things clearer as they dive deeper into Israel as both land and state. They tackle some of the controversies, land disputes and obstacles to resolving certain conflicts with the Palestinians in the region.
40 minutes | 10 days ago
#14 | Israel: A Little Word Loaded with Meaning
What exactly is “Israel”? What does it mean to “stand with Israel?” And what if you disagree with some things going on there? In this first of a three-part series, Carly and Ezra introduce the difference between the land of Israel and the people of Israel. They talk openly about what it means and doesn’t mean to stand with and bless Israel, and they gear you up for the next two episodes when they unpack it all in more detail.
26 minutes | 17 days ago
#13 | Was Thanksgiving Originally a Jewish Holiday?
Say what? Carly and Ezra discuss Jewish connections and parallels to one of our most beloved holidays. You’re bound to learn some Thanksgiving history you didn’t know before. Where did the word turkey come from anyway? What in the world is kvetching, and what bit of wisdom does Ezra’s grandmother say about it? Plus, you’ll learn a Jewish blessing and be encouraged with some takeaways involving the words posture and filter.
27 minutes | 24 days ago
#12 | Elections: Now What? The Week After and Beyond
The dust should be settling by now from America’s fiercely divided presidential election. Well, at least a little anyway. But then again, maybe not. Join Ezra and Carly as they talk about where things stand and what’s next.
29 minutes | a month ago
#11 | Oy Vey, It’s Post-Election Day
It’s the day after the 2020 US elections. Will the outcome even be clear by podcast time? Whichever candidate wins, there are going to be a lot of unhappy people in the U.S. – some of them likely stirred up with anger or fear. Tune in for Carly and Ezra’s discussion about this hot and getting hotter topic.
42 minutes | a month ago
#10 | US Elections 2020
Is it getting hot in here? With the most controversial, heated presidential election in memorable history just one week away, Carly and Ezra step into the fray to talk about up-to-the-minute topics, events and election-related news.
35 minutes | a month ago
#9 | Jewish Believers in Politics
Just mention the word “politics” these days and people’s muscles tense. But hey, nothing’s off limits here, and Carly and Ezra get right into it as they sit down with special guest Aaron Baer to discuss the place and power of Jewish Believers in political circles. Aaron is the President of Citizens for Community Values, Ohio’s Family Policy Council.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
#8 | Sabbath: To Keep It or Not. That is the Question!
Well, this ought to be interesting: Carly and Ezra talk about their different views on Shabbat, the Sabbath. This is the episode about which, a few weeks ago, Ezra said, “Bring your ear plugs; it could get loud.” Tune in and find out if he was right.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
#7 | Indigenous Jewish Ministry: Where, Why, How
“Here’s the Good News about Jesus! Now look like me, dress like me, think and worship like me.” Nope. But how do you minister to other cultures without imposing yours on them? Carly and Ezra chat with special guest Troy Wallace about this. Troy is Vice President of Congregation and Leadership Development at Jewish Voice Ministries International.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
#6 | Dinner Under the Stars – The Jewish Feast of Tabernacles – Sukkot
What’s with the booths and hanging fruit from their ceilings? Is that in the Bible? Hear what this unique, week-long Jewish holiday is about.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
#5 | “Die Another Day” – Why Yom Kippur Still Matters
Find out what’s so special about this holiest day of the Jewish year and why Jewish people can’t help but end the day with uncertainty about their future.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
#4 | Shofar So Good – Exploring the Spiritual Benefits of Rosh Hashanah
It’s the Jewish New Year, but it’s really not the new year, but then again it is. Wait, what? Better let Ezra explain this interesting tidbit and also fill you in on the inspiring sound of the shofar and how Jewish people approach the New Year differently than Gentiles.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
#3 | The Differences Between Messianic Judaism and Christianity
In this foundational episode, Ezra and Carly discuss Messianic Judaism and Christianity and identify some of the key ways Messianic Judaism differs from Christianity and…
48 minutes | 3 months ago
#2 | Misconceptions Jews Have About Christians
In this episode of A Jew & A Gentile Discuss, Ezra grills Carly with some common misconceptions Jewish people have about Christians. Throughout the conversation, they reveal some ways Christians may be unknowingly shutting down or offending a Jewish person. When we – on both sides – seek understanding, we can have meaningful conversations with each other.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
#1 | Misconceptions Christians have about Jews
In this foundational episode, Ezra and Carly discuss Messianic Judaism and Christianity and identify some of the key ways Messianic Judaism differs from Christianity and why. They unpack the topic that some listeners might be wondering about – “Why use different names? Aren’t we all Christians?” – to give a fuller understanding of what Messianic Judaism is and what it isn’t.
8 minutes | 6 months ago
#0 | A Jew and A Gentile Discuss Introduction
Ezra Benjamin and Carly Berna, your hosts of the brand-new A Jew and A Gentile Discuss podcast, introduce themselves and explain what makes this podcast so different.
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