Andrea visiting family in Jo’burg, overeating, over-celebrating and, again, over-thinking: Are people fundamentally good or deceitful? Does political correctness ensure a better or bleaker future? Get the answers to these questions and more! CLICK HERE FOR …Keep Reading!
Jerusalem’s own Andrea Simantov hosts a fun and informative show called “Pull Up a Chair!” on Israel News Talk Radio.
Andrea is a frequent columnist for The Jerusalem Post and is a monthly contributor for JLife Magazine in Orange County California and the San Diego Jewish Journal. Until it’s closure, she was the host of the popular ‘Gimme A Break’ radio show on Rusty Mike Radio station. A former Manhattan-based public relations and marketing manager, today Andrea is the owner of Great Cuts & Makeovers beauty company. She lectures to women throughout Israel on health, attitude and laughing, celebrating life to the fullest.
As a divorced, single mother of six, in 2011 New York born Andrea married former South African Ronney Zaltzman, a widowed father of two adults. Together they are the ecstatic grandparents of 26 relatively well-behaved children. Andrea and Ronney have yet to master the art of growing old gracefully as they compete in spinning marathons, are avid snorkelers and were the oldest contestants ever to appear on Israel’s “The Amazing Race.”
“Pull Up a Chair!” will focus on the ‘fun Israel’, introducing listeners to off-the-beaten-path people and places that rarely grace the front pages of the Middle Eastern press: Moms, entrepreneurs, daredevils, closet-pundits, street-cleaners, rabbis, wannabe-rabbis, chefs, eaters and others, all will have a seat at Andrea’s table. We’ll visit the weird and I’ll-be-darned stories of the week and try to make sense of the unsensible.
Whether exploring issues of self-growth, food, spirituality, parenting, relationships, age-discrimination or personal finance, each week Andrea will address exciting topics that speak to you and those you care about.
As Israel News Talk Radio grows better and better, the addition of “Pull Up a Chair!” with Andrea Simantov ensures that an already stellar line-up of top-drawer programming will continue to excite and challenge a broad range of intelligent listeners.
LISTEN LIVE: (call-in show)
US Eastern time: Wednesday nights, 12 midnight (or read it as Thursdays EARLY wee morning 12:08am)
Israel time: Thursdays 7am
Can one fine peace with others if he is at war within himself? Forgiveness, kindness, lemons-to-lemonade and the report of the spies make for a most passionate and reflective show! CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE …Keep Reading!
The Torah has much to say about protecting the environment and eating healthily. Nevertheless, many observant Jews seem unaware of the mind/body/soul connection. Andrea explores her favorite questions regarding the non-exclusivity of Torah and health. …Keep Reading!
Shavuot Special: Is there a difference between a hug and a kiss? During this holiday of kindness and humility, both customs and law blend into a rich tapestry called ‘Tradition’. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE LATEST …Keep Reading!
Elections AGAIN? Unprecedented and expensive, Liberman and Netanyahu have taken off the gloves and the Israel public will – surprise! -be the pummeled and bloodied victim. Plus, cushy Israeli prisons reward Arab violence and what …Keep Reading!
Do people have the right to ‘pull the plug’ on life? Andrea Simantov goes into an emotional rant on our values and our playing G-d. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE LATEST EDITIONS OF ‘PULL UP A CHAIR’ …Keep Reading!
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 …Keep Reading!
The modern state of Israel is 71 years old; a land of magic, miracles, promise and endless opportunity. Andrea sings the praises of the only Jewish country in the world and invites the rest of …Keep Reading!
The ultimate pull-no-punches show: Andrea begs the question of how American Jews defend living in a land that no longer offers security, equality or a future. Uncomfortable questions for too-comfortable Jews. Also, who is holy? …Keep Reading!
Visiting American family, Andrea connects to her inner Yankee Doodle and breaks matzah with Diaspora kin. How does it feel to be an Israeli fish out of Middle-Eastern waters? Also on tap, hard questions about …Keep Reading!