What does July 4th mean for a proud American who happens to live in the Holy Land? Is America still the paradigm of free-speech and “liberty for all” in the era of Political Correctness? Earthquakes, …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
The eternal struggle between humility and arrogance: Andrea discusses the visiting Prince of Wales, Roseanne Barr, arrogance of the prophet Bilaam, waning interest in derriere augmentation and MORE!!! This week’s “Check It Out!” department: Rebbetzin …Keep Reading!
Are children naturally ‘political’ or are they often used as pawns to advance agendas? Am I my brother’s keeper or should I wear blinders? And what does King Solomon say about this week’s Torah reading???? …Keep Reading!
Shifts in Diaspora’s relationship with Israel do not bode well for those of us dodging bullets, bombs and stones. Despite a never-ending media war against the Jewish state, slim rays of light might be appearing …Keep Reading!
Potpourri of Andrea’s thoughts about the week’s events, why New York’s Israel Day Parade feels embarrassing, Arabs burning the land they claim to love and words of Torah to ensure a better Shabbos. Pull Up …Keep Reading!
Israel under siege. Again. And the world points a collective finger called Guilt in only one direction: Israel. Jerusalem wages a media-battle for the Truth as Andrea wraps up another weary-week-that-was. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE LATEST …Keep Reading!
Delusion & Collusion: Thousands of terrorists storm the borders, attempting to invade and slaughter its citizens while the world blames . . . .ISRAEL! ‘Theater of the Absurd’ once again dwarfs a remarkable week in …Keep Reading!
Sensitive times, sensitive topic . . . . . Hope Grows in Darkness Born in Tehran to journalist parents, Banafsheh Zand produced a documentary film, “Chain Murders” about the gruesome assassinations of Iranian writers, intellectuals, …Keep Reading!
Who was Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yochai? What exactly are we celebrating? And who ever heard of Lag B’Omer anyway?!?! These and other heady-issues are explored with hefty does of laughter. PULL UP A CHAIR 03May2018 – …Keep Reading!
As an action-and-emotionally filled month comes to a close, Andrea bids goodbye to Johannesburg and returns to her blessed Jerusalem. Is South Africa really the “Rainbow Nation”? Mass unemployment, proliferating AIDS, rampant illiteracy and government …Keep Reading!