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!
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
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!
Israel commemorates her dead warriors and victims of terror, only to burst into celebration as a response to the seemingly endless battle for survival. Mad musings on the manner in which Am Yisroel celebrates life! …Keep Reading!
Remember! Protect! Defy! The most powerful week on the Israeli secular calendar is one that storms the Heavens and screams “ZIONISM”! Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day; Yom HaZicharon/Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism; …Keep Reading!
Dust off the old Haggadah and join Andrea for a fresh look at the Exodus from Egypt. Also, Joanna Shebson of “Fun in Jerusalem” shares some of exciting events taking place during the intermediate days. …Keep Reading!
Approaching the Festival of Freedom, what is our ‘personal’ relationship to Israel from Diaspora living rooms? Also, Jewish control of the weather, neo-Nazis running for office, cleaning competitions in Jerusalem and other gems from the …Keep Reading!
Terrible recipes and beauty tips for using leftover breadstuffs; a message for missionaries; preparing for Passover with both humor and spiritual awareness. Pull Up A Chair 15March2018 – PODCAST CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE LATEST EDITIONS OF ‘PULL …Keep Reading!
Magnets, brochures, door-to-door visits. Sophisticated and speaking our language. Israel teems with Christian missionaries and the number of adherents is growing. And they are ‘loving us to death’! Guests Ruth Guggenheim, former Executive Director of …Keep Reading!
Vashti, Esther and Zeresh. Passionate cast of female characters who helped pave the path – intentional or not – for the salvation of the Jewish people. Plus, the roles we choose to ensure Jewish continuity. …Keep Reading!