This week Steve and Matt are all over the place – Shimon Peres accused of “assault”, Taliban/Isis rivalry, Afghan refugees don’t like bathrooms, Irish anti Semitism, and diving for treasure in Israel. Oh, and Super …Keep Reading!
LIGHTEN UP! airs LIVE every Monday at 5pm Israel time / 10am US Eastern Time.
WARNING: You may need to wear a diaper when listening to this show!
Does the news get you down? Not with these two former Stand-Up Comics! Embracing the philosophy that it’s better to laugh than cry, join co-hosts Steve Miller and Matt Zucker as they take an irreverent look at the news from the Holy land and beyond.
Steve Miller spent 25 years in the entertainment industry as a professional comedian. He has toured all over the world entertaining millions of people. From Comedy clubs in Los Angeles and New York to the U.S troops in the Middle East, Japan, Africa & South Korea. His style of comedy is auto biographical and he brings his life to the stage with pure honesty. In 2015 he had a life changing moment and decided to use his comedy and his new love of Torah, Israel and the Jewish people and somehow mesh the two together to inspire others to also love Torah & Israel. Currently he lives outside of the Philadelphia area in the United States with his wife & 2 Children and plans on eventually living in Israel before Moshiach (the Messiah) comes!
Matt Zucker was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and grew up in what he considers, a “typical” American Jewish home: strong on Israel (as long as he promised never to move there) and Conservative Judaism. How Matt – a former Hebrew School truant – wound up getting rid of nearly everything he owned and making Aliyah (moving to Israel) with his wife in the middle of a pandemic, is testament to the adage that “Man plans and G-d laughs.” Matt is a recovering broadcaster, having worked in News Talk Radio in a previous life, and really can’t believe he’s doing it again, and this time in his ancestral homeland. Matt’s truisms of life: everything happens for a reason, trust in G-d and laugh as much as possible; otherwise, you’ll go mad.
This week Steve and Matt look at Jewish entertainment news (oy vey), the global obsession with Jews, and the Pope doesn’t quite get the Torah. These, and other tasty tidbits from the week’s news. Israel …Keep Reading!
After a few weeks off, Steve and Matt are loaded for bear, with tons of ridiculousness to poke fun at. In this edition of Lighten Up, Steve and Matt share holiday horror stories and take …Keep Reading!
On today’s show Steve and Matt talk about Israel’s worst jail break ever, Health ministry guidelines for shofar blowing during covid, Funerals during covid, Jewish divorce decrees, and more. Israel News Talk Radio · Prison …Keep Reading!
Join Matt and guest hostess, Tamar Yonah as they try hard to lighten up, after a not so funny week. This week they take on the Palestinian Authority’s treatment of the press, love lost between …Keep Reading!
Today Steven and Matt talk about Iran’s new leader, the fall of Kabul (but a kindler, gentler Taliban), Covid craziness, Jews of color, and more. Don’t miss a minute. Israel News Talk Radio · Side …Keep Reading!
Well, the reviews are in and Lighten Up is a hit. With everyone except Steven’s mother. This week Steve and Matt offer their take on news from Israela recent Gaza bombing (not what you think), …Keep Reading!
News to amuse. Meet Steve and Matt on Lighten Up’s inaugural broadcast. This week they take a look at Israel in the Olympics and famous Jewish sports legends. Also, in Tel Aviv it’ll be mandatory …Keep Reading!