I Celebrated Rosh Hashanah on Christian Broadcasting – Who Knew?

 

Last night was the eve of the jewish new year Rosh Hashanah commencing 10 days of introspection and then culminates with a day of atonement and fasting, Yum Kippur.

During this time Jews, like me, are able to secure their place in G-D’s “book” by making amends for past year, “God willing” you get a place in G-D’s book.  Yes, he keeps a list of who stays and who leaves this physical world in the coming year.  It’s kind of like Santa’s but the gift is life.

G-D’s “list” or “book” has nothing to do with if you were naughty or nice but if you are able to forgive and be forgiven – to recognize your sins and your good deeds.  Mostly, I think, it have gratitude for another chance.

Since the Hebrew calendar follows the Moon (not the sun), the first night of Rosh Hashanah falls appropriately on the evening of the New Moon in the 7th month.   The shofar is blown, a trumpet like sound from a rams horn, that reaches the heavens and allows joy to rain upon all.   We then have 10 days to recognize and apologize for our sins, until Yum Kippur when, in so many words, they are purged and we start anew by fasting.

I digress.

So, today I couldn’t make it to services, but I could make it to Youtube where I discovered the most glorious service on CBN.  YES, the Christian Broadcasting Network with Pastor Paul Wilber.  I was not only shocked by the amount of people, but by the amount of preparation, the dancers, musicians, and joy that must have gone into this remarkable service for a jewish holiday by christians.

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It was the most glorious and beautiful service I have ever witnessed.  I told my husband (an Italian catholic) that I want to be there in Virginia Beach next year because I must experience it live.  It not only made me break-out in dance but cry with joy as well.

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The love and acceptance by the Christian community for a jewish holiday, well it moved me more than a few times.  It was the purest injection of joy into my soul that I’ve had in a very long time.  There was no division of race or religion, there was no hate, there was just pure love and joy – it didn’t matter in whose name.

Shana Tovah to all and to all a good year!

Passion & Love Etched in Stone!

I am so blessed to have two of the most creative people I have ever met on my show today – Jay and Crystal Nadeau of the Nadeau Collection, .  The most inspiring young couple that took a passion for artisan tile work, and created a world renown brand.  This is a true entrepreneurial heartwarming story of a couple that complement each other and make this world a better place.  Here is a tidbit about their creations, together.  www.nadeaucollection.com

Translating design influences from throughout the world and across time, the Nadeau Collection celebrates the artistic heritage of ancient and indigenous cultures, as well as modern Asian, Indian, European, African, and South American folk and fine art traditions. The Nadeau design team eagerly explores these sources for new patterns while experimenting with size, scale, and selection of stone and glass. The end results are designs that enable the natural beauty of these tiles to complement the unique character of your home.

Every show brings something new to the curious about bringing a product to market even if that product is you, and today it couldn’t have been more true.

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DOWNTOWN LA, ITALY, ART & THE LEFT BRAIN

My guest in-studio today is Anyes Galleani, www.galleani.com, as a visual artist/photographer living in downtown Los Angeles since 1992, Anyes put the “art” in L.A.’s downtown “Art District” and is one of a handful of preeminent local visual artists.    Over the years she created photomontages (before photoshop), collages, digital art, videos and paintings.  Her evocative work has been featured in dozens of magazines, venues and exhibits and has been complementing residential and commercial and corporate environments for the past 15 years.

You might be asking how does a visual artist fit into the show’s core topic of “Bringing a product to market even if that product is you”? Well, artists (including actors, writers, musicians, etc.) lament about their creativity and passion, but are not very good nor interested in business and marketing.  This can be a problem!   Anyes is not only a remarkable visual artist but her left brain works too for business & marketing.  It should have been a “good thing” but it was distracting…tune-in to find out how she tamed here left brain and tackled her personal fears.  This is a must listen because metaphorically speaking we are all  hanging on a wall open for criticism.

Anyes was born and raised on the Italian Riviera and came to California in the 1980’s to study film and photography – she soon found herself photographing celebrities and off on an amazing journey in life.  I’ve been lucky to be part of that journey for the past 17 years.   There is no one quite like Anyes Galleani!

Make sure to visit  www.galleani.com – or Google her…:)

You can listen to the show or download it as a podcast on iTunes at this link:

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