Marriage. You become one with your spouse, but you each bring your own heritage, traditions, beliefs and faith into the relationship. How do you work out the differences and choose a unified path together?
In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra dive into the subject of marriage with special guests Rabbi Joshua and Monique Brumbach, who are both Jewish Believers in Jesus and choosing to live a committed Jewish family life. Rabbi Joshua leads a Messianic Jewish congregation in the L.A. area, and Monique is the executive director of an international network of Messianic Jewish congregations. Together, they share about:
And on the personal side, you’ll hear a bit about their:
Along the way
Throughout this practical and often humorous conversation, you’ll also learn about:
Words you might learn in this episode
L’dor v’dor, haderech, mohel, kiddish, keeping kosher, chametz, Sephardic, Askenazi, shalom bayit, kibitz
Scriptures referenced in this episode
The books of Ezra and Nehemiah
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