"Without a Question the Highlight of Our Trip to Israel!"
Dinner with Rabbi Josh was a highlight of our trip to Israel. His beautiful family welcomed us as if we were old friends. And Rabbi Josh's intellectual curiosity mixed with his light-hearted humor made for an engaging conversation.
Peter Levavi, Vice President, Brinshore Developments, Chicago, USA
Rabbi Josh's food anchors the mind and soul in Jerusalem’s unique traditions. I feasted upon the scintillating conversation that crossed worlds of belief, literature, sacred texts and plain good humor. I hope to return again to learn more and to delight in his company and that of his inspiring family.
Vera Schwarcz, Professor Emerita –Wesleyan University, CT USA
It was so very special to share a meal with Rabbi Josh and his family. Not only was the food delicious but the welcome was so warm and the conversations profound . A terrific souvenir! I am already looking forward to the next time!
Es ist etwas sehr Besonderes mit Rabbi Joshua und seiner Familie eine Mahlzeit zu teilen! Nicht nur sind die vielen Köstlichkeiten ein Genuss, auch die herzliche Atmosphäre und die tiefgehenden Gespräche sorgen für einen wunderbaren Beigeschmack. Ich freue mich schon auf’s nächste Mal.
Catherine Schaarwächter, Florist, Wuppertal Germany
I spent a meal with Rabbi Josh and his beautiful, welcoming family. Rabbi Josh's food was lovingly prepared. The traditional prayers and songs were respectfully and enthusiastically sung, and the guests were varied and enthralling. I sat in between a French-Canadian puppeteer and a Benedictine Monk! I cannot recommend a meal with Rabbi Josh highly enough, and I hope to have a chance to visit again in the near future.
Damien Macado, Lawyer and Church Organist, Toronto Canada
The food was delicious, the conversation was illuminating and the presence of his family was a real blessing. It is moments like these that break down barriers and open you up to the universal human experience. If you have the chance, go see Rabbi Josh!”
Brother Steve DeMaio, NY NY, U.S.A
Smithsonian Magazine: In 2018, Pulitzer-Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks and a group of Christian pilgrims joined Rabbi Josh for a Shabbat dinner at his home. Geraldine was so taken with the encounter that she devoted part of her subsequent article in Smithsonian magazine's July-August 2019 edition to the experience. Read "A New Way to See the Holy Land".
Nice to Meet You, Jerusalem: In the winter of 2019, German-television personality Stefan Godde joined a group of pilgrims at Rabbi Josh’s home for a Friday-night dinner. A devout Catholic, Stefan identified with Rabbi Josh’s personal story and spiritual search. Stefan, who was in the process of completing a guide to the Holy City’s best kept secrets, decided to devote an entire chapter to his dinner with Rabbi Josh. Have a look at "Nice to Meet Your Jerusalem".
Anastasia: In the Spring of 2019, Rabbi Josh hosted a group of international food bloggers. Anastasia Romanova, one of Russia’s more popular food bloggers loved the dinner and posted her story on instagram.
Wall Street Journal: In April 2019, Rabbi Josh wrote a short piece about his spiritual journey for the Wall Street Journal’s Houses of Worship column. Read Rabbi Josh's WSJ article.
The Same River Twice: Rabbi Josh’s forthcoming autobiography combines the story of his personal journey with insights into the Talmud’s ancient wisdom. Contact Rabbi Josh for a preview of the book.