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Have you ever wondered why God chose the town of Bethlehem for Jesus to be born? It may not seem like a big deal, but to the Jewish people of that day, it was a game changer (and it still is today)!
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Free Resources from The Friends of Israel
The Friends of Israel wants to help you build your knowledge of the Bible as you grow in your faith. Through our blogs and videos, we cover topics like Passover and other Biblical feasts, doctrine, and christian living.
We believe when you read the bible through the lens of the correct culture, history, and understanding of the original audience, which is primarily the Jewish people, it helps see the full picture of how God is working in the world and in our lives.
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Up to Jerusalem Tours
This year marks the 40th year The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry has been leading tours to the land of the Bible. Have you ever thought of visiting Israel? Make 2017 the year! Walk where Jesus walked. Visit ancient biblical sights and learn from our expert guides and leaders. Watch the words in your Bible come to life. What makes our Up to Jerusalem tour unique? You will not only tour the places of the Bible but you will also learn about the modern miracle, the State of Israel and meet the people that call it home. There is a $100 early bird discount for our October tour. Learn more about how you can join us on one of our Up to Jerusalem Tours.
You can also download our upcoming tour intinerary.
UP TO JERUSALEM Tour
Since 1977 The Friends of Israel has been journeying to the land of the Bible. Never has there been a more exciting time to be in the land given to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Why not embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience with The Friends of Israel?
ORIGINS AND HESED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Friendship is the theme of both of our volunteer trips, Hesed and Oʀɪɢɪɴꜱ. Each year, adults from all over the world go with The Friends of Israel to the Holy Land to serve the Jewish people and tour parts of the land. Our volunteers gladly work on projects around the hospital, while making lasting friendships with the Israeli people.
If you would like more information about Hesed and Oʀɪɢɪɴꜱ or if you would like to sponsor a volunteer, use the links below.
Out of almost 900 verses in the gospel of John, over 650 are directly related to the feasts of Israel. This is an aspect of the book of John that is often overlooked. Why this is significant? Jesus was without sin and He had have certain credentials to be qualified as our great High Priest.
In Elwood McQuaid’s beloved book The Outpouring: Jesus in the Feasts of Israel, John’s gospel comes alive as you discover the magnificent relationship between the Feasts of Israel and the Lord Jesus. After reading The Outpouring you’ll never look at John’s gospel the same.
See the light of God’s eternal word shine on the political and historical events of the Middle East in In Dr. Elwood McQuaid’s book For The Love Of Zion. Discover the broad scope of controversies that lie behind the headlines. See the real issues that are seldom clarified in the struggle between Israel and its enemies.
This book will help you see clearly where history is taking us.
WE ARE A WORLDWIDE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY COMMUNICATING BIBLICAL TRUTH ABOUT ISRAEL AND THE MESSIAH, WHILE FOSTERING SOLIDARITY WITH THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
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Hard-hitting, accurate, up-to-date analysis of Israel and the Middle East. Thought-provoking examination of God’s Word. Answers about the end-times. The truth behind today’s headlines. Immediate access to the latest books and resources. People who want to be informed—and have a heart for God’s Chosen People—rely on Israel My Glory. First-time subscribers only.
Apples of Gold
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. -Proverbs 25:11
It was 1959 when the writings of Holocaust survivor Zvi Kalisher were first published in our magazine, Israel My Glory. And even though he passed into the Lord’s presence in November 2014 his column remains a source of inspiration to countless believers worldwide.
Many have said that Apples of Gold was where they would turn first after receiving the latest issue of the magazine. And within those pages they would marvel at how God used this extraordinary man in and around Jerusalem to reach people from all walks of life. His boldness to tell of the saving love of his Messiah has challenged and enriched all who knew him.
(Apples of Gold radio segments are dramatized readings of Zvi Kalisher’s Israel My Glory magazine articles. The voice of Zvi is portrayed by hall of fame broadcaster Mike Kellogg.)
FOI Radio Host/Teacher
Chris joined The Friends of Israel in 2004. He writes for Israel My Glory magazine and the FOI blog. In addition, he leads annual tours to Israel and is an in-demand conference speaker. After graduating from the Institute of Jewish Studies in 2001, he received his B.S. in Bible from Philadelphia Biblical University (Cairn University) in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Theology in Old Testament studies from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. Chris lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife, Karen, and their 3 children.
Steve is Executive Vice President of The Friends of Israel. He has been with the ministry since 1995 and has been involved with FOI radio ever since. For many years, Steve was mentored by former FOI radio host Elwood McQuaid. He also oversees the media ministries department. Steve is a 1990 graduate of The Friends of Israel’s Institute of Biblical Studies. In 1994, he completed a program at the Broadcasting Training Center with legendary broadcaster Bill Singer, and received his FCC license. Steve resides in Southern New Jersey with his wife, Beth, and their 2 daughters.
Tom joined The Friends of Israel in 2000 and currently serves as Internet Ministries Manager in addition to his responsibilities with the radio program. After graduating from The Friends of Israel’s Institute of Biblical Studies in 1990, he received his B.S. in Bible and B.A. in Music from Philadelphia Biblical University (Cairn University) in Langhorne, PA. Tom lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife, Tadako.
The Voice of Zvi Kalisher
Mike Kellogg has been in newspaper and radio news and production for almost 50 years, both in secular and Christian venues. In 2014 he retired from Moody Radio after 42 years. He narrated the first recorded version of the NLT of the Bible. For nearly 30 years he taught at Moody Bible Institute as adjunct professor in communications. He and his wife, Nancy Smith Kellogg, consider their greatest ongoing accomplishment, rearing their six children and 17 grandchildren.
The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold themes, as well as other music throughout our program were composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.