April 22, 2017 | #1716-Yom Hashoah


Yom Hashoah

Yom HaShoah is a day to stop and remember those whose lives were taken and affected by the holocaust. Chris will tell us a story about one survivor, Abba Kovner, a Jewish man born in Lithuania who help lead a resistance against the Nazis.

Abba gave an impassioned speech to his Jewish brothers and sisters,

“We will not be led like sheep to the slaughter! True, we are weak and defenseless, but the only reply to the murderer is revolt! Brothers! Better to fall as free fighters than to live by the mercy of the murderers. Arise! Arise with your last breath!”

Take a moment this week and pray for the survivors of the Holocaust. That God would make Himself known in their lives. And pray for the families of the over 6 million who died. May God give them grace.

The Hiding Place/The Boy on the wooden box

Teaching the Holocaust to your children is difficult, but at an appropriate age, it can be a way to show not only the depth of sinfulness in mankind but also to teach this important history. There are two books available in our webstore that can help you teach older children about the Holocaust.

These two trusted resources are an excellent way to engage your preteen and teenage children on this incredibly difficult topic not often taught in school. Order your copies today!

The Hiding Place, the familiar story of Corrie ten Boom. Now available for young readers. Corrie and her family risked their lives to hide the Jewish people, and others hunted by the Nazis. This is a story of how faith, hope, and love ultimately triumphed over unthinkable evil.


The Boy on the Wooden Box. You’ll read about a young boy named Leon, who was enjoying his childhood, when suddenly overnight, his world changed as the Nazis invaded his country, leading him on a life-changing adventure.


Why Did God Allow the Holocaust to Happen?

When it comes to the holocaust, how do we reconcile the goodness and providence of God with the understanding of the existence of evil? Chris takes us to the book of Job and shows us the human reaction to difficult questions like, “Why did God allow the Holocaust to happen?” Then we learn God’s loving answer.

Apples of Gold: Belief in Men Rather Than God

A local school asked Holocaust survivors to come and tell their story. There aren’t many survivors left on the earth and it’s important for them to tell these stories. Zvi told his story to the students and also how he now believes in the Lord Jesus Christ who give him hope. The students became angry as he talked about Jesus. Zvi was sure they would never ask him back again but years later a teacher asked him again. He went back and shared from God’s Word. Listen as the students and teacher engage him.

There are more stories like this from Zvi Kalisher! Purchase The Best of Zvi from our online store.

For more on the life of Zvi Kalisher, visit our online store to find his biography, Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph Over the Holocaust.


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold theme music was composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.

Also heard on this weeks show:
» Nocturne in C minor, B. 108, Frédéric Chopin, Performed by Diana Hughes, Public Domain
» It is Well with My Soul, Timothy Shaw, from the CD, Hymns: Timothy Shaw at the Piano


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