December 3, 2022 | Let’s Talk About Hanukkah, Part 1 (REBROADCAST)

This program is a rebroadcast from December 14, 2019.

What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah and Christmas fall on the same week this year—and this week we are talking about all things Hanukkah! We welcome Steve Herzig, vice president of North American Ministries here at The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, to the program. In part 1 of our 2-part series, he and Chris enjoy a fun and informative discussion on Hanukkah—how to pronounce it, why it means so much to Jewish people, why it’s not mentioned in the Old Testament, why Jesus celebrated it in the New Testament, and why Christians can benefit from celebrating it too! 

It’s always fun having Steve in the studio! His warmth, wit, and wisdom in Scripture and Jewish culture make for a wonderful conversation that will leave you smiling. We know you’ll be encouraged and learn something new—we did!

The Feasts of Israel: Seasons of the Messiah


Many of the Bible’s most incredible prophecies about Christ are intricately hidden within the Jewish holidays and feasts of the Old Testament. Author Bruce Scott breaks down the seemingly mysterious holidays and feasts revealing the rich symbolism that points to our Messiah.


Apples of Gold: Christmas and Hanukkah

As many Christians around the world are celebrating the Lord’s birth, Jewish people are celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. Zvi visited an ultra-orthodox school and talked to some of the students about Christmas and Hanukkah. One student mentioned that Hanukkah was a “holy feast.” Zvi responds with a series of questions about Hanukkah and Christmas. His approach to these students is something we can all learn as we talk to our unbelieving friends this time of year.


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

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