November 7, 2020 | Hanukkah Basket Outreach (FOI Ministry Highlight)

One of our favorite Jewish holidays, Hanukkah, is coming up soon! Every year The Friends of Israel enjoys demonstrating love and support for the Jewish community by preparing Hanukkah baskets, which are filled with delicious foods from Israeli businesses. You can order them for yourselves as a Christmas or Hanukkah gift, but they’re especially touching when given as a way …

October 31, 2020 | U.S. Elections and the Impact on Israel

As Election Day quickly approaches in the United States, many issues factor into people’s voting considerations. Everything from the economy to social issues to foreign affairs takes center stage, and citizens vote according to the proposed ideals that most align with their own. But one of the most significant positions believers take into effect when voting is how the candidates …

October 17, 2020 | IMG In Depth: Ecclesiastes

Money can buy almost anything, but it can’t buy the satisfaction our souls crave. King Solomon learned this lesson and shared his wisdom in Ecclesiastes. Solomon teaches about injustice, oppression, wealth, and the key to a meaningful life—crucial subjects with answers our world is desperately searching for today. Chris digs into Peter Colón’s Israel My Glory magazine article “No Satisfaction” …

October 10, 2020 | Interview: Steve Herzig, Update on Israel & the Middle East

Israel has sure been busy lately. This week we’re covering the most encouraging development in the region: Israel’s recent peace deals with the United Arab Emirates and with Bahrain, which we’re discussing with Steve Herzig, our director of North American Ministries here at The Friends of Israel.  As positive as the agreements are, they may be just the beginning of …

October 3, 2020 | The Feast of Tabernacles

Every year at Christmas we are reminded that God came to Earth to dwell with humanity. Likewise, the Jewish holiday Sukkot, also called the Feast of Tabernacles, is a time to remember when God dwelled with people, specifically His Chosen People, in the Old Testament. This holiday celebrates God’s presence among the Israelites during their 40 years of wandering in …

September 19, 2020 | Rosh Hashanah

Even though we’re far from January 1, this weekend marks a New Year celebration—Rosh Hashanah, the fall feast that celebrates the Jewish New Year. God established this holiday as the Feast of Trumpets for the Israelites in Leviticus. It’s a happy celebration but also one of remembrance. Nothing symbolizes this better than the shofar, which is blown on Rosh Hashanah …

September 12, 2020 | Interview: Bruce Scott, The Fall Feasts of Israel

Fall is a special time of year for many, but it’s especially loved by the Jewish people. Several major feasts mark this season—Rosh Hashanah, the Ten Days of Awe, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. These are times of celebration and introspection focusing on the Lord’s goodness, provision, mercy, and holiness. They are days to rejoice, reflect, and remember who God is …