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Zvi | Israel My Glory, May/June 2003

When the weather is nice, many people come out on the streets; and we have nice conversations. In fact, you can meet people here from all over the world and hear many different languages spoken.Read More...

Zvi | Israel My Glory, Sept./Oct. 2001

Almost every Jewish home here has a mezuzah nailed to the right doorpost of the front door. A mezuzah is a small receptacle that contains a piece of parchment on which is written Deuteronomy 6:4–9.Read More...

Zvi | Israel My Glory, Feb./Mar. 2000

Every day we see the Orthodox distributing leaflets on the street. They are free to do this, not like us. We must have eyes in the back of our heads to stay out of trouble. Read More...

Miracle Mother: Sarah’s Simcha

Logically speaking, the State of Israel should not exist. Five fully armed Arab nations tried to snuff it out at birth in 1948.Read More...

Miracle Mother: Sarah’s Mistake

Satan is the master of deceit. He can disguise his deceptions so brilliantly they often appear the epitome of logic and right thinking. But faith often contradicts logic.Read More...

Miracle Mother: Sarah’s Affliction

Why do some people have so much trouble believing in miracles? Even when they claim to believe in God, they sometimes wince if someone mentions the wonders God has done.Read More...

Beware: Snake in the Grass

I was a relatively new believer when I heard an older, wiser woman tell a story I will never forget. She looked somewhat disheartened and bedraggled—the symptomatic side effects of having many mouths to feed and little income with which to do it. Her husband drew little from his job as a laborer.Read More...

Are You a Naomi? Part 2

Vacation Bible School was just around the corner. And a welcome corner it was, too. The weather always seemed perfect in North Carolina, and I looked forward to seeing my four year-old daughter attend VBS at the little country church where her father had grown up.Read More...

Are You a Naomi?

I’m not much of a shopper. My favorite place in the mall is probably the ice cream parlor, where I’ve spent many a pleasant moment contemplating the virtues of hot fudge versus butterscotch and mocha almond crunch versus just plain mocha. I’ve also found it a good place to observe human behavior.Read More...

Joshua: Profile in Courage

By the end of May 1967, Israel was surrounded by 250,000 enemy soldiers, two thousand tanks, and seven hundred jetfighters. Egypt had closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping.Read More...

FOI at 75—Looking Back to See the Future

By: Elwood McQuaid

The world has come full circle. Seventy-five years ago, Adolf Hitler was gearing up the greatest killing machine the world had ever known, implementing the strategy of his book, Mein Kampf (My Struggle). Its thesis was the elimination of what he deemed the single greatest threat to civilized humanity: “the Jewish peril.”