THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR
Zvi Kalisher (1928-2014)


Featuring Zvi's Apples of Gold audio stories.

A Lasting Legacy

 
 

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Zvi Kalisher

As a 10-year-old Jewish boy living in Poland in 1939, Zvi Kalisher found himself facing the evils of the Holocaust.

Miraculously, he survived and, in 1948, settled in Israel, the country he would call his new home. It was there Zvi was introduced to Jesus the Messiah, whom he loved and served wholeheartedly and spent the rest of his life introducing to others.

The life story of Zvi and how he faithfully witnessed for the Messiah is one that will endure for generations to come.

Above all, it is the story of God’s sovereign ability to raise up those who will leave an enduring legacy of His power and grace.


ZVI'S TESTIMONY WORDS OF TRIBUTE
Free Video Resource


ZVI: The Return


In this 75 minute video, Zvi visits his childhood home in Warsaw, Poland, and reflects on his experiences more than half a century after the Holocaust. This highly acclaimed documentary chronicles Zvi’s return and reenacts his life during World War II and his immigration to Israel in 1948.

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Apples of Gold
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
-Proverbs 25:11


After his conversion, Zvi Kalisher began documenting his daily spiritual conversations with his countrymen in Israel. For five decades, his telling of these encounters have enriched lives and encouraged countless thousands of believers the world over.

These stories eventually became known as Apples of Gold and have been published in our magazine, Israel My Glory, since 1959.

With the 2015 launch of our current radio program, The Friends of Israel Today, we introduced the audio versions of these stories voiced by long-time Moody Bible radio host, Mike Kellogg.

Below you'll find a selection of the best of these dramatic readings of Zvi Kalisher's life-changing stories.

 

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Apples of Gold

Dramatic readings of Zvi Kalishers life-changing encounters with his countrymen in Israel.
Voiced by Mike Kellogg.

Jesus the Messiah


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The Best of Zvi

This unique sampler of Zvi’s experiences sharing his faith will inspire and encourage you as you see God’s infinite love, wisdom, and power in action.


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Zvi: The Miraculous Story of Triumph

Zvi: The Miraculous Story

This is the compelling, true story of how a 10-year-old Jewish boy survives the Holocaust, finds life-transforming faith in the Messiah, and becomes God’s man on the streets of Jerusalem.


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Zvi: The Return DVD

Zvi visits his childhood home in Warsaw, Poland, and reflects on his experiences more than half a century after the Holocaust. Hosted by Elwood McQuaid.


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The life and ministry of Zvi Kalisher is an enduring example of how to bring the gospel to the Jewish people in love and truth. Our goal today is the same as Zvi's was. His commitment to evangelism mirrors our mission and our workers are fully devoted to this task, but there are many that still need to hear the gospel and experience the joy it provides. We ask for your prayers and financial gifts to effectively send out laborers to the harvest.

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Mike Kellogg

The Voice of Zvi Kalisher


Apples of Gold audio stories were voiced by Mike Kellogg. Mike was 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 version 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, to be rearing their six children and 17 grandchildren.

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