“It was not their country, but they made it their war” This DVD documentary features events of 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, of how a group of Jewish-American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia, and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal─volunteers from an abroad─this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride.
This is an educational and must-see movie about Israel becoming a state. The country was formed after the British decided to leave the region The Jewish community needed a place to call their own and to defend it. With an untrained army and small in numbers, they had very little chance of beating back the surrounding Arab armies. After the United States refused to be involved, the Jewish community began buying old planes from any country willing to sell them. It turned out that those old planes gave the Israeli military an upper hand to win their war and earn their land.
An American pilot writes after viewing the documentary: “This is the best account of that dramatic effort that I have encountered, including footage never seen before. The Mahal pilots helped to give birth to the modern Israeli Air Force. These pilots deserve to be remembered and honored.” The film producer is Steven Spielberg’s sister, Nancy Spielberg. (Photo gallery included. Length 85 minutes, not rated.)
Archway in the Jewish Quarter ─ Calendar for 2022
Find comfort, joy and, inspiration in daily Bible verses, such as “The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy (Zeph. 3:17, NASB).
This calendar makes a beautiful gift for family and friends.
“Faith for the Lord, be strong and let your heart take courage, yes, wait for the Lord” (Ps 27:14, NASB).
Sets of 4 beautiful cards with 4 envelopes to convey a blessing and thank you card which makes a great gift for family and friends, get an extra set for yourself. There are 22 Note Cards in all.
Zookeeper’s Wife (DVD) In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska, and her husband successfully ran the Warsaw Zoo, and raised their family in an idyllic setting. Their world was overturned when the country was invaded by the Nazis and they were forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed zoologist. To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinski family risked everything by covertly working with the resistance movement and by using the zoo’s hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality. Everyone is recommended to watch Zookeeper’s Wife. It is a film about the most painful era of Jewish history and the fact that disasters happen to good trusting people when they don’t question authority. History always repeats the acts of angry and evil people seeking power over others. D50 Zookeeper’s Wife $18.00
Book by John Boyne
Berlin 1942: When Bruno (8) returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates and that the family is moving to a new house far, far away. In the new place, he has no one to play with and nothing to do, so he decides to explore his environment. This is how he meets a boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own. Bruno soon experiences the devastating consequences of their friendship. (This story is currently unavailable in DVD.) B74 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas $15.00
The Land Which I Will Show You
A Journey to the Land of the Fathers
A few years ago, when we celebrated a milestone in the history of CFI─USA, we published this book with tens of pictures we had collected in travels from Judea to Samaria, the Mediterranean coast to Galilee, and all the way from the Dead Sea and the Negev. The late author Charles Krauthammer once said: “Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity. It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago.”
The book reminds us how God called Abraham from his country to go to the land God was going to show him and promised Abraham to “bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:1-3).
Enjoy the scenes in the Land where God has called Jews to return from all parts of the world. The price is reduced for this offer only. B50 The Land Which I will show You $12.00
By Sharon Sanders
God’s promises to Abram echo down through the corridors of time as we study Genesis 12:2─3. Anyone─ believer or non-believer, rich or poor─who blesses the Jewish people through kindness and mercy, will please God. The scriptural principle will never change. As the church worldwide, we need to see the importance of how we touch the apple of God’s eye. Let us forfeit no more blessings by ignoring God’s promise to bless. If the offshoot of biblical Judaism (Christianity), which sprang from the original olive tree (Israel), would begin to allow itself to be grafted back into its roots, spiritual blessings will come to congregations across the world. Christians do not have to become Jewish to love the Jewish people but only love what God loves. They simply need to be a blessing. Sharon brings, not only the scriptures to life, but also shares intimate details of how she has walked out the principle; and she teaches you how you can do the same. (Book cover)
“This book reveals the greatest, most overlooked problem in the Church today and its antidote. The sword of historical hatred of Jews by the Church is mighty indeed, but the ink of this book is mightier still.” – Bob O’Dell (“The List”)
B77 A Principle and A Promise $18.00
Fans of apocalyptic fiction won’t be able to resist this fast-paced novel that ties current events in the Middle East to biblical prophecies. When Eli Ben-David and his best friend Jonathan are called up for duty in Israel’s armed forces, Jonathan’s wife Sarah and members of their close-knit Messianic congregation hold a constant prayer vigil. A massive Syrian chemical strike on Israel follows.
The world is stunned when Israel responds by dropping nuclear bombs on Damascus. When a peace conference is held in Europe, a dynamic young prince emerges as a world leader. The exciting story continues as prophecies are fulfilled and events catapult the world into the final battle of Armageddon.
David Dolan, a CBS broadcast journalist who was based in Israel for decades, provided coverage of the Gulf War and still reports on the ongoing events in the Middle East. He is an expert on a topic that is of vital interest to most Christians. David is the author of “Holy War for the Promised Land.” (Published by Revell – Baker Book House Co., paperback, 330 pages.)
“There is no escape, there is no escape from the hand of the Lord. Laying waste to the earth for the guilt of her sin, for her blindness and rage, for the rape of the earth, at the end of the age. For the darkness and pain, for creation defiled, for my world running wild. No escape.” ─ David Dolan B 24
The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh In 1944, 22-year old Hannah Senesh parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe with a small group of Jewish volunteers from Palestine. It was the only military rescue mission for Jews that took place during WW2. This multi-award-winning production follows the remarkable journey of the young Hungarian poet and diarist, paratrooper, and resistance fighter. Told through Hannah’s letters, diaries and poems, her mother’s memoirs, and the recollections of those who knew and loved her─including two of her fellow parachutists─the film traces her life from her childhood in Budapest to her time in British-controlled Palestine. Hannah was drawn to Palestine by the Kibbutz Movement that sought to build an independent Jewish state. The film ends with the daring mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary.
ISRAEL–THE ROYAL TOUR (DVD program)
This non-stop, the ground-breaking adventure takes you on a historic journey throughout Israel, at the intersection of the world’s before through Netanyahu and Greenberg also venture into locations, not in guidebooks that hold special meaning to the Prime Minister, and yet, they are entirely accessible to any traveler. Also, Greenberg sits down with Netanyahu for a candid and unrehearsed discussion about the ever-changing state of affairs in the Middle East. Peter Greenberg is a multiple Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist, host, and producer. He is best known as the travel editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS Evening News, and CBS Sunday Morning. Also, he hosts the nationally syndicated Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show, broadcast every week from a different location around the globe.
D47b Israel–The Royal Tour $26.00
Dr. Peter Wyns shows us in the Bible, God’s promise of end-time revivals. He takes us through the exceptional history of America and points to God’s laws of sowing and reaping. It is easy to recognize America’s failures, but God also sees her valiant exploits, and He does not forget. It is time for the church to embrace a victorious eschatology. America in the Last Days will inspire faith and help posture you to be in step with heaven. It is time to embrace a message of hope.
An Israeli insider looks at the end-times by Amir Tsarfati
As the last hour approaches, it is time to topple misconceptions and discern God’s true plan. We all have questions about the end times. But as an Israeli Messianic believer and a respected Bible teacher, Amir Tsarfati explains biblical prophecy is a mystery, not a secret. With deep, thought-provoking insight into biblical prophecy, and its modern-day
application, Amir’s exploration of the Bible is both fresh and fascinating. Understanding is available to anyone who takes the time to study it. Let this book be your guide. There is hope in the midst of chaos. No matter what happens, God is in control. He will protect His own. “What God has promised to His people, He is fulfilling. I believe that God is going to use The Last Hour to open hearts to the Gospel.” – Dr. David Jeremiah.
by Lance Lambert
In Jeremiah 30:17 we read: “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, said the Lord; because they have called thee an outcast, saying, It is Zion, for whom no one cares.” That is exactly true of the history of the Jewish people. They were a people for whom no one cared. For 1,800 years the Jews were outcasts, and everyone looked down upon them and treated them as such. However, the Lord Himself said: “I have seen this; I Myself will restore health unto thee. I Myself will heal thee of thy wounds.” God is working a work in such a way that this nation of Israel becomes a testimony to the absolute authority and relevance of His Word. That is true of its recreation, its regathering, it’s rebuilding, and the restoration of its fertility and ecology. However, it is in the immediate years that lie ahead that its greatest witness to the faithfulness of God will be revealed to the nations. ─ Lance Lambert
with PM Benjamin Netanyahu
This non-stop, the groundbreaking adventure takes you on a historic journey throughout Israel, at the intersection of the world’s three great religions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Peter Greenberg explore Israel as you have never seen it before─through the eyes of its leader. D47