November/December 2020

They Shall Call His Name Immanuel


This issue of Israel My Glory is devoted to Immanuel, Hebrew for “God with us.” What better time to look at how God visited His people than at Christmas, when we celebrate the incarnation? We cover aspects of how He dwelt among people in the past and how He will dwell with us in the future. This season, may we all give thanks for Immanuel, His gift that goes on: “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). Merry Christmas!

Features

From the Editor Nov/Dec 2020

It’s confession time. I possess a peculiar ability that annoys everyone, even my husband. I listen to the same music over and over...

A Christmas to Remember

During the Christmas season, the popular children’s animated television show Bob the Builder and Hallmark...

What God Told Isaiah

More than any other time of year, Christmas is when people talk about Jesus’ birth. You would think that after 2,000 years, Jesus’ miraculous conception would be...

The Shekinah Glory

As I look at the world and the terrible things people do, I will never understand why God loves us and wants to dwell among us. The fact that a Jewish virgin bore the divine...

Seeing God

The one true and living God is omnipresent. That is, He is everywhere all the time, an infinite being with respect to space. Despite this magnificent attribute...

Immanuel Forever

We don’t know his name or his background. We do know he was a criminal (Lk. 23:32). But as he hung between heaven and Earth on a Roman cross, something within...


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Inside View Nov/Dec 2020

When we tour Israel each spring and fall, we always visit Galilee. Why? Because much of Jesus’ ministry occurred there. Following His first miracle...

Abracadabra! Let There Be Peace!

Magicians have the gift of misdirection. They make us focus on the inconsequential; and when we least expect it...

Erdoğan’s Move Toward an Islamic Caliphate

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently declared that his decision to...

Christian Persecution Nov/Dec 2020

Nigeria—From January to mid-May 2020, Muslim terrorists hacked to death at least 620 Christians...

For Unto Us A Child Is Born

Isaiah 7:14 is not the only Hebrew Scripture that ascribes deity to Israel’s Messiah. Isaiah 9:6–7 is another well-known prophecy...

Q: What Is the Law of Christ?

In the final week of Jesus’ earthly ministry, a scribe (lawyer) asked Him a question: “Teacher, which is the great commandment...

The Priests: Keeping Israel Holy

Ancient Israel’s three great offices were prophet, priest, and king. Of these, the most enigmatic to people today is that of priest...

Courageous for Christ

Eighty percent of the people around the world today being persecuted for their faith are Christians. Many live under the constant threat of violence...

A Birthday Party for the Ages

When I was growing up, Christmas was like a Norman Rockwell painting. We always had a real pine tree...

Jewish World Update Nov/Dec 2020

Jewish journalist Bari Weiss’s recent resignation from The New York Times has fueled a long-running controversy...

Apples of Gold Nov/Dec 2020

Today I went to the office of the Ministry of the Interior, where most of the workers are religious and wear long beards and cover their heads...

Daily News from Israel

News Digest — 10/20/20

On November 9, 2020, March of the Living will mark the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht (night of broken glass, a pogrom against Jews in Nazi Germany) with a...

Do Good to Your Enemies

Palestinian Authority Chief Negotiator and confidante to Mahmoud Abbas, Saeb Erekat, has been hospitalized in Israel at the...

News Digest — 10/19/20

Israel and the United Arab Emirates will sign a deal on Tuesday (20th) to allow 28 weekly commercial flights between Ben Gurion Airport, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the Israeli...

News Digest — 10/16/20

Gush Etzion regional council chief Shlomo Ne’eman praised Israeli authorities Thursday (15th) after one of the communities in the area was granted...

News Digest — 10/15/20

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday (15th) spoke before the Knesset at a special hearing at which the UAE-Israel peace deal signed at the White House a month ago is...

Border Talks with Lebanon Underway

Israel has added to the list of diplomatic discussions and decisions it has made this fall. After agreeing to normalization deals with...

News Digest — 10/14/20

In a secret operation that took place last week and was made known to the public on Tuesday (13th), IDF Special Forces crossed the border into the demilitarized zone between...

News Digest — 10/13/20

On Monday (12th), the ship-to-shore crane paused above the cargo ship just arrived from Dubai, then set its load down on the pier in Israel.  One after another, eight containers...

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