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!
IMG In Depth: Our radio host, Chris Katulka, interviews Bruce Scott about his article, "Immanuel Forever" in this issue.

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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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Erdoğan’s Move Toward an Islamic Caliphate

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Christian Persecution Nov/Dec 2020

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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

UAE Seeks to Grow Economic Ties with Israel

Bloomberg reports, the United Arab Emirates is seeking to grow economic ties with Israel, to the tune of more than $1 trillion over the next decade...

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News Digest — 9/23/21

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Afghanistan’s Last Jew Flees the Country

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News Digest — 9/22/21

Thousands of worshipers gathered at the Western Wall on Wednesday morning (22nd) for the traditional Priestly Blessing.  The first was held at 9:15, followed by...

Improved Relations

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News Digest — 9/21/21

Some 2,000 years ago, as the festival of Sukkot approached, tens of thousands of Jews left their homes throughout the land of Israel and beyond and began a journey toward...

News Digest — 9/20/21

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