September/October 2021

The Seven Biblical Feasts

And A Look At The Sabbath


Each biblical holiday has a purpose—some obvious, some not so obvious—and each one is important to Jews and Christians alike. We hope you’ll learn a little bit about how Jewish people celebrate today and how these feasts relate to the future. We’ve also included a look at the Sabbath, an extremely important feature of Judaism. So grab a seat, put your feet up, and enjoy this issue of Israel My Glory!
IMG In Depth: Our radio host, Chris Katulka, interviews Tom Simcox about his article, "Holiday Under the Stars."

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Features

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From the Editor Sep/Oct 2021

Growing up, Passover was my favorite holiday. It arrived just when New England’s harsh, snow-packed winter was finally giving way to spring...

A Conversation with Joel Rosenberg

As part of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry’s mission to teach about Israel and the Jewish people, our North American...

Behold the Lamb!

Many non-Jews think Hanukkah is every Jewish person’s favorite holiday. But they would be wrong. Hanukkah is not the Jewish equivalent of Christmas...

The Four Faces of Shavuot

Have you ever gone to the grocery store and found the shelves empty? Until the recent pandemic, that would have been...

Holiday Under the Stars

Many years ago, a pastor and I visited a friend who is a rabbi at a local synagogue. Sukkot was approaching, and Rabbi offered to...

‘Remember the Sabbath’

When my wife and I lived in Minnesota, we enjoyed visiting the Minneapolis Institute of Art where more than 90,000 beautiful...


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Inside View Sep/Oct 2021

​​The Western church relies heavily on English translations of the original manuscripts of Scripture. Until John Wycliffe’s first complete translation in 1382...

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Like William Henry Hechler

Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, considered William Henry Hechler the first Christian Zionist...

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Has Ecoterrorism Hit Israel?

The February 2021 oil spill that polluted nearly half of Israel’s shoreline highlighted the country’s acute vulnerability to...

Christian Persecution Sep/Oct 2021

A house-church in Vietnam may face criminal prosecution and has faced community hatred due to COVID-19...

The Friends of Israel in Action Sep/Oct 2021

Polish nationalism and the place of Jewish people in Polish society have taken some troubling turns recently...

The Fascinating Hebrew Calendar

It’s easy to become confused with the dates for Jewish holidays because they are not based on the solar calendar we use...

The Seven Biblical Feasts

Of all the holidays celebrated throughout history, only these seven were given by God to His people Israel...

Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah

Growing up, I had an annual August ritual of asking my parents two questions: When is the first day of school? Are the...

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Q: Is Today’s Increase in Knowledge a Sign of the Times?

The recent growth in world travel and technology has been remarkable...

Jesus on Sukkot

The events recorded in John 7 took place during the Feast of Tabernacles—the Jewish holiday of Sukkot: “Now the Jews’ Feast of Tabernacles was at hand...

God’s Alarm System

Alarms call us to action. We have fire alarms, weather alarms, alarm clocks, and personal electronic devices with alarms. During biblical times, Israel also sounded an alarm...

Perilous Times Predicted

People who serve Satan may not realize what they are doing. But if they distort, oppose, twist, or deny the true gospel...

19 Characteristics of People in the Last Days

Self-love heads the list of sins because human nature is always selfish. All evil desires spring from this craving...

How to Obtain True Wisdom

Advice is cheap. Wisdom is rare. King Solomon said, “Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who...

Jewish World Update Sep/Oct 2021

Israel has announced that Amazon and Google won the tender to provide cloud services to the government as Israel...

Apples of Gold Sep/Oct 2021

Deuteronomy 16:19 says, “You shall not . . . take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.” Therefore, it is written...

Daily News from Israel

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