January/February 2020

Scattered!

A look at life in the Jewish Diaspora.


This issue of Israel My Glory examines Jewish life in the Diaspora and shows us that God keeps His promises—the ones we like, as well as the ones we don’t—and we can trust Him.
IMG In Depth: Our radio host, Chris Katulka, further explains the diaspora, the scattering of the Jewish people all around the world beyond Israel in this issue.

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Features

From the Editor Jan/Feb 2020

Two things I feel like I’ve known about since the day I was born are the Holocaust and the State of Israel. Some people feel these entities are unrelated...

How to Relieve Stress in 3 Steps

Unless you’ve lived in a cave for the last four years, you probably know 2020 is an important presidential election year...

History in a Minor Key

The air was cool, a hint of dampness pervading it. I stood huddled with my Jewish friends. In front of us lay a massive mound of gray ash...

Nightmare and Blessing

I recently had a horrible dream. I was lost, very far from home, and nothing looked familiar. I felt anxious, afraid...

Judaism 2.0

On a radio call-in show some years ago, a listener asserted the world “would be better off without Jews.” Another listener called in...

A Place Called Home

The suggestion provoked a small eruption. I made it some years ago at a family gathering of my grown children and their families...


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Inside View Jan/Feb 2020

The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry is an evangelical organization. We share the gospel with everyone willing to listen. The word evangelical comes from the Greek...

Prioritize Your Heavenly Citizenship

It’s presidential-election year in America; and before you know it, you’ll be casting your ballot for the next commander-in-chief...

EU’s Bias Shines Brightly

The appointment of Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell as high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs...

Christian Persecution Jan/Feb 2020

Muslim Fulani herdsmen kidnapped and killed a pastor’s wife in Nigeria three days after killing a Baptist pastor...

Q: What Does Romans 8:28 Mean?

Many Christians are confused about the apostle Paul’s statement, “And we know that all things work together for good...

The Reason Why

Surrounded by 10 million busy South Koreans in a city teeming with skyscrapers and Forbes Global 2000 companies sits a humble house used by the Chabad of Korea...

Important Events in Diaspora History

Following is a brief synopsis of what Jewish people endured as they wandered from country to country, trying to find rest...

All That Glitters Is Not God

The incident of the golden calf looms large in Israel’s history. Moses’ long stay on Mt. Sinai convinced some Israelites that...

Paul’s Emphasis on Prayer

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, often called the prince of preachers, had much to say about his prayer life...

Tomorrow’s Unknown Twins

Tomorrow is unpredictable. No one knows what it will bring. The ups, downs, twists, and turns of life...

Jewish World Update Jan/Feb 2020

Two Jewish students have been taken out of school after being the targets of anti-Semitic bullying in two separate incidents...

Apples of Gold Jan/Feb 2020

Psalm 115:2 says, “Why should the Gentiles say, ‘So where is their God?’” It is our obligation before God to tell others about Him...

Daily News from Israel

Gantz Quarantined, Health Ministry Director Resigns

The second wave of the coronavirus rages on in Israel, as yesterday marked a single-day record high in new cases—1,320...

News Digest — 7/8/20

The number of serious coronavirus cases and the number of patients on ventilators both have risen in Israel, as the country imposes new restrictions Wednesday (8th) as part of...

News Digest — 7/7/20

Two people were killed and several more injured when an explosion rocked a factory in the Iranian capital of Tehran early Tuesday (7th), Saudi news site Al-Arabiyah reported. According to...

Fighting COVID and Terror

Two types of threats have challenged the government and people of Israel over the past few days: COVID and terrorism...

News Digest — 7/6/20

Israel successfully  launched its Ofek-16 (or, “Horizon-16”) satellite at 4 a.m. on Monday (6th).  It joins a collection of satellites Israel has deployed recently. Not only the satellite, but...

News Digest — 7/2/20

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday (1st) discussed efforts to stabilize Syria in a video call, emphasizing the need to promote a political settlement for the...

No Annexation Today: What Happened?

For months, today was meant to be the day Israel applied sovereignty to Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. But today is now expected to pass...

News Digest — 7/1/20

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late Tuesday (6/30) that discussions with the US on his plan to extend sovereignty over Jewish communities in...

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