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 — 5/18/21

The IDF has killed at least 160 Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists since the beginning of Operation Guardian of the Walls began last week, the military said on Tuesday (18th). The announcement...

Death Traps

In June 10-15, 2007, Hamas defeated Fatah for the control of the Gaza Strip. Following its victory, Hamas, which means violence, has launched numerous terror attacks...

News Digest — 5/17/21

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired an estimated 60 rockets at Israel overnight Monday (17th) marking the fewest number of projectiles launched at the Jewish state over...

Netanyahu Fails to Form a Coalition Government

Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was unable to form an Israeli coalition government, which gives opportunity for other parties to unite...

News Digest — 5/14/21

The Israel Air Force bombed Hamas’ underground tunnel network late Thursday night (13th) in the northern Gaza Strip in what military officials said was one of the most...

News Digest — 5/13/21

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Airlines have suspended flights to Israel amid massive rocket attacks from Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip and waves of...

What’s Really Going on in the Israel-Hamas Clash?

It’s been a deadly week in Israel. Numbers vary, but sources have reported that the terrorist group Hamas has launched hundreds...

News Digest — 5/12/21

One person was killed and two injured when an anti-tank missile fired by Hamas struck their vehicle near the northern part of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday (12th).  A third man...

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