Shavuot – The Feast of Weeks

Three times a year the Israelites were commanded by God to ascend to Jerusalem and observe His appointed times. The Feasts of the LORD were to be observed and celebrated just as God commanded. Each feast would have prophetic significance regarding the plan of God for the salvation of mankind and the establishment of God’s […]

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How Many Days & Nights was Yeshua in the Grave?

The Jewish celebration of Passover and the Christian observation of the death and resurrection of Yeshua from the grave (generally referred to as “Easter”) are often observed on the same weekend, however, in some years they can be observed up to a month apart. In 2017, Passover and the Christian observance of the death and resurrection […]

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Purim – For Such a Time as This!

Purim is the celebration of life for the Jewish people. The story is as old as the Bible, as it is recorded in the book of Esther. The Persian empire was at its height at the writing of the book of Esther, with over 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia (Esther 1:1-2) and King Ahasuerus was reigning […]

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Hanukkah

The celebration of Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that is observed over the period of eight days. This particular Jewish festival does not have a biblical command, therefore, it is not observed with a “Sabbath Day” type meal as the biblical feasts are celebrated (For example Passover and Rosh Hashannah). Hanukkah: History & Tradition Hanukkah […]

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Obtaining The Blessing – Vezot Habracha – Oct. 24

The final Torah Portion of the yearly Jewish cycle of reading through the Torah is called “וזאת הברכה” – “ve’zot ha’bracha” – “And this is the blessing…” (Deut. 33:1). Since it is the final reading of the Torah it is not read according to the regular Sabbath reading cycle, but rather, it is read on a […]

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The Eighth Day & Simchat Torah – Shemini Atzeret – Oct. 24

The festival of Sukkot comes to an end on the seventh day, “Hoshanah Rabba,” or “The Great Salvation,” the greatest day of the feast (Oct. 23, 2016). Then there is The Eighth Day (Oct. 24, 2016). The Eighth Day, counting from the first day of Sukkot, is considered a special celebration day of its own. It is to […]

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Sukkot – The Reason for Our Joy! – Oct. 17 – Oct. 23

The Feast of Sukkot is commonly known in English as “The Feast of Booths” or “Tabernacles.”  The Hebrew word “סוכות” – “sukkot” is the plural form of the word “סוכה” –  “sukkah,” which simply means a tabernacle, a booth, or a temporary shelter. The Feast of Sukkot is first and foremost a festival of rejoicing (Lev. 23:40 & Deut. […]

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Yom Kippur & The Days of Awe

There is a period of ten days between Rosh HaShanah (The Feast of Trumpets) and Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) which are called the “Days of Awe.”  The Sabbath day which falls in this ten-day period is called “The Sabbath of Returning” or “The Sabbath of Repentance.”  This year, “The Sabbath of Returning” occurrs on October […]

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Rosh HaShanah! – Feast of Trumpets – Oct. 3-4

“Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day. For it is a statute for Israel, An ordinance of the God of Jacob.” Psalm 81:3-4 There are six main holidays (appointed times) on the Jewish calendar: Passover, First Fruits, the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), Rosh HaShanah (The Feast of […]

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