Obtaining The Blessing – Vezot Habracha – Oct. 12

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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Sukkot – The Reason For Our Joy! – Oct. 5 – Oct. 11

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 September […]

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Ask & Receive In Faith – Balak – July 8

How does someone obtain wisdom? Wisdom is obtained through various means: parents, elders, friends, education, experience, the Bible, spiritual teaching, etc.… The Bible also suggests one more way to obtain wisdom: But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be […]

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A Faith That Endures – Chukat – July 1

Do you have faith in God? I would assume that most of you who are reading this article believe in God and would say that “Yes, I have faith in God.” There is a great variety of expression of faith for those who say that they believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, […]

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The Person Whom God Chooses – Korach – June 24

Yeshua taught His disciples a leadership principle that was the polar opposite from what was being modeled for them by the Jewish religious leaders of their time: Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Messiah. But the greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; […]

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A Shining City on a Hill – Behar-Bechokotai – May 20

On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, the nation of Israel and the Jewish people will celebrate “יום ירושלים” – “Yom Yerushalayim” – “Jerusalem Day.” Jerusalem Day was established to honor the reunification of Jerusalem under the control of the Jewish people after more than 2000 years. Jerusalem was officially reunited as one city under Jewish control […]

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Pharisees, Sadducees, & Resurrection – Emor – May 13

During the days that Yeshua spent on this earth, there were three major sects of Judaism: the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Essenes. These three sects were joined together by God’s Word and national identity but they were divided in how they interpreted God’s Word and lived out their faith. The Pharisees believed in the […]

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The Price of Freedom – Acharei Mot-Kedoshim – May 6

On May 2, 2017 the citizens of Israel celebrated 69 years of statehood since Israel first declared its independence in May of 1948, a day after the British lowered their flag and left the Promised Land. The young Jewish nation has had an uphill battle from the beginning but has continually seen the protection and […]

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