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Daily Devotions for Chanukah

November 2, 2014 | Holy Days | by admin

Dr. Ben R. Alpert Click to jump to the desired section: Night 1 Night 2 Night 3 Night 4 Night 5 Night 6 Night 7 Night 8 Chanukah Prayers Night 1 On the first night share the story of Chanukah and of G-d’s miraculous intervention on behalf of His people during the critical days of the Maccabean […]

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Halloween – History and Appropriation

October 26, 2014 | Issues | by admin

Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening”), also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Catholic feast of All Hallows (or All Saints) and the day initiating the triduum of Hallowmas. (See also Michaelmas and Christmas). According […]

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What the Torah Says [audio]

August 2, 2014 | Audio, Series | by admin

The topical series, delivered in April through June of 2014, was created according to the requests of Beth Sar Shalom congregants and explores what the Bible has to say on a variety of subjects. Each message can be downloaded for offline listening by right clicking on the title and selecting Save Target As or Save Link As. Topics: 1 – […]

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The Covenants [audio]

July 31, 2014 | Audio, Series | by admin

This in-depth series provides an overview of the covenants HaShem made with Israel and how through them he gradually revealed His specific plan of salvation – all pointing to Messiah Yeshua. Also explained are several passages of Scripture that are commonly thought of as covenants but don’t actually fit the biblical description. This series, delivered […]

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Intro to Torah Living [audio]

July 31, 2014 | Audio, Series | by admin

The Intro to Torah Living series is a perfect primer for someone new to the Messianic Torah lifestyle. Covering topics such as Shabbat, holy days, kosher, synagogue liturgy, rabbinic literature, and much more, there is something in there for everyone to learn. This series, delivered in September through November of 2012 at Beth Sar Shalom, […]

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Amidah Explained [audio]

July 31, 2014 | Audio, Series | by admin

The Amidah (or Shemoneh Esrei, “Eighteen”) is one of the most well-known and central Jewish prayers in the siddur. Much of the prayer dates back to period of the Men of the Great Assembly in the 1st century BCE. Although liturgical prayer can be intimidating to some due to its formality, there is great benefit […]

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10 Persistent Questions Series [audio]

July 30, 2014 | Audio, Series | by admin

For anyone who lives a Messianic, Torah lifestyle, it is not uncommon to receive questions and criticism from Christian brethren regarding our lifestyle choices. Often, passages of Scripture are quoted to “prove” that the Torah has been done away with and in Yeshua we are “free.” This series tackles some of the most common arguments […]

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Remember the Sabbath

July 9, 2014 | Shabbat | by admin

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the L-RD your G-d. On if you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the […]

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Messiah in Shavuot (Feast of Weeks, Pentecost)

April 18, 2014 | Holy Days | by admin

Leviticus 23:16-22 Deuteronomy 16:9-12 Acts 2 The Festival of Shavuot (Pentecost) is traditionally held as the anniversary of the giving of the Torah as well as the giving of the Holy Spirit. As part of the commemoration, the Ten Sayings (Commandments) are often read publicly in the Assembly on the Feast of Shavuot. According to […]

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Messiah in Passover

March 31, 2014 | Holy Days | by admin

Then Moses said to the people, “Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the L-RD brought you out of it with a mighty hand.” Shemot / Exodus 13:3. Passover is the story of a people – a people of destiny, called by G-d to be […]