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Birth of Yeshua at Sukkot

September 27, 2015 | Holy Days | by admin

One of the most common criticisms of the Messianic lifestyle is our rejection of Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter. “After all,” they ask, “if the holidays are about Jesus, how could they be bad?” Although well-meaning Christians can find deep fulfillment in celebrating holidays like Christmas and Easter, we choose to honor and celebrate […]

So Many Holy Days!

September 24, 2015 | Holy Days | by admin

On the eighth day hold an assembly and do no regular work.  Bemidbar (Numbers) 29:35 Tishrei is a special month in the Biblical calendar due to the number of Holy Days observed.  The first day of the month, which the world calls Rosh Hashanah, the so-called Jewish New Year, is really the Festival of the […]

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Shavuot – Torah for All

May 22, 2015 | Holy Days | by admin

Shavuot is one of the Shlosh Regalim, or Three Festivals. In times when the Holy Temple still stood in Jerusalem, the Israelites made pilgrimage to the Temple for these three holidays. In those times the traditions of the holidays were somewhat similar.

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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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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 […]

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Messiah in Purim

January 29, 2014 | Holy Days | by admin

Purim, the Feast of Lots, is observed on the fourteenth day of the Biblical month of Adar (usually February or March on the Gregorian calendar). This is a celebration of the deliverance of the Hebrew people in the Persian Empire over one of the most dastardly plots in history to exterminate them. The biblical book […]

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Messiah in Chanukah

October 1, 2013 | Holy Days | by admin

Mattathias and the Maccabees Chanukah originated over 150 years before Yeshua was born. The Hebrew people had fallen to hard times; a clear warning that their relationship with God was not well (see Deut 28). Israel’s enemies to the north attacked and took control of the Hebrew state. The invaders made it illegal to worship […]

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