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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 […]

Series: 1 and 2 Peter [audio]

June 27, 2015 | Audio, Series | by admin

The epistles of 1 and 2 Peter (Kefa) contain priceless wisdom for the maturing believer in Messiah Yeshua. Below is a collection of messages from Derek Blumenthal comprising a verse-by-verse study of the two letters.  

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.

Why We Don’t Celebrate Christmas

December 7, 2014 | Issues | by admin

“We have a question for Beth Sar Shalom. Do you celebrate Christmas?” This question is posed to us at BSS somewhat regularly, as to be expected.The following is an explanation of our position on Christmas in the life of a Messianic believer. Christmas is, without question, a very sensitive subject for many Believers—and I would emphasize understanding […]

Thanksgiving Through Jewish Eyes

November 22, 2014 | Holidays | by admin

We usually think of Thanksgiving as a secular American holiday based on the story of the Pilgrims. But if you take another look, you can find some Biblical ways to see, enhance and enjoy this wonderful holiday. We all learned the story about the Pilgrims in school, that these were Christian people who fled to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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