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 […]
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.
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Trash 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 […]