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Jewish Holidays


July 23, 2018

TISHA B’AV

PRAYERS FOR THE RETURN OF GOD'S GLORY

From ancient times, the 9th day of the Hebrew month Av—Tisha B’Av–has been observed as a fast day (it is mentioned as the “fast of the fifth month” in Zechariah 7:3-5,…

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May 14, 2018

Sabbath: A Gift of Time

Dr. Wayne and Bonnie Wilks Teach on Sabbath

Watch this excellent video teaching by Dr. Wayne and Bonnie Wilks on the traditions and teachings of Shabbat based on Bonnie’s book, Sabbath: A Gift of Time, which can be…

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April 4, 2018

Challah, the Sabbath Bread

Its Meaning and Traditions

In Jewish history, challah symbolizes manna, the special food that God provided for the Israelites during their years of wandering in the desert. It is traditional to have two loaves…

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March 26, 2018

The Seder and Unleavened Bread

“Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed, Messiah (Christ), our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let…

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March 14, 2018

Passover: First Mercy, then Miracles!

Jewish Days of Distinction--

“In addition to the Sabbath, these are the LORD’s appointed festivals, the official days for holy assembly that are to be celebrated at their proper times each year” (Lev. 23:4…

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February 28, 2018

Why Jesus? And Why the Blood?

Two Passover Questions

“Why did there have to be a Jesus, anyway? What’s all this talk about blood?” These are questions my wife, Marleen, heard as she was attending a class on anti-semitism…

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February 23, 2018

It Tastes Like Cake

A Sabbath Devotional

“…Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and…

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February 22, 2018

Yom Ha’Shoah

Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is a designated day of remembrance and mourning among the worldwide Jewish community, which traditionally falls on the 27th of Nisan.  During this time, Jewish…

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Sustained for His Glory

Reflections by a Messianic IDF Soldier on Israel's Memorial and Independence Day Holidays

Given the central role played by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) throughout Israel’s modern history, I recently took the opportunity to interview Dan A., a former soldier in the IDF….

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut and Yom Ha’ Zikron

Intertwined by Design

Against all odds, Israel declared its independence as a sovereign nation on May 14, 1948. Soon after, the tiny nation also won its first major war for survival (1948-1949). This historic…

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February 19, 2018

Starry Night

Thoughts on the Days of Awe

I loved the line in the movie “Contact” starring Jody Foster, when she was traveling through space and beholding wonders and beauty unlike anything on earth, “They shouldn’t have sent…

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February 15, 2018

Hitting the Mark with Accuracy

A Messianic Devotional Study of the Jewish holidays

Jewish Days of Distinction Purim Purim or The Feast of Lots is a celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish people in Persia at the hand of a Jewish heroine, Queen…

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