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Shavuot

Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost as it is called in the New Covenant, is a late spring holiday that is observed on the Hebrew calendar date Sivan 6. While most Christians know of the powerful events of Pentecost as recorded in Acts, chapter 2, very few are aware of the historical yearly observance that pointed toward it. It is important to understand the Old Covenant observance of Shavuot and its historical meaning to fully appreciate its New Covenant fulfillment. This feast, once thought of as only a Church holiday, is actually one of the biblical mo’adim—appointments with God—and is rich with meaning and significance.

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May 17, 2017

Wind, Fire, and Smoke!

Shavuot 5777

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot is the greatest testament to the faithfulness of God on the Hebrew calendar. The word Shavuot literally means “weeks” because we count seven weeks plus…

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June 8, 2016

Shavuot: We Are Counting On You, Lord!

“One, two, three … forty-eight, forty-nine, FIFTY!” One of my favorite childhood games was hide and seek. It was all about building anticipation by counting to an agreed upon number,…

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May 5, 2015

Shavuot: Serve With Milk!

Messianic Studies of the Jewish Feasts

“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” (Leviticus 23:4…

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May 22, 2014

Shavuot: Under Fire and On Fire!

Shavuot  Jewish Days of Distinction A Messianic Study of the Jewish Feasts and Holidays “In addition to the Sabbath, these are the LORD’s appointed festivals, the official days for holy…

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April 13, 2013

Shavuot: A Prophetic Picture of Unity

SHAVUOT is the glorious, late spring holiday that falls on Sivan 6th and 7th. It is seven weeks after Passover when the wheat harvest begins and the first fruits of…

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May 1, 2012

Shavuot—Rich with Prophetic Significance

A TIME OF REFLECTION & ANTICIPATION Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost as it is called in the New Covenant, is a late spring holiday that is observed on…

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April 25, 2012

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Cheesecake

Shavuot is traditionally a time to enjoy dairy foods. Cheesecake has long been a Jewish favorite. Here is a low-sugar adaption of a kosher cheesecake recipe for your enjoyment. View…

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April 21, 2012

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Spinach and Feta Squares

Shavuot is a time to enjoy dairy foods. Here is a great side dish or vegetarian entrée made with spinach, feta cheese, and Phyllo dough that is very popular in the Middle East. This recipe is very convenient because it can be made a day ahead and popped into the oven just before the meal. My family loves this special treat.

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January 4, 2012

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Spinach, Red Onion, and Feta Quiche

There are several reasons Jewish people around the globe gleefully indulge in milk and cheese products during the season of Shavuot. Here is one: Traditionally God’s chosen people celebrate receiving the Torah on this feast, and it is important to recount how necessary and beneficial the Torah is to life! It is compared to the nourishment and sweetness of milk and honey, “Like honey and milk under your tongue” (Song of Songs 4:11).

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