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Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah (Leviticus 23:23-25) - Yom Kippur (Leviticus 16:29, 30; 23:26-32)

Rosh Hashanah – New Year

The Jewish New Year, falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of 1 and 2 Tishrei. The Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the night beforehand. Thus, all holiday observances begin at sundown on the secular dates listed, with the following day being the first full day of the holiday. Jewish calendar dates conclude at nightfall.

Purim: Courage, Faith, Petitions

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Purim (Book of Esther)

Courage, Faith, Petitions

Every Purim in late winter, early spring, the Jewish people remember the story of Esther – this year Purim is celebrated beginning the evening of February 28, and ending the evening of March 1.

Is Hanukkah the Jewish Christmas?

Is Hanukkah the Jewish Christmas?

The Enemy

True or False

True or False?

The Church is the “New Israel.”

The Abrahamic Covenant blessings are for the Church.

Supersessionism (super-session-ism)

Best of Israel, January 8 - 18, 2018

Join Dr. Jeff on an 11 Day Tour to see the Best of Israel.  Click here to see the itinerary, brief video, and cost.

Looking forward to you joining us!

Shalom,

Until He comes, we are

Together Under His Wings,

Dr. Jeff

Four Tassels, Rockets

Four Tassels

“You shall make tassels (Heb. gadil, twisted thread, or tassel) on the four corners (Heb. kanaf, plural – kanafot) of the garment with which you cover yourself” (Deut. 22:12).

This is the command to wear a prayer shawl (Heb. tallit).  Immediately following the commandment of the tallit, the Torah states, “I the LORD am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to be your God” (Numb.15:41), thus, linking this commandment to the Exodus.

Jabez: Four Challenges

Jabez: Four Challenges

First Chronicles 1-9 is punctuated by four clear narratives:

a.   4:9, 10:  Jabez asking God to enlarge his borders.

b.  4:39 – 43: Simeonites seized Meunite and Amalekite territory and exterminated the population.

Tones of a Mother: Tradition, Shavuot, Pentecost

Tones of a Mother

The crescent moon glistened high above the Mediterranean Sea, a warship was patrolling the coastline, and within ear range I heard the tender tones of a mother telling the story of her days as a youth to her teenage daughter.  The mother ended up chatting with me explaining her conversation. 

Shoshanna: Siblings Flayed by Nazis

Rose

This is Shoshanna (Rose), 94 years old.  She shared her story with us as she showed us her number that the Nazis tattooed on her arm.

During World War II, Shoshanna, then 21 years old, was taken to the concentration camp in Auschwitz, Germany.   She ended up weighing 50 pounds.

Evil Things

Optimism is Not Hope!

Optimism is Not Hope!

Optimism is not hope.  Optimism is a mental positive attitude towards life in general.  Hope is more mysterious and more deep. Hope is like a tether anchored to the rock while your vessel is adrift in the sea of life.  You pull the tether until you reach the shore – it is there that you find stability, rest and peace. 

In a troubled world we struggle to find faith as though faith alone scatters the darkness.  Faith, like Holy Writ, is a lamp that guides our steps, one at a time. 

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