The Feast of Shavuot, or Feast of Weeks, is celebrated in late spring at the time of the early wheat harvest in Israel. The exact Hebrew date is not specified in Scripture. Shavuot is at the end of a period of counting fifty days, or seven weeks – thus the name Shavuot, a Hebrew word meaning “weeks,” or Pentecost, from a Greek word meaning “fiftieth.”Continue reading →
Messianic Siddur for Shabbat by Daniel Perek
This is a very thorough and well done Messianic Siddur. It is well organized, and covers the service, blessings and prayers most applicable to followers of Messiah Yeshua while maintaining traditional Jewish liturgy.
So there is a stirring in your heart and you feel drawn to the Ancient Paths mentioned by the prophet Jeremiah. It’s exciting, but maybe a little intimidating. Perhaps you are asking yourself, “How could I have missed this all these years?”Continue reading →
Many religious organizations publish a Statement of Faith or some similar list of beliefs that describe what they hold as essential to maintaining unity of fellowship among members. By examining the Statement of Faith, one can determine how much they … Continue reading →
I remember as a youngster seeing this countdown in the newspaper announcing how many shopping days were left until Christmas. Back then, that number was important because it had gaps – it did not include Sundays, And the countdown didn’t start until the day after Thanksgiving.Continue reading →
The Spring Feasts this year (5780/2020) have certainly been different. COVID-19, the county and state stay-at-home orders and “social distancing” made our normal fellowship impossible. It is a stark contrast to the previous year. In fact, last year was relatively … Continue reading →
Given the current situation with COVID-19, social distancing rules and stay-at-home orders, some have suggested that the Passover should be postponed. So how should we approach this Passover?Continue reading →
I remember as a youngster hearing this song written by Audrey Mieir. The music was the first thing that caught my attention. My dad used to sing while he played it on our old upright piano. He embellished it with … Continue reading →
At the beginning of Exodus 35 we are reminded again that we are to observe the Sabbath day. This time the instruction includes a very specific admonition: You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the … Continue reading →
Perhaps no other Biblical woman invokes so vivid an image of evil, deception, idolatry and murder. Is Hillary Clinton the modern day antitype of this ancient Queen?