The Messianic Torah Portion calendar for 5782 is now available for download. Unlike calendars that add Hebrew dates to the traditional Gregorian months, this calendar is organized around the Hebrew months with the Gregorian dates noted for reference. One primary … Continue reading →
After more than 16 months absence, today was my first time back inside the correctional facility since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Mid-March, 2020, was the last time we had been able to meet.Continue reading →
Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles, is actually two Appointed Times back-to-back: the festival of Sukkot for seven days followed by Shemini Atzeret, the Eighth Day Assembly. Sukkot begins on the fifteenth day of Tishrei, or Tuesday, September 21, 2021, and goes through Monday, September 27. Shemini Atzeret is on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. More accurately, these dates like all other Hebrew dates begin at sundown the evening prior.Continue reading →
The next two months, Av and Elul, are significant as we approach the Fall Feasts. I challenge to read through the four Gospels, the accounts of the life of Yeshua the Messiah, in each of these two months leading up to the Fall Feasts.Continue reading →
When the patriarch Jacob awoke to find he was married to the wrong sister, he was told, “It is not the practice in our place to marry off the younger before the firstborn.” Sometimes what people view as acceptable in relationships is largely a cultural issue.Continue reading →
The Stone Edition Chumash
by Rabbi Nosson Scherman
Why would followers of Yeshua be interested in this work written primarily for the Jewish community that does not believe Yeshua is the promised Messiah?
Sabbath As Resistance
Saying No to the Culture of Now
by Walter Brueggmann
Keeping the Sabbath allows us to break through restlessness and instead enjoy restfulness with God, other people, and all of life.Continue reading →
Here are the Gregorian dates for the Biblical Feasts in 2022.
Dates are based on the Jewish (Hillel) calendar.
All observances except Passover begin the prior evening.
How does someone keep the Sabbath? We are instructed to “remember the Sabbath day” (Exodus 12:8) and to “observe the Sabbath day” (Deuteronomy 5:12). So how do we keep this commandment? What should we do?Continue reading →
Here is every reference in both the Old and New Testaments where the Hebrew and Greek words for “Sabbath” occur, no matter how they are translated. I wanted to see the context in which they were used, see where they are used the most, and observe where they are not mentioned at all.Continue reading →