Sukkot: Jesus Tabernacled and Paul Made Tents

The Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot as it's known in Hebrew, is a God-ordained feast with a fantastic point behind it. Or perhaps a range of very meaningful points. There's the mysterious command of the four species of plant required, the…

Yom Kippur: The Do-Nothing Day

The streets are weirdly quiet on Yom Kippur in Israel. Driving is not exactly banned, but it is definitely frowned upon. As a result, children can (and do) safely ride their bikes in the middle of the road - that is, when the country is not…

Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets: Pay Attention!

Have you ever heard the stirring sound of a shofar? That ancient cry to the deep... It is a sound that the people of Israel are commanded to hear on the Feast of Trumpets, Yom haTeruah. In Israel many will be making sure that they can…

The Biblical Feasts of Israel All Point to Jesus

God commanded His people: Have a feast! Take a break! He made festivals part of the Law, codifying the commandments to stop for a while and celebrate a few times a year. Of course, there's more to it than just food and merriment…

Is the God of Israel Mean?

The God of Israel is often portrayed as mean, and as fundamentally different to Jesus, the meek and mild. Many see God the Father as barbaric, capricious and cruel, not to mention primitive and irrational.  But I like that God, and I…