“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” —1 Peter 3:8
September 16th is the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei. According to the Bible, this is the first day of the seventh month, on which we are to celebrate the Feast of Trumpets, or “Yom HaTeruah”. The real start of the year is on the first day of the first month (Nisan), however, over the centuries, the first of Tishrei has been adopted as the Jewish new year and is known as Rosh Hashanah. How did the Feast of Trumpets become Rosh hashanah?
September 16th – 25th are known as the Ten Days of Awe. They are the time when Jewish people prepare their hearts for the holiest day of the Jewish calendar: The Day of Atonement. The Ten Days of Awe and a Sandstorm
September 25th is the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur. The whole country grinds to a complete stop and most roads are empty as Israelis spend the day in fasting and contemplation. It’s a “Do-Nothing Day”—when it comes to atonement, Jesus, our high priest, did it all.
September 30th is the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles this year, or “Sukkot” in Hebrew. The Meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles. God commanded His people to build temporary shelters and celebrate for them in a week, to remember the time of wandering through the desert with Him. It is traditional to invite guests to feast with you in your “sukkah” and it’s a time of great rejoicing! Celebrating Sukkot
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A few years ago we had a sandstorm during the ‘Ten Days of Awe’ between the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh HaShanah) and the Day of
The Feast of Sukkot is one of my favorites. All of God’s feasts are full of creativity and wonder; treasures and promises. But in Jewish
There will be quiet and empty roads across the land of Israel for the holiest day of the Jewish calendar: Yom Kippur, the Day of
There are many ways in which the Biblical ordinance of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, foreshadows the greatest atonement of all: the sacrifice of
The Feast of Sukkot is a time of rejoicing and ingathering, but here we will concentrate on the waving of the four species, and the welcoming of Ushpizin
What is Rosh Hashana? Much of the world celebrates a new start as December 31st turns into January 1st, whereas Jewish people now celebrate their
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
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