Israel Shuts Down for Yom Kippur Amid Fears

Holiday’s calm conflicts with concerns over perceived Iranian threat People walk along an empty street during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur in Jerusalem JERUSALEM — The start of the Jewish Day of Atonement at sundown Sunday marked the beginning of a day like no other in Israel, on which

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A Practical Guide for Believers in Messiah

For believers in Yeshua, both Jewish and non-Jewish, the observance of Yom Kippur can hold special significance. The repentance started at Rosh HaShanah comes to a culmination with atonement ten days later. As with the traditional Jewish community, those ten days (Yomim Nora’im) can take on spiritual meaning as we

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Happy Rosh Ha Shanah 5773

“In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation” (Leviticus 23:24Leviticus 23:24English: King James Version (1611) - KJV24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month,

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Meeting Your Maker…On Pentecost!

by Natan Lawrence A Study on Exodus 19—Are You Ready for Pentecost? On Shavuot or Pentecost, YHVH gave his people Israel the Torah at Mount Sinai. But before they could see his glorious manifest presence, hear his voice, and receive his Word, they had to prepare themselves to meet him.

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Something Special at our Seder

We asked several families to bring their own place settings, cutlery, and wine glasses and to dress their own table for Pesach.  We had nine tables and many families followed through decorating with great gusto.  Secretly we asked a guest to go around and judge each table. The results are

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Daily Counting the Omer

Counting UP to the Giving of the Torah Sefiras Ha’Omer counting the Omer is a blessing waiting to happen.  We start counting from Sunday March 31, 2013 and we end at Shauvot!  As we obey Abba, we are blessed. ‘You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the

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