Category: Judaism

Passover: The Clash of Cultures

The Almighty is working out His vision and goal for this world and is not limited by the natural laws that He established. He can choose to “pass over” the set, natural order of things.

Hezekiah’s Passover: Wrong but Still Right

The Biblical account of a particular Passover celebration when so much went wrong, but even more went right.

Celebrating Purim includes these 4 things.

Purim begins Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at sunset and continues until sunset Thursday, March 24. Purim is a freewill offering holiday, not commanded by the LORD under the Law of Moses, but rather instituted by the Jews to commemorate deliverance from a planned systematic genocide, as recorded in…

What is Jesus doing in my Jewish Bible?

Israel Cohen grew up in a Jewish family, believing that Jesus is for Gentiles. He was surprised to see Jesus in his Jewish Bible.

Tu B’ Shevat: Birthday of the Trees!

When God first breathed life into the first human being, the first responsibility he gave that man was to take care of the earth. God gave Adam plants and trees to tend, and animals as companions, before the creation of the first woman (Genesis 2:15-22). Before allowing the earth to be populated by humans, God made sure man understood it was his responsibility to nurture and protect the earth for the coming generations.

Cool Anniversary from the Bible Falls on Halloween

This year, a very cool anniversary from the Bible falls on Halloween. Halloween Day, October 31, 2013, will be the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, which is believed to be…

10 Ways to Celebrate Tu B’Shvat (Even if you’re not Jewish)

Jewish or not, we all share this planet. Tu B’Shvat gives us an opportunity to come together to celebrate our beautiful and plentiful world as we celebrate the birthday of the trees!

Yom Kippur and a New Covenant

Yom Kippur, the Biblical Day of Atonement, begins at sunset tonight. It is the most somber night of the year for Jews–a day of rest, prayers, fasting and repentance. The observance began as a direct command from the LORD:

I am for My Beloved and My Beloved is for Me

“I am for my Beloved and my Beloved is for me.” (Song of Solomon 6:3) In Hebrew, it’s ah-nee le-doh-dee, ve-doh-dee lee. The Hebrew month of Elul (אֱלוּל), which we are now in, is an acronym for this verse, and serves as a time of preparation for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Twenty-seven years ago, I prepared to marry my beshert, my destiny. Friends gathered around and fussed over my gown, . . .

May You Live All the Days of Your Life

“It just happened so fast,” I said, as I walked alongside my brother last week. He stopped, turned, and looked me in the eyes. “That’s a good thing,” he answered.

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