Festivals

Rosh Hashana: A God- mandated festival

Rosh Hashanah This message is dedicated to the High Holy Days beginning with Rosh Hashanah. Though this holiday is dedicated to judgment, repentance and standing in awe of our Creator it does not have the same resonance with Christians, as do Passover, The Feast of Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Shavuot (Pentecost). The reason is… Read more »

Sukkot (Booths): The Feast of Tabernacles

The Feast of Tabernacles The Temple of G-d had been completed. More than 150,000 men had labored for seven years in the building of what became known as Solomon’s Temple. The finest wood, the purest gold and silver, and the best materials had gone into the construction of this house of worship. At the dedication… Read more »

Special Parashah for Rosh Hashana Shabbat

Rosh Hashana 1 (Shacharit) The scriptures from which today’s message is drawn include: Genesis 21, Numbers 29:1-6 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 1;1-2-10 B’rit Chadashah: Matt. 24; Mk 13; Luke 21 Genesis 21: As this chapter relates to Rosh Hashana, Avraham had recently (Chapter 20) prayed that G-d would heal Avimelekh, is wife, and slave-girls so that… Read more »

High Holy Days

Rosh Hashanah This message is dedicated to the High Holy Days beginning with Rosh Hashanah. Though this holiday is dedicated to judgment, repentance and standing in awe of our Creator it does not have the same resonance with Christians, as do Passover, The Feast of Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Shavuot (Pentecost). The reason is… Read more »

The Feast of Unleavened Bread in the Bible

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue The Feast of Unleavened Bread in the Bible I receive many questions about unleavened bread and the laws concerned with removing it from your homes. Interestingly, I seldom get questions inquiring as to what behaviors may be equated with leaven (sin) as individuals either begin or continue their “wilderness experience” and… Read more »

Special Pesach Message Sh’mot (Exodus 12:21-51)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Pesach Message Sh’mot (Exodus 12:21-51) We will start with an analysis of three aspects of Pesach according to the Jewish commentator Ol’ot Ephraim, as they apply to our condition today and during the time of the first Exodus. I added Messianic Jewish concepts to provide a more complete understanding of… Read more »

Typology of the Offerings: A Multi-Class presentation

Typology of the Offerings: a Multi-Class presentation Typology of the Offerings THE SIN OFFERING The sin offering was first directly commanded in Lev. 4. “If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them”, then… Read more »

Was Yahshua crucified on Friday, or was it Wednesday?

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Was Yahshua Crucified on Friday, or was it Wednesday? Traditionally, Good Friday is supposed to be the day on which Yahshua was crucified. Yet, Yahshua said he would be in the heart, or the belly of the earth three days and three nights. There is no possible way, by any stretch… Read more »

Yahshua revealed in Passover(not Easter)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Yahshua revealed in Passover (Not Easter) Every Passover is opened with this prayer: “Praised be Thou, O Lord, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with Thy commandments, and enjoined upon us the mitzvah (good deed) of kindling the Festival lights… According to tradition, the Israelites were redeemed from Egypt… Read more »

The Origins of Christmas and Yahshua’s Real Birthday

The origins of Christmas and Yahshua’s real Birthday I remember when I was a child during the holiday season of Christmas. My family was not observant of G-d’s laws because they were unaware that we are Jewish. We are indeed part of the lost 10 Tribes that have since been “found.” This is becoming more… Read more »