Festivals

Special reading for Pesach 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 »

Easter: Against the Commands of G-d

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Easter: Against the Commands of G-d As we once again approach the Pesach Seder, we also hear of the Christian chatter as they prepare for Easter as they claim is in celebration of Christ’s Resurrection. However, such statements reflect the biblical ignorance of many as they are taught by their clergy… 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 »

Pesach (Passover)

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Pesach (Passover) Did we Jews in the time of Yahshua celebrate the Passover the same way as they do today? Substantially yes, for Jews preserve their traditions tenaciously and faithfully. Passover and Christianity’s Easter whose basis in rooted in paganism, generally coincide in time (usually March or early April). In the… Read more »

Purim: Not a Minor Festival

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Purim: No Minor Festival An old Yiddish saying translated in to English says, “As a high temperature does not denote serious illness, neither is Purim a festival.” Its impression among some that the Feast of Purim is only a minor festival. Although it is true that Purim, a celebration based on… Read more »

Defining the Miracle of Chanukkah

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Defining the Miracle of Chanukkah Many believers in all sects of Judaism look forward to the celebration of Chanukkah, otherwise known as the Festival of Lights or the Festival of Dedication, celebrated in the winter months. This year the celebration begins on the 12th of December (beginning of 25th of Kislev… Read more »

Yahshua’s Chanukkah and the Truth about Christmas

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue 22 “Then came Chanukkah in Yerushalayim. It was winter, 23 and Yahshua was walking around inside the Temple area, in Shlomo’s Colonnade. 24 So the Judeans surrounded him and said to him, “How much longer are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us publicly!”… Read more »

Sukkot

Sukkot This is a basic primer for the seventh commanded designated time of G-d found in Leviticus:23. I hope you find it helpful as you seek to follow G-d’s instructions (Torah). The first day of Festival of Sukkot is on Tishrei 15, the fifth day after Yom Kippur. Since the Biblical day begins in the… Read more »

Yom Kippur

Text: Jonah 3: 5-10 Introduction: Yom Kippur is the culmination of the “Ten Days of Awe,” in which we are to conduct a soul search of ourselves and root out any inequity found. We are to make repairs between ourselves, YHVH Elohim, and people around us. Traditionally, on this day rabbis read from that which… Read more »

Rosh Hashanah

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 »