Yahshua’s Chanukkah and the Truth about Christmas

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Yahshua’s Chanukkah John 10:22-23 and the Truth about Christmas 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… Read more »

Service for Intermediate Shabbat on Pesach

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Service for Intermediate Shabbat of Pesach Exodus 33:12-34:26 and additional reading of the Song of Songs After Israel worshipped the golden calf, Moshe shattered the first set of tablets. Now, he ascends the mountain for a second time in order to receive a new set of tablet. He pleads for G-d’s… Read more »

Special Reading for First Day of Pesach

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Readings for First Day of Pesach Exodus 12:21-51 Haftarah: Joshua 5:2-6:1 Although the prescribed reading starts at Exodus 12:21, we will start at the beginning of the chapter for a more inclusive examination of Pesach and the associated content in this reading. Exodus 12:1 and forward describes the Biblical mandate… Read more »

Tidbits from the Torah Related to Pesach (Passover)

Tidbits from the Torah related to Passover Shalom, There are a couple of questions commonly asked by those who are new to the concept of Passover and the Seder. The two issues I will address today is the Tradition of not eating Rice on Passover, and the Biblical source for the mention of the four… Read more »

Special Chanukkah Reading Numbers 7:1-17

Special Chanukkah Message from Numbers 7:1-17 There is a special portion that is read on the first day of Chanukkah found in Numbers 7:1-17. One might wonder what this passage has to do with Chanukkah after reading about offerings brought to the Tabernacle by the leaders of the 12 tribes. These offerings are identical. To… Read more »

Shavu’ot- The Festival of Weeks

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Shavuot- Festival of Weeks Other names include Yom ha Bikkurim- Festival of The Firstfruits; Hag ha Katzir- Festival of the Harvest; Atzeret- Convocation; Zeman Mattan Torahtenu- Time of the Giving of our Torah. Shavuot is one of the three festivals that entailed a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Shavuot means “weeks.” It refers… Read more »

The Feast of Unleavened Bread in the Bible Commanded; NOT Easter

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue 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 walk with G-d. Furthermore, since many of our… Read more »

Authenticity of Torah Through the Chanukkah Story

The Authenticity of the Torah through the Chanukkah Story   Tonight we are going to talk about the concept of authenticity as it relates to G-d, the Torah (Bible), and the attitudes of today’s society. I hope this message will give you reason to pause and consider how everything in G-d’s Torah has application in… Read more »