Festivals

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 that Christian… Read more »

Shavuot: The Feast of Weeks

>BACKGROUND AND PRACTICE All of the festivals of Israel give great insight into the Messianic Scriptures (New Testament). Shavuot, or Pentecost, as most Believers know it, is no exception. Understanding the background and practice of this festival gives rich insight into the birth of the first Messianic Believers of the promise of the Messiah, and… Read more »

Passover and Yahshua Revealed

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 because of the pious women of that generation being more… Read more »

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 first 200 years or more Easter… Read more »

Have the Dietary Laws of God Been Abrogated?

Many Christian theologians and commentators have used the passage found in Acts 10: 9-16 as a basis to suspend the dietary laws of God. In this passage, we have Peter’s vision of unclean animals as reported by Luke. Acts 10: 9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the… Read more »