Have you ever packed for a trip and when it comes time to leave, you can’t shut your suitcase? At that point, you need to open it, refold, and sort the priority items from the non essentials. Writing this piece on Yom Kippur has been a similar journey. There is not any way to include … Continue reading What is Yom Kippur and Why Celebrate It?
On this day, September 7, 2021, using God’s lunar calendar, the Biblical year 5782 begins. It is also a Sabbath year or a Shemita year. The word Shemita means to let it rest, release, let drop--Sabbath. Just as God commanded that the 7th day of every week be a Sabbath day of rest, He also … Continue reading Happy 5782, a Biblical Sabbath New Year
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun … Continue reading Love, Bless, and Do Good to Your Enemies
This coming Sunday, September 5th, at sundown, we will step into a 'season' planned before the beginning of time. The Feast of Trumpets is part one of the three-part Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Trumpets - also celebrated as Rosh HaShanah, or the civil New Year, is the fifth of seven feasts of the … Continue reading The Feast of Trumpets Starts this Sunday. Do you have oil in your lamps?