Festivals

Special Teaching for Simchat Torah Service

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue A Trumpet in Zion Israel’s great fall feasts were celebrations that witnessed a pendulum swing of national emotions sweeping from trepidation to exhilaration. These spectacular festivals, around which all national life revolved, were seasons of intense personal interaction with Judaism and YHVH. They also reflected the summary expectations of Israel for… Read more »

Special readings for Shavu’ot

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Special Readings for Shavu’ot Exodus 19:-23 Numbers: 28:26-31 Haftarah: Ezekiel 1-18;3:12 Acts 2:1-13 Contrary to our current social philosophy and what is taught in Christianity today about G-d’s laws, there are limits; the boundaries of which are defined by G-d’s laws, statutes, and rulings. Although this parashah is the first place… Read more »

Yahshua’s Chanukkah

Yahshua’s Chanukkah 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!” 25 Yahshua… Read more »

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 »