Just finished building the succah (tabernacle booth) for another year… yay… Now seven days of friends and feasting. We used to build our succahs outside, but with the October weather making it difficult to get much use out of them, we began building … Continue reading
Yom Kippur – ‘the Day of Atonement’ was (and remains) the most solemn day in the Hebrew calendar. An appointed time- moed, commanded in Lev 23:26-32 in which Israel is required to refrain from work, i.e. keep a Sabbath rest, afflict their souls (fast) … Continue reading
This evening we begin the year 5775 that in Rabbinical tradition is reckoned from creation. However, from a biblical point of view the focus of the moed (appointed time) is on something else.
Lev. 23:24-25 records the command to observe, not rosh hashanah (new year) but a sabbath of blowing trumpets -yom truah.
“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a sabbath rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. ‘You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD.’” more…
While thinking about the alarming phenomena of increasing numbers of Christians joining in with the latest Israel bashing fest, some thoughts flooded my mind which I wrote down. Although written in the first person tense, I make no claim of it being directly attributable to God, but nor do I preclude the possibility of it being inspired by Him. Others must judge it as it seems to them. read more…
Due to work overload, my weekly parasha and regular postings will resume in September… Apologies for the delay.
Shabbat 10th May 2014
Parashat Bechukotai בְּחֻקֹּתַי (In My statutes)
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Last Saturday, same sex marriage became legal in England and Wales.
As both Christian and Jewish authorities fall over themselves to embrace the new creed. And as traditional marriage is devalued more and more, what does the Bible have to say about the matter that is clear and unambiguous? Continue to read here…
I don’t usually like rap, but I’ll make an exception for this one!!
Its not often you hear of good news coming out of Israel, but here’s some. In today’s Daily Express a front page headline article by Giles Sheldrick entitled; “A CURE FOR CANCER IS ON THE WAY”, claims that an Israeli … Continue reading
Slowly, too slowly, the extent of the typhoon disaster in the Philippines is emerging. While estimates of over 10,000 dead are given for just two provinces of Leyte and Samar, there are many affected areas that haven’t been reached yet. … Continue reading