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August 7, 2022 – Observe the Fast of Ab

The destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple – first by the Babylonians in 587 B.C. and later by the Romans in 70 A.D. – are marked by Jews each year at the Fast of Ab. It is a time of … Continue reading

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July 17, 2022 – The Fast of Tammuz

Zechariah 8:19 – “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah … Continue reading

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May 15, 2022 – Celebrate Pentecost!

The Holy Spirit was poured out on Jesus’ disciples on the Feast of Pentecost, celebrated on the 50th day after Passover. According to Jewish tradition, this was also the day God gave the Ten Commandments to his people. Mount Sinai … Continue reading

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April 2, 2022 – Celebrate Passover!

We celebrate Passover this year on Saturday, April 2,  by first sweeping away any spiritual leaven from our lives, and then reading through the Haggadah and to experience the seder meal with an explanation of the Passover elements, and how … Continue reading

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March 27, 2022 – Exodus 7:14-12:36 – Preparing for Passover: The Plagues

The Ten Plagues in Exodus 7:14-12:36 were each directed at “disenchanting” the gods that the Egyptians worshipped. They would also help get Israel ready to leave Egypt. But the plagues are also described as being on Pharaoh’s “heart.”  So they … Continue reading

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March 20, 2022 – Exodus 12:14-15 – Preparing for Passover: The Search for Leaven

The Jews were commanded to rid their homes of anything leavened before Passover, and eat only unleavened bread during Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Jesus expounded on the meaning of this symbol: “…beware of the leaven of the … Continue reading

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March 5, 2022 – Celebrate Purim!

Observed a month before Passover, the focus of Purim is simply reading the Book of Esther. This feast is probably the original “morality play” with audience participation. A mysterious part of the Purim feast is the rabbinical command to drink … Continue reading

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