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October 10, 2020 – Feast of Tabernacles

We’re celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles on Saturday, October 10! The Hebrew word for Tabernacles is “sukkah” which originally meant “woven” and applied to the branches woven together to make simple shelters. Israel was commanded to dwell in booths like … Continue reading

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June 21, 2020 – [Delayed] Pentecost!

Our Pentecost celebration was delayed because of the coronavirus restrictions. But this Sunday – keeping our distance and wearing masks – we will gather under Tom Brooks’ new outdoor pavilion Sunday morning to eat blintzes and read the Book of … Continue reading

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May 29, 2020 – Passover!

This weekend we’re attempting a grand experiment – conducting a (delayed) Passover celebration outdoors, abiding by Coronavirus restrictions and assisted by Zoom. So, Torah readings in Deuteronomy are postponed until next week. Read the Notes on Passover (Obviously, disregard the … Continue reading

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March 7, 2020 – Celebrate Purim!

There are no weekly Torah readings on Purim, besides the Book of Esther and the explanatory background scriptures. Read the memo on Purim here.

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December 22, 2019 – Hanukkah! and Deut. 10:1 – 11:9 – A Call to Obedience

The eight-day feast of Hanukkah commemorates a miracle that occurred during the Jewish Maccabean revolt against the Syrians in 165 B.C. After rededicating the Temple, Judas Maccabeus relit the Temple’s lampstand, which burned for eight days with only one day’s … Continue reading

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