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April 24, 2021 – Celebrate Passover!

“In every generation, one should see himself as if he personally went forth from Egypt…” – from the Passover Haggadah. Please read our Passover memo here

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April 18, 2021 – Passover and Golgotha

Jesus was executed and buried in a rock quarry, as the “stone that the builders rejected.” Golgotha – the “place of the skull” – holds many mysteries. Notes on Passover and Golgotha Notes on the Search for Leaven and the … Continue reading

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March 27, 2021 – Book of Esther – Celebrate Purim!

This feast is probably the original “morality play” with audience participation. A mysterious part of the Purim feast is the rabbinical command to drink enough wine so that you can’t distinguish between “Yay Mordechai!” and “Boo Haman!” Read our memo … Continue reading

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December 27, 2020 – The Star of Bethlehem, the Magi and the Shepherds

What was the Star of Bethlehem, who were the Magi, and why were shepherds part of Christ’s birth announcement? Notes on the Star of Bethlehem Notes on Shepherds

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December 19, 2020 – Hanukkah and Parasites

The Hanukkah season sometimes reveals parasitical relationships and tendencies, for which mistletoe is a type. The scripture focus is Luke 1:46-55. Notes on Hanukkah and Parasites

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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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