Category Archives: Gentile Christians & the Jewish Holidays

The Feast of Purim

The Feast of Purim is a celebration of the Jewish nation’s salvation from an evil plot conceived by a member of the court of the King of Persia, known in the Greek language as Xerses I (Khshayarsh in Persian; Ahasuerus … Continue reading

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Our Gentile Hearts Should Burn for Passover

After their master’s crucifixion two of the disciples, dejected and perhaps fearing for their lives, were leaving Jerusalem for Emmaus about twenty miles away.  They were discussing His arrest, trial and death when a stranger (who they didn’t recognize was … Continue reading

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Hanukkah, or The Feast of Dedication

Most of the major Jewish festivals were commanded by the Lord.  But Hanukkah or the Feast of Dedication wasn’t.  So to understand this celebration and remembrance which begins at sundown, December 16th lasting until sundown Wednesday, December 24th, one must … Continue reading

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Simchat Torah, Rejoicing in The Torah

The very next day, after the week long Feast of Booths, or Tabernacles concludes, begins the observance of Simchat Torah, meaning “Rejoicing in the Torah.”  It marks the completion of the yearly cycle of reading portions of the Torah, from … Continue reading

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Sukkot, the Feast of Booths or Tabernacles

Five days after the solemn holiday of Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, at sundown on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, comes the joyful seven day observance known by the Hebrews as Sukkot.  We Gentiles call it the Feast of Booths, … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement

On the tenth day after the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) is celebrated comes the Day of Atonement, better known as “Yom Kippur.”  It is an event commanded by Christ in the book of Leviticus and further detailed in Numbers … Continue reading

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The Jewish New Years Celebration- Rosh Hashanah

The season known to the Hebrew people as ‘Teshuvah’ meaning “to return or repent”, begins on the first day of the month of Elul (somewhere in August and September of every secular year).   Each morning during the 30 days of … Continue reading

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