Category Archives: The Jewish year

  • Yom Kippur, so much more to reconcile

    Yom haKippurim or Kippur, the Day of Atonement, read Leviticus 23:27, is the end of the ten Yamim haNora’im (the ten Days of Awe), of which Rosh Hashanah is the beginning. Yom Kippur is the most holy day of the Jewish year. It was the only day on which the High Priest was allowed to Continue Reading

  • Counting Omer until Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)

    Exodus A people group existing of exploited and oppressed people leaves a North-African country in the safe darkness of the night. They replaced human laws of that land with the divine laws of the G-d of Israel. No more whip lashes, no more child murder, no more forced idolatry. Spiritual growth Israel left her Egyptian Continue Reading

  • Pesach is renewal

    The agent who was able to produce an earthly visible parallel to the war in the heavenliness was Moshe, Moses. He became the agent who makes visible on earth what that war in the heavens is all about. His brother Aharon became the first High priest who made visible on earth what Messiah – who Continue Reading

  • Pesach is renewal

    The agent who was able to produce an earthly visible parallel to the war in the heavenliness was Moshe, Moses. He became the agent who makes visible on earth what that war in the heavens is all about. His brother Aharon became the first High priest who made visible on earth what Messiah – who Continue Reading

  • Hanukkah: memorial of liberation

    Troubles with the Syrians Chanukah is our festival of light, with eight lights. This feast was the result of a victory after a period of great tribulation. The Syrian Hellenistic enemy tried to destroy Israel completely. In a gigantic spiritual battle for power, in which the Lord always wins, but sometimes a lot of blood Continue Reading

  • Shoftim

    Torah: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Haftara: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 Parashat Shoftim is the second one, after Re’eh, in which Moshe mentions the commandments found in Devarim (Deuteronomy). Next week will be the third parasha in that series. In parasha Shoftim Moshe instructs concerning courts in every city of the Land. And each tribe will have a high court, Continue Reading

  • A Planting from the Heart

    Tu B’Shevat The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat is celebrated on the 15th day of the Hebrew month, Shevat. It is a time of festive celebration and demonstration of appreciation for the land of Israel, the environment and the Creation of G-d. It is also known as the “New Year for Trees,” because it was Continue Reading

  • Hanukkah, miracle victory

    Troubles with the Syrians Chanukah is our festival of light, with eight lights. This feast was the result of a victory after a period of great tribulation. The Syrian Hellenistic enemy tried to destroy Israel completely. In a gigantic spiritual battle for power, in which the Lord always wins, but sometimes a lot of blood Continue Reading

  • Sukkot, when the weak get strong

    The commandment to celebrate Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, we find in Vayikra, Leviticus 34:42-43. This is the time during which Israel prays to G-d for water out of the heavens, for the harvest. A special water sacrifice, also in the days of Yeshua, was carried from the well of Shiloach (Siloam) through the Water Continue Reading

  • Rosh HaShana: new time and space

    The month of Tishri is the seventh month of the Jewish calendar. Once it was the first month and for this reason the first of the autumn festivals is called: the Israeli New Year or Rosh Hashanah. Since the Exodus from Mitzraim, Egypt, however, the month of Nisan has become the first month of the Continue Reading