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Shavuot, AKA Pentecost of Feast of Weeks

Pentecost or the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot in Hebrew) is the time for celebration of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, as well as a celebration of the offering of the firstfruits of the wheat harvest in agrarian Israelite society. This festival was celebrated seven weeks or fifty days after the Passover, hence […]

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Lessons from the Feast of Tabernacles

The Feast of Tabernacles, Succoth, reminds us not to hold too tightly to material things. We live in a very materialistic age. When the Israelites were wanderers in the desert, they all lived in tents–rich and poor alike.

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Building A Sukkah for the Feast of Tabernacles

The Bible instruction just says “Build a sukkah (or booth).” Rabbis have added details about size, materials, location, etc. You only need to follow the Bible instructions.

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Jesus Celebrated Tabernacles/ Sukkot

Jesus taught in the Temple on the Feast of Tabernacles. These teachings were really the official or formal announcement of the divinity of Jesus to the Jewish people and to the whole world.

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Was the Feast of Tabernacles the First Thanksgiving?

The Feast of Tabernacles is a week-long autumn harvest festival. The two days following the festival are separate holidays, Shemini Atzeret and Simkhat Torah, but are commonly thought of as part of the Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles was the final and most important holiday of the year. The importance of this festival […]

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Sukkot or Tabernacles: Jewish Customs

The services in the synagogue today are modeled after the ancient services in the Temple (see Feast of Tabernacles in Bible Times). Sacrifices are no longer performed since the time of the destruction of the Temple. It is usual practice to build and decorate the booth (sukkah). In the United States, Jews usually hang dried […]

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Messiah in Yom Kippur – Yeshua Our Atonement

This year Yom Kippur begins sundown September 29, 2017 Yeshua HaMashiah (Jesus Christ) has provided our atonement: “…for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 2:23-24). God presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in His blood. […]

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Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement: Messianic Overview

This year Yom Kippur begins sundown September 29, 2017 In the Bible, Yom Kippur bears three names: Day of Atonement Day of Judgment Sabbath of Sabbaths. Yom Kippur occurs on the tenth day of Tishri. This is a holy day of the Lord that remains “a statute forever.” Day of Atonement is the day in which the […]

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Birth of Christ & Feast of Tabernacle

Many scholars believe Jesus was born during the Feast of Tabernacles. The Hebrew word “stable” is called a sukkoth (Gen. 33:17).

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Celebrating Purim

To commemorate the miraculous turn of events recorded in Esther, Purim is celebrated with feasts, sending gifts of food to friends and the needy, and with the reading of Esther, the story of Purim.