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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 Passover

Several symbolic clues during Passover are fulfilled in Christ. John the Baptist introduced Jesus by saying, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29). The Jews had been celebrating Passover for 1,500 years. They understood the significance of John’s statements. Isaiah 53, written hundreds of years before Christ, […]

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Passover Overview

The name of the festival, Pesach in Hebrew, passing over or protection, is derived from the instructions given to Moses by God (Ex. 6:6-8). Moses was chosen by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. God commanded Moses to tell the children of Israel: Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the […]

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Messianic Passover Seder

There are no set rules for the basic order of the seder. Just like with Thanksgiving dinner, traditions vary among families. Here we give a seder checklist of what to serve and setting the table.

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Passover, Resurrection, 3 Days, 3 Nights

Dr. Dwight Pryor talks about the Passover meal in the Upper Room with Christ. He also talks about the controversy of the Resurrection on the 3rd day or 3 days & 3 nights. Very insightful video Dwight A. Pryor is the Founder and President of the Center for Judaic-Christian Studies in Dayton, Ohio. He is […]

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How to Celebrate Hanukkah

If you decide to celebrate Hanukkah in your home you’ll need a menorah. Beautiful multi-colored Israeli-made candles are available for those who light menorahs. Any library or bookstore should have a good selection of illustrated books telling the story of Hanukkah for children. Have festive meals for the eight days, say silent prayer three times […]

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Why Are Christians Celebrating Hanukkah?

Jesus preached three sermons in which he declared Himself the “light of the world,” and all three could have been during Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.

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Manifesting the Light of Jesus

An excerpt from God’s Lamp, Man’s Light: Mysteries of the Menorah by Dr. John Garr When the Maccabean Jews rededicated the Temple and themselves unto God, the result was a miraculous manifestation of light. Oil that naturally would have burned for only one day supernaturally burned for eight days, signifying God’s approval upon the efforts […]

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How to Spell Hanukkah

In English there are at least 16 ways to spell it, including: Channuka, Channukah, Chanuka, Chanukah, Chanuko, Hannuka, Hannukah, Hanuka, Hanukah, Hanukkah, Kanukkah, Khannuka, Khannukah, Khanuka, Khanukah, Khanukkah, and Xanuka.

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Jewish Customs of Hanukkah

Jewish tradition sought to embellish these days of celebration. It is the practice to have festive meals for the eight days, and in addition to Latkes, jelly doughnuts fried in oil became popular. (Both symbolize the miracle of the oil.) Other popular sources of joy are the Hanukkah gifts and Hanukkah gelt (money.) The major […]