Sukkot, Part 3: The Ingathering

As previously noted, one of the names for this Feast is the Ingathering:  “And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of Ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field" (Exo. …

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Playing With Themes

I'm currently playing around with the various themes.  Please pardon any clashing colors while I'm in mid-process.  In the meantime, I've also uploaded a couple of new articles, shown below. Shalom!

Sukkot, Part 2: The Holy One Dwells Among His People

As we saw in the previous article, when the people of Israel committed the sin of the golden calf, Moses removed the Tent of Meeting to outside the camp, to show that the sin of the people was so great that God had removed His Presence from them. And we saw that Moses fasted and …

Sukkot, Part 1

Happy Sukkot! Since there is a lot of misunderstanding about the importance of this incredibly rich and important Feast, I thought that instead of trying to jam everything into one post, six or seven would be more appropriate. In previous posts, we looked at the significance of Yom Teruah (more commonly called Rosh Hashanah), the …

Coffee-Talk

With thanks to Rabbi Derek for pointing this out: The Yinon blog has an excellent post about why Messianic Judaism is like coffee: "You see, Americans don't actually like coffee. Coffee is bitter. Acidic. It's an acquired taste. What Americans really like is cream and sugar. And we like the concept of drinking coffee, even …