The Birkat Kohanim, initially commanded by God for the Kohanim (priests, descendants of Aaron), in the time of the Temple, this blessing was performed twice daily, after the morning offering and the afternoon offering. Today, at least in Israel, it is performed daily in Synagogue prayers. When parents bless their children every Friday night, they also use this blessing.
The Jewish Holiday of Purim celebrates God’s deliverance for the Jewish people as found in the Book of Esther. Purim occurs in the month of Adar. When Adar comes, there is a season of joy. This is what the Jewish sages say, “Just as we decrease joy in the month of Av, so should we increase joy in the month of Adar.”
Join me and cast your cares into the depths of the sea – a special ceremony during the “10 days of Awe” between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur meant to release us from the old care, regrets, and sins of last year as we begin the new year.
The Shema Explained:
One of the most well-loved works from the nineteenth-century English preacher Charles Spurgeon in his devotional, Morning and Evening. For centuries, Anglicans have observed the morning and evening “office” (prayer service). These daily rhythms of prayer didn’t emerge a hundred or even a thousand years ago; their roots go back to the Shema, the foundational Jewish prayer.
This is one of the songs we sing each year at the Passover Seder, entitled “Ha Lachma Anya.” It speaks of the bread of affliction that the Israelites ate in the land of Egypt. It goes on with an invitation saying “Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are in need […]
Get Lit “It was now winter, and Yeshua was in Jerusalem at the time of Hanukkah, the Festival of Dedication.” – John 10:22 In John 10, Yeshua is in Jerusalem for the celebration of Hanukkah. Prior to that, in John 9, he performs a miracle for the man who has been blind since birth. Right before […]
This is a powerful song and prayer asking the L-rd to protect Israel. Performed live by Tracy Thomas at our Fusion Erev Yom Kippur service. SHOMER YISRAEL Shomer Yisrael, sh’mor she’arit Yisrael Ve’al yovad Yisrael, ha’omrim, “Sh’ma Yisrael” GUARDIAN OF ISRAEL Guardian of Israel, protect the remnant of Israel Let Israel not perish, those who […]
“Hu Eloheinu” song performed live by Tracy Thomas at our Fusion Erev Yom Kippur service. This song reminds us that He is our G-d, He is our Father, He is our King, He is our Deliverer. ‘ HU ELOHEINU Hu Eloheinu, Hu Avinu Hu Malkenu, Hu Moshieinu V’hu yashmienu b’rahamav she’nit She’nit l’enei kol chai […]