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Why Celebrate the Jewish Holidays?

For most of the last 2,000 years, the Church has not focused much on the biblical Jewish holidays. This historical fact can leave many Gentile followers of Yeshua, wondering, “Why should I celebrate the Jewish holidays?” This question is excellent, and I think it presents an opportunity to grow and learn.

Move Your Big Buts If You Want Breakthrough

As we celebrated Rosh Hashana last fall, we entered the Jewish year 5780—a new year and a new decade (the 80s are back, baby!). We’re in the year/decade of the mouth, and more significantly, Breakthrough. We’ve entered a prophetic season of supernatural strength and power to overcome.

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE The saga of faith and fear, of heaven and earth The most solemn day on the Jewish calendar is Tisha B’Av—the ninth day of Av. It is a time for mourning as a community. On (or around) this day throughout history, many calamities have befallen the Jewish people. Consider some of these [...]

Ha Lachma Anya

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 […]

WHEN WAS JESUS BORN?

When was Jesus born? Every milestone in Jesus’ life happened on a Jewish holiday. He died on Passover; He rose on First Fruits; He ascended during Pentecost. Some believe He was born during Sukkot. Discover the many reasons that support this belief. Sukkot celebrates God’s provision, protection, and presence for Israel while in the wilderness […]

Genesis

Are You a Wannabe or a Maccabee?

Are You a Wannabe or a Maccabee? “It was now winter, and Yeshua was in Jerusalem at the time of Chanukah, the Festival of Dedication.”  (John 10:22) What the world needs more than ever are heroes. There are many Wannabes but few Maccabees. Let me explain. The story of Hanukkah reads like a fairy-tale.  A wicked, Greco-Babylonian [...]
Taken for a spin

Taken for a Spin

Taken for a Spin “And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be—“The Lord is one, ”And His name one.” (Zech. 14:9) One of the main messages of Hanukkah is for us to examine our hearts and ask: What are we trusting in? Are we trusting in our own abilities […]

Get Lit

Get Lit

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 […]

Stay Lit

Stay Lit

Stay Lit “You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden” Matthew 5:14 Hanukkah and the celebration of the light of the Messiah must remind you that He has hand-chosen you before the foundations of the world to embark on a journey into the fullness of your destiny.  […]

Rabbi Jason Chanukah

How To – Hanukkah | Fusion Global with Rabbi Jason Sobel

Why Do We Light the Chanukah Menorah? Chanukah is known as the Festival of Lights and celebrates a great miracle God performed for our ancestors. After defeating Antiochus Epiphanies, the Jewish people led by the Maccabees cleansed the Temple in Jerusalem of pagan idols and re-lit the Menorah, the seven-branched candelabra. There was only enough [...]