Have an Ever-Blooming Shana Tova (good year)!

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{a centerpiece featured at a Rosh Hashanah dinner}

 

Rosh Hashanah means head of the year. In Jewish tradition, it is the start of a new year. According to Leviticus 23:23-25 and Numbers 29:1-6, this holy holiday prescribed by the LORD is known as ‘Yom Teruah’ in Hebrew or ‘Feast of Trumpets’ in English. It is one of seven feasts those in covenant with Abba Father practice. Last night, I attended and participated in a Rosh Hashanah service, which included a feast, dancing, singing, and of course, many blasts of the shofar, a ram’s horn used as a trumpet in ancient Israel and today. There are many layers, depths, and prophetic implications to this ongoing, ever-blooming Feast of the LORD! To see a brief video capturing some of this special event as well as my thoughts from a Messianic perspective, click on the YouTube video below. Shana Tova!

Torah Portion: Beha’alotcha

In Messianic Judaism, Hebrew roots congregations, as well as various forms of Judaism, there is a weekly Bible reading plan that the whole world (of those groups) studies in unity. This week’s Torah portion is called “Beha’alotcha”, which means in Hebrew “Lift Up”. Can you find a theme or connection between these various passages?

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Torah Portion: Nasso

In Messianic Judaism, Hebrew roots congregations, as well as various forms of Judaism, there is a weekly Bible reading plan that the whole world (of those groups) studies in unity. This week’s Torah portion is called “Nasso”, which means in Hebrew “Take Up”. Can you find a theme or connection between these various passages?

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[Note: Torah is the first five books of the Bible, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, also known as the Law. Haftarah is “partings” or portions of the prophets. The Gospels are the written recordings about the life of Yeshua / Jesus, the Messiah, found in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Messianic Judaism, as well as those in various Hebrew roots congregations, believe Yeshua or Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah and includes the Gospels as well as the rest of the New Testament in their studies whereas Judaism does not.]

 

Torah Portion: Emor “Speak”

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In Messianic Judaism, there is something called a weekly “Torah portion” which takes a passage from the first 5 books of the Bible, as well as a portion from the books scribed by prophets, and portions from the “Brit Hadasha” or “Renewed Covenant”, which in English Bibles has been translated as New Testament. As of May 18, 2019, this weeks Torah portion is the Hebrew word “Emor”, which means “Speak” or “Say”. What is our Heavenly Father speaking to us through these passages? Can you find the connections?

Blessings and Shalom!

-Carrie