Judiasm

Hanukkah and the Great Miracle that Happened on it!

Christmas is soon approaching—the season when much of the world erroneously celebrates the miracle birth of Yeshua… However, the great miracle of the Word made flesh did not begin with the birth but with the conception of Yeshua! Is it possible that Yeshua was conceived during Hanukkah, also known as the Feast of Dedication? Let’s consider it. When…

Maimonides’ 13 Principles of Jewish Faith

For those who are interested in understanding their Jewish brothers and the Jewish faith, I thought it worthy of familiarizing you with the 13 Foundational Principles of Judaism. These thirteen Principles compiled by Maimonides outline Judaism’s tenets, which one must acknowledge as truths in order to be considered a Jew, and to partake in the World to Come. I will…

The bar kokhba revolt: The 9th of Av, Dual prophecies, and a false Messiah,

When the Jews rebelled against Roman rule, they believed that their leader, Shimonbar Koziva (also known as Bar Kochba), would fulfill their messianic longings. But their hopes were cruelly dashed on Tisha B’Av, 135 CE, as the Jewish rebels were brutally butchered in the final battle at Betar. The following account is from the Talmud (Gittin 57a–b):] Because of…

Three weeks of mourning

Three Week Annual Mourning Period

There are Three Weeks that are an annual mourning period that falls out in the summer. The Three Weeks or Bein ha-Metzarim (Hebrew: בין המצרים, “Between the Straits”) (cf “dire straits”) is a period of mourning commemorating the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples.  This is when we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and our launch into a still-ongoing exile. The period…

Why Celebrating Purim is for Everyone!

For a Free Article Download from Stephen Spykerman  click The Hidden Purim Secrets of Esther or Modern Echoes of Purim -The Following Study on Purim was written by Pastor Isaac A question often arises with sincere truth seekers who are not Jewish, “Is Purim a Biblical holiday?”  The short answer is yes, and while it is not a Leviticus 23…