Biblical Feasts & Holidays

The biblical feasts are “appointed times” in which God’s people can engage with Him in special ways. All believers, Gentile and Jewish, are invited to celebrate the feasts with a heart focus on Yeshua.

Traditional Jewish Prayer for the Ten Days of Awe

  A powerful prayer offered to God since at least 135 AD on Rosh Hashana, the Ten Days of Awe and Yom Kippur is called “Avenu Malkeinu,” meaning “Our Father, Our King.” The prayer consists of up to 42 heartfelt petitions, each beginning with the address, “Our Father, our King.”…...

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Do Numbers and Letters Associated with Rosh Hashana 5776 Hold Special Meaning?

  The traditional Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShana, comes in two days and inaugurates the year 5776. Could the holiday hold any special meaning for Christians, based on this year’s combination of numbers and letters? Rosh HaShana is described in the Bible as a day for Israel to blow trumpets.…...

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What to do About the Converging Tetrad Blood Moons, Shemitah and (Dis)Approval of the Iran Deal During the Coming Fall Feasts

  This article was originally written as a two part posting on Light of Zion’s Facebook page. Both Parts 1 and 2 are reprinted below. Part 1: The Convergence July 14, 2015 marked the exact midpoint of “Dire Straits,” Israel’s 3 week period of mourning, repentance and spiritual warfare. After…...

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Passover’s Special Meaning for Christians

  On April 3-4, Jewish families in Israel and around the world will gather to recount the ancient, but never old, story of Passover. Younger generations will hear from their elders the miracle-packed narrative which, they will be told, should be heard as if they personally lived through those historical…...

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Why You Might Need This for the Rest of Your Life: The Sabbath

  This week’s Torah portion (Exodus 30:11-34:35) includes the blessed gift/command of Shabbat (Sabbath). Even for those whose Sabbath-rest is in Yeshua, I call it: GOD’S GAME CHANGER: SHABBAT SHALOM Deity delighting in creation, Hard-wired in earth’s DNA, Wresting a day to rest a day, In humanity’s heavenly hush. World…...

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    “Then King Ahasuerus said…‘I have given Esther the house of Haman.’” (Esther8:7a) Anyone tempted lately to feel overwhelmed and disheartened by an unrelenting onslaught of bad news? If so, please read on. Purim (March 5) is about God encouraging you and giving you the “house of Haman.” Yeshua…...

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Israel On Fire

  Fires rage about our home in Israel as I look out the window of our office where I now write. Across the country bonfires have been lit to celebrate a traditional holiday called Lag B’omer. Lag B’omer occurs on the 33rd day of the 49 day period known as…...

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Happy Passover and Resurrection Day

  Rejoicing with you at this season that Messiah Yeshua—glorious God as mere Man—redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (Galatians 3:13). What amazing love of the Father that in Yeshua you and I should be called the children of God! His mercies…...

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Happy Purim from Sandy in Israel

  A long time has passed since my last blog article of substance. At the start of 2014, the board of directors of Light of Zion prayerfully decided my overall health was such that I needed to take a medical leave of absence for a year. Decades of intense ministry,…...

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THE MYSTERY OF THE MESSIAH TREE: A Christmas Season Meditation

  To everyone who prayed for my hand surgery last week, deep down thanks! The operation went well. I trust God for total healing and can already type for short periods. And so with only three weeks left till Christmas, I hope you’ll be inspired by this short meditation. Seven…...

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