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From Biblical to Gregorian Calendars: Holy to Happy New Year – or Both?

  There’s nothing quite like spending New Year’s Eve and Day in Israel. Offices, shops, schools and even the streets teem with business as usual. Knowing the world’s secular year changes by a digit each January 1, Israeli society nevertheless revolves more around the Biblical than Gregorian calendar. It’s unusually…...

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A Messianic Jewish Response to Christians Who Naysay Christmas

  This time of year we are often asked if we believe Christians should celebrate Christmas. Surprisingly, those questions usually come from Gentile, not Jewish, believers. They point out the holiday often replaces the Jewish roots of Messiah’s incarnation with folk rites originating or associated with pagan dieties. They are…...

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Hanukkah Foreshadows Victory in the End Times

  Every winter when I was a child, as Christmas trees and manger scenes filled the world around me, I confess I dreaded Hanukkah. Growing up in a non-Jewish part of town when ethnic diversity definitely was not celebrated, Hanukkah left me the odd girl out. But through the year-in,…...

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What Scripture Says about Israel’s New Knife Terror and Old Propaganda War

  This blog post compiles a recent series of short articles. Be blessed! Part 1 A Biblical Pattern: Warfare Signals New Season in Redemption History As we approached this year’s fall feasts, some prophecy watchers believed global shock waves would usher in the new civil year, 5776. I shared that…...

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The Feast of Tabernacles and Prophetic Fulfillments

  NOW THAT BLOOD MOONS HAVE COME AND GONE ….. The Feast of Tabernacles commemorates God’s faithful provision in the past, while anticipating His glorious kingdom of the future. Meanwhile, what does it mean for us today? At its core, the magnificent seven day feast honors and celebrates YHVH’s gracious…...

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Yom Kippur 5776/2015: Prayers and Possibilities for Jubilee

  DOES YOM KIPPUR 2015 HERALD A JUBILEE OR OTHERWISE SPECIAL YEAR? “Consecrate the 50th year and proclaim liberty throughout the land.” (Leviticus 25:10) The date September 23, 2015 (Yom Kippur 2015) has become ubiquitous among the writings of some prophecy watchers. They don’t know what, if anything, will happen…...

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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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Heaven’s Trumpet Will Soon Sound – and Most Jewish People Don’t Yet Know Messiah

  Heaven’s trumpet will soon sound…..and most Jewish people don’t yet know Messiah. If you think they won’t turn to Him until great tribulation hits, think again! Here’s what Israel is waiting for: Maturity of the Christian Church “I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers…...

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Who is the Israel of God and Offspring of Abraham? A Simple Key to Understanding Difficult Scriptures about Israel and One New Man

  [PERSONAL NOTE TO OUR BLOG SUBSCRIBERS: You may have noticed that my blog posts now overlap somewhat with Light of Zion’s Facebook page and also my weekly Reflections. My articles sometimes repeat as a byproduct of trying to make them accessible to all, including ministry friends not on social…...

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