Mo’edim: Shabbat – The Weekly Sabbath #Shabbat

Shalom, everyone! Shabbat in purest terms is a day or period of rest. The term is used to describe the annual mo’edim during which YAH commands the B’nei Yisrael to cease from creative work (melachah). Shabbat is also used to describe the sabbatical year (sh’mitah), the seventh year of a seven-year […]

Holidays: The Four Fasts

Shalom, everyone! There are Four Fasts mentioned in Zechariah 8:19 which the House of Yehudah (Judah) observed annually in ancient times to mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and Jerusalem by the Babylonians in the 6th century BCE. Zechariah prophesies that these solemn occasions will one day become joyous occasions […]

Mo’edim: Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret (Feast of Booths and the 8th Day of Assembly) #Sukkot #SheminiAtzeret

Shalom, everyone! The biblical holidays of Chag Sukkot (Feast of Booths) and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly), both collectively known as Sukkot in modern times, are observed each beginning on the 15th day of the Seventh Month (15 of Ethanim/Tishrei) and ending on the 22nd day of the Seventh Month (22 of Ethanim/Tishrei). This eight-day holiday is another of YAH‘s mo’edim (appointed times), […]

Recipes: Israeli Salad

Israeli salad/Israeli vegetable salad or salat yerakot yisra’eli has become one of my favorite dishes. I often eat Israeli salad, served with sour cream and challah bread, as part of breakfast or a light supper in the evenings. Israeli salad actually has Arab origins. It consists primarily of diced tomatoes, […]

Mo’edim: Yom HaKippurim – Day of Atonement #YomKippur

Shalom, everyone! The biblical holiday of Yom HaKippurim (Day of Atonement) is observed each year on the 10th day of the Seventh Month (10 of Ethanim/Tishrei). The holiday is one of YAH‘s mo’edim (appointed times) which He commanded B’nei Yisrael to commemorate as a sacred solemn occasion with the affliction of the soul (fasting from […]

Holidays: Purim – The Festival of Lots #Purim

Shalom, everyone! The holiday of Purim, also known as “Lots,” is celebrated each year on the 14th day of Adar (Twelve Month, Hayir), and also on the 15th day of Adar in the city of Jerusalem, and other walled cities (“Shushan Purim”). During leap years on the post-exilic modern “Hebrew” calendar, Purim […]

Mo’edim: Pesach and Chag HaMatzot (Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread) #Pesach #Passover #Matzah #UnleavenedBread

Shalom, everyone! The biblical holidays of Pesach (Passover) and Chag HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread), both collectively known as Pesach in modern times, are observed each year beginning on the 14th day of Nisan (Aviv), and lasts seven days ending on 21st day of Nisan (Aviv). These holidays are celebrated to commemorate […]