Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Paul’s Pentecost Priority

Paul’s Pentecost Priority

  By Sam Nadler   Fifty days after the Sabbath following Passover comes the feast of Shavuot or Pentecost, which means “fifty.”  Pentecost is an early harvest feast, one of the three feasts that all Jewish men were required to come up to Jerusalem to celebrate.  In Acts 20, we find an interesting passage regarding… Read more

Preparing for Passover

Preparing for Passover

  By Sam Nadler   I remember from childhood in New York City when my family would celebrate the annual Feast of Passover.  Every year we would all crowd into the small apartment where my grandfather would lead our Passover Seder meal (Seder means “order”).  The fragrance of beef and chicken wafted through the air,… Read more

A Calendar Conundrum

A Calendar Conundrum

Why would Resurrection Sunday be an entire month before Passover?     By Sam Nadler   Usually the Resurrection season and the Passover season overlap.  However, every few years we encounter an inconsistency in the calendar when believers will celebrate the Lord’s resurrection at Easter a full month before the biblical observance of the Lord’s… Read more

The Feast of Purim

The Feast of Purim

  By Sam Nadler   The Feast of Purim is a Jewish holiday found in the book of Esther (See Esther 9:26-28) that celebrates God’s deliverance of His people from destruction. Purim is recognized each year in Jewish communities around the world (this year starting on the evening of March 23th) with various services, get-togethers… Read more

December Follow-Up in February and Beyond!

December Follow-Up in February and Beyond!

  As 2015 has drawn to a close and a new year has begun, we have had many opportunities to rejoice! God has graciously given the increase, and we are still following up with those who responded to the message of salvation communicated through our outreaches during the month of December. Though some may think… Read more

Tu B’Shevat: Bearing Fruit for Messiah

Tu B’Shevat: Bearing Fruit for Messiah

  We don’t often think of winter as a season for bearing fruit. Yet the Scriptures encourage us that fruitfulness is not based upon times and seasons.  Whether in season or out, we are to be producing spiritual fruit that testifies of the life of Yeshua.  This fruitfulness is not based on a season, but is developed by abiding in Yeshua… Read more

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