Hanukkah is not the Jewish Christmas

By: Bill Katz I must confess that I was not quite aware of Hanukkah until I came to the United States in 1985. Growing up in Argentina, the holidays I was mostly familiar with were … Read More

Water That Will Satisfy You Forever

By: Bill Katz Have you ever wondered why Messiah said the things He said? While there are no “hidden” meanings in Scripture, we need to understand that He spoke to specific audiences in their language, … Read More

Why I Observe Yom Kippur

By: Moran Rosenblit Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is the most solemn day on the Hebrew calendar.  It exists as a direct fulfillment of God’s command to the ancient, wandering Israelites after they were freed … Read More

Feast of Trumpets

Traditions can be a wonderful part of our lives! Yet, at times, they can easily overshadow the real essence of the very thing that they represent. As we are at the beginning of the High … Read More

Pentecost is Shavuot

By: Bill Katz I’m always surprised when some people tell me they don’t know that the birth of the Church was a Jewish event!  It’s sad to see many believers ignore the Jewish context of … Read More

Passover: A New Meaning for Our Time

On Wednesday evening this coming week, my family and I will have the privilege to join Jewish people around the world in an ancient tradition called Passover. This feast of remembrance, which God instructed Moses … Read More

Purim in Pictures

By: Netanel R. This time every year in Israel, one can see in the windows of many restaurants and bakeries a treat known as “Ozney Haman” (Hebrew for: “the ears of Haman”) or “hamentaschen” (Yiddish … Read More

Hanukkah: Be of Good Cheer!

By Netanael R. “Now, on the fifteenth day of the month Kislev… they (the Greek occupiers of Israel) set up the abomination of desolation upon the altar (of the temple in Jerusalem)… The Books of … Read More