Rosh Hashanah: The Feast of Fish. . . no wait, it’s the Feast of Trumpets!

by Bill Katz My memories growing up as a Jewish kid didn’t have much to do with apples and honey or the blowing of the shofar at the synagogue service.   Everything had to do with … 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

Shavuot & Redemption

Shavuot & Redemption by Moran Rosenblit This coming weekend, we are celebrating one of my favorite feasts in Israel, the Feast of Shavuot. Growing up in a Kibbutz (an Israeli agricultural commune), I have fond … Read More