The Light of the World has Come…Jesus is Our Menorah!

Hanukkah Menorah fully lit at the Western Wall At sundown tomorrow the final light of Hanukkah will be extinguished. Following eight days of joyous celebration, Hanukkah will be over, its lights will burn no longer (until next year), and life will return to normal. While in Jerusalem for the great Feast of Tabernacles (Booths), Jesus …

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Jesus Christ, Light of the World

Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah (or both!) today, I have a special thought for you! Though Hanukkah and Christmas share some characteristics (joyous times, celebratory lights, gift-giving, etc), they really are non-related, and only seldom do they overlap. However, as Christians, we can see Jesus in each celebration. We honor His birth at Christmas, …

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Looking Ahead to Hanukkah

Hanukkah, the 8-day Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown December 22 this year (2019). However, because it coincides with Christmas this year, I'll share a series of posts about Hanukkah before turning our sights toward Christmas. Let's begin by focusing on the celebratory nature of the Jewish people. I have often mentioned the Jews’ …

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Almond Blossoms Tell us Spring is on the Way!

Almond Blossoms Every year in Israel almond trees announce the coming of spring! Always the first to blossom, they put forth beautiful white leaves with pinkish centers, filling the landscape with the freshness of a new season! But did you know there is strong Biblical significance to the blossoming of the almond trees? For one, …

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