Understanding Tisha B’Av

The saddest day on the Jewish calendar will commence tonight at sundown and extend through sundown tomorrow.  Jews around the world will commemorate Tisha B'av (the ninth of the Hebrew month, Av) by fasting and refraining from any sort of pleasure or enjoyment. But what exactly are they commemorating?  The destruction of both the first …

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A Look Back at the Honor Paid to Fallen Israeli Soldiers and Terror Victims

Happy Lord's Day, my friends! Sunday is usually a day I share good news and encouragement, and I want to continue that in an odd way today. This past week, Israel commemorated Yom HaZikaron, similar to Memorial Day in America. Israelis have a special way of remembering Holocaust victims (which they did last week during …

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A Week that Changed History: Jewish Feasts that Foreshadow Jesus’ Resurrection

Friends, these are exciting days!  We are in the midst of the most significant weekend of the year for Christians, and it is linked to the Jewish Passover.  So let’s examine Yeshua (Jesus) in the Pesach (Passover) together. Throughout the centuries Jews have celebrated Passover, while Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.  To fully appreciate …

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A Week that Changed History: Monday and Tuesday of Passion Week

Friends, we have entered the most sacred week in Christendom, leading up to the day Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, rose from the dead to defeat sin and death once and for all! My studies have led me back to a series I posted several years ago that so moved me I want to …

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