A Look Back at Shavuot (Pentecost)

Shavuot (Pentecost) is one of the seven major Biblical feasts commemorated by Jews since their days of enslavement in Egypt. It actually commenced at sundown last Saturday (June 8), but rather than interrupt our series on the Six Day War, I chose to delay this post. We have discussed the Biblical roots, yet differences, of …

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For Zion’s Sake – May 2019

Hey gang, heads up! Our monthly day of prayer is coming up fast in May! We're talking about the first Wednesday of each month that is designated as a day of prayer by those participating in the Isaiah 62 Prayer Initiative. Tomorrow is May 1...the first Wednesday...so get ready to pray! As usual, the International …

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A Glimpse of Passover in Israel

Hi gang! While Christians celebrated Resurrection Day during the Jewish festival of Passover, remember that Jews celebrate Passover for an entire week (until sundown this Saturday)! I want to give you one example of the celebratory atmosphere in Israel. The video below is from Ben Yehuda Street, a pedestrian mall where locals and tourist mingle …

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Why Don’t Passover and Easter Always Coincide?

As Passover week commenced Friday evening, and with Good Friday and Resurrection Day this weekend, Jewish and Christian celebrations coincide this year. However, that is not always the case. In fact, it is somewhat unusual and they can be weeks apart at times. Why is that? One for Israel produced an excellent article answering that …

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