Hanukkah: A Celebration of Light

Hanukkah begins at sundown this coming Sunday, and Jews around the world repeat the Jewish phrase, "Chag Hanukkah Semeach," meaning “Happy Hanukkah!”  Yesterday we talked about the meaning and significance of Hanukkah and today we’ll discover the focus of Hanukkah. 7-branched Menorah near the Knesset Focus is upon the Hanukkah menorah, or the hanukiah.  Different than …

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The Miracle of Hanukkah

Are you ready to discover Hanukkah through Jewish eyes? It is a very festive 8-day Festival of Lights, filled with joy and celebration.  But exactly what are our Jewish friends celebrating?  Perhaps this will help! Throughout history Satan has tried to destroy God’s plan by destroying God’s people.  First, he deceived Eve, resulting in enmity …

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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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Tour Rewind: The In Between

That's a weird title, so let me explain. It is so difficult to put into words how vividly your Bible comes to life as you gaze upon the very places from where Scripture was written. For example, how can you imagine what it is like to come "face-to-face" with Golgotha if you are not standing …

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