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Sukkot is seven days long, but oddly, it also has an eighth day. This mysterious holiday called Shmini Atzeret has no special mitzvot, nor is its purpose explained in the Torah. By noting the parallels between Shmini Atzeret and Shavu’ot, we can learn a lot about the meaning of the day.Read This Most Recent Articles Discover More
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Get a head start on the end times by studying the weekly haftarah portions. Voice of the Prophets restores an authentic Jewish eschatology with prophecies about the centrality of Israel and Messiah in the kingdom and the end times. Dive deep into the world of ancient Israel, kings and prophets.
Sukkot Shabbat Chol HaMo'ed
The Chasidic concept of tzaddikism explains that the merit of a single righteous person can be extended to others. On the basis of God’s gracious favor for one man, the entire nation received the forgiveness of sin. The ultimate redeemer is like the first redeemer, making atonement for the entire nation on the basis of His merit alone.
On the seventh day of the festival they encircled the altar seven times, chanting out a litany of “hoshanas,” preparing for the final water libation. The worshipers shook their palm branches to create a rushing sound like wind and rain. They thrashed them against the sides of the altar.
The special prayer that our Master taught his disciples can be found in both Matthew 6 and Luke 11. The wording of each varies slightly, but both contain the mysterious Greek word epiousion, the word conventionally translated “daily” as in “daily bread.” So what is “daily bread” really?
Extensive Commentary on the Book
Vine of David has created the Love and the Messianic Age, Study Guide and Commentary to expand on the deep concepts in Paul Philip Levertoff's book. The Guide explains them, and connects them to the words of Yeshua and the apostles, and is a great resource for study and meditation.