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The Sabbath Breaker

The Caiaphas Prophecy

Messianic enthusiasm over Yeshua had been progressively building in Judea. With each appearance He made in and around Jerusalem, more and more people believed Him to be the Messiah. After the resurrection of Lazarus, the enthusiasm reached a crescendo. If anyone doubted the validity of His miracles, they only needed to travel to Bethany and interview Lazarus and those present for the miracle. Word of the resurrected man spread throughout Jerusalem. In their naïve enthusiasm,…

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Many Lamps as the Sabbath Departs

According to Isaiah, we are to treat the holy Sabbath as “honored” (Isaiah 58:13). In Judaism, we accomplish this by treating the Sabbath like a royal, distinguished guest visiting our home: we clean, decorate, and illuminate our home; we prepare fine foods and wear respectful clothes. To eagerly jump into mundane life once the Sabbath departs would suggest that we did not accord the day with the honor it deserves. In keeping with this idea,…

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Acharei Mot-Kedoshim, Yom Kippur

I Need Atonement

The high priest carried the blood of the sin offerings into the holy of holies and splashed it seven times on the ark of the covenant, then seven times on the curtain that divided the holy of holies from the rest of the Tabernacle, and finally seven times on the altar of incense that stood before the curtain. The high priest had to enter the...

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Appointed Times

Unblemished & Unleavened

O Lord, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? He who walks with integrity... (Psalm 15:1-2) The biblical Hebrew word for "integrity" is tamim (תמים). It means "whole, sound, blameless, lacking nothing essential, consistent inside and out." It is the same word the Torah uses to describe a lamb suitable for a Passover sacrifice. "Your lamb shall be an...

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Month: Iyyar (אייר)

The Splendor of Iyyar

On the biblical calendar, Iyyar can get overlooked. Couched between the festivals of Passover and Shavuot, Iyyar may seem like a period of waiting. However, to downgrade Iyyar to a second-class month would be a mistake. Iyyar is derived from an Akkadian word that means "splendor" or "blossoming." It corresponds to the Hebrew "Ziv," the name given to the second month in the days of...

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eRosh Family Resources »

Fresh studies and activities for the whole family, based on the historical and current events from the Jewish calendar. Includes:

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The Midnight Visitor

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.” But in my book First Steps in Messianic... Read »

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