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The Monthly eRosh

Articles focusing on the Hebrew month, Jewish festivals, appointed times, and special events that shaped our past and predicts our future.

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ניסן : Nisan

The Lamb of God

In this, the beginning of months, we will have many opportunities for practically living out the words of the Scripture. We will be able to prepare for Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and to begin the counting of the omer. We are also able to recount the time when the Lamb of God was sent to take away the sin of the world. As stated above, there is so much that could be written about the month of Nisan (a.k.a. Aviv, which literally means ripe and by extension springtime). This eRosh will speak mostly of one aspect of the...
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אדר : Adar

Giving, Mercy and Salvation

As hard as it is to believe, we have come again to the last month of the Biblical calendar, the month of Adar. But before we begin the cycle of months again, we are privileged to remember and celebrate the events recorded in the Book of Esther. This celebration, which is in the middle of the month, is known as Purim, where the Holy One rescued the Jews from an evil decree. Also during this month, we remember the rededication of the temple after the Babylonian Exile. Ezra and Nehemiah led this Jewish return in rebuilding the temple with non-believers...
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שבט : Shevat

A Tree of Life

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. (Psalm 1:3) The month of Shevat, the 11th month on the Jewish cycle of months, begins the turn from winter to spring in Israel. This is the time of year when the earliest blooms appear on some trees. The fifteenth day of this month is called Tu b'Shevat and is celebrated as the New Year for trees. It is a day to give thanks for the abundance that the Lord...
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Current Month | 5775 (2015)

Nisan / ניסן | Mar—Apr

 

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