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SukkotToby Janicki

Please, HaShem, Save Now!

Hoshana Rabbah is the seventh day of the festival of Sukkot. It is written that “…on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, “From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.”’”

18 hours ago

SukkotDamian Eisner

The Sukkah’s Embrace

When God commands us to have fun, we better take the party seriously. After the high holidays, we all need some fun, and Sukkot is made for that. But the sukkah, the unique structure associated with the holiday, has much more to communicate. There’s a message of hope here for all God’s children to receive.

4 days ago

Sukkot

A Sukkot Field Guide

Looking at a Jewish calendar at this time of year can be overwhelming. There are so many festival days! Where do they all come from, and what do they mean? Here is a simple rundown of each of the significant days connected with Sukkot, sometimes called the “Feast of Tabernacles” or “Feast of Booths.”

Sep 20

Messiah Magazine

Was Luke Jewish?

The author of Luke and Acts has traditionally been identified as a Gentile physician named Luke. However, the latest Messiah Podcast asks Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer whether the author of Luke and Acts may in fact have been a first-century Jew.

Sep 17

Yom Kippur

Between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur

We still have time to repent. Until the verdict is sealed on Yom Kippur, we still have time to sway the heavenly court toward a good verdict, so we make extra efforts in prayer, charity, and repentance.

5-min

Prayer

The Prayer Liturgy of the High Holy Days

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are holidays for which intense liturgical prayers have been written and carry a very different range of emotion. These days (and the days in between) are known as the High Holy Days. In Hebrew, they are called Yamim Nora'im, "Days of Awe."

13-min

Rosh Hashanah

Festivals in Genesis: Rosh HaShanah

Although the festivals were later committed and entrusted to the Jewish nation, they contain universal truths and applications for all mankind to celebrate. God set up these holy appointments with his people from the beginning of creation. It’s no wonder then that we find the festivals alluded to in the book of Genesis.

16-min

Vision and Mission

Introducing Messiah Podcast

Our hope is that Messiah Podcast will be a regular source of spiritual and educational nourishment for a broad range of disciples. Every episode will affirm the importance of Jesus’ Jewishness and how that impacts everything!

3-min

Messiah Magazine

Messiah Magazine Is Back!

Don’t miss this issue of Messiah Magazine, featuring a submission from Kim Campbell on her journey to Torah with her late husband, Glen, a recounting of the formation of the early Messianic Jewish band The Liberated Wailing Wall, and a firsthand account of the shocking rocket attacks in Israel this year.

4-min

Theology

The Unmoored Life

I unmoored my theological boat and started paddling myself across an ocean of possibilities. I figured I knew enough about theology and the Bible to cobble together a map and sextant. But there was no New World waiting for me on the other side.

4-min