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Shabbat ~ Chol Hamo’ed Sukkot

It is a curious position we find ourselves in this Shabbat[i]. Here we are in the midst of one of the most joyous celebratory times upon our festival calendar, remembering the care that ADONAI bestowed upon Bnei Israel during their wandering in the Wilderness and the Haftarah defines the devastating war with Gog and Magog that will herald the Final Redemption. 818 more words


The Kingdom of God and the Messianic Community

As we have just completed the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a time of reflection on our lives and also a time of specific focus on the Kingship of God.   1,934 more words

Messianic Judaism

Haftarah Vayelech / Shabbat Shuvah

This week is Shabbat Shuvah[i], the Shabbat before Yom Kippur, and it is fitting that the Haftarah begins with prophet’s plea in Hosea 14:2-3… 1,353 more words


Haftarah – Nitzavim

At first read, some verses in this week’s Haftarah (Isaiah 61:10 – 63:9) are just so marvelous that they should be read without comment:

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, 906 more words


Haftarah - Ki Tavo

Speaking of this sixth in a series of seven weeks of consolations between Tisha b’Av and Rosh Hashanah, Chabad’s Haftarah in a Nutshell succinctly describes this week’s reading from Isaiah 60: 1-22. 1,192 more words


The Awl and the Door

Seems like almost all my posts lately have been about mortality. Here’s a little break.

Parshah Re’eh (Deuteronomy 12-16) is packed with structures and laws put in place to protect us from each other and to guide us into a closer relationship with God. 509 more words