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Divine Appointments

In Levitcus 23:44, the phrase el mo’adai Yahweh occurs as a conclusion to a chapter where Moses has “announced to the Israelites the appointed festivals of the Lord (Leviticus 23:44).  530 more words

Jewish Festival Holidays

My first Jewish service

Every year right before the High Holidays my friend Dawn, in her official interfaith outreach capacity, sends out an e-mail message imploring couples to avoid making those services the non-Jewish partner’s first exposure to Jewish worship. 1,087 more words


Rosh HaShannah--A Call to Worship

Illustration:  “Snow-covered Church” by Marc Chagall, 1927.

“And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation‘” (Lev 23:23-24). 348 more words

Jewish Festival Holidays


Being an observant Jew takes a lot of planning. Not planning to become observant, though that decision may involve many conversations (internal and external) as well. 1,083 more words