A three-in-one festival
January 26, 2018
Author: David Brickner

A three-in-one festival You probably know that November 28 is Thanksgiving… but did you know it is also the first day (and second night) of Hanukkah? These two holidays coincided only once before (125 years ago). And they will not do so again until the year...

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Festivals of Light
December 1, 2009
Author: David Brickner

December’s landscape is dominated by the artistry of light. In cities and suburbs, from store windows to neighborhoods strung with holiday decor, the beauty and attraction of light is wonderfully inescapable, inviting all to embrace the festive mood. Would that...

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Blow That Trumpet!
September 1, 2009
Author: David Brickner

I am a trumpet player; I grew up practicing, playing and studying to become the best trumpet player I could be. While pursuing a career in orchestral performance at Boston University I was apprehended by God and called into His service. Early on I found many...

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Sukkot Celebration
October 12, 2007
Topics: sukkot
Author: Jews for Jesus

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An Ashkenazic Look at Sephardic Sukkot Customs (What one Reform Jew from Brooklyn learned)
September 1, 2007
Author: Rich Robinson

An Ashkenazic Look at Sephardic Sukkot Customs (What one Reform Jew from Brooklyn learned) I come from an Ashkenazic family, which means we have an Eastern European Jewish background. Sephardic Jews come from Spain, Portugal, the Mediterranean, North Africa and Iraq....

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The Holiday Driven Life
Topics: sukkot
Author: Deanne Ebner

Ah, the holy days; a phrase that brings to mind thoughts of honeycakes, sukkahs and the hope of Messiah’s return…the hope, that is, of Messiah’s very soon return, like before lunch maybe? But this time of year also carries its own unique weight in my home,...

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Food and Jewish Life

All people eat, but for Jewish people eating is an event! What holiday would be complete without food? Even Yom Kippur ends with a break fast. Food provides sustenance, strength and a sense of nurture, and even helps bring meaning and sanctity to Jewish life and...

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Portrait of Michael Sischy

Jews for Jesus, South Africa
October 1, 2004
Topics: sukkot
Author: Jews for Jesus

In 1981 The Liberated Wailing Wall came to Johannesburg and visited the University of the Witwatersrand. The opposition was so strong—with musical cables and equipment ripped up and vandalized—that it seemed like the devil did not want us Making the Messiahship of...

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Living Water
Author: Jews for Jesus

Living Water Jesus used the symbols of Sukkot to make some unique claims about himself. We read about one of these symbols, light, in the lead article. Jesus also used water, another main element of Sukkot, to show that he was the fulfillment of the feast. In...

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A Messianic Midrash: The Miracle at Sukkot
Author: Jews for Jesus

A miracle on the Feast of Tabernacles and how the Jewish holiday points to great joy for the future.

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The Scarlet Cord of Redemption
October 1, 2001
Topics: sukkot
Author: Carter Corbrey

A slim scarlet cord dangling in a window might not trigger thoughts of deliverance. That is, unless you were Rahab, a Gentile woman living in a home built into the wall of the ancient city of Jericho over three thousand years ago. Rahab’s scarlet cord was a sign...

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Editor’s Note
September 1, 1999
Topics: sukkot
Author: Jews for Jesus

Last month’s Bits from the Branches” reported that Melanie Rose prayed with an electrician, Chris, to receive the Lord. She was thrilled because it was the first time in six years of working with Jews for Jesus that she had led someone to faith. What we...

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Keeping Up with the Calendar
Topics: sukkot
Author: Jews for Jesus

Three major Jewish holidays fall this month. A note about pronunciation: There is more than one way to pronounce most of these words, depending on whether one is using Yiddish or Hebrew, and depending on the traditions where one grew up. The following pronunciations...

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Australia: Reaching Down Under
October 1, 1998
Topics: sukkot
Author: Jews for Jesus

It was 1994. Moishe was still the executive director of Jews for Jesus and was presiding over a meeting of the Jews for Jesus Council, where the ministry’s leaders come together to strategize. Moishe asked if anyone in the room had a vision to reach the 100,000...

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A Challenge: To Let Yourself Grow
November 1, 1997
Topics: sukkot, peace
Author: Moishe Rosen

Dear Friends, In Bible times, those who wanted the higher view, the deeper understanding, the straighter walk with God and the energy to enjoy it followed a spiritual exercise—SACRIFICE! We no longer need those animal sacrifices because Jesus has atoned for sin. All...

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Tabernacle of Peace
October 1, 1997
Topics: sukkot
Author: David Brickner

Imagine yourself seated in a room about 7 feet square in size. The walls and roof are thatched, made of loosely woven branches of willow, myrtle and palm trees. The air is fragrant with freshly picked fruit. You look up to see fresh dates, pomegranates, bananas and...

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Sukkot: A Promise of Living Water
Author: Fred Klett

Yeshua stood up and boldly proclaimed to the celebrants, “If a man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” (John 7:38) Imagine the uproar his statement must have caused!

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The Fall Feasts of Israel
Author: Jews for Jesus

Book Title: The Fall Feasts of Israel Author: Mitch Glaser (Author), Zhava Glaser (Author) Date Published: August 8, 1987 Publisher: Moody Publishers; New edition Genre: 1. Holidays 2. Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) 3. Ritual ISBN: 978-0802425393 Reviewer: Jews for...

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