Jewish Facts of Life

We’ve got three Jewish holidays to tell you about, one of which is a feast God commanded in the Bible.

As David Brickner mentioned, this year Yom ha-Azma’ut (Israel’s Independence Day) falls from sundown to sundown April 15-16. So if you’re not rushing to get your taxes in on time, take a few minutes to read up on a Messianic perspective on this day and browse related articles, poems and personal stories.

April 27-28 (again, sundown to sundown) marks Lag BaOmer, which is the 33rd day of the countdown between Passover and Pentecost. While God commanded the countdown, the holiday for this particular day of the countdown evolved as a tradition. You can read about it from the link above.

Finally, beginning at sundown on May 14 and lasting until the same time the following day, we have one of the three “pilgrimage” festivals that God commanded the Israelites to celebrate. This is Pentecost, or in Hebrew, Shavuot, which means weeks (because it comes seven weeks after Passover). This holiday is rich in historic and prophetic meaning. Learn more about it in the link above.

But if you really want to be inspired by all the holiday can mean to you as a believer in Jesus, check out “Christ in the Feast of Pentecost”.

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