feast of tabernacles

The “Guaranteed*-to-Get-100%” Feast of Booths Quiz
September 27, 2012

The Feast of Booths (or Tabernacles) is the seventh biblical holiday that God instructed the children of Israel to observe. (see Leviticus 23.) The Hebrew name for this feast is Sukkot (rhymes with “blue coat”). This year it runs from September 30 through October 7. We hope you enjoy (and maybe learn something from) this…

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Rosh Hashanah

Jewish Facts of Life: Yom Kippur and Sukkot
September 11, 2012

Last month we mentioned that Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on September 16. If you missed that, you can catch up on Rosh Hashanah info and get some free downloads here. Rosh Hashanah ushers in the Ten Days of Awe, culminating in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This is the most solemn day on…

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Fall Forward*
October 1, 2011

The rule often cited for how to change our clocks for daylight savings time is “spring forward, fall back,” but when it comes to God’s timetable, as taught through the Jewish Festivals, it is always “fall forward.” Of each of the seven Feasts of Israel, the most often overlooked aspect of their rich symbolism is…

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Festivals of Light
December 1, 2009

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 those lights might point beyond their own beauty to the deeper significance found in God,…

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Christ in the Feast of the Tabernacles
September 20, 2006
Author: Seth Richards

Book Title: Christ in the Feast of the Tabernacles Author: David Brickner Date Published: May 1, 2006 Publisher: Moody Publishers; New Edition edition Genre: 1. Messianic Judaism2. Judaism3. Ritual ISBN: 978-0802413963 Reviewer: Seth Richards You probably know that the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, is the final of the three Harvest Festivals and concludes the…

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A Messianic Midrash: The Miracle at Sukkot
September 1, 2003

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

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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 Jesus’ day, special observances and traditions were developed to mark…

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Joy at Sukkot
Author: Susan Perlman

Elusive joy For those who wait And know not what they wait for A promise, a path, a person? Unfulfilled joy For those who dream And know not what to dream for Success, satisfaction, a savior savior? Unbridled joy For those who submit And know to whom they humbly submit The Anointed One, Yeshua our…

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In the Little Shtetl of Vaysechvoos: The Moving Sukkah
Author: Susan Perlman

This can’t really be happening, can it? “I don’t understand!” “Is this a joke? How can this be, it’s crazy, I tell you!” The people of Vaysechvoos had seen some strange things before, but this, this could definitely be called the strangest happening yet, and right around the holiday, no less! What could it mean?…

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Booths in Bethesda
October 1, 1992

When I was a boy, growing up in an Orthodox Jewish home in Kansas City meant that I was a member of a very defined, closed community with distinctive rules and religious obligations. There is a clearly delineated body of Orthodox Jewish law. Under that law, certain foods are forbidden. Travel more than a specified…

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Sukkot: A Promise of Living Water
September 1, 1989
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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