Five tips on surviving the Passover seder with young children!
I was excited to be heading to the West Coast to visit my older brother Steve. My dad had returned to New York with the good news that Steve had found a place with a nice Jewish landlady who would “keep an eye on him.”
Does keeping order in the Passover really matter? What does the story spell out about God?
Torah Portion Study: An Event to Remember Forever! Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) By Rabbi Glenn This Shabbat’s parasha is Beshalach which means “in his sending“, referring to Pharaoh finally letting the Jewish people go (after ten terrible plagues), and it takes us through Exodus chapter 17. When God led us out of Egypt, He didn’t take […]
Torah Portion Study:A Flawless Lamb Parasha Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16) By Rabbi Glenn The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Bo, meaning “Go!” and takes us from Exodus chapters 10 through most of 13. Despite God’s repeated warnings to Pharaoh, all of which went unheeded, and despite dire plagues poured out on Egypt, Pharaoh repeatedly hardened […]
One of the most significant Jewish holidays, Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, recalls and rejoices over the Israelites’ redemption from slavery in Egypt. The symbolic elements of the feast cause us not only to look back and remember what the Lord did for our people in the past; they also foreshadow a greater redemption through Jesus, the Passover Lamb…“
The following excerpt is from the Messianic Family Haggadah.* This haggadah retains the essential elements of the traditional seder service, but weaves in some New Testament understandings that explain the Passover/Jesus connection. The Three Symbols of Passover Leader: Rabbi Gamaliel said that in order to tell the Passover story properly, we must mention three important […]
Learn how Jesus spent his last week leading up to Passover, culminating in his death and resurrection.
Every year Macabbi Tel Aviv faces off against its rival, Hapoel Tel Aviv, in a soccer match. The game is filled with tension and excitement as a packed house stands and cheers non-stop for ninety minutes. Accolades and bragging rights will fall to the winner. Yet the time on the clock has run out, and […]
I was excited to be on the West Coast and to see my older brother Steve. Dad had been there earlier when Steve found an apartment, and had returned to New York with the good news that my brother had found a place with a nice Jewish landlady who would “keep an eye on him.” […]
Did You Know that April 15 is Holocaust Remembrance Day? It is crucial that the world not forget or minimize the evil of the Holocaust. There is truth to the saying “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Many have sought to deny that the Holocaust occurred, rewriting history to […]
This year Passover begins at sundown on April 2nd. The holiday lasts for a week during which time it is appropriate to send Jewish friends and neighbors Passover greeting cards. Many scholars think that Rameses II, whose likeness is found in many of the great ruins and artifacts of ancient Egypt, was probably the Pharaoh […]
As is usual for this time of year, our missionaries have been out presenting “Christ in the Passover.” This presentation shows how Jesus celebrated the holiday, showing how the sacrifice of His body and blood would bring about true redemption from sin. It’s a beautiful presentation that displays traditions that are centuries old, yet have […]
WHAT DOES ST. PATRICK’S DAY (MARCH 17) HAVE TO DO WITH BEING JEWISH? Nothing that we know of. Still it made us wonder about the possibility of Irish Jews. Thanks to the Internet we were able to find a couple of sites to tell of this little known community: You can read about the Irish […]
We all struggle with how best to tell our unsaved families about Jesus, and there are no easy answers. But Jewish holidays provide wonderful opportunities for witnessing. Our redemption from Egypt is so typical of the way God works His salvation plans. And the well-known theme of the lamb’s shed blood can help you explain […]
I frequently tell people that Jews for Jesus is a one-issue organization, and that issue is evangelism. That is what I like to say, but it isn’t what some people like to hear. Missions and direct evangelism are often seen as antiquated and out of step with current trends. Mission organizations and churches are tempted […]
The word “memorial” has never been a favorite of mine. I always associated it with death, either by way of a quasi-funeral service or a cold piece of stone marking a grave. Even the sound of the word seemed heavy and sad. But, like so many things, that perception has changed over the years. The […]
Sydney Mark Landrum reports, It was a missionary’s dream. An Israeli phoned our office wanting to meet up to talk about Yeshua. Peter had already been reading about Jewish people believing in Jesus. During his recent travels in New Zealand he had stayed with a few people from ‘HIT’ (Hosting Israeli Travelers) and had received […]
Passover began at sundown on April 12. It is followed by the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which lasts for a week, but the two holidays collectively are known as Passover. For more about this Festival of Redemption, check out our website: http://www.jewsforjesus.org/judaica/passover At the bottom right side of the page you’ll find a link to […]
This month marks a timely convergence of important Jewish and Christian celebrations. Passover begins at sundown on April 12 and continues for a week that includes Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday. Passover does not always overlap with the holidays commemorating Christ’s passion but when it does, it raises an important and controversial issue […]
*Behold Your God is our dream of reaching every city outside of Israel with a Jewish population of 25,000 or more. This month we come to Lyon, France, the second to last city slated for a Behold Your God campaign. The city of Lyon is approximately two hours south of Paris. According to the Jewish […]
In O.T. Accounts At Last Supper and/or in Early Church In Rabbinic Tradition In Contemporary Judaism As Applied in the Church Today BONDAGE AND EXODUS God’s dealings with Israel — yearly celebration and remembrance (Ex. 12:24-27) Freedom in Christ from Bondage of sin (Romans 6:18) “In every generation let each man look on himself as […]
Passover is the Feast of Redemption, first in line of the annual Jewish feasts that God commanded the children of Israel to observe. We love the holiday as it celebrates our miracle-working, bondage-breaking God, telling how He set our ancestors free from slavery in Egypt. We also love it because our Messiah Jesus celebrated it […]