Daily Devotional 3-20-15

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Daily Devotional, General

  Holidays and Festivals Dear friend in Messiah,  As you may already know, Passover is one of the most important celebrations of the Jewish annual cycle of fasting and feasting. With Passover, the emphasis is definitely on the feasting. If I close my eyes, I can still remember the aroma of the matzah ball soup and the other traditional dishes we enjoyed so much at our family Passover Seder. In an age when families are scattered far and wide, Passover is particularly...

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Daily Devotional 2-7-15

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015 in Daily Devotional, General

Antisemitism: The Longest Deepest Hatred President’s Prayer Letter, February 2015 Dear friend of the Jewish people, This past August, on a warm Friday evening in Los Angeles, a prominent Jewish comic was walking with his family, dressed for Sabbath—easily identifiable as a Jewish family. As reported in the Jewish Journal, a black Mercedes SUV pulled up next to them. A young man jumped out and screamed, “I hope your children die!” The comic’s daughters, five and...

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Daily Devotional 9-27-14

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Daily Devotional, General

Ten Days of Awe Devotionals – Day 1 Rosh Hashanah – Day 1 (9/25/14) You will not find the phrase Rosh Hashanah in the Bible, but rather the festival is called, Yom Teruah, the Day of the Blowing of the Trumpet. This correctly casts the festival as an attention grabber for the Jewish people, preparing the Jewish people for the Day of Atonement, which will be observed ten days later (Lev. 23:26-27). Moses writes what was given to him by God at Mount Sinai, …In...

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