Sukkot – Feast of Tabernacles

Today is the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) in Australia – on my calendar (see Feast Calendar).

This is also my 200th post!

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Shabbat shalom!  Today – Saturday, October 13th, 2018 – is the first day of Sukkot, otherwise known as the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths (which is one of the Torah feasts and still applies).  It is described in Leviticus 23:

And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, In the fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be a Feast of Booths seven days to Jehovah.  On the first day shall be a holy gathering; you shall do no work of service.  Seven days you shall bring a fire offering to Jehovah; on the eighth day you shall have a holy gathering; and you shall burn the fire offering to Jehovah; it is a solemn assembly; you shall do no work of service [translation correction: no work whatsoever].  (Leviticus 23: 33-36, Green’s Literal Translation)

You may have thought that Sukkot has passed.  For…

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Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Welcome to the 18th edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts.  Last fortnight I reviewed Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002).  This fortnight, I'm reviewing: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), rated M for science fiction violence That … Continue reading Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Yom Kippur – Day of Atonement

Today is in Australia (for me) the Day of Atonement; it’s the 7th in the US (if you follow my calendar).

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Today – Monday, 8th October, 2018 – is (at least in Australia) Yom Kippur – otherwise known in English as the Day of Atonement, one of the Biblical feasts mandated in the Torah, which still apply to us.

This feast is described in Leviticus as follows:

And YEHOVAH spoke to Moses, saying, “Also on the 10th day of this 7th month is Yom Kippurim; it shall be a set-apart assembly to you, and you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to YEHOVAH.  And you will do no work in that same day, for it is Yom Kippurim, to make an atonement for you before YEHOVAH your ELOHIM.  For whoever will not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.  And whoever does any work in that same day, I will destroy that same person from among his…

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