Chanukkah – The Feast of Hanukkah

Shabbat Shalom!  Today (December 21st, 2018) is (in Australia) the first day of Hanukkah (known in Hebrew of Chanukkah), the 8-day feast commemorating the rededication of the Jewish Temple by the Maccabees three years to the day after it was defiled by pagans. You may notice that most people have already celebrated Hanukkah.  I explain … Continue reading Chanukkah – The Feast of Hanukkah

Yom Teruah – The Feast of Trumpets

Shabbat shalom, everyone!  At least, it's the Shabbat (Sabbath) here in Australia.  Today, in addition to being the regular Shabbat, it is also (in Oz) the Feast of Trumpets, known in Hebrew as Yom Teruah.  This feast is described in the Book of Leviticus and, as I pointed out in Does the Torah Still Apply? … Continue reading Yom Teruah – The Feast of Trumpets