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!

J-M's History Corner

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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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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Jurassic Park (1993)

[Like Lot 1, this was an accident.]

(Note that Jurassic Park is now the 37th-highest-grossing film of all time.)

Blockbusters Reviewed

Jurassic Park grossed $1.029 billion over a $63 million budget, making it the highest-grossing film of 1993 and the 30th-highest-grossing film of all time.  It is based on the novel by Michael Crichton and is the first film in the Jurassic Parkfranchise.  It is rated PG for medium level violence (in Australia).  The following are the 10 most recent reviews for the film on IMDb.



The best classic sci-fi action my number 1 personal favorite adventure Dinosaurs movie Steven Spielberg’s ultimate thrill ride

rambofan4life1 November 2018

Jurassic Park (1993) is one of the best classic science fiction action adventure movie one of my personal number 1 favorite adventure Dinosaurs films of all time. It is Steven Spielberg’s ultimate thrill ride. It has great visual effects, breathtaking story, it has heart and soul it defines my childhood. I grew up with the film I used…

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History’s Forgotten Monarchs

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There have been several monarchs throughout history who, although they actually ascended the throne and were the monarch, had their reigns cut short.  Some extremely short.  Some died, some abdicated, some were deposed.  But, for however short a period, they reigned.

Our modern “enlightened” historians, however, have decided to take it upon themselves to take offense at the short lengths of some reigns, and absurdly declare that the monarch “never reigned”, which is absolute baloney (I’m being polite here).  And despite the lunacy of their approach, it is the one adopted by the majority of conventional historians.  And thus, while ALL of the persons on this list reigned, you will rarely – if ever – find them in “official” lists.


Edgar II (c. 1051-c.1126)


Known as “Edgar Ætheling”, Edgar II was proclaimed King of England on the 15th of October, 1066, following the death of Harold II the…

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Yom Teruah – The Feast of Trumpets

Today is Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) in Australia – for me. See “Feast Calendar”

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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? is still meant to be kept.  Here are Leviticus‘ instructions on this:

And YEHOVAH spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the Israelites, saying, ‘In the 7th month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of shofars, a set-apart assembly.  You shall do no work of any kind, but you shall offer an offering made by fire to YEHOVAH.  (Leviticus 23:23-25)

[Note: most translations read “no servile work”, but if you look up the Hebrew word for “servile work”, Strong’s H#5656 “avodah”, it actually means…

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