Shalom dear Friends,
Sending best wishes to you and your family for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
We pray that the year 5778 will be filled with abundant blessing and peace in every area of your life!
Shana Tova—a good year to you!
Charles E. McCracken is an international Bible teacher, long-time friend of Israel and advocate for the Jewish people. Rev. McCracken authentically communicates biblical truth making his presentations relevant for those seeking to understand the significance of Israel and the church in Bible prophecy. He staunchly supports the nation of Israel and the Jewish people’s right to exist and live in peace.
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1) Detail: Mosaic in the Synagogue of Enschede. The “lifting of the hands ceremony”(Nesiat Kapayim) is performed by Cohanim in the pronouncement of the Aaronic blessing. The four fingers of each hand are typically split into two sets of two fingers forming the Hebrew letter “Shin” (שׁ) representing El Shaddai—Almighty God. Jewish tradition states the Divine Presence would shine through the fingers of the priests as they blessed the people, and no one was allowed to look at this out of respect for God.) By Kleuske [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios