Shavuot as described in the New Testament book of Acts marks the birthday of the church. Without the historical background, however, you may be surprised to learn that the festival was inaugurated by Moses and is still joyfully celebrated in Israel some 3,500 years later.
May your Passover with family and friends be a peaceful and joyful celebration. Chag Pesach Sameach—Happy Passover!
The first time I saw a sukkah, the prospect of “camping” when most families had packed and stored their gear for the winter filled me with longing!
The momentous 24-hour event of Yom Kippur draws attention to God’s provision for the annual covering of Israel’s national sin. A profound message, however, is embedded in the ancient ritual for all who live in the 21st century.
May the year 5778 be filled with abundant blessing and peace!