Category: Feasts of Israel

Worshipers at the Western Wall celebrating Shavuot in Jerusalem, Israel at dawn, May 26, 2012.

Get Acquainted with Shavuot

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.

Kol Nidre

SEASONS: Yom Kippur 5778

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.

Shavuot Parade at Kibbutz Gan-Shmuel. Photographer

Shavuot (Leviticus 23)

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.