Shavuot/ Pentecost

Question: How should you celebrate Shavuot? In Hebrew Shavuot means “weeks” or “feast of weeks”. The Greek name for Shavuot is Pentecost or “the fiftieth day” because it falls on the 50th day.  The festival of Shavuot marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot. This is a time to celebrate the giving of the Ten …

NITZAVIM (you are standing)

Deuteronomy 29:10 אתם You stand this day before יהוה your Elohim; your captains of your tribes, your elders and your officers and all the men of Israel. C-MATS Question: What is important about the verse, “אתם You stand this day before יהוה your Elohim”? You have provoked the Omnipresent to anger many times, yet He has not made an end …

KEDOSHIM (set apart ones)

Question: What was יהוה teaching his children? The Ten Commandments found in Exodus 20 were being taught again. Leviticus 19:1 And יהוה spoke to Moses saying, 2 Speak to all the congregation of the Children of Israel וְאמַרְת and you say to them, you will be holy (set apart): for I יהוה your Elohim am Holy (set apart). C-MATS 1) …