How to Manage Fear and Anxiety with Faith

How to Manage Fear and Anxiety with Faith

Ancient Truths, Modern Applications When I was in the process of getting my doctorate in Homiletics (the study of public speaking) my professor Dr. Robinson emphasized an important truth: “The most difficult part of the process of developing a sermon is its...
Thoughts on a Virtual Shavuot

Thoughts on a Virtual Shavuot

What is Shavuot? The next holiday on Israel’s calendar is Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks. Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai after Israel left Egypt during the Passover. Leviticus also describes it as an agricultural holiday that falls at the end...
Extravagant Shavuot Cheesecake

Extravagant Shavuot Cheesecake

Traditionally on Shavuot, our food focuses on milk products: cheese blintzes, souffles, Italian dishes with cheese like stuffed shells or spinach ricotta lasagna, wine and cheese, and a myriad of deserts made from cheese. But the most treasured treat of Shavuot is...
Continuing the Count

Continuing the Count

About the Omer The counting of the Omer is an activity that is described as one of the moadim, divine appointments, that Hashem gifted to Israel in Leviticus 23 and then reaffirmed in Deuteronomy 16. “You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath,...
Should Messianic Jews Celebrate Lag B’Omer?

Should Messianic Jews Celebrate Lag B’Omer?

What do mourning, bonfires, haircuts, parades, and bows and arrows have in common? Stumped? The answer is Lag BaOmer celebrations! Lag BaOmer is the 33rd day of counting the Omer, which begins on the second day of Pesach and culminates in Shavuot (Feast of...

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