December: The Hanukkah / Christmas Connection
Mondays, December 5, 12, 19, and Thursday, December 22 at 1 PM Eastern
A 4-hour study including relevant passages in Daniel, I Maccabees, and the Gospels. These two winter holidays are usually disassociated from each other by most people, both Jews, and Christians. However, a closer study reveals some intriguing connections between Hanukkah and Christmas. In this course, Rabbi Barney Kasdan will lead us as we dig into some of the original sources including the Tanakh, Intertestamental literature, and the New Testament as we seek to understand some surprising spiritual lessons of the winter season.
Chapter 8 Hanukkah: The Feast of Dedication from God’s Appointed Times will be in folder.
Meet Your Instructor
Rabbi Barney Kasdan
Barney Kasdan is rabbi of Kehilat Ariel Messianic Synagogue located in San Diego, CA. He holds degrees from Biola University (B.A. History) and Talbot School of Theology (M.Div.). In addition to his book on Ephesians, Rabbi Barney has written numerous articles regarding Messianic Judaism and several popular books: God’s Appointed Times, God’s Appointed Customs, and Matthew Presents Yeshua King Messiah (all by Messianic Jewish Publishers). Rabbi Barney and his wife Liz reside in San Diego and have four grown children and three granddaughters.