Kitzur Shulchan Aruch – Chapter 140: The Order of the Four Parshiyos

1The Shabbos before Rosh Chodesh Adar that is closest to the month of Nisan, is [called] Shabbos, Parashas Shekalim. If Rosh Chodesh occurs on Shabbos, then that Shabbos is Parashas Shekalim. We take out three sifrei Torah. We call six persons to the first seifer Torah, for the reading of the weekly portion. In the…

The Nazarenes as a Major Party with first century Judaism

Over the past decade there has become a progressive passion of many, Christian and Jews alike, to learn and understand the life and ministry of the first recognized congregation (ecclesia) of messianic followers of Yeshua.  Were they like us, did they believe like we do? If not, then why not?  It is recognized that the…

Shofar Blowing 101

Shofar Blowing There is a positive Torah commandment to hear the Shofar blasts on Rosh Hashanah, as the Torah states, “A day of blasts shall it be for you.” It is forbidden to speak between the various sets of Shofar blasts and this is certainly the case during the time the Shofar is actually being…

Calendar Confusion

1Calendar ConfusionWritten by Todd D. BennettMarch 1, 2015 (Gregorian Date) The Scriptures tell us that “in the beginning” Elohim created the heavens and theearth. We then read about the creation of time known as a day, which then led to a sevenday period known as a week. Up to that point, both of these categories…