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Susan's Blog: Holidays and Traditions

Thu, 02/25/2021

The Jewish world will celebrate Purim this month and remember the heroism of a young Jewish woman who saved the Jews of ancient Persia from annihilation almost 2,500 years ago.Most people are...

Wed, 09/30/2020

As someone who was at that first Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem in 1980 and who has participated in over 30 since, I must admit that I am still learning and growing in appreciation...

Tue, 04/07/2020

The height of coronavirus infections and quarantines in the United States will more than likely occur right around Passover, or mid-April, this year. The timeless lessons of the famous Israelite...

Fri, 12/13/2019

Christmas pageants around the world begin with these introductory words out of the Gospel of Luke: “Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named...

Wed, 11/06/2019

There is a lot we do not know about the very first Thanksgiving. Historians even debate where and when it took place—was it in Florida, Virginia, or Massachusetts? The most famous harvest...

Thu, 11/29/2018

Many Christians do not understand the significance of Hanukkah, since it is not one of the biblical feasts of Israel. The fact that Jesus celebrated Hanukkah, however, should make us curious...

Mon, 05/08/2017

Hebrews 11 is the well-known New Testament Hall of Fame—or as some call it, Hall of Faith— because it lists the great heroes of the Old Testament who exhibited extraordinary faith. One...

Wed, 12/07/2016

The story of Hanukkah is often told with an emphasis on the evil ruler, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, King of the Hellenistic Seleucid empire, who was bent on the Hellenization of the Jewish people. Had...

Fri, 10/07/2016

For centuries Christian churches had little appreciation for the biblical Feast of Tabernacles. They understood Passover was the foundation for Jesus’ atoning death on the cross, and they...

Wed, 04/20/2016

Passover is known as the Festival of Redemption, because it commemorates the children of Israel’s freedom from slavery in Egypt some 3,500 years ago.

We know the story in Exodus well...

 

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