Tag Archives: Hanukkah

Vayishlach 2015 (and he left)

Torah Portion: Genesis 32:4 through Genesis 36:43
Haftarah: Hosea 11:7 through Hosea 12:12 or Obadiah 1:1-21
New Testament: 1 Corinthians 5:1-13, Rev 7:1-7

reunion-signThis week Jacob returns home to Canaan after 20 years toil in Laban’s house where Jacob’s children were born in the midst of fierce competition between his wives.  Sage Iben Ezra estimates Reuben to be 12 years of age at the time of Jacob’s departure for Israel.  Jacob’s return to the land portends much for the return of his children at the end of days. Continue reading Vayishlach 2015 (and he left)

The Feast of Dedication — Hanukkah

Menorah-of-FeastsThe reference texts for Hanukkah are:  Daniel,  Chapters 7 through 10, Psalm 30, and John 10:1-39.

Found in the book of Leviticus and elsewhere are Seven Feasts which the God of Israel commanded His people to keep.   Our Father is undertaking now to restore these Feasts to His entire congregation, including those of us in the “Church” that have been grafted in by grace through faith, as were the original “mixed multitude.” (Exodus 12:38) Continue reading The Feast of Dedication — Hanukkah

VAYISHLACH – AND HE SENT

Torah Portion: Genesis 32:4 through Genesis 36:43
Haftarah: Hosea 11:7 through Hosea 12:12 or Obadiah 1:1-21
New Testament: 1 Corinthians 5:1-13, Rev 7:1-7

Jacob flees from Haran
Jacob and his family return to his father’s house.

This week we will see Jacob return to the land of Israel after an absence of 34 years.  Fourteen of these years are unaccounted for in Scripture and the sages of Israel surmise they were wisely spent in Eber’s house of study.  The remaining 20 years were spent in toil in Laban’s house, where Jacob’s children were born in the midst of fierce competition between his wives.  Sage Iben Ezra estimates Reuben to be 12 years of age at the time of Jacob’s departure for Israel.  Jacob’s return to the land portends much for the return of his children at the end of days. Continue reading VAYISHLACH – AND HE SENT