Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins in the evening of Wednesday, September 24 2014 and ends in the evening of Friday, September 26 2014.
The Biblical name for this holiday is called Yom Teruah (In Hebrew, literally "day of shouting/raising a noise") or the Feast of Trumpets.
On High Holy Days the Jews read from an orthodox machzor or Prayer Book.
There is a very interesting prayer that mentions the name of a high priest, or kohen gadol, which appears in various older machzors, going back over 100 years…His name is Yeshua. Read More
I am well aware that I run the risk of being accused of stating the obvious by saying that there is a crisis in the Middle East. There is nothing new in that statement, yet it bears repeating. I do not see why the conservative fact-finding people should stop telling the truth and let liberals indoctrinate the masses with lies. We need equal footing on that war front if we want a chance at victory. Read More
It’s no secret that theology proper – the formal study of God – is an unwelcomed pursuit in the hallowed halls of today’s upper academia. We have lived in a science-driven world since the Enlightenment of the 18th century, and as any self-respecting rationalist can tell you, religion is not a suitable topic for investigation, dissertation, or the laboratory. No, indeed. We have moved beyond God, and if the truth be told, the larger public sphere itself is no place for superstition. Read More
Where does the name ‘Yeshua’ come from?
Don’t most people call him ‘Jesus’? The name Yeshua is a shortened version of the name Yehoshua or Joshua and is the literal Hebrew word for Salvation. Around the time of Jesus’ birth, the names ‘Yeshu’ and ‘Yeshua’ were not uncommon. Reading right to left, the Hebrew letters which spell Yeshua are Yod, Shin, Vav, Ayin. Read More
The Lamb of God was predicted in the Old Testament, from the very first lamb that was slain.
From the time in Genesis 3 when Adam and Eve first sinned, their sin needed to be atoned for.
The wages of sin is death. God, in his gracious love, chose an innocent animal to atone for their sin by shedding its blood.
The animal whose skin was used to cover their nakedness may even have been a lamb. God may even have sacrificed the animal in front of Adam and Eve.