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3 Tishri — May Your Name Be Inscribed

It was on this day that Gedaliah ben Ahikam, governor of Judah after the destruction of the first Temple, was assassinated by other Jews at Mizpah (2 Kings 25:22-25). To commemorate this assassination and the dispersal of the Jewish remnant still left in the land of...
2 Tishri — Behold The Lamb!

2 Tishri — Behold The Lamb!

Today is considered by Judaism to be the second day of Yom Teruah (a.k.a. Rosh Hashanah or “head of the year.”). And so on this day, the story of the akedah or “the binding” of Isaac, found in Genesis 22:9-10, is read in the synagogue.  “Then they came...

29 Elul — No Excuses

29 Elul — No Excuses

Today is the last day in the month of Elul and it was on this day that tradition believes God created the sea creatures and fowls of the air. The Bible says:  So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded,...

28 Elul — Shining His Light

28 Elul — Shining His Light

Today, the 28th day of Elul, marks the commemoration of the fourth day of creation. According to Scripture, here’s what happened on the fourth day:  Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let...

27 Elul — Calling Forth The Hidden Seed

27 Elul — Calling Forth The Hidden Seed

Today is considered to be the commemoration of the third day of Creation.  According to the Scripture, here’s what happened on the third day: Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear” and it...

26 Elul — Standing Firm

26 Elul — Standing Firm

This day commemorates the second day of Creation. As in our previous installment, there is no way to know for certain if this is accurate or not, but assuming it is, let’s look at what happened on the second day of creation: Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in...

25 Elul — Answer The Call: Be Light!

25 Elul — Answer The Call: Be Light!

Judaism believes it was on this day, the 25th of Elul, that Creation began. This belief is based on another tradition which assigns the day that Adam was created on as the first day of Tishri, also known as Yom Teruah (the Feast of Trumpets). The Bible tells us that...

24 Elul — Keep Working!

24 Elul — Keep Working!

It was on this day, in 520 B.C., that Zerubbabel and the people of Judea began to clear the Temple site in preparation of construction of the Second Temple. We can read about this in the book of Haggai: “So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of...

23 Elul — Were It Not For

23 Elul — Were It Not For

There’s an old saying, attributed to George Santayana, that says: “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” During the month of Elul we are reminded of this truth, because the month of Elul is the time of year that we are called upon to...

22 Elul — I Am My Beloved’s

22 Elul — I Am My Beloved’s

The month of Elul is a time when we are to be looking inwardly, examining our hearts with the intent to weed out those things that are unfruitful and not conducive to life. We are provoked to do this, especially at this time, because we are approaching the time of the...

21 Elul — There Are None Righteous

21 Elul — There Are None Righteous

In the book of Deuteronomy, God told His people that if they were faithful to Him, many blessings would come their way. That promise was juxtaposed against the many curses that would come upon them if they walked in disobedience and broke the covenant. Reading all of...

20 Elul — Why Do The Wicked Prosper?

20 Elul — Why Do The Wicked Prosper?

Have you ever wondered why it seems that God’s people struggle and the wicked prosper? Why does it seem that when good people, trying to live right, have to contend with every difficulty that life has to throw at them? At the same time, there are those whose lifestyle...

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