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3 Cheshvan — The Handwriting Is On The Wall

On this day in the year 539 B.C.E., King Cyrus of Persia formally occupied the city of Babylon. This marked the end of the empire that, 47 years before, had destroyed Jerusalem and conquered the land of Judea. The book of Daniel records the final night of this empire...
20 Tishri — If God Be For Us…

20 Tishri — If God Be For Us…

It was on this day in 1973 that Israeli forces crossed over the Suez Canal, going deeper into Egypt during the Yom Kippur War. This particular event marked a turning point in that war because, up until that point, it was in doubt as to whether Israel was...

19 Tishri — Love God, Love Your Neighbor

19 Tishri — Love God, Love Your Neighbor

Today is the 19th day of Tishri and it’s the fifth day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). Here are some thoughts that will hopefully bless and inspire you. Messiah told us that the greatest command in all the Torah (Law) is that we love the Lord with all of our heart,...

18 Tishri — Be Of Good Cheer

18 Tishri — Be Of Good Cheer

Today is traditionally the day that the patriarch, Jacob, died. It is recorded in Genesis 49:29 & 33: “Then he charged them and said to them: ‘I am to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,’ ...And...

17 Tishri — The Impossible Dream

17 Tishri — The Impossible Dream

It was on this day in 1886 that David Ben Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel, was born. It was he who, on May 14, 1948, pronounced that, after 2,000 years, the state of Israel was to be reborn. Later that evening, at midnight on May 15, 1948, the British...

16 Tishri — Compelled To Serve

16 Tishri — Compelled To Serve

Today, the 16th day of Tishri, is the second day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). It was on this day in the year 539 B.C. that King Cyrus of Persia captured the city of Babylon, thus bringing an end to the once great Empire of Nebuchadnezzar. Many verses of Scripture...

15 Tishri — Searching For A Bride

15 Tishri — Searching For A Bride

Today is the 15th day of Tishri, the first day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). It was on this day that, according to tradition, Abraham sent his servant to Nahor in order to fetch a wife for his son, Isaac. This is recorded in Genesis 24:3-4: “And I will make you...

14 Tishri — No Flesh Shall Glory In His Presence

14 Tishri — No Flesh Shall Glory In His Presence

Tradition teaches that it was on this day that the Temple of Solomon was finally dedicated. The Bible records the prayer that Solomon offered on that momentous day in 2 Chronicles 6:18-21: “But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven...

13 Tishri — As Guilty As Sodom

13 Tishri — As Guilty As Sodom

On this day it is believed that God rained down fire and brimstone and destroyed the cities of the plain, including Sodom and Gomorrah. It’s recorded in Genesis 19:24-25: “Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from...

12 Tishri — Fulfilling the Impossible

12 Tishri — Fulfilling the Impossible

It’s believed that on this day Abraham was visited by three angels who promised that his wife,  Sarah, would give him a son. It’s recorded in Genesis 18:10: “And He said, ‘I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife...

11 Tishri — Let’s All Do Our Part

11 Tishri — Let’s All Do Our Part

It’s believed that on this day Moses made the first appeal for the contributions of material and metal for the building of the Tabernacle. We can read about this in Exodus 25:1-2:  “Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they...

10 Tishri — The Day of Atonement

10 Tishri — The Day of Atonement

Today is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. There are so many events that are believed to have occurred on this day, but our focus will be on just one. Tradition has it that on this day Moses returned from the top of Mt. Sinai, carrying the second tablets of the Law....

9 Tishri — Let Brotherly Love Continue

9 Tishri — Let Brotherly Love Continue

Today, the 9th of Tishri, is the day before Yom Kippur. And so on the eve of Yom Kippur - the day when we entreat the Creator to forgive us of our transgressions - do we stop and consider just what are the most serious of our crimes? Perhaps with some it is anger;...

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