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12 Cheshvan — Trust Him in the Darkness

Cheshvan is the month that is commonly associated with darkness and gloominess. Some believe that Cheshvan is the month in which the flood occurred which bolsters the idea it is the month of darkness. On the other hand, we must consider that, though darkness and gloom...
Daily Bread — Thursday, September 30, 2021

Daily Bread — Thursday, September 30, 2021

Good Morning.  When the messengers returned to Jacob, they said, “We went to your brother Esau, and now he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.” In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, and the flocks...

23 Tishri — The End From The Beginning

23 Tishri — The End From The Beginning

Today, the 23rd day of Tishri, is called Simchat Torah or “Rejoicing in the Torah.” Today marks the end of the yearlong Torah reading cycle. In synagogues, our Jewish friends will reverently roll the Torah scroll all the way back to its beginning, to the book of...

Daily Bread — Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Daily Bread — Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Good Morning.  Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom. He instructed them: “This is what you are to say to my lord Esau: ‘Your servant Jacob says, I have been staying with Laban and have remained there till now....

22 Tishri — Don’t Lose Your Cool

22 Tishri — Don’t Lose Your Cool

Today, the 22nd day of Tishri, is called Shemini Atzeret (the Eighth Day). Traditionally, it was on this day that Moses received the message that he was soon to die and that he would not enter into Canaan. This was greatly disappointing to Moses who, on more than one...

Daily Bread — Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Daily Bread — Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Good Morning.  Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him. When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim. (Genesis 32:1-2) After Laban departed for his home, Jacob resumed his journey to the land of Canaan and...

21 Tishri — Hoshana Rabbah

21 Tishri — Hoshana Rabbah

Today, the 21st day of Tishri, is referred to as Hoshanah Rabbah, which is, literally, the “Great Save Us.” It was on this day that the priests performed the water libation ceremony, thus the reference to living waters by the Messiah in the gospel of John. “On the...

Daily Bread — Monday, September 27, 2021

Daily Bread — Monday, September 27, 2021

Good Morning.  So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. He said to his relatives, “Gather some stones.” So they took stones and piled them in a heap, and they ate there by the heap. Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, and Jacob called it Galeed. (Genesis...

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...

Daily Bread — Sunday, September 26, 2021

Daily Bread — Sunday, September 26, 2021

Good Morning.  So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. He said to his relatives, “Gather some stones.” So they took stones and piled them in a heap, and they ate there by the heap. Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, and Jacob called it Galeed. (Genesis...

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,...

Daily Bread — Saturday, September 25, 2021

Daily Bread — Saturday, September 25, 2021

Good Morning.  On the third day Laban was told that Jacob had fled. Taking his relatives with him, he pursued Jacob for seven days and caught up with him in the hill country of Gilead. Then God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night and said to him, “Be careful...

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...

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