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5 Tishri — Family Matters

5 Tishri — Family Matters

It was on this day, that tradition says that the son of Jacob, Naphtali, was born. Naphtali’s birth came about as a result of one of the most infamous sibling rivalries in all of Scripture, that between Leah and Rachel. These two sisters had been contending with one...
5 Tishri — Family Matters

4 Tishri — The End Is Just The Beginning

In the Gospel of John, we are given the account of the sickness, eventual death and subsequent resurrection of Lazarus. One of the more interesting features in this particular story is Messiah’s delay in going to him followed with this statement in John 11:4: “This...
5 Tishri — Family Matters

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...
5 Tishri — Family Matters

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...
5 Tishri — Family Matters

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,...

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