A study of Numbers 10:10 reveals that God instituted the festivals and new month celebrations to serve as reminders of Him and our obligations to Him. As such they serve as teaching aids for absorbing religious truths. The observance of the calendar events aids in this process and demonstrates that each day of our lives has tremendous significance before God. In addition, they can also serve to communicate God’s message to our children and friends.
Rabbi Samson Hirsch explained it well:
“The catechism of the Jew consists of his calendar. On the pinions of time which bear us through life, God has inscribed the eternal words of his soul – inspiring doctrine, making days and weeks, months and years the heralds to proclaim his truths. Nothing would seem more fleeting than these heralds of time, but to them God has entrusted the care of his holy things, thereby rendering them more imperishable and more accessible than any mouth of priest, any monument, temple or altar could have done” (Judaism Eternal, Vol. 1, p. 3).
The B’rit Hadasha (New Testament) stresses that Yeshua (Jesus) fulfills the message of these calendar events, providing them with added significance. Hebrews (8:5; 10:1) speaks in terms of them being “Shadows of good things to come,” that is, they highlight the Messiah.
Follow Neil and Jamie as they explain both the normative Jewish, and Messianic Jewish understandings of the seven feasts of the Lord (Leviticus 23), as well as the two extra Biblical feasts of Hanukkah and Purim, and of course the weekly Sabbath. You won’t want to miss it!
Yeshua in the Feasts – God’s appointed times, outlined in Leviticus 23, has special significance for the believers in Messiah. See how Messiah Yeshua is revealed in all seven Feasts of the Lord.
Pesach (Passover) – Join a Messianic Jewish Passover Seder at the home of Neil and Jamie Lash!
Hanukkah (Feast of Dedication) – Did you know that Yeshua celebrated Hanukkah? Learn how the Light of the World celebrated this beautiful Festival of Lights and see how it is celebrated today by Jews and Messianic Jews worldwide.
Purim (Lots) – Experience Purim with the Lash family at Temple Aron HaKodesh. Watch as the “megillah” (the Book of Esther) is read and there is a Purim carnival for the children.
Separation (Havdalah) – What does it mean to be a set apart people? Learn how this concept is carried out though the various laws in the Bible and Jewish tradition.View Program
Shavuot (First Fruits) – Be blessed as Neil and Jamie explore the giving of the Law and the giving of the Holy Spirit!
Yom Kippur (Day of Covering – Atonement) – Learn about the most holy day of the Jewish year – Yom Kippur (the day of covering)!View Program
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) – Learn about the God who tabernacles with us, through this Biblical Feast of Sukkot. See also how this feast has end-time significance for the in-gathering of all nations.