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The Day of Atonement and You

As part of the Exodus from Egypt—recorded in Exodus 12—God instituted seven feasts. These feasts are detailed in Leviticus 23, where God instructed the children of Israel on how He wanted them to hold these seven holy gatherings each year. He established these special days on the Jewish calendar so the people would need to […]

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Passover and the Miracle of Salvation

The English translation of Exodus 12:6 is given this way: “And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.” The literal Hebrew translation for “evening” is “between two evenings.” Now, isn’t it amazing, when you […]

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First Fruits

During biblical times, in obedience to God’s commandment in the Torah (Law), the ancient Israelites came up to Jerusalem to present the first fruits of the wheat harvest in the Temple. Beginning on the second day of Passover, Jews begin the counting of the omar for seven full weeks or 49 days, hence the name […]

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