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Last year Bob and I were in the Holy Land, and even under stringent COVID restrictions were able to share the love of Jesus with those we met. This year is different – we are in the States due to Bob’s current medical needs. Despite our being here for Christmas, our task remains the same – to share the love of Jesus with those we meet. Ephesians 3:6-7 (NLT) reminds us of this...

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Every Hanukkiah is a Menorah, but not Every Menorah is a Hanukkiah

Confused? You’re not alone! Read on.

Every year Jews worldwide celebrate Hanukkah – the “Festival of Lights” or the “Feast of Dedication”. It starts on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev. This year it begins early – on November 28th. (Coincidentally, in 2021, November 28th is also the first day of Advent!)

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A Time of Deep Reflection

Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. (Lamentations 3:40).

Summer is coming to an end, and the High Holy Days – Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) – are just around the corner. Although many people consider these holidays to be “Jewish holidays,” they are, in fact, God’s holy days and festivals.

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Shmita

For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. (Lev. 25:3-4)

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