Learn more about the Jewish Holidays as well as discover devotionals and resources to enrich your faith this year.

Celebrating God’s Goodness at Sukkot

September 30, 2020

Sukkot is the last of the three Fall Feasts and begins five days after Yom Kippur. The word Sukkot means “booths” or “tabernacles,” so the seven-day holiday is also known as the Feast of Booths and the Feast of Tabernacles. Sukkot is one of three pilgrimage feasts in which all physically able Jewish men traveled to Jerusalem to make their offerings. The holiday falls around the time of the year’s final harvest and is associated with the ingathering of crops and God’s provision for His people...

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A Blessed Yom Kippur to You

September 25, 2020

On this holiest day of the Jewish year, may God bless you with: An easy fast Insightful reflection Humble repentance Joy of your salvation in Yeshua, and Rest in the confidence that your name is written in the Lamb's book of life. He [Yeshua/Jesus] entered into the Holies once for all—not by the blood of goats and calves but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. —Hebrews 9:12 At this holy time of year, please join us in praying fo...

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Rosh Hashanah and Discovering the Jewish Roots of Faith in Jesus

September 18, 2020

For those curious about the Jewish roots of faith in Jesus, the biblical Feasts of Israel are an excellent place to start. What do we mean by Jewish roots? The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is one cohesive message from God to mankind. The history of Israel and God’s relationship with her is relevant for all Believers, whether we’re Jewish or Gentile, because the New Testament builds upon the established foundation of the Old. Jesus’ life, death and resurrection are loaded with mirrored r...

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Rosh Hashanah – New Beginnings

September 18, 2020

The New Year is like a reset button. It’s a specific day when you can start fresh with renewed commitment and energy toward goals and dreams. The practice of making New Year’s resolutions has been around for thousands of years. Some of the most common ones have to do with losing weight, exercising more, saving money, breaking bad habits and learning something new. Annual inventories Each day is a new beginning, yet, we can easily get lost in its ordinariness and lose sight of this gift. So...

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Tisha B’Av – A Day of Mourning

July 30, 2020

The Jewish people have endured intense tragedies over their history as a collective, though now scattered, people. Defeats, captivities, and persecutions are all across their timeline as God’s Chosen People. While various calamities have fallen on different Gregorian calendar dates, it’s astonishing that, when translated to the Jewish calendar, many catastrophic events in Israel’s history occurred on the same Jewish date – the ninth day of the Hebrew month Av. Tisha B’Av means the ninth of Av, a...

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Reflecting on Shavuot

May 29, 2020

Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. It was fifty days after God had delivered the Israelites from slavery to Egypt, calling them out to be a nation of His own. When He gave them His Law, He drew them deeper still into relationship with Him. The people of Israel received His Word and committed to following Him. As we receive God’s Word, we receive Him. Scripture tells us that the Word of God is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12) and is infused with His Spirit (2 Timothy 3:1...

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The War that Won Jerusalem

May 21, 2020

At the outset of a war, no one knows how long the fighting will last. The longest war in history persisted 781 years, between the Spanish Empire and the Moors. The shortest battle, the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896, lasted a mere 38 minutes. Jerusalem Day commemorates the second shortest war in history, which arose between the enemies of Israel and the young Jewish country. It occurred from June 5 to June 11, 1967, and is aptly named the Six-Day War. Jerusalem Day, or Yom Yerushalayim, 2020 b...

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Between Passover and Pentecost | Waiting with Expectation w/ Pastor Mike & Rabbi Joshua

May 08, 2020

The world finds itself in a unique and rare moment in history. Each region, country and community is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. While each community is experiencing the effects of coronavirus to different levels of severity, we all have one thing in common. We are in a season of waiting. We are all waiting to see what lies ahead on the other side of this crisis. HOW TO WAIT WITH HOPE-FILLED EXPECTATION Jewish Voice staff members Ezra Benjamin and Carly Berna speak with Rabbi Joshu...

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The Right Place and Time

March 09, 2020

Were you ever asked to do something that seemed more daunting than you could handle? Something for which you felt inadequate, unqualified, and frankly, terrified? And, in time, you realized this task was from God Himself? That’s what the young woman Esther faced. God had placed her in the position of queen of Persia, and then presented her with an opportunity to save her people from destruction. And it might have cost her life to try. A Jewish maiden Esther had come to the position of...

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