Leviticus 23:16-21 – Shavuot

If you were Jewish the Law required that you go up to Jeruslaem. Shavuot is second of 3 feasts that Jews were commanded by God to present themselves before Him in the Temple in Jerusalem. Passover and Sukkot are the other two. Historical Background: Shavuot was first celebrated after the children of Israel settled in … Read more

Yom Kippur – Leviticus 16

The Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near before the Lord and died, 2 and the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron your brother not to come at any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat that is on the … Read more

Leviticus 23:23-24 – Rosh Hashanah

In Rabbinical literature Rosh Hashanah is considered the second most solemn day of the year. The most important is the Day of Atonement. The famous Rabbi Akibah wrote, “On New Year’s Day all men are judged; and the decree is sealed on the Day of Atonement; Rosh Hashanah is the Day of Judgment. The Rabbis … Read more

Passover – Leviticus 23

“These are the appointed feasts of the LORD, the holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the LORD’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the … Read more

Leviticus 23 – Feast of Israel

The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, These are the appointed feasts of the LORD that you shall proclaim as holy convocations; they are my appointed feasts. “Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy … Read more