Passover, Yom Kippur, and Tattoos

Ever-Increasing Light Sabbaths, Feasts, and More Marking Jewish with Themes with Devotion “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13). Elbow-deep in animal bloodshed, the High Priests followed the detailed instructions uncompromisingly; and the Israelites waited in the balance of haShem’s mercy.  As these … More Passover, Yom Kippur, and Tattoos

The Weight of Sadness

Ever-Increasing Light Sabbath, Feasts, and More Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:9 NKJV). Jewish people around the world are preparing for Passover. And the wonderful story of the exodus from … More The Weight of Sadness

Strange Hankering

Ever-Increasing Light Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion Sabbaths, Feasts, and More “That He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless” (Ephesians 5:2). Recently I bought a new cloth for my dining table. The size I … More Strange Hankering

Secrets and Revelations

Ever-Increasing Light Sabbaths, Feasts, and More Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion Jewish people around the world commemorate Purim annually on the 14th day of Adar on the Hebrew calendar, and this holiday will fall on our calendar this year on March 11th. According to tradition, celebrations will commence the evening of the 10th. The Scroll … More Secrets and Revelations

Why is it Important to Pull up Chairs Around an Olive Tree?

Ever-Increasing Light Sabbaths, Feasts, and More Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion “Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table” (Psalm 128:3 NIV). I snapped this photo on the Mt. of Olives in the Garden of Gethsemane. … More Why is it Important to Pull up Chairs Around an Olive Tree?