The story of Chanukah is one of my all-time favorites. It is the story of the few prevailing against the many because of God’s mighty power. In 167 B.C. the Greco-Syrian emperor Antiochus IV sought to obliterate the Jewish people. He silenced ...
Tag: Jewish Holidays
November 23, 2021Jonathan Weiss
I love this time of year! The season we are in right now is called Teshuva. Teshuva quite literally means "to turn and repent." We are called to search our hearts of any unrighteousness, repent of those things that are not holy ...
August 30, 2021Jonathan Weiss
With Passover around the corner, I am reminded of the miraculous story of God freeing His people from Egypt. One thing I am reflecting on this year is how the Israelites needed to have great faith while they were being crushed ...
March 19, 2021Jonathan Weiss
The Jewish New Year, known as Rosh HaShanah is just around the corner! One of the main reasons I love this celebration is because during this season, God does something miraculous or life-altering for me. Rosh HaShanah is not just for the ...
September 16, 2020Jonathan Weiss
It’s winter! Here at Daystar you can see 1.5 million LED lights representing the light of the world Yeshua the Messiah who entered the world as a baby ultimately to lead to the redemption of the whole world. Two great holidays, Christmas ...
January 2, 2020Jonathan Weiss
We just wrapped up a fun holiday, the Feast/Celebration of Sukkot. As a new father, I am looking forward to our son growing up to celebrate this holiday. Sukkot is also knows as the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of ...
October 30, 2019Jonathan Weiss
We are in the season of the High Holidays. This is a time of year when people in Israel, and Jews all around the world slow down to focus on God, their family, and friends. In sequential order, the next 3 ...
October 2, 2019Jonathan Weiss
We are entering a unique time on the Hebrew calendar known as the Seven Sabbaths of Comfort. These follow the saddest day in Jewish history which is the 9th day of the month of Av, or Tisha B’Av. Jewish sages and Rabbis ...
August 20, 2019Jonathan Weiss
As I write this post the Jewish people and Messianic community around the world are winding down their work week and entering into Shabbat. Shabbat is arguably the most important Jewish holiday. Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday and ends on Saturday when ...
July 1, 2019Jonathan Weiss
Last month, I wrote about Passover. One unique thing that begins during Passover is the Counting of the Omer. This is a 49 day countdown from the day following Passover until Shavuot (Pentecost). This seven week time span is referenced ...
May 29, 2019Jonathan Weiss
Passover Passover 2019 has come and gone quickly! Rebecca and I had the chance to attend two different Passover Seders this year. Both were awesome! One was with the Upper Room church in Dallas. The leader of that Passover Seder was Rabbi ...
April 30, 2019Jonathan Weiss
Purim: The Rich Story of Deliverance Purim is here! Purim is a holiday that commemorates the Jewish people’s victory over the dark anti-Semitic forces in ancient Persia [modern Iran]. The Jewish Holiday of Purim was celebrated this week in Israel and around ...
March 26, 2019Jonathan Weiss
Yom Kippur: The Holiest Day Larry & Tiz Huch Q: You became a believer after a supernatural encounter with God. Briefly tell us about that experience. A: I grew up in the inner city of St. Louis, Missouri and fell into a ...
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