Commentaries & Kingdom News

March 2016


Shalom!   This week we have the account of the spectacular display of the Shekinah Glory of the Almighty falling in the midst of all the people of Israel, but first let's focus a little on Aharon as he steps into his duties as the High Priest. First, the timing and description of Aharon's very first sacrifice:   Vayikra/Leviticus 9:1 It came to pass on the eighth day that Moshe called Aharon and his sons and the elders of Israel. 2 And he said to Aharon,...

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Shalom!   Purim this year came quickly, as we just returned from Israel and took some time to adjust to a new routine. But Purim starts this evening. At the end of this email, included is a PDF of my Purim letter that was sent last year. I also enjoyed and was encouraged by this article from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks - God's Hidden Call   Last week we took a look at the deeper meaning of korban (offering) as a means of drawing nearer to the Almighty. This week the korbanot...

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Shalom!   Last week I mentioned that while in Samaria, on the Mount of Blessing, we heard the story of a recent terrorist attack and visited the actual location. Today, I want to share with you the first hand account of the incredible story. Listen to the 30 minute radio program between Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel and two young men from HaYovel ( who help with the harvest and pruning of the vineyards in Samaria and Judea. Click here - HaYovel with Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel It is a...

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Shalom! Shemot/Exodus 40:2 "On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. Less than one year after the Israelites were slaves in Egypt, they are ready to invite the Presence of their Elohim to dwell in their midst. It is definitely significant that it is an appointed time on the "first day of the first month." As commentator Mr. William Bullock puts it - "Divine design and Divine timing." From the beginning, the...

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Shalom!   The aspect of prayer and how it relates to the Golden Altar of Incense in the Tabernacle is very interesting. You can have a Tabernacle with all its furnishings, but if you have no connection through prayer to the Almighty, then there will be an emptiness in your relationship. It was the job of the High Priest to tend to the incense:   Shemot/Exodus 30:7 "Aharon shall burn on it sweet incense every morning; when he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense...

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