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Jewish Holidays

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the weekly Torah portions throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Joseph Shulam: A Shadow of What Is to Come [2020] This next Shabbat… Read More

This week we celebrate Sukkot and focus on the Exodus from Egypt. We also learn about the commandments concerning Sukkot, the importance of teaching and educating our children, and the values of the “lulav” (the four species). This Shabbat the Torah reading will be different. Not the weekly Torah portion, but rather the reading is… Read More

On Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), we fast. We fast because we’re not only individuals, but also a Messianic Jewish congregation consisting of families with kids. It’s not just “me, myself and I”. We are connected to this people, and our growing children are an integral part of this people: the people of Israel,… Read More

Of all the Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashanah is the most obscure holiday in the Torah. The Torah does not reveal to us what exactly the precepts of the holiday are, and what is its meaning. What is clear to us is only the main commandment of blowing of the shofar. Nehemiah 8 describes for us… Read More

Netivyah wishes you a happy Jewish New Year! Usually we celebrate Rosh Hashanah in our community with family and friends. However, this year, due to the global situation, everyone will celebrate at home. Traditionally, besides being the new year, Rosh Hashanah is also the day on which God’s judgment is set for the coming year.… Read More

Netivyah wishes you a happy and kosher Passover! Usually we celebrate Passover in our community with family and friends. However, this year, due to the global situation, everyone will celebrate Passover at home. We’ve put together a list of things necessary for the Passover Seder, along with some highlights (“Seder” means order, as in the… Read More

Shanah Tovah, to all of our brothers and sisters around the world! We are about to enter the season of the high holidays, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot – one after the other. Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets Rosh Hashanah falls on the first day of the seventh month of Tishrei. The biblical… Read More

In our desire to provide you with the teaching of Messiah Yeshua in a Jewish context, we provide in-depth teachings of the Jewish holidays throughout the year. Below are various perspectives from various teachers and staff members from Netivyah Bible Instruction ministry. Yehuda Bachana: Where is the Fruit? [2020] Shavuot is the third of the three… Read More

A dear friend of mine declared that, since Yeshua had accomplished eternal atonement, there was no need to fast and pray on Yom Kippur in order to obtain atonement. To tell you the truth, I was rather flabbergasted at his statement. First of all, nobody in our congregation thinks by fasting and praying on Yom… Read More

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