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We welcome you to worship and learn with us at Bet Shalom Messianic Congregation.

We gather together weekly for Hebraic worship, Biblical teaching from the Hebrew perspective, Messianic Dance and caring fellowship.

We look forward to seeing you!
Rabbi Amnon & Rebbetzin Lynette Shor

SATURDAY SHABBAT SERVICES

Messianic Lifestyle Class - 2 PM
In the Oneg Hall
Shabbat Service - 4 PM
In the Sanctuary
Oneg after Shabbat Service
In the Oneg Hall

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MT OLIVE CHURCH
101 W Clinton Avenue
Fresno CA 93705

between Palm and Fruit Avenues
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Bet Shalom Messianic Congregation
5132 N Palm Avenue PMB 101
Fresno, CA 93704

PHONE:
559-288-0330
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betshalom@betshalomfresno.org

TZITZIT

SEE AND REMEMBER

“The Lord said to Moses, ‘Speak to the Israelites and say to them: Throughout the generations to come, you are to make tassels on the corners of one’s garments, with a blue cord on each tassel. You will have these tassels to look at and so will remember all the commands of the Lord, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by going after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes. Then you will remember to obey all My commands, and will be consecrated to your God. I am the Lord your God.’” (B’midbar [Numbers] 15:37-41a)

Most who have read the Brit Hadashah, the New Testament, are familiar with the story of the woman who grasped “the hem” of Yeshua’s garments as recorded in Mattityahu (Matthew) 9:20 and Luke 8:44, as well as the accounts in Mattityahu (Matthew) 14:36 and Mark 6:56 of multitudes receiving healing merely by touching “the hem of His garment.” What few realize is that the word translated as “hem” is actually referring to the tassels or tzitzit of Yeshua’s four-cornered garment. Translated as hem, the word is defined as a tassel or  tuft. The Strong’s Concordance says “the Jews had such appendages attached to their mantles to remind them of the law .” One would expect Yeshua, as the living Torah, to be scrupulously observant, and therefore to wear tzitzit as commanded in B’midbar (Numbers) 15.

To this day, tzitzit are worn in various forms by observant Jews and Messianic Believers. However, with the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD, the formula for dying the commanded blue cord, or p’til tekhelet in Hebrew, was lost. Until the correct tekhelet blue was recovered, tzitzit would remain white for almost 2,000 years.

The problem of producing the perfect blue was solved serendipitously. While researching ancient dying methods, Professors from the Shenkar College of Fibers found that the purple dye of the murex trunculus Mediterranean snail turned blue when exposed to bright sunlight.* Rigorous chemical analysis of the dye from present day snails as compared with samples from archaeological artifacts dating back 3,200 years have gone into the process of authenticating the dye which is now producing tekhelet tzitzit for distribution around the world for the first time in over 2,000 years.

*From P’ril Tekhelet—The Association for the Promotion and Distribution of Tekhelet, a non profit organization based in Israel. —Source, Jewish Voice