WORSHIP WITH US

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

WE MEET AT

MT OLIVE CHURCH
101 W Clinton Avenue
Fresno CA 93705

between Palm and Fruit Avenues
Donate Now

CONTACT US

MAIL:
Bet Shalom Messianic Congregation
5132 N Palm Avenue PMB 101
Fresno, CA 93704

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

ARTICLES “W” THROUGH “Z”

WHO WERE THE MACCABEES?

The death of Alexander the Great of Greece in 323 BC led to the breakup of the Greek empire as three of his generals fought for supremacy and divided the Middle East among themselves. Ptolemy secured control of Egypt and the Land of Israel. Seleucus grabbed Syria and Asia Minor, and Antigonus took Greece.

WHY A CROWN OF THORNS?

A few years ago, a pastor I knew was going to be speaking on Israel’s Jubiliee. He was excited about speaking on an issue I had shared with hm. I had told him that the Crucifixion of Yeshua had taken place on ‘Rosh Hashanah for the Kings.’ He was very moved by this as it had a very meaningful theme. I explained to him that there are several Rosh Hashanahs each year. Rosh Hashanah means “Head of the Year” or “new year.”

WISDOM

We, as believers in Yeshua, need wisdom today more than ever: “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15-16). There is a key to the Biblical Hebrew concept of wisdom in this verse. Wisdom is more about walking than talking or thinking. The Hebrew concept of wisdom goes beyond intellectual pursuit to the practical, hands-on ability to live one’s daily life successfully, applying knowledge in concrete ways. Wisdom in the Hebrew mind includes the ideas of good sense, aptitude and technical skill. It is something to be desired and sought after.

YHVH NISSI – THE LORD IS MY BANNER

It was over a great battle in the wilderness that God first revealed himself as YHVH Nissi, THE LORD IS MY BANNER. Israel was wandering in the wilderness after miraculously crossing the Red Sea. Amalek was the enemy who came against Israel in Rephidim. In Sh’mot (Exodus) 17:8-16 Moshe (Moses) called on his young apprentice, Y’hoshua (Joshua), to lead the Israelites into battle while he stationed himself on top of a hill to pray. He had with him his brother Aharon (Aaron) and his assistant, Hur.

YOM HAATZMA’UT (Israel’s Independence Day)

Genesis 15:18-21: That day ADONAI made a covenant with Avram: “I have given this land to your descendants—from the Vadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates River—the territory of the Keni, the K’nizi, the Kadmoni, the Hitti, the P’rizi, the Refa’im, the Emori, the Kena’ani, the Girgashi and the Y’vusi.”

YOM HASHOAH (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

It has been sixty-seven years since the end of the Holocaust. To survivors, whose numbers decrease each day, the Holocaust remains real and ever-present, but for others, those sixty-seven years make the Holocaust seem part of ancient history.

YOM HAZIKARON (Israel’s Memorial Day)

The fourth of Iyar (in 2012 it falls on April 25), the day proceeding Israel’s Independence Day, has been declared by the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) to be a Memorial Day for those who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel and for all military personnel who were killed while in active duty in Israel’s armed forces.

YOM KIPPUR – DAY OF ATONEMENT

The close of Yom Teruah (Rosh Hashanah) begins the Ten Days of Awe, the countdown to Yom Kippur. These awesome days emphasize our relationship with God, His holy nature, and our sinful nature. Traditionally, Yom Kippur is when the books of life and death are sealed, and Jewish people will receive their coming judgment. This is seen in the traditional greeting for this holiday, “G’mar chatima tovah!” “May you be sealed in the Book of Life for a good year!”