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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

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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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ARTICLES “T” THROUGH “V”

TEHILLIM (PSALMS) 71:3

King David was driven out of his dwelling place and palace at Jerusalem by his son. When God’s people have no certain dwelling place one may always find a dwelling place in Adonai.  Our hearts must always be hidden in God for he who dwells in love dwells in God.

TEN REASONS WHY BELIEVERS IN YESHUA (Jesus) SHOULD SUPPORT THE NATION OF ISRAEL

It is amazing how few “Christians” read the Bible’s account and teachings concerning the Nation of Israel. Here are ten reasons that are crucial to the argument and belief that those who claim belief in the Bible and the Messiah of Israel should support the Nation of Israel:

THANKSGIVING

When Leah gave birth to Judah she said, “This time I will give thanksgiving unto the Lord; therefore she called his name Judah” (Genesis 29:35) – from the Hebrew Y’hudah, The Lord be praised. Biblically, names do far more than designate. They invest the person with a quality that defines their very essence and purpose for being.

THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM: OUR INHERITANCE

The battle for our inheritance — The City of Jerusalem — and within its gates — The Temple Mount — has been raging for over two millennia. It is the core of the Arab Israeli conflict. On the hill top in Jerusalem stands two Muslim shrines, the Dome of the Rock (the golden dome) and the Al-Aksa Mosque (the silver dome). The Lord God of Israel will not share His Glory with any other god, including Allah, the god of Islam.

THE CLOUD AND THE FIRE GUIDE ISRAEL

On the day the tabernacle was put up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, that is, the tent of the testimony; and in the evening, over the tabernacle was what appeared to be fire, which remained until morning. So the cloud always covered it, and it looked like fire at night. Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tent, the people of Isra’el continued their travels; and they camped wherever the cloud stopped. At the order of ADONAI, the people of Isra’el traveled; at the order of ADONAI, they camped; and as long as the cloud stayed over the tabernacle, they stayed in camp.

THE FALL FEASTS OF ISRAEL

Adonai said to Moshe, “Tell the people of Isra’el: ‘The designated times of Adonai which you are to proclaim as holy convocations are my designated times.”  (Vayikra [Leviticus] 23:1-2). With these words, Adonai established the annual cycle of holy days that are observed in Jewish communities all over the world. In Hebrew, the word for “My Feasts” is Mo’edim, and literally means “appointed times” or “appointed feasts”.

THE FEASTS OF ISRAEL

Many who believe in the Messiah Yeshua do not realize that the seven feasts which God commanded in Vayikra (Leviticus) 23 are still being observed by their Jewish neighbors. The Feasts, as given to Israel, bear a three-fold significance. First there was the seasonal aspect of each holiday; then the feasts were to be a memorial of God’s dealings with the Hebrews; and finally there was the prophetic symbolism of God’s dealings with His kehillat (community), which is made up of believing Jews and Gentiles.

THE GREATER GLORY OF THE SECOND TEMPLE

In his second of four messages, the prophet Haggai assured the people that the very modest temple they were building would enjoy a greater glory and importance than the splendid Temple of Solomon which preceded it:

THE HOLY SPIRIT IN DISPENSATIONAL THEORY

It is not uncommon to hear Bible teachers describe different “dispensations” or “time periods” of how God deals with people here on planet Earth. This scheme of dividing the Word of God according to epochs of differing approaches by God to solving the problem of man’s sin and redemption is actually a young one in the history of theological constructions by man. It is only a few hundred years old! If we accept the premise that God does not change (i.e. that He is the same yesterday, today and forever) and also that The Faith was “once for all delivered” then there can be no “new gospel”. All God’s truth is ancient.

THE LAND IS NOT “PALESTINE”

It is Biblically incorrect to speak of the land of Israel as “Palestine.” There are seven places in the Bible where the Hebrew word “p’leshet” is used; Ex.15:14, Ps.60:8, Ps.87:4, Ps.108:9, Is.14:29 & 31, and Joel 3:4. Sometimes it is translated as “Palestine,” other times it is translated as “Philistia.” Regardless of which English word is used, the reference is to the land of the Philistines. Essentially, the references speak of God’s judgments on the Philistines.

TISHA B’AV – THE FAST OF THE NINTH OF AV

Tisha B’Av, the ninth day in the Hebrew month Av, usually in late July or early August, marks a day of tragedy, sadness, and fasting for the Jewish people. On this same day in history, a series of calamities are linked in a supernatural way, beyond the realm of coincidence:

TU B’SHVAT – THE NEW YEAR FOR THE TREES

Tu B’Shvat is on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat. This holiday is not mentioned in the Torah, however it is a day observed in Israel. Its primary significance is a point in time for calculating the age of trees.

TZITZIT – SEE AND REMEMBER

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.”