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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

PESACH (PASSOVER)

Pesach (Passover) is the first of the spring holidays and is celebrated on the 14th day of Nisan. Exodus (Sh’mot) 12:1-2 states, “Adonai spoke to Moshe and Aharon in the land of Egypt; He said, ‘You are to begin your calendar with this month; it will be the first month of the year for you.”

Leviticus (Vayikra) 23 describes eight “appointed times” of the Lord. The feasts divide naturally into two groups. In the first group, all related to Pesach (Passover), are the Pesach sacrifice, the Feast of The Unleavened Bread, the Feast of First Fruits and Shavout. In the second group, all observed during Tishrei, the sacred seventh month, we celebrate the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah / Rosh Hashanah), the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), and the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).

The word Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, means to “pass” or to “hover over.” Pesach lasts one day and is considered an extra Shabbat day. Pesach precedes the Feast of  The Unleavened Bread that lasts for seven days.

Biblical holidays always begin at sunset (Genesis [B’resheet] 1:5 … so there was evening, and there was morning, one day). This is a feast for every generation (Exodus [Sh’mot] 12:14). Passover, the 14th day of Nisan, is a high Shabbat, called a “shabbaton.” It also begins the Feast of The Unleavened Bread (Exodus [Sh’mot] 12:16). Foreigners are not allowed to eat the Pesach lamb unless they are circumcised (Exodus [Sh’mot] 12:43-51).

April 2011