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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 & 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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101 W Clinton Avenue
Fresno CA 93705

between Palm and Fruit Avenues
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5132 N Palm Avenue PMB 101
Fresno, CA 93704

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ARTICLES “H” THROUGH “O”

HANUKKAH

How did it all begin? Hanukkah is a festival that commemorates the purification and rededication of the Temple by Yehuda Ha’Maccabee (Judah Maccabeus) on Kislev 25, 165 BC (usually in December).

HANUKKAH – DEDICATION

Hanukkah means “dedication,’ referring to the rededication of the Temple after a great Jewish military victory in 165 B.C. This feast did not originate with Moses, nor is it mandated in the Bible. It is found in the books of First and Second Macabees in the Apocrypha, the books written in the 400-year “silence” between the Tenach and B’rit Hadashah. God was not silent in these years, however. He was still at work fulfilling His promises and preserving His people.

HARMONIC BALANCER

Many will know immediately what a harmonic balancer is. I didn’t even know such a thing existed until it came off our car while it was being driven down the street. A few noises, a few bumps, and this piece of round metal was seen through the rear view window, bouncing back down the street.

HATIKVAH – ISRAEL’S NATIONAL ANTHEM

About 70 years after the birth of Messiah, Titus led his Roman soldiers in their destruction of Jerusalem. Many of the Jews were carried away as captives and scattered around the world.

HAVE FAITH IN GOD’S FAITHFULNESS

Faith begins with a total abandonment of oneself into God’s care, but our faith must be active, not passive. We must have full confidence that God can and will do the impossible. Yeshua said, “With God all things are possible” (Mattityahu [Matthew] 19:26). “With God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). In short, faith says, “God is enough!”

HaZIKARON V’ HaATZMA’UT – “I AM YHVH YOUR HEALER”

After two thousand years of exile the people of Israel have begun their long journey home. With all the expectations and frustrations, accomplishments and disappointments that have accompanied the birth and maturing process of the modern state of Israel, we can gain our greatest insight into just where Israel is today by examining her through the watchful eye of the Tanakh.

HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS

In the centuries prior to Yeshua’s time, the European people celebrated the winter solstice, the time of year when the days go from shorter to longer. Many observed this day as the sun’s birthday.

HISTORY OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

In the autumn of 1914, the nearly 700 year old Islamic state (Caliphate), known as the Ottoman Empire, entered World War I on the side of the Central Powers (Germany, et al), having already signed a secret agreement with Germany a few months earlier to do so.

IN 1492, COLUMBUS WAS A JEW?

In recent years, some intriguing new facts have come to light with regards to Christopher Columbus and his first voyage: tantalizing tales with claims of his Jewish descent, as well as claims that 90% or more of his crew were made up of Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition.

JOHN HAGGE’S VISIT TO FRESNO

On Monday evening, May 2, 2011, John Hagee came to Fresno with his Christian’s United for Israel (CUFI) rally in a “Night to Honor Israel”.

KORACH

The Four Rebellions: Four separate rebellions are mentioned in this parashah: Korach against Aaron; Datan and Aviram against Moses, the tribal chiefs against Aaron, and finally, the entire community against Moses. The chief conspirator, however, was Korach, a member of the Kohathite clan who appears to be involved in all four of the rebellious movements.


This past week we have had opportunity to say good-bye to those we love. We do not welcome these occasions and indeed they are difficult to embrace. There is pain. There is loss. There is grief.

MESSIAH’S HEBREW NAME – “YESHUA” OR “YAHSHUA”?

Dr. Daniel Botkin explains the Hebrew linguistics of the names “Yeshua” and “Yahshua” and how “Yahshua” is a mistransliteration by Sacred Name advocates to fit an erroneous interpretation of John 5:43 and how “Yeshua” is far more accurate. He also clearly establishes the fact that the English name “Jesus” has absolutely no pagan connection and is simply a derivation of “Yesous,” the Greek transliteration of “Yeshua.” Most important, Dr. Botkin addresses that slander and criticism surrounding the name controversy in entirely non-Scriptural and not glorifying to the Holy One of Israel.

MOTZEH SHABBAT – HAVDALAH

The Shabbat officially ends when three stars become visible in the evening sky. Havdalah means “separation,” and officially begins the new week. Just as the holiness of Shabbat is ushered into the home with a ceremony, so it should have an official closing,

ONEG – DELIGHT OF THE SHABBAT

From time to time as people new to the Messianic movement join us, the question is asked “What is Oneg?” It is our desire to have your questions answered here.