Purim and Nuremberg Trials

After WWII, the Nazi war criminals were tried at Nuremberg.  There were 10 Nazi war criminals hung for the crimes against humanity that they committed. There was one among the ten that openly was defiant and held to the Nazi beliefs walking to his death.  Julius Streicher, the Nazi editor of the anti-semitic Das Strumer…

Zayin

Zayin is the seventh letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet. It makes the “z” sound as in zoo. The form of the zayin looks like a sword. So in form, it means weapon or sword. Zayin is a letter related to animosity and fighting. In Modern Hebrew, it means to be armed and that is the primary…

Tu B’Shevat and Supermoon

A unique occurrence of a blue blood supermoon eclipse converged with the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat. What is that? A blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. It doesn’t actually look blue.  A supermoon is when the moon is when the moon is full and is at its closest point…

I Support the IDF- Hu Viyarech

Men and women all across Israel put their lives on the line each and every day to protect the country that they love.  Also, young men and women from around the world come to serve in the Israeli army as lone soldiers. They are far away from their families and communities as a show of…

The Heavens Declare

Psalm 19:1 For the leader. A psalm of David: 2 The heavens declare the glory of God, the dome of the sky speaks the work of his hands. In this blog, I want to look at the heavens.  I want to declare upfront that this is not astrology! I want to look at Biblical astronomy. …

Vav

As we continue the aleph-bet series, we come to the Hebrew letter vav. Vav is the sixth letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet. It means hook, nail or tent peg.  Its purpose is to join, bind and unite things.  It joins words, sentences and concepts. The vav ו added to the beginning of a word almost…

Scriptural Years Israelites in Egypt: Dead Sea Revelations Pt. 2

In my last blog, I wrote about The Dead Sea Scrolls and the revelations hidden in its Hebrew. This is actually part two of the blog and how its revelations tie in with how long the Yisraelites were in Egypt.  In the last blog, the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls revealed that Exodus 12:40…

Dead Sea Scroll Revelations

As I was studying in Shemot/ Exodus, I came across an interesting revelation that lies in the Dead Sea Scrolls.   Exodus 12:40 The time the people of Isra’el lived in Egypt was 430 years. Now when we start looking at scripture, the numbers don’t seem to add up.  First let’s look at what we know. …

Hey ה The Breath of YHVH

Hey is the fifth letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet. It makes the “h” sound as in hit. The name hey means to behold.  Hey also means breath, sigh, look,  reveal and revelation from the idea of revealing a great sight by pointing it out.  Therefore, the letter hey is a picture of the Ruach HaKodesh/…

2018 Continuing the year Ayin Chet עח

As January 1st arrives on the Gregorian calendar, we will be in the year 2018.  On the Hebraic calendar we will continue in the year 5778.  Now, I have already blogged about the Year Ayin Chet (click here to read the blog). As we are continuing in this year of Ayin Chet, I believe that…

New Year…New Wine or Old?

As the January 1st is a week away, I was thinking that most of the world sees this date as the new year.  People are always making new year’s resolutions. First of all, the Biblical new year begins with the month of Aviv. Exodus 12:2 “You are to begin your calendar with this month; it…

153 Fish & Fishers of Men

At Kibbutz Ginnosaur in 1986, the remains of a first century fishing boat was discovered by brothers Moshe and Yuval Lufan.  It is nicknamed the Jesus Boat as it dated back to His time period, but there is no connection to Him or His disciples. The boat on display in its special climatized museum hall….

Dalet

Dalet is the fourth letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet. It makes the “d” sound as in dog. The name dalet means door or gate. The form of the letter has changed throughout history. The modern form of the letter looks like a door and lintel. Early Hebrew Middle Hebrew Late Hebrew Modern Hebrew The Early…

A Holocaust Chanukkah

Job 12:22 He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death. When we think of Chanukah, we remember the Maccabees and the miracle of the oil that occurred years ago. We remember the lights and a joyful time. We don’t tend to think about the Holocaust. In the midst of death…

The Fight of Chanukkah

“Hebraism and Hellenism – between these two points of influence moves our world.” William Barrett, Irrational Man As Chanukkah is fast approaching, I’ve been thinking about the importance of this holiday.  Many see Chanukkah as an alternative to Christmas.  It is more than just lighting the lights and giving of gifts.  It is a battle for a…

Jerusalem Israel’s Capital

Jerusalem is the only city to exist twice— in heaven and on earth. This past week has held an amazing announcement from President Trump.  I believe that his proclamation of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a significant event. In his speech, President Trump referenced the Jerusalem Embassy Act.  Honestly, I don’t keep up with all…

Gimmel

The third letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet is gimmel. It makes the “g” sound as in goat. The name gimmel means a camel, bridge, waning or  benevolence.   The earliest known pictograph for this letter is  and is a picture of a foot. Early Hebrew Middle Hebrew Late Hebrew Modern Hebrew It is a picture of someone…

Ya’akov’s Sheep Vayetzei

Genesis 30:31 Lavan said, “What should I give you?” “Nothing,” answered Ya’akov, “just do this one thing for me: once more I will pasture your flock and take care of it. 32 I will also go through the flock and pick out every speckled, spotted or brown sheep, and every speckled or spotted goat; these…

Beit

The second letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet is beit. It can be found spelled beit, bet or even beth.  Beit means house in Hebrew. The beit makes the “b” sound.  If you notice the picture it has a dot in the center. This letter also makes another sound.  If it is written without the dot,…