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Feasts of Judaism

8th September 2010, hej


1) Feasts Appointed by God

There is great wisdom in appointing one day a week where people may rest. There is even greater wisdom shown in the way the great feasts are structured, and how they related to the agricultural cycle. In addition the order and ordinaces teach us much about the process of redemption.

The feasts begin with Pesach, or Passover, 7 days of Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits. This speaks of the granting of salvation from Bondage. Then there is a time of counting until Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), which speaks of spiritual growth and a harvest for God. There is then a gap of over 3 months until Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur (day of Atonement), when people become forgiven and at-one with God, and then Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), where people dwell with God.

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