Mo’edim: Weekly Torah Portions – Parashat ha-Shavua

Shalom everyone! The Weekly Torah Portion or “Parashat ha-Shavua,” “parashah,” or “parsha,” is a section of the Torah that is read publicly and aloud each week during Israelite prayer services. The regular weekly Torah portion is read in full during Shabbat (Saturday) morning services, and in part during Shabbat afternoon services, […]

Mo’edim: Special Torah Portions for Mo’edim and Holidays

Shalom everyone! The following is a list of the Special Torah portions for mo’edim and holidays, including Festivals and Fast Days, read during an annual cycle on the ecclesiastical lunar calendar, along with their corresponding haftarah portions. The haftarah portions listed are the most commonly-read portions within the Yemenite community: Parashah Torah Haftarah […]

Êuê Culture: Biblical Measurements – Lengths, Weights, Liquid Measures, Dry Measures and Money

Shalom everyone! The following is a list of the biblical measures for lengths, weights, liquid measures, dry measures and money used by the ancient Êuês as recorded in the Holy Scriptures: Biblical Measurements Lengths Length Ancient Equivalent Imperial Equivalent Metric Equivalent Scriptural Reference Finger (Etsba) 0.73 inches 1.85 centimeters  Jeremiah 52.21 Handbreadth (Topah) 4 […]

WATCH: The True Origins of the Passover Seder and Haggadah – KhamithiHiburuEthics lmd

Shalom everyone! The following is a video presentation by scholar Khamithi Hiburu Ethics on the origins of the Passover “Seder” and the “Haggadah.” Neither the “Seder” nor the “Haggadah” existed in pre-exilic Israelite culture. Both the “Seder” and the “Haggadah” have their origins in the Hellenistic Greek culture, our historical enemy. […]

WATCH: “If You are Black Where Is YOUR TOTEM?” – KhamithiHiburuEthics lmd

Shalom everyone! In African culture, a totem serves as an emblem or a symbol of a group of people such as a tribe, lineage, clan or family. The symbols carved into the totem such as an animal, plant or object of nature, serve as identifiers, attributes and characteristics of a tribe, lineage, clan or family. Prior to our being captured and sold into slavery in the Americas, we […]

Êuê Calendar: The Lunar Calendar – The Moon and the Mo’edim

Shalom everyone! The ancient pre-exilic Israelites used two calendar systems to keep time: A civil solar calendar for day-to-day civil business and an ecclesiastical lunar calendar to track the monthly and annual mo’edim and the reigns of kings.  In Exodus 12:1-2, YAH commanded the Israelites to create the ecclesiastical lunar calendar for the mo’edim, even before their Exodus from Egypt. This calendar was […]