Category: Mo’edim and Holidays

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

WATCH: Ancient Pre-Exilic Israelite Menology – 2016 – Bro. Ron Shields/Kingdom Harbinger Ministries #HebrewCalendar

Shalom everyone! Menology is “an ecclesiastical/religious calendar of the months.” The ancient pre-exilic Israelite community had more than one calendar, the ecclesiastical calendar to track when the mo’edim (YAH’s appointed times) would occur, and a secular calendar to track the rest of the year. Brother Ron Shields, a/k/a […]

Holidays: The Four Fasts

Shalom everyone! There are Four Fasts mentioned in Zechariah 8:19 which the House of Yehudah (Judah) observed annually in ancient times to mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and Jerusalem by the Babylonians in the 6th century BCE. Zechariah prophesies that these solemn occasions will one day become joyous occasions […]

Mo’edim: Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret (Feast of Booths and the 8th Day of Assembly) #Sukkot #SheminiAtzeret

Shalom everyone! The biblical holidays of Chag Sukkot (Feast of Booths) and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly), both collectively known as Sukkot in modern times, are observed each beginning on the 15th day of the Seventh Month (15 of Ethanim/Tishrei) and ending on the 22nd day of the Seventh Month (22 of Ethanim/Tishrei). This eight-day holiday is another of YAH‘s mo’edim (appointed times), […]