“What is the structure of the Jewish calendar?”……The Jewish calendar is based on the lunar month, which is a bit longer than 29 Ôö¼┬ó days. As such, the Jewish lunar months are 29 or 30 days long. Twelve lunar months usually amount to 354 days, 11 days short of a solar year. In order for […]

“What are the different Jewish festivals in the Bible?”……There are seven Jewish festivals or feasts outlined in the Bible. While they are mentioned throughout Scripture we find instructions for all seven laid out in Leviticus 23. Leviticus 23:2 refers to the seven Jewish festivals, literally "appointed times," also called "holy convocations." These were days appointed […]

Shavuot…Shavuot isn't commemorated by most Christians, but Christians are well familiar with the event it recalls: the giving of God's Law to the Israelites at Mount Sinai. Those Ten Commandments-still recited each week in Christian churches around the world-defined for ancient Israel and for us today the standards to which God holds his covenant people […]

“What is the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)?”……Answer: The Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:27-28), also known as Yom Kippur, was the most solemn holy day of all the Israelite feasts and festivals, occurring once a year on the tenth day of Tishri, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. On that day, the high priest […]

Jewish men hold the Arba Minim (Four Species) in their hands as they…pray on Sukkot at the Western (Wailing) Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. SukkotMonday 17.10.2016 “On the first day you are to take branches from luxuriant trees-from palms, willows and other leafy trees-and rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.” […]

Passover Click to jump to: The Passover Seder List of Dates Passover is probably the best known of the Jewish holidays, mostly because it ties in with Christian history (the Last Supper was apparently a Passoverseder), and because a lot of its observances have been reinterpreted by Christians as Messianic and signs of Jesus. Passover […]

Bible Feasts Calendar 2010-2014 Bible Feasts Calendar Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Holiday Holidays begin at sundown on the evening of the previous day. Feast of Lots…(Purim) Feb …28 Mar…20 Mar…8 Feb…24 Mar…16 Passover…(Pesach) Mar …30 April…19 April…7 Mar…26 April…15 Feast of Weeks or Pentecost (Shavuot) May …19 June…8 May…27 May…15 June…4 Jewish Year […]