Recipe for Anointing Oil, probable reasons behind ingredients.

Recipe for Anointing Oil, probable reasons behind ingredients By: William J Jackson HaShem ordered a recipe for anointing oil. This was to sanctify His ceremonial offerings, the tabernacle and almost everything within it. Interestingly, YHVH relied on the hearts of the Israelites to willingly donate these precious ingredients (Exodus 35:5-8). The Israelites overly denoted … Continue reading Recipe for Anointing Oil, probable reasons behind ingredients.

The Half Shekel, God Taking Away Idols

Center for Tanakh Based Studies By: William Jackson As we read Exodus 30, we see that God requires everyone, regardless of class, to pay a half shekel (verse 13).  I don’t know about you, but when I first read this passage, I imagined the Israelites lining up and paying a half-shekel coin.  Yet I come … Continue reading The Half Shekel, God Taking Away Idols

Torah Teachings for Sabbath (Ki Tissa)

“Six days you will work, but on the seventh day you are to rest — even in plowing time and harvest season you are to rest.” – Exodus 34:21 (Taken from this week’s Torah Portion) 1. Sabbath Sunset Calculator 2. Internet Teachings and Groups a. Friday: YHWH Exists with Jodell Onstott at 9:30pm (EST). Here … Continue reading Torah Teachings for Sabbath (Ki Tissa)

Non-Jews Keeping the Sabbath By: William Jackson This is an emotionally charged topic amongst Tanakh (Old Testament) believers. Should those of us that are non-Jewish honor the Sabbath as outlined in Tanakh? Many Rabbinics would say “no”, and those that say “yes” qualify their answer by saying that the non-Jews are not to keep it completely. Let’s delve … Continue reading Non-Jews Keeping the Sabbath

The Reason We Eat Matzah By: William Jackson Well, we just came out of the Passover (Pesach) week. We’ve been eating matzah for seven days now. We may not know everything about matzah; but the one thing we know is that its a pretty important thing to do for Passover. In Exodus 12:8-20 alone, YHVH commands us to eat matzah … Continue reading The Reason We Eat Matzah