Shemini Atzeret (שמיני עצרת – “the Eighth [day] of Assembly”) is a Jewish holiday. It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (first month of calendar). In the Diaspora, an additional day is celebrated, the second day being separately referred to as Simchat Torah. In Israel and Reform Judaism, the holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are combined into a single day and the names are used interchangeably.
Shmini Atzeret begins at sundown on Sun, 04 October 2015. To learn more about the prayer for latter day rain and the eighth day of assembly. Log on to the below website.
Simchat Torah or Simḥath Torah (also Simkhes Toreh, Hebrew: שִׂמְחַת תורָה, lit., “Rejoicing with/of the Torah,”) is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. Simchat Torah is a component of the Biblical Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret (“Eighth Day of Assembly”), which follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot in the month of Tishrei (mid-September to early October on the Gregorian calendar).
Simchat Torah begins at sundown on Mon, 05 October 2015. to learn more about the celebration of the Torah and the rejoicing of the Torah. Please log on to the below website.
blessings to you during the Feast Days – ברכה לך במהלך ימי החג
Robert Jackson = רוברט ג’קסון
Shabbat Times Alameda, California, USA
- Candle lighting: 6:42pm on Friday, 25 September 2015
- This week’s Torah portion is Parashat Ha’Azinu
- Havdalah (50 min): 7:49pm on Saturday, 26 September 2015
Portion (parasha) for this week:
Ha’azinu | האזינו | “Listen”
Torah: Deuteronomy 31:30 – 32:52
Prophets: 2 Samuel 22:1-51; Hosea 14:1-9 (2-10); Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27
Brit Hadasha: John 21:1-25; Romans 10:14 – 11:12, 12:14-21
“Torah Portions” are a systematic teaching schedule that includes a portion of scripture from the Torah, Prophets, and Brit Hadasha each week. This schedule is known all over the world, and serves as a great way to facilitate discussion and learning with others in the Body of the Messiah.
enjoy your week – ליהנות בשבוע שלך
Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון
Read about the festival of Sukkot which will arrive this weekend.
The Feast of Tabernacles is also Sukkot.
Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר or יום הכיפורים), Also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days (or sometimes “the Days of Awe”).
Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tue, 22 September 2015.
PLEASE REVIEW: http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/holidays.html for additional information on these special days.
Baruch HaShem – ברוך ה
Bob Jackson – בוב ג’קסון
Shabbat Shuvah (“Sabbath [of] Return” שבת שובה) refers to the Shabbat that occurs during the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Only one Shabbat can occur between these dates. This Shabbat is named after the first word of the Haftarah (Hosea 14:2-10) and literally means “Return!” It is perhaps a play on, but not to be confused with, the word Teshuvah (the word for repentance).