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Yeshua The Feasts
Shabbat / Sabbath Chanukah
Yom Kippur(im)


The Messiah, or Christ Jesus.
The Hebrew or Aramaic name for Jesus and the original Hebraic pronunciation of Jesus.

The Feasts

The modern Ekklesia (the called body of believers, or church) developed its calendric celebrations based on two things: the death and resurrection of Yeshua and the feasts that God called Israel to celebrate.

Shabbat [shah-baht] / Sabbath [sab-uh th]

The seventh day of the week, Saturday, as the day of rest and religious observance among Jews and some Christians. Ex. 20:8-11.

Yom Kippur(im) [yawm kip-er, yohm, yom; Seph. Heb. yawm kee-poor; Ashk. Heb. yohm ki-puh r]

A holy day observed on the tenth day of Tishri and marked by fasting and prayer for the atonement of sins. Also called Day of Atonement.

Chanukah [hah-nuh-kuh, hah-; Ashk. Heb. hah-nuh-kuh; Seph. Heb. hah-noo-kah]

An eight-day festival beginning on the 25th day of Kislev, commemorating the victory in 165 B.C. of the Maccabees over Antiochus Epiphanes (c. 215-164 B.C.) and the rededication of the Temple at Jerusalem. Also called Feast of Dedication, (Feast of Lights).

Purim [poo r-im; Seph. Heb. poo-reem; Ashk. Heb. poo r-im]

A Jewish festival, described in the book of Esther, that is celebrated on the 14th day of the month of Adar in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews in Persia from destruction by Haman the Agagite.

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