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2020 Printable Calendar
For those who would like to find out about coming festivals and new moon days, and also those who want to do their planning for the year, taking into account the Scriptural reckoning of days, weeks, months and years, we have published a 2020 calendar, based on the best available information.
Please click here to view ... or print out a copy for yourself, if you prefer.
New Moon 2020 to 2025
Please click here to see a comprehensive list of the days, each month between Jan 2020 and Dec 2025, upon which the New Moon is expected to be seen in Jerusalem.
Next Shabbat Meeting
- Shabbat Meeting
21 Dec 2019
- Shabbat Meeting
Next New Moon
- Shabbat and New Moon Meeting
28 Dec 2019
Next Annual Feast Day
- Pesach Meeting
8 Apr 2020
- Pesach Meeting
Torah Study Groups
Please click here to find a Torah Study Group in your area, or to list your group, for the sake of others who may be looking for a group to join, within reach from where they are living.
This week’s Torah Reading
Please click here to view or print out a copy for yourself, if you prefer, of the complete list of Torah Parashot (Torah Portions) for 2019/2020. The Torah reading cycle traditionally begins on the Shabbat following Yom Shemini (The Eighth Day), which will be in our months of September or October. The backbone of this reading cycle are the five books of the Torah: Bereshit, Shemot, Wayyikra, Bemidbar and Devarim.
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Test your Knowledge
Find out how well you know certain parts of Scriptures by clicking on the topic of your choice. We have compiled a 10 question Quiz on each of these topics. We are certain that young and old will find these tests challenging, but also enjoyable and rewarding!
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WeG for Cellphones
The Afrikaans translation of the Biblical Scriptures known as Woord en Getuienis is now available to be used in combination with a very helpful and widely used Word Study Application for Android cellphones.
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Author Archives: John
Anyone reading through some of the articles on this site will soon notice that we are trying to acknowledge and revere the Name of the Almighty and that we give preference to pronouncing the Name as “Yahweh”. We are aware of the fact that over the years groups and individuals have come up with a … Continue reading
If you have landed here by accident and are really looking for our Home Page, click on the “Home” button below or on “About Us” in the top left corner! Welcome to the most interactive area of our site! This is our Blog area where, from time to time, we shall post contributions on … Continue reading
In the tweets and the blogs that flood the internet these days, in the news columns and various other forms of modern-day media, in the songs and the poems and the writings by able artists and scholars, the name “Jerusalem” is arguably mentioned more frequently and more passionately, and surrounded by more emotion, than the … Continue reading
It seems that the belief and conviction that Y’shua has come in the flesh is quite an important one. In the first letter of Yahuchanan, chapter 4, verses 2 and 3 the following statement is made: “Every spirit that confesses that Y’shua Messiah has come in the flesh is of Elohim, and every spirit that … Continue reading
There’s a new translation of the “Original Scriptures” of the New (or Renewed) Covenant being circulated among Messianic and Torah observant believers. It is called “The Word of Yah – the King’s Covenant”, also referred to as OSE1 and the compilers claim that this work is translated, among others, from 1st century manuscripts called Restoration … Continue reading
There is a significant number of verses in Woord en Getuienis that are translated slightly differently when compared with the majority of translations that are available today. This is over and above the more stylistic changes like changes in the names of people and places and other proper names (in order to reflect the original … Continue reading
My eie pad van geloof kan in baie opsigte as ‘n woestynpad beskryf word (op die 22 ste Desember 2012 was dit presies 40 jaar gelede dat ek as dertienjarige seun vir die eerste keer met groot oë hierdie pad betree het) – ‘n pad vol ontberinge en persoonlike aanpassings, maar ook ‘n pad waarin … Continue reading
In our posts so far, and the comments on these posts, it has become clear, within a very short period of time, that there is a genuine need among Messianic believers to start talking (and BLOGGING!) about the things that have now become a new priority in their lives. I am truly excited about this! … Continue reading
Nobody should doubt the fact that scores of people are turning their heads nowadays to have a look, at least, at what the new buzz about the “Messiah”, the “Shabbat” and the “Torah” is all about. And a significant percentage of these are not only turning their heads. They’ve already made a complete turn about, back to the … Continue reading
Some of you may have seen the mail from a brother in Messiah who lives in Jerusalem and wants believers in other parts of the world to rethink the method they are using to determine when a Scriptural year actually begins, in the light of the Word, but also in the light of what they … Continue reading
Those with a fair knowledge of the church scene in South Africa, will have come across the word “celebration”, somewhere along the way. It is a loaded word that somehow grips the imagination of action-loving people. A quick search of the internet proves just how popular this concept of celebration has become. A celebration of … Continue reading
Die tien dae tussen Yom Teruah (ook bekend as die Trompettefees) en Yom Kippur (of Dag van Versoening) staan in sommige kringe bekend as “The Ten Days of Awe”. Die bedoeling is om jouself op die gepaste manier vir Yom Kippur voor te berei. Dit gebeur onder meer deur selfondersoek, in die lig van die … Continue reading
There is little doubt that we are currently witnessing a world-wide phenomenon of Torah-loving and Torah-studying groups, coming into existence at a rate and a scale that is truly astonishing. In South Africa alone, there is hardly a town or a city or a municipal area where one will not find at least one such … Continue reading
I have lost track of the number of conversations I have had with believers who, on the one hand, had discovered some of the neglected truths of the Hebrew Scriptures and, on the other hand, had encountered major difficulties in convincing their loved ones of the great value of their “discovery”. For some reason or … Continue reading
Came home from work early yesterday afternoon, tried to pick up on some loose ends here and there and ended up in my study in front of the computer, feeling just a little restless and out of sorts. At that very moment my son, Johan, was undergoing a fairly complicated knee operation, similar to, but … Continue reading
“It has become more difficult to believe the straightforward message of the Word of Yahweh, than ever before in the history of mankind.” Some people may question a statement of this nature and may perhaps ask: “What do we know about the condition of belief during the times gone past – the time of the … Continue reading
Ek het groot waardering vir die bydraes en kommentaar wat tot dusver op elkeen van die onderwerpe van bespreking gelewer is, veral die goeie gesindheid waarin daar deelgeneem word. Dankie vir elkeen se woorde van bemoediging – teenoor mededeelnemers, maar ook lof wat soms na hierdie kant toe laat val word, waarvan ek sommer dadelik … Continue reading
It was once said by Mark Twain, “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.” It seems that this lesser known art of “unlearning” is something that is much needed among believers in Messiah who are serious about reshaping their lives and convictions back to the Scriptural pattern. I can think of quite a number of … Continue reading