Feasts, blessings and curses

TP, Gauteng

What a fantastic website. I got goose bumps and very excited when I read some of the information on your website.

I get so excited when I find Adamites with the same believe as myself. I believe in Elohim, the only living Almighty and Yahushua the only Messiah. I have been a Israelite for 13 years.

I don’t believe in the pagan holidays and I don’t celebrate them.

I wonder if you can please help me with a couple of things.

1) I keep Pasach, Unleavened bread and I rest on the Shabbat every week as YaHWeH commanded us to do. I struggle with the rest of the Feasts because I’m not sure how to celebrate these Feasts – Please help me regarding this.
2) I also want to know what these Feasts mean, if we are allowed to work, if so when.
3) I want to break all generational curses on my side as well as my husband’s side.
4) I want to bring blessings into our lives and the lives of our family and friends.
5) We are trying for a baby and I want my child to be blessed and I don’t want my child to have curses.
6) A friend told me when we use certain words we curse other and we don’t even know about it. If this is so, do you know these words?
7) Where can I buy the Torah?

I am so glad and happy that I came across your website.


It was good to hear from you … and it is amazing news that you have walked this path for 13 years! I shall try to answer your questions briefly but please feel free to ask again.

We have written articles on various aspects of each one of the major feasts and you can perhaps use the search function on our Home page to identify these articles (for example, type in: “Yom Kippur”). We follow the guideline of Lev. 23 – especially with regards to which days are set apart as days of assembly (or set-apart gatherings) on which no occupational work is to be done.

As far as curses are concerned. If we are aware of any practices of our forefathers that may have caused a curse on our families, we need to ask forgiveness in the Name of Messiah, accept Yahweh’s perfect forgiveness and move on, not pondering on these things any longer than necessary. Curses are caused by sin and sin need to be forgiven and left behind. Blessings are caused by obedience and righteous living and this is what we need to pursue, all the days of our lives. If you confess all known sins in the Name of Y’shua Messiah and pray that Yahweh will bless your child, there is no reason why any curse should come upon your child. I don’t think that curses come upon people accidentally and I am not aware of any words that may cause something like this to happen.

Torah is the word used for the first five books of the Tanach (Old Testament), but sometimes also for the whole of the Tanach. We have an Afrikaans translation of the entire Scriptures (Tanach and Messianic Scriptures – similar to what we know as the Bible, but we call it “Woord en Getuienis”) – detail of which may be found on our web-site.

Just a few comments on what you have written (elsewhere) about the feasts.

1. There are seven feast Shabbat’s (or annual Shabbats) in total but not necessarily seven feasts, depending on how one counts.
2. The day of Pesach may be taken as a separate feast, but in reality it is never called a feast directly and is considered to be the day of Preparation for the feast of Unleavened Bread (or Chag Hamatzot – pronounced with a “g” as in the Afrikaans “Gert” and not with an “h”).
3. Yom Habikkurim (or the Day of the First Fruit Wave Offering) is generally not viewed as an independent feast, seeing that it always falls within the Week of Unleavened Bread.
4. The Feast of Trumpets is called “Rosh Hashanah” by the Jews, but not so in Scriptures. Scriptures teach that the first day of Aviv (the month of Pesach) is the first day of the year (or “Rosh Hashanah”) and not the feast of Trumpets (which falls on the first day of the seventh month).
5. The Feast of Tabernacles is a feast of seven days, directly followed by another Feast day (also an annual Shabbat), called the Eighth Day. This day may be seen as a feast on its own (and in its own right – and we are not required to dwell in temporary dwellings on this day, as is the case for the seven days preceding this Day) but is often regarded as the conclusion of the feast of Tabernacles.
6. On each of the seven annual Shabbat’s (see Lev 23) no occupational work should be done, but we are permitted to do preparations / activities that relate to the feast day (for example: preparing food). The only exception to this rule is Yom Kippur, which is a day of complete rest, and also a day of fasting.