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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
11 Jul 2020
- Shabbat Meeting
Next New Moon
- New Moon Meeting
22 Jul 2020
Next Annual Feast Day
- New Moon and Yom Teruah Meeting
18 Sep 2020
- New Moon and Yom Teruah 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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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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Tag Archives: blessing
The cornerstone of the Abrahamic tradition of belief (the tradition of belief that started with Avraham and includes us) is that Yahweh promised that He would bless Avraham and his seed and that through this small and insignificant nation He would bless all the nations and generations of the earth. If you take away this … Continue reading
Die twaalf vloeke van Deuteronomium 27 is eintlik 11 spesifieke vloeke, elkeen oor ‘n spesifieke onderafdeling van die Torah, en een algemene uitspraak aan die einde (Deut 29:26 “Vervloek is hy wat die woorde van hierdie Torah nie hou om dit te doen nie”) wat die HELE TORAH insluit. Sommige verklaarders het in die verlede … Continue reading
Someone once said: “Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to do so is a blessing beyond comprehension.” The mere fact that we are alive, that we can breathe, and laugh, and cry, and think, and hope, and be creative, and work with our hands, and enjoy beauty, and relate to people … Continue reading
Gen 12:1-3 En Yahweh het aan Avram gesê: Gaan jy (of meer korrek: “gaan, vir jouself” – “lech lechah”) uit jou land en uit jou familie en uit jou vader se huis, na die land wat Ek jou sal wys. En Ek sal jou ‘n groot nasie maak en jou seën en jou naam so … Continue reading
Bielám, wat soms ook Bileam of Balaam genoem word, is een van die mees misterieuse karakters in die Skrif. Hy was nie deel van die volk van Israel nie (sy naam beteken letterlik: “nie deel van die volk nie”) en dit blyk dat hy van ŉ plek met die naam Petor in die streek van … Continue reading
Die Torah lesing van hierdie week (Deut 11:26 – 16:17) begin weer met die tema van seën en vloek – net soos ons nou al reeds dikwels tevore teëgekom het – nie net in die boek van Devariem (Deuteronomium) nie, maar ook in die res van die Torah. Daar is geen onduidelikheid nie: Yahweh belowe … Continue reading
1. The Blessing of Being a Blessing – Bereshit 12:2-3 And I shall make you a great nation, and bless you and make your name great, and you shall be a blessing! And I shall bless those who bless you, and curse him who curses you. And in you all the clans of the earth … Continue reading
The Torah reading this week includes the 5 chapters of Devarim (Deuteronomy) 12 to 16. Also included is the last part of Devarim 11 and these verses, beginning with verse 26, may be seen as an introduction to the entire portion. “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, … Continue reading
In die Skrif word daar gereeld verwys na een mens, of ‘n groep mense, in wie se lewe die hand van Yahweh só sigbaar was dat andere dit raakgesien het en daaroor begin praat het. ‘n Mens kan jou die gesprekke voorstel wat hieruit voortgespruit het: “Het jy gehoor van die Almagtige se planne met … Continue reading
Die verskoning van Mosheh teenoor Yahweh by die brandende doringbos, “Ek kan nie praat nie”, herinner ‘n mens aan die baie dinge wat ons as mense daagliks voel ons nie kan nie doen nie. En aan die gevoel van onbekwaamheid, en selfs mislukking, wat dit by jou ontketen as jy moet erken dat jy ‘n … Continue reading