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Commit a sin twice, and it will not seem to thee a sin.— Talmud
2019 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 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
- Shabbat Meeting
Next New Moon (Chodesh)
- New Moon Meeting
28 Nov 2019
Next Annual Feast Day
- No events
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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Tag Archives: life
The file may be viewed here. Tags: death, life
The file may be viewed here. Tags: death, life
Die normale manier waarop ‘n nuwe maand in die Skrif aangedui word, is deur die woord “chodesh” wat letterlik “nuut” beteken en as ‘n afkorting vir “die nuwe maan” gebruik word. ‘n Skriftuurlike maand lê presies tussen twee opeenvolgende nuwemane … Continue reading
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Sherlock Holmes is bekend vir sy slim speurwerk en vir sy gevatte sêgoed in sy gesprekke met sy vriend en assistent, Dr Watson. In een van die beroemde gesprekke waarin hierdie twee ŉ moordraaisel probeer oplos het, het Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading
Die Skriftuurlike voorskrif oor die rooi koei (Engels: “red heifer”), sonder enige gebrek, wat buitekant die kamp geslag en verbrand moet word en waarvan die verbrande as met vars water gemeng moet word wat dan as reinigingswater sal dien vir … Continue reading
Death is a subject that many people try to avoid as much as possible. Many of us prefer not to think about death any more that what is absolutely necessary. Maybe it is the finality of death, maybe it is … Continue reading
Die bekende teoloog, Albert Schweitzer, is hierdie week 140 jaar gelede in Kaisersberg, Duitsland gebore. Hy is vyftig jaar gelede oorlede, maar hy word tot vandag toe nog erken vir ‘n hele aantal bydraes wat ‘n besondere impak op die … Continue reading
Die Instituut vir Sekerheid Studies het die afgelope week die 2013/14 Misdaad Statistieke vir Suid-Afrika bekendgemaak. Die resultate van hierdie verslag is, om die minste te sê, verbysterend. Sommige ontleders het na aanleiding van die moord statistiek gesê Suid-Afrika het … Continue reading
Die naam van die parashah vir hierdie week is “Pinchas” en dit verwys na Pinchas (of Piengas) wat sy spies geneem het en ‘n man en ‘n vrou in ‘n tent deurboor het. Die man was ‘n Yiesraéliet (‘n leier … Continue reading
Most of us have probably heard the song by John Lennon entitled “Imagine”. The words of this song has caused a lot of controversy over the years and may indeed be the main reason why Lennon was shot dead by … Continue reading
Daar is soveel simboliek van nuwe lewe wat na vore kom as ‘n mens na die gebeure kyk wat met die Israeliete se uittog uit Egipte gepaard gegaan het. Dieselfde bonatuurlike ingryping van Yahweh wat gelei het tot die dood … Continue reading
Die grootste gawe wat elkeen van ons uit die hand van die Almagtige ontvang het, is die geskenk van lewe. Niks anders kan daarmee vergelyk word nie. Om voluit te lewe is ‘n ingeboude begeerte van elke mens en daar … Continue reading
Someone posted a very good question on the Elim Blog about two weeks ago: “According to the Torah we are not allowed to consume blood. However, at the last supper, Y’shua gave the cup to his disciples and told them … Continue reading
We have seen that Sukkot is a feast of joy. Funny that the book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes / Prediker) is traditionally seen as a fitting book to read during the feast of Sukkot. Many people feel that Ecclesiastes is a … Continue reading
What do people consider to be the essence of life? This question proves to be quite interesting. The word “essence” is defined by dictionaries as “the basic and true nature of something” or “the most distinctive element of something” … Continue reading
There is an increasing number of people lately who have chosen to follow Scriptures more accurately than what the Church has done over many centuries. Every now and then these people are confronted with a so called “truth” or “revelation”, … Continue reading
The file may be viewed here. Tags: abundance, life, older
The file may be viewed here. Tags: life, older