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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
25 Jan 2020
- Shabbat Meeting
Next New Moon
- New Moon Meeting
26 Jan 2020
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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Tag Archives: scriptures
There was a man who lived in the second century (he was born approximately 100 years after the birth of Y’shua of Nazareth) who started a religious movement based almost entirely on the letters of Shaúl (Paul). This movement (or perhaps we should rather call it a particular understanding of Scriptures) was condemned by the … Continue reading
“If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” Kendrick Lamar. “Your true name has the secret power to call you.” Vera Nazarian. “One mistake of the previous Telugu translations is that the Name of the Creator and His Son were either mistransliterated or covered up with a title.” Preface of … Continue reading
I was involved in an email conversation this week with someone who was concerned about the fact that Woord en Getuienis has left out a complete verse from the text of Matthew chapter 18. The verse in question is verse 11 and it reads: “For the Son of man (Son of Adam) is come to … Continue reading
Ek geniet dit om te probeer uitvind waar spreekwoorde vandaan kom. Daar is seker nie baie mense wat weet waar die spreekwoord “So waar as padda manel dra” vandaan kom nie. ‘n Mens sê dit gewoonlik as iets baie seker of baie definitief is, byvoorbeeld: “So waar as padda manel dra, die Kaap is een … Continue reading
Een van die grootste struikelblokke op die pad waarin mense die Torah weer déél van hulle lewe probeer maak, is die manier waarop daar van die Torah iets geweldig kompleks en ingewikkeld gemaak word. Dit loop gewoonlik uit op ‘n gestry oor onbenullighede en eindelose haarklowery en koppe stamp oor dinge wat niks met die … Continue reading
If you have landed here by accident and is really looking for our Home Page, click on this button! We believe that both the Pre-Messianic Scriptures (Old Testament) and the Messianic Scriptures (New Testament) are inspired by Yahweh, the Almighty. At the same time we are fully aware of the fact that many … Continue reading
Ek wonder hoeveel mense wat meen dat hulle die Skrif ken, sal dadelik weet wáár in die Skrif, en in watter konteks, daar van “die huis van die kaalvoet” gepraat word (Engels: “the house of the man who had his shoe removed”). Anders as wat ‘n mens sou dink, kom dit in ‘n konteks voor … Continue reading
Daar is die laaste tyd ‘n hernude stryd rondom die betroubaarheid en die integriteit van die Woord van Yahweh. ‘n Nuwe vertaling van die Skrif (slegs die Nuwe Verbond of Nuwe Testament) het verlede jaar die lig gesien en iemand het vir my ‘n kopie as geskenk gegee en gevra dat ek moet sê wat … Continue reading
Ek het die afgelope week ‘n interessante omsend-epos van Nehemia Gordon ontvang waarin hy ‘n hele paar onderwerpe aanraak – onder meer Kersfees, die Amerikaanse “Day of Thanksgiving” (wat terloops twee dae gelede, op Don 25 November gevier is) en die neiging wat mens deesdae by baie Torah-gesindes aantref om Hebreeuse woorde links en regs … Continue reading
A recent article in the Time Magazine was entitled “What the Bible Has to Say About Sex.” The article was based upon a book by Michael Coogan on the same topic, in which he looked into questions like “Does the Bible have a positive attitude towards sex?”; “Is polygamy sanctioned in the Bible?”; “What is … 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