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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.
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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
1 Feb 2020
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Next New Moon
- New Moon Meeting
25 Feb 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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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: set apart
Dit is interessant om kennis te neem van die punte van oorvleueling tussen die drie gedeeltes van hierdie week se Torah leesprogram – Levitikus 9-11, Esegiël 36-37 en Matteus 3:11-17. Levitikus beklemtoon die aspek van reinheid in die oë van Yahweh en bevat onder meer ‘n hele hoofstuk oor rein en onrein kosse (Lev 11). … Continue reading
Ezek 45:18 Thus said the Master Yahweh, “In the first month, on the first of the new moon, you are to take a young bull, a perfect one, and shall cleanse the set-apart place. ” A perfect offer is to be brought before Yahweh in this time before Pesach (and during). While we don’t have … Continue reading
Ons het verlede week gesien dat die bekende woord “heilig” nie reg laat geskied aan die Hebreeuse begrip “kadosh” nie en probeer uitvind wat dit beteken om afgesonder te wees en ook ‘n paar sleutels van afgesonderdheid – slegs in Lev 19 en 20 – geïdentifiseer. Sleutels wat met respek en naasteliefde en die Shabbat … Continue reading
Die Torah leesstuk van hierdie week begin met een van die kragtigste en mees kernagtige uitsprake in die hele Torah: “Afgesonder moet julle wees, want Ek, Yahweh julle Elohiem, is afgesonder” (Lev 19:2). Dit herinner ‘n mens baie sterk aan die woorde van die Messias in sy bekende bergrede, toe Hy probeer het om die … Continue reading
Daar is veral twee woorde wat gereeld voorkom in die Torah leesstuk van hierdie week: Die woorde “bloed” en “afgesonder”. Die woord “bloed” kom 20 keer voor in Wayyikra (Levitikus) 16 tot 18 en die woord “afgesonder” 12 keer. Dis veral die tema van BLOED wat mense se verbeelding van die vroegste tye af aangegryp … Continue reading
Scriptures abound with references to the fact that Yahweh is set-apart and that the things and the people and the actions associated with him, should also be set-apart. Most of us have not always known and used the word “set-apart”. Instead, we were taught to refer to this aspect as “holy” or “holiness”. Even in … Continue reading