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2021 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 2021 calendar, based on the best available information.
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New Moon 2020 to 2025
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Next Shabbat Meeting
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17 Apr 2021
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Next New Moon
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13 May 2021
Next Annual Feast Day
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23 May 2021
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All Future Events
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This week’s Torah Reading
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Tag Archives: Sukkot
To have the first day of Sukkot coinciding with the weekly Shabbat, is the most excellent kind of double blessing that one can imagine. It is like receiving a tray with two plates covered with lids, so that you can’t see what is inside. When you open the one lid, you find the most delicious … Continue reading
MK, Bellville I would like to ask a question pertaining to Sukkoth.In Wayyiqra 23:42-44 we are commanded to dwell in booths for 7 days.The Hebrew word for dwell is “yashab” which has the meaning to “sit (down)”,”remain”,”dwell” or “settle”.The hebrew word for booth is,as you know, “sukkah” which has the meaning of “hut”,”lair”,”tabernacle” or “tent”.It … Continue reading
SF, Bloemfontein Ek het nog nie voorheen huttefees gevier nie. Party mens/artikels/skrifgedeeltes laat my voel ons moet ook hutte bou. Volgens Lev 23 is dit net iemand wat in Israel gebore is wat dit moet hou. 42 ‘Sewe dae lank moet julle in hutte woon. Almal wat in Jisraél gebore is, moet in hutte woon, … Continue reading
Konkordansies moet versigtig hanteer word: Daar is ‘n groot verskil tussen ‘n woord wat alleen staan OF ‘n woord wat deel van ‘n ander woord is. Bv lig: Lig; ligglans, verlig; oplig, gewillig, liggaam, liggaamsgebrek Of Tent: tent, tente, tentwoning, tentbewoners, tentdoek ……. BUITENTOE As mens die woord buitentoe so effens “verkeerd” spel, beskryf dit … Continue reading
PARADOX => gr. PARA (contrary to; against) + DOXA (opinion – from DOKEIN: to appear; to seem; to think) The Paradox of Sukkot: sleeping in tents, focusing on the 40 years in the wilderness; the temporariness and the fragile nature of our existence and the fact that we are foreigners and sojourners in this world … Continue reading
Dit is interessant dat die Torah lesing vir Sukkot begin by Wayyiekra (Lev) 22:26 en dan die hele Wayyiekra (Lev) 23 insluit. Wayyiekra 23 is natuurlik die hoofstuk waarin die sewe groot feeste in detail beskryf word en dit word afgesluit met die klimaks van die jaar se feeste: Die Loofhuttefees of Sukkot (Feast of … 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 depressing book. It begins with the words “All is futile” (1:2) and it ends with … Continue reading