Mo’edim: Rosh Chodesh (“Beginning of the Month”) #NewMoon #RoshChodesh

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh, which means "new moon," "head of the month," or "beginning of the month," is the name for the first day of each month on the Hebrew calendar. In ancient pre-exilic Israel, the event of Rosh Chodesh was triggered by the sighting of the first visible/waxing crescent moon each lunar month. Rosh Chodesh is considered a minor biblical holiday, … Continue reading Mo’edim: Rosh Chodesh (“Beginning of the Month”) #NewMoon #RoshChodesh

Hebrew Calendar: The Moon and the Mo’edim

Shalom, everyone! Genesis 1:14-16 gives the account of Day 4 of the Creation in which Elohim divided the day from the night. He created two great lights, one with greater power than the other: The greater light, also known as the Sun, He created to rule the day; the lesser light, also known as the … Continue reading Hebrew Calendar: The Moon and the Mo’edim

Hebrew Calendar: The Sun and the Constellations of the Zodiac

Shalom, everyone! Genesis 1:14-16 gives the account of Day 4 of the Creation in which Elohim divided the day from the night. He created two great lights, one with greater power than the other: The greater light, also known as the Sun, He created to rule the day; the lesser light, also known as the … Continue reading Hebrew Calendar: The Sun and the Constellations of the Zodiac

Mo’edim: Shabbat – The Weekly Sabbath #Shabbat

Shalom, everyone! Shabbat in purest terms is a day or period of rest. The term is used to describe the annual mo'edim during which The Almighty (YAH) commands the B'nei Yisrael to cease from creative work (melakhah). Shabbat is also used to describe the sabbatical year (sh'mitah), the seventh year of a seven-year agricultural cycle during which YAH commanded … Continue reading Mo’edim: Shabbat – The Weekly Sabbath #Shabbat

Mo’edim: YAH’s Appointed Times as Found in the Torah

Shalom, everyone! The mo'edim are appointed times our Heavenly Father, YAH, gave unto Bnei Yisrael to remember and observe as meetings between Yisrael and YAH. The mo'edim were to be times of thanksgiving, worship, and praise unto YAH, and times of rest and reflection for Bnei Yisrael. Each mo'ed had specific instructions from YAH on … Continue reading Mo’edim: YAH’s Appointed Times as Found in the Torah

Hebrew Calendar: Understanding the Hebrew Calendar

Shalom, everyone! The ancient Bnei Yisrael used two calendar systems to keep time: A civil calendar for day-to-day civil business which began its year in the Fall; and an ecclesiastical calendar for the mo'edim and the reign of kings which began its year in the Spring. Both calendars were lunisolar, using the lunar phases to … Continue reading Hebrew Calendar: Understanding the Hebrew Calendar

Hebrew Calendar: The Days of Creation and the Days of the Week

Shalom, everyone! On the Hebrew Calendar, a week is a cycle of seven 24-hour days, which mirrors the account of the seven-day period of the Creation of the Universe found in Genesis (Bereshit) 1:1 - 2:3. Through science, we learn the creation of the universe occurred over millions of years. Each day during Creation Week may not have … Continue reading Hebrew Calendar: The Days of Creation and the Days of the Week

Introduction: Welcome to the Bnei Yisrael Society

'The fear of Y-H-W-H is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the All-holy is understanding. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased. If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself; and if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.' ~ Proverbs 9:10 … Continue reading Introduction: Welcome to the Bnei Yisrael Society

Geography: The Countries and Territories of Oceania

The following are the countries and territories of Oceania: Oceania Country Capital Official Language(s) Demonym  Australia Canberra English Australian  Federated States of Micronesia Palikir English Micronesian  Fiji Suva English, Fijian, Fiji Hindi Fijian  Kiribati South Tarawa English, Gilbertese I-Kiribati  Marshall Islands Majuro Marshallese, English Marshallese  Nauru Yaren Nauruan, English Nauruan  New Zealand Wellington English, Maori … Continue reading Geography: The Countries and Territories of Oceania

Geography: The Countries and Territories of Asia

The following are the countries and territories of Asia: Asia Country Capital Official Language(s) Demonym  Afghanistan Kabul Dari, Pashto Afghan  Armenia1 Yerevan Armenian Armenian  Azerbaijan2 Baku Azerbaijani Azerbaijani  Bahrain Manama Arabic Bahraini  Bangladesh Dhaka Bengali Bangladeshi  Bhutan Thimpu Dzonghka Bhutanese  Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Malay Bruneian  Cambodia Phnom Penh Khmer Cambodian  China Beijing Standard Chinese … Continue reading Geography: The Countries and Territories of Asia