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Channukah 2016: Fortune Favors the Prepared

We have a humorous saying that describes Jewish history and we trot it out each year around some of the more festive holidays. The saying goes like this: “They tried to kill us – we won – let’s eat”. We laugh, and we can afford to, since we did win. One of the great lessons of Chanukkah is that God

By | 2017-10-16T18:27:40+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Channukah 2016: Fortune Favors the Prepared

Channukah 2016: Messiah’s Light In A Dark World

Shabbat Shalom, tonight begins the 1st night of Chanukah.  For me Chanukah is one of my favorite holidays, and not just because of the presents.  It is a favorite holiday because some of my earliest memories involve celebrating Channukah.  The very first blessing I ever remember being taught and memorizing is the blessing for the Channukah candles. Once again we

By | 2017-10-16T18:28:45+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Categories: Sermons, Sermons by Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Channukah 2016: Messiah’s Light In A Dark World

The Real Meaning Of Chanukkah: The Holiday Of The Dedication Of The Temple

When asked, “What is the miracle of Chanukkah?” the traditional response is: “Chanukkah is about a great miracle that took place in Israel when the Jewish people fought against the Syrians who had invaded Jerusalem and desecrated the Temple. The Temple was dedicated to Zeus and unclean pigs were offered there. The Syrians also forbid circumcision and Sabbath observance and

By | 2017-10-16T18:27:25+00:00 December 20th, 2014|Categories: Holidays, Sermons, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Real Meaning Of Chanukkah: The Holiday Of The Dedication Of The Temple

Chanukkah

Chanukkah In Scripture The prophets Daniel and Zechariah predicted some of the events involving the Maccabean period: see Daniel 8:9-14, 23-25, 11:21-35, and Zechariah 9:11-17. Messiah Yeshua celebrated Chanukkah. In John 10:22-30 it says: at that time the Feast of Dedication (Chanukkah means dedication) took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Yeshua was walking in the Temple in the

By | 2017-10-16T18:27:25+00:00 October 5th, 2012|Categories: Holidays|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah

Chanukah 2015: Who Are You Dedicated To?

Shabbat Shalom, today is the 6th day of Chanukah and Lord willing I would like us to consider the following question: Who are we dedicated to? In the face of persecution and pressure the full story of Chanukah serves as a lesson, encouragement, and warning on the need to be dedicated to the Lord. We come to Chanukah this year

By | 2017-10-16T18:25:50+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Categories: Sermons, Sermons by Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukah 2015: Who Are You Dedicated To?

Chanukkah 2015: Don’t Let Your Guard Down!

The history of the Jewish people has been summed up this way: “They tried to kill us. We won. Let’s eat… Chinese!” And indeed we shall eat – in a little while. First you have to let me put in my $0.02. I’m still wondering why I only get a penny for my thoughts, but I have to put in

By | 2017-01-30T21:41:43+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah 2015: Don’t Let Your Guard Down!

Zechariah 9:11-17: The Real Miracle Of Chanukkah

Before the service started, a couple confided to me that their pastor didn’t want them attending our Chanukkah celebration - that there was something wrong, maybe even spiritually dangerous, about Christians celebrating Jewish holidays like Chanukkah. I want all my Christian brothers and sisters everywhere to know that Chanukkah is not spiritually dangerous! It’s an important holiday that all of

By | 2017-01-30T21:41:43+00:00 November 30th, 2013|Categories: Holidays, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Zechariah 9:11-17: The Real Miracle Of Chanukkah