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A Global Association of Orthodox Jewish Disciples of Messiah Yeshua


Pesach 2011 – 5771

A timeline of preparations for Pesach 2011 – 5771. All times are for a congregation in Evergreen, Colorado. Meal notes are for the congregation. Please consult your local times for sunset and adjust accordingly.

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Jewish Holidays 2009 (Moedim 5769-5770)

A list of Jewish holidays for Gregorian year 2009 for the moedim (appointed times) 5769-5770, and dates to request off from work from your employer for those in the diaspora (assuming a 9-5 work shift).

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Aveinu (The Our Father, The Lord’s Prayer)

The Aveinu, also known as The Lord’s Prayer, is the prayer of our rabbi, Messiah Yeshua ben Yoseph shel Netzaret. When his disciples asked him to teach them how to pray, they weren’t necessarily asking him to teach them the mechanics of prayer, more than asking what is his prayer at the conclusion of the Amidah / Shimonei Esrei (18 Benedictions).

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Pesach 2009 – 5769

A timeline of preparations for Pesach 2009 – 5769 including Birkat HaChamah. All times on this page are for Evergreen, Colorado. Please consult your local times for sunset and adjust accordingly.

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What is Chametz? (It’s not Yeast)

Chametz is any food that contains wheat, barley, oats, spelt, or rye that has fermented. These particular grains will ferment by themselves in the presence of water. This process can begin in as little as 18 minutes. Obvious foods such as breads, cakes, pastries, pasta, cookies, crackers, pretzels, breaded foods, etc. must be consumed or disposed of before Pesach. However, as we are not permitted to consume, derive a benefit from or possess any chametz we need to look a bit further.

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The Karaite Deception

The Karaite movement’s primary aim in sharing its theology with Messianic Jews, is to prey on anti-orthodox sentiments within the Messianic movement, and get Messianics to legitimize Karaite authority over Messianic believers and promote a rebellion that started with Korach.

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Messianic Jewish Reading List

A peer-reviewed summary of recommended references, books, and other reading materials for those interested in Messianic Judaism, HaDerech, and Judaism in general.

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