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A Day for Blowing Trumpets: Why we Blow the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah

You might have noticed that Rosh Hashanah isn’t mentioned anywhere in scripture. What is mentioned is Yom Teruah – The Day of Shouting (Leviticus 23:23-25; Numbers 29:1-6). Rosh Hoshanah means Head of the Year, since the 1st of Tishrei is recognized at the beginning of the Jewish civil year. The first month of the Hebrew …

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Stepping Outside Time

As we’re going through the yearly cycle in Healing in the Hebrew Months, we need to watch that we don’t get too caught up in sticking exclusively to the time tables.  The twelve tribes, each correlating to one of the constellations, camped facing the tabernacle in the four directions. A flag bearing a symbol of …

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The Hebrew Zodiac

I’ll try to be brief so that you aren’t overwhelmed with the details, because to do this topic justice, you need a stand-alone book, and several are available on the market. I’ll also include additional comments within each month. We begin in Virgo. Many scholars think the Sphinx is a mnemonic device, which reminds us …

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The Gospel in the Stars

When I was beginning to study biblical dream interpretation, I was fascinated with Joseph’s dream of the eleven stars bowing down to him and the resulting resentment of his brothers. They all knew it was about them. Nobody had to come along and unpack that symbolism. They already knew that the constellations represented them. But …

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