The Tabernacle Times

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April 2014
Nissan 5774


Torah Overview

Pastor Clint Morrison
By Pastor
Clint Morrison

Metzora (Leper)
5 April 2014
(Leviticus 14:1-15:33)

    This parashah is about living in community. The ancient rabbis associated leprosy with evil speech because of the story of Miriam’s leprosy.  Israel was a large community in transit for forty years. Many times rumors, gossip, and slander were present.  Because of its damaging effect a person or persons had to be isolated from the community and put in a state of seclusion.  Birds were used in the purification ceremony because birds chatter. The problem of the tongue is called “Lashon hara”.

Acharei Mot (After the death)
12 April 2014
(Leviticus 16:1-18:30)

   This parashah begins with the death of Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu who offered strange fire to the Lord. It is a message about how to approach God in the sacred space of the mishkan or tabernacle.  Certain preparations were necessary in preparation for conducting the Yom Kippur service.  The day of Atonement is a day for coming face to face with God.  The high priest was to bring incense into the Holy of Holies to create a cloud of smoke to veil him from the awesome presence of God

Pesach I (Passover)
15 April 2014
(Exodus 12:21-51 Numbers 28:16-25)

  The Israelites were told to take a lamb and kill it and spread the blood over the door posts and lintel.  They were not to leave their houses until morning, because the destroyer would come and destroy the first born of the Egyptians. The Lord told Israel to observe this ordinance yearly for them and their sons.  This was to teach the generations how God smote the Egyptians and delivered Israel’s first born from death.  They were to eat unleavened bread to illustrate the haste in which Israel left Egypt.

Pesach VII (Passover)
21 April 2014
(Leviticus 22:26-23:44)

   The fourteenth day of the first month is the Lord’s Passover.  On the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread which lasts for seven days. There are a total of seven feasts, the last being the festival of Sukkot.  These feasts are for Jews and Gentiles alike, because they are feasts of the Lord.

Kedoshim (Holy)
26 April 2014
(Leviticus 19:1-20:27)

  We are to be holy because our God is holy.  God’s chosen people are to live holiness on the earth.  This includes respect for parents, keeping the Sabbath, keeping the feasts of the Lord, honesty, love for one another, sexual purity, and loyalty to God. Holiness in our lives is a reflection of our relationship to God.



Tooth Pictogram

Beit means "house"

Manna for Thought

The second letter
of the Hebrew Alef-Bet

This word is found in Bethlehem which means.  “House of Bread” and
Bethel “House of God”
Beit depicts a floor plan
The first word of the Bible
has an oversized “Beit”
Jewish sages believe this oversized “Beit”
is the door to the scriptures
in which is hidden the secrets
of God’s wisdom. “Beit” is also symbolic
of a sheep pen.

Beit Midrash

In Hebrew,Beit means house & Midrash comes from the word root that means to seek, to search out, to dig for meaning.

So, a Beit Midrash is a House of Study. Classes are given on many different subjects depending on who is giving the teaching.

Contact Gene Ridings for more information.

Join us after Oneg on Shabbat as we dig deeper into the Word of God.

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