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Messianic Scriptures (Messianic Proofs)

There are over 300 prophecies in Hebrew Scripture’s (the Old Covenant or Tanakh) concerning the coming of the Messiah of Israel and precise fulfillment of those prophecies in the Messianic Writings by Yeshua. The following are just some of those. Before looking at the prophecies and their fulfillments, it is helpful to first read Jeremiah 31:31-34: “‘Behold the Days are coming’ declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,’ declares the Lord. But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will put my law within them, and on their heart I will write it...for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”’ (Note: All scripture references are from the King James Version) (Learn More)

Jewish Holiday Cycle

Shabbat - The Sabbath [7th Day of the Week]

The seventh day is a day of rest. Shabbat begins Friday at sunset and ends Saturday at sunset. (Recipes)

Rosh HaShannah (Feast of Trumpets)

The Feast of Trumpets falls on the Biblical Calendar Tishrei 1, usually in September or October. Rosh HaShannah means literally “the head of the year” or New Year. The day is not designated in scripture as a New Year, but rather as a day of "memorial proclaimed with the blast of ram’s horns," or "a day of blowing the shofar" (Lev. 23:23–25; Num. 29:1–6). Thus the holiday could be titled Yom T’roo-ah, the Day of the Sounding of the Shofar. (Learn more) (Recipes)

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement & Kol Nidre)

Tishrei 10. Yom Kippur is considered the holiest day of the year. In Bible times, it was the only day the Cohen HaGadol, the High Priest, went into the Holy of Holies and procured forgiveness for all sins. Lev 16:22 "The goat will carry on itself all their sins to a solitary place; and the man shall release it in the desert." After the ceremonies were completed, the Aaronic benediction was pronounced using the sacred Name of G-d. It was the only time in the year that the Name was actually verbalized. (Learn more)

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)

Sukkot is an 8-day celebration, from the 15th through the 22nd of Tishri. It is translated as the Feast of Tabernacles, and it is also called the Feast of the Ingathering. It is a time of thanksgiving for the completion of the harvest cycle, and can also be understood as the culmination of the yearly enactment of the plan of redemption. (Learn more) (Recipes)

Yom HaMoshiach (Messiah's Birthday)

The most reliable calculations of Messiah’s birthdate are based on the time of the service of the priests of the family of Abiyah. (Learn More)

Simchat Torah (Rejoicing in the Torah)

Tishrei 23. Simkhat Torah is a rabbinic holiday appended to Sukkot. The main theme of Sukkot was rejoicing in the ingathering of the harvest, which was celebrated for seven days. (Learn More)

Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November)

Thanksgiving is one of the few governmental, public holidays, that is profoundly grounded in Scripture and in Judaic and Messianic practice. (Learn More)

Hanukkah (Feast of Dedication)

Kislev 25. Hanukkah literally means Dedication. We celebrate the dedication of the re-conquered and cleansed Temple Mount from the defilement of the Greek-Syrians. which occurred during the years 168 - 165 B.C.E. (Learn More) (Recipes)

Tu B'Shevat (Day of Trees)

Tu B'Shevat means the 15th day of the month of Shevat. This day is considered the "New Year's Day of Trees.” At this time of year conditions are ideal for tree planting, and much fund raising is done to plant trees and reforest Israel. There is a Talmudic ruling that this is the cut off date for determining the age of a tree for assessing the tithe (Lev. 19: 23).

The Month of Adar (February - March)

There is a line in the Talmud (Taanit 29a) that reads, “With the coming of Adar, joy multiplies.” The joy of Adar is due, in part, to the natural anticipation of Spring. However, much more significance is derived when one has an understanding of the Spring festivals (or holidays): Purim, Pesakh, Yom HaBikkurim (Firstfruits), the Omer count, and Shavuot. These biblically “appointed times” (see Lev. 23), all speak of renewal, redemption, and deliverance. The nature of springtime resonates to these themes.

Purim (Feast of Esther)

Adar 14. The Hebrew word "Purim" means "lots" and refers to the lottery that Haman used to choose the date for the massacre of the entire Jewish populations of the Persian Empire, which included much of the ancient world. This plot was defeated. Purim is the feast instituted by Mordecai, as described in the book of Esther 9:20–28, to celebrate the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from a plot to annihilate them. (Learn more) (Recipes)

Pesakh (Passover)

The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Nisan 14 - March or April): Pesakh begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. The name "Pesakh" (PAY-sahkh, as in the Scottish "lokh") comes from the Hebrew root Peh-Samekh-Khet, meaning to pass through, to pass over, to exempt or to spare. It refers to the fact that G-d "passed over" the houses of the Jews when he was slaying the firstborn of Egypt. In English, the holiday is known as Passover. (Passover Class) (Learn more)  (30 Minute Haggadah! Booklet form) (Recipes)

Feast of Firstfruits (Resurrection Day)

The name, Ray-sheet haOmer, or Firstfruits, literally means, “the first of the omer, the sheaves.” An omer is a sheaf of the grain. The first crop to mature is barley, and therefore barley is called the first of the firstfruits. Firstfruits is described in Leviticus 23:9-14, but is a minor, almost non-existent holiday in the non-Messianic synagogue. However, it should be a premier day for Messianics. This holiday speaks of the resurrection of the Messiah, the firstfruits from the dead! (Learn More)

Counting of the Omer

The 50 days between Passover and Shavuot (Pentecost), is the time of the counting of the omer (the sheaves of the grain harvest as the winter wheat ripens.). Scripture bids our people to make a distinct counting of these 50 days. (Learn more)

Holocaust Memorial Day

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, is a Jewish memorial day that takes place on the 27th day of Nisan, in the Hebrew calendar. It is held every year in remembrance of the approximately six million Jews who died in the Holocaust. It is a national holiday in Israel. (Learn more)

Israeli Independence Day

The fifth of Iyar, has been designated the official day for celebrating Israel's independence, for it was on the fifth of Iyar, 5708, (May 15, 1948) that Israel's independence was declared. In Israel it has become both a national and religious holiday. (Learn more)

Jerusalem Day

Jerusalem Day, Yom Yerushalayim, is an annual Israeli national holiday celebrated on Iyar 28. According to the 1947 UN Partition Plan, Jerusalem was supposed to be an international city, not part of either the proposed Jewish or Arab state. However, the Jordanians defied the UN and the city was divided between Israeli and Jordanian control during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Nineteen years later, on June 6, 1967, East Jerusalem was captured by Israel during the Six Day War. (Learn more)

Shavuot (Pentecost)

Shavuot is described in Lev. 23: 15-16 as the culmination of 50 days, or seven weeks, that have been counted, starting with the day of Firstfruits. Shavuot is a very significant and glorious celebration for Messianic Jews and Gentiles! (Learn more)

Tisha B'Av (The Ninth of Av)

Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the month of Av, commemorates the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 586 BCE. It is the most mournful day in the Jewish calendar and is observed with fasting, and prayers, including reading the Book of Lamentations. One of the prayers in the liturgy is a cry for salvation, for the Messiah. (Learn more)

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About Or HaOlam


Or HaOlam teaches Jewish life in the Messiah of Israel. We are part of a world-wide movement of Jewish Congregations and people of all ethnic groups who follow Yeshua (Jesus) in the context of Jewish lifestyle and identity. We meet weekly every Saturday morning at 10 am.


The Vision of Or HaOlam:

Working to bring Jewish people, and those grafted in, to their covenantal identity in Messiah.  Implies: 1.) Salvation through the Atonement of the Messiah; personal faith in the atoning death and resurrection of Yeshua; it's all about the King  2.) Covenantal identity of Jewish people, not replacement  3.) Restoration to Torah lifestyle  4.) Restoration/survival of the nation of Israel. (Covenantal identity, so Jewish believers don't assimilate.  Romans 11:15 "For if their casting Yeshua aside means reconciliation for the world, what will their accepting him mean?  It will be life from the dead!)

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Or HaOlam Messianic Synagogue is an affiliate of the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations & Synagogues and a member of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America.     MJAA