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Ruth or the Destiny of the Church

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Written by: A. Hadas
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In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. And a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. The man’s name was Elimelech, and his wife’s name was Naomi.

Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. They married two Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other named Ruth.

Shavuot

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Written by: Erin Parfet
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shavuot 23Celebrated on the 50th day, or seven weeks after Passover, Shavuot is a one-day event in Israel and a two-day holiday in the Diaspora. The holiday commences at sundown following the 5th of Sivan and lasts until nightfall on the 7th of Sivan (or 6th Day of Sivan in Israel). On the Gregorian calendar, this corresponds to variable days in the latter part of May or early June.

The Risk of Hope

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Written by: Jacques Doukhan, Dh.L., Th.D.
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What makes biblical hope so special, as it has for 4,000 years nurtured the dreams and faith of millions of people?

It is not an accident that Israel has chosen Tiqwah (hope) as a theme for her national identity. Israel was born on hope.

The Ten Virgins, Jewish Wedding, and the Second Coming

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Written by: Alexander Bolotnikov
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The twenty-fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew contains two important parables: the parable of the ten virgins and the parable of the talents. The parable of the virgins, presented at the beginning of the chapter, is intended to illustrate not only the concept of the Kingdom of Heaven but also one of the most serious problems for any follower of the Messiah: waiting for the Second Coming.

Tisha B’av

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Written by: Erin Parfet
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Tisha B’av is a Jewish holiday marked by communal mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. It occurs on the 9th day of the month of Av and is deemed the saddest day on the Jewish calendar.