November 27, 2021 | All About Hanukkah

This Sunday evening marks the beginning of Hanukkah, an eight-day holiday for the Jewish people to celebrate the rededication of the Temple more than 2,000 years ago. Its origin story is memorable: A group of Jewish rebels courageously drove out the Greek ruler Antiochus Epiphanes for defiling the Temple and attempting to erase their Jewish identity. And like Christmas around …

October 2, 2021 | IMG In Depth: Tom Simcox on Sukkot

This week the Jewish people wrapped up their weeklong celebration of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. Stopping into the radio studio to discuss this unusual holiday is our field representative Tom Simcox. If you’re not familiar with Sukkot, you’ll learn what makes this festival such a unique part of Jewish culture. If you’re already well versed in its traditions, don’t …

September 12, 2020 | Interview: Bruce Scott, The Fall Feasts of Israel

Fall is a special time of year for many, but it’s especially loved by the Jewish people. Several major feasts mark this season—Rosh Hashanah, the Ten Days of Awe, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. These are times of celebration and introspection focusing on the Lord’s goodness, provision, mercy, and holiness. They are days to rejoice, reflect, and remember who God is …

April 13, 2019 | Passover

In Exodus 12 we find the story of the Passover. We see the Israelites in bondage and although Pharaoh was given many chances to let them go, he refused. Because of this, God said all of Egypt’s first born—humans and animals would die. But through the blood of a lamb over the doorpost, the Israelites would be saved. Then God …