Archive for the First Fruits of Zion Category

Let My People Go

Have you ever been to a Passover Seder meal? Did you know that the Last Supper was originally as Passover Seder meal? Christians call it the “Eucharist” or “Communion,” but in the days of Jesus and the disciples, it was called Passover. A Passover Seder Meal Passover […]

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Passover and the Death of James the Just

In issue 94 of Messiah Magazine I discussed the yahrzeit (anniversary of the death) of Simon Peter as it is recorded in rabbinic literature. Since then I have become interested in trying to discover yahrzeit dates for the rest of the apostles. Unfortunately, this is almost impossible […]

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Shabbat HaGadol

The Sabbath before Passover is called Shabbat HaGadol (שבת הגדול), which loosely translates to “The Great Sabbath.” Why is it called the Great Sabbath? Jewish tradition has forgotten the origin of the name. The sages and rabbis made several suggestions to explain the name. It may reflect […]

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