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(House of the Messiah) - Worshipping ADONAI & His Messiah, Yeshua Ha'Mashiach
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Elul - The sixth month of the Jewish year, a time of repentence in preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Ephraim - 1) Son of Joseph. Ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel; 2) The tribe that bears his name.

Erev - Lit. evening. The evening part of a day, which preceeds the morning part of the same day because a "day" on the Jewish calendar starts at sunset. For example, if your calendar says that Yom Kippur is on September 25, then Erev Yom Kippur is the evening of September 24, which is also part of Yom Kippur.

Esau - Son of Isaac; older twin brother of Jacob (Israel). He had little respect for the traditions of his ancestors, and sold his birthright for a bowl of stew.

Essenes - A movement of Judaism that began approximately 2200 years ago. It died out shortly after the destruction of the Temple.

Esther - The heroine of the story of Purim. Also, the name of the book in Scripture that tells her story.

Etrog (ET-rohg) - A citrus fruit native to Israel (resembling a lemon), used to fulfill the commandment to "rejoice before the L-rd" during Sukkot.

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Fast Days - Several Jewish holidays are fasts, upon which we may neither eat nor drink, including: Yom Kippur and Tisha B'Av.

Festivals - G-d commanded the keeping of 7 feasts unto the L-rd.  The Feasts are: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Shavuot, Yom Taruah (Rosh Hashanah), Yom Kippur and Sukkot.  The 4 most widely celebrated are: Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.  2 other celebrations are also mentioned in scripture: Chanukah and Purim.

Firstborn - When a woman's first male child is born by natural childbirth, then the child must be redeemed from a kohein (priest) by a procedure called Pidyon Ha-Ben. Additionally, firstborn males must observe a special fast the day before Pesach (Passover), commemorating the fact that they were saved from the plague of the first born.

 

Four Species - Fruit and branches used to fulfill the commandment to "rejoice before the L-rd" during Sukkot.

Four Questions - A set of questions asked about Passover by a young child.  These questions are meant to encourage participation and fulfill the commandment to "teach your children" about the seder. Also known as Mah Nishtanah (Why is it different?), which are the first words of the Four Questions.


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