"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. "
This Feast falls in the September/October time frame (Tishri 1) It is considered the Civil New Year. During this Feast, the blowing of the shofars signifies the bringing together of Yahs people, warning us to repent during the coming "days of awe" (the 10 days between Trumpets and the Day of Atonement)
" And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. "
"And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you: For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORD "
This day falls in the September/October time frame (Tishri 10). This Feast represents the need for the sacrifice / sin offering that must be made for the sins of the nation.
"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. "
This Feast falls in the September / October timeframe (Tishri 15). The main and most import thing about Sukkot is that Yahshua, Ha'Masiach, was born during the Feast of Sukkot (NOT ON DECEMBER 25th). This Feast also serves as a reminder of the days in the wilderness when YAHWAH's people were forced to reside in tents/huts or temporary dwellings. Its also a reminder of our temporary lives on Earth.
Shemini Atzeret (שְׁמִינִי עֲצֶרֶת – "Eighth [day of] Assembly " It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the. HHebrew month of Tishri in the Land of Israel, and on the 22nd and 23rd outside the Land, usually coinciding with late September or early October. It directly follows the festival of Sukkot which is celebrated for seven days, and thus Shemini Atzeret is literally the eighth day. It is a separate—yet connected—holy day devoted to the spiritual aspects of the festival of Sukkot. Part of its duality as a holy day is that it is simultaneously considered to be both connected to Sukkot and also a separate festival in its own right.
Hanukkah, which is Hebrew for “dedication,” is the Festival of Lights.
It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian Greek army, and the subsequent miracle of rededicating the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and restoring its menorah, or lamp.
The miracle of Hanukkah is that only one vial of oil was found with just enough oil to illuminate the Temple lamp for one day, and yet it lasted for eight full days
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