The Mekudeshet festival is over. Seemingly, nothing exceptional has happened, nothing out of the ordinary. This festival has been held in Jerusalem annually for a few years now, but in previous years it only lasted over a short weekend, and focused mainly on religious music. This year it went on for three long weeks, and had introduced new aspects, that had nothing to do with its previous definition.
The name “Mekudeshet” hinted towards holiness, but in reality, what took place was a feast of emptying sacred terms from their true meaning, and contributing to the numbness of the Israeli people to God’s mind.
On a different matter, or maybe not… This coming Sunday the Jewish world will celebrate Yom Truah (Day of Trumpet) – “And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no regular work: it is unto you a day of blowing the trumpets” (Num. 29:1).
During the years spent in the diaspora this feast has somehow turned into the Jewish New Year’s (Rosh Hashana). Truth be told, it is not the new year, for God’s calendar begins with Passover (April). Something very sad and complex has happened to the Jewish calendar over the years. But I’ll write about that in another post.
Travelling to the US
Shortly after I will be boarding a plane on my way to the US. The only ticket I could find within my budget is taking me to Atlanta through Istanbul, Turkey. The Israeli foreign ministry had recently published a travel caution alert to Israelis, warning against traveling through Turkey, and especially getting around airports. I appreciate your prayer covering during my travels, for my safety and for all the opportunities awaiting me during this trip to share about the widowhood of Israel, to recruit her lovers to stand by her side, to comfort broken hearts and to bring forth what God will lay on my heart.
Locations and times where I will be speaking
October 8th. 6pm. Elizabeth and Wendell Sheffield, 204 Windchase Dr., Birmingham, AL 35242. Contact Elizabeth 205-835-8313
October 12th. 6pm. The Well Family Worship Center, 3509 S. Broad St. Scottsboro, AL 35769. Contact: 256-259-4225
October 14th. 7pm. Grace Church of Avondale, 3519 Herschel Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205, Jacksonville, FL 32244. Contact: Mary Ann 904-612-4442
October 19th. 6.30pm. New Life Church, 5800 Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293. Contact: David Basham 941-993-1716
October 20-21. Yeshua’s Love Biblical Fellowship, 8894 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34240. Contact: David Basham 941-993-1716; 941-266-4171. This is a 2-days′ Tabernacle Seminar, with two sessions each day: 2-5 pm and 7-9pm
October 23rd, 10:30am. Liberty Baptist Church, 5199 Lakeland DR, Flowood, MS 39232. Contact: 601-992-0345
October 30th, 10:30am. Cowboy Church of Lafayette, 196
County Line Rd, Rock Spring, GA 30739. Contact: Sandy Harden 423-596-7227
October 30th, 6:30pm. Fellowship Bible Church, 2044 Dug Gap Road Dalton, GA 30720. Contact: Ramona Paluszcyk 706-278-6269
November 5th, 10am. Center City Church, 2225 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208. Contact: David Docusen 704-303-0543
November 6th, 9am, 11am. Covenant Life Worship Center, 7001 Lafayette Rd, Chickamauga, GA 30707. Contact: 706-375-5286
November 6th, 6pm. Second Baptist Church, 500 W Main St, LaFayette, GA 30728. Contact: 706-638-2732
As some of the information might still change, please contact the number provided or my assistant Adi (706-591-5887) before arriving to any of the meetings. If you are anywhere nearby, please do come join us.