As we enter the season of High Holidays in Israel we reflect more and more on the deep meaning behind the Lord’s appointed feasts that Israel will be celebrating in a few weeks.
Biblical feasts are all about bringing families together, reflecting, and remembering God’s goodness and mercy. Rosh Hashanah is particularly important in Israel, not only because it marks the beginning of the new Jewish year, but because it is that special season that brings people close together, as they share a festive meal as families.
This is why we want to ensure we leave no family without food during these holidays. Especially in these trying times when so many families have been affected by the raging war in Ukraine and have fled to find shelter in Israel. For most of these families, these will be the first Jewish holidays and feasts they will celebrate in the Land.
Those the Lord has rescued will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
Our focus during the upcoming holidays – Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) – is to show the families who have returned to Zion the true significance of these biblical feasts, reveal God’s message of salvation, love and kindness behind what we celebrate, and why we are here to help them in a time of need.
Would you help us bring them joy, as it is written in Isaiah 51:11?
When we speak about God’s love and kindness, it is especially important to reflect that kindness during the High Holidays by showing that kindness in action. A gift as small as $50 can help us bless one family with a special and much-needed food basket for the holidays.
We’re grateful for your generous heart, loving prayers, and the care you show the people of Israel through the support of the work God has commissioned us.
Beit Hallel is a Messianic Jewish congregation in Ashdod, led by pastor Israel Pochtar, serving holocaust survivors and the poor and needy locally and throughout the nation of Israel, while building up the body of Messiah in the promised land of Israel.