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Yom haKippurim / Day of the Atonements is a
solemn day about remembering that every sin we
commit is a burden upon Yeshua (the goat for
Azazel), who has borne our sins, and accounted
to us His righteousness as a sweet aroma (the
goat for Yahweh) ascending to God.
“If we confess
our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our
sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”
– 1 John 1:9.
It seems that many
“Christians” today think that if they ignore
their sins, God will forgive them, and they can
freely go on in sin. But the Scripture says, “If
we confess our sins” – a big if. Then we will be
forgiven because God is faithful to perform that
conditional promise. And He will cleanse us –
that means so that we will overcome, not
continue in the sin!
This is not about
the redemption that Yeshua made upon a cross,
which we receive by faith. It is about
cleansing, about being prepared for the
marriage. Only those previously redeemed by the
Passover may prepare for the marriage to the
Lamb at the Feast of Tabernacles.
Beginning Wednesday Evening:
Hag Sukkot / Feast of Tabernacles
is a week of dwelling (eating and sleeping) in a
sukkah (a temporary shelter made of leafy
branches), and holding a wedding feast - a great
feast (of literal food) to which we invite the
poor. It is the marriage supper of the Lamb.
Vayeitzei Ya'acov / Then Jacob departed
SCRIPTURES should be read first
1948: Avraham was born.
stands for Anno Mundi – Year of the
World, and is intended to represent Adam’s age.]
of birth: Seth – 130, Enosh – 235, Kenan – 325,
Mahalalel – 395, Jared – 460, Enoch – 622,
Methuselah – 687, Lamech – 874, Noah – 1056 (Gen
– 1558 (Shem was 100 years old 2 years after the
flood, which occurred when Noah was 600 – Gen
Arpachshad – 1658, Shelah – 1693, Eber – 1723,
Peleg – 1757, Reu – 1787, Serug – 1819, Nahor –
1849, Terah – 1878, and Avraham – 1948 (Gen
2034: Ishmael was born (Avraham was 86 – Gen
16:16). Ishmael was 14 years older than Isaac.
2048: Isaac was born (Avraham was 100 – Gen
21:5, and Sarah was 90 – Gen 17:17).
2108: Jacob and Esau were born (Isaac was 60 –
Gen 25:26, and Ishmael was 74).
2171: Ishmael died (He was 137 – Gen 25:17),
after betrothing his daughter Mahalath to Esau
(Gen 28:9). Jacob received the blessing and left
his father (He was 63: 2171 - 2108 = 63).
Rachael and Leah were just born.
jump to 2238 and count backwards to 2185.
From 2171 to 2185 = 14 years
between leaving home and arriving at Laban’s.
Talmud teaches that Jacob spent the time
studying under Shem and Eber, Priests of the Most High
(the priesthood then being the firstborn of the
2185: Jacob arrived at Laban’s home in Haran.
Jacob worked 7 years for Laban – Gen 29:20.
2192: Jacob married Leah and Rachael: he was 84,
they were 21.
Jacob worked 7 more years for Rachael – Gen
2199: Joseph was born and Jacob left Laban’s
home – Gen 30:25.
2229: Joseph, at 30, became Viceroy of Egypt –
years of plenty, 2 years of famine – Gen 41:47,
2238: Jacob was 130 – Gen 47:9 (2108 + 130 =
“Then Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran.”
Beersheba was a place long associated with oaths. We
understand that here, that after fourteen years, Jacob
resumed his journey (after v.7), to leave the promised land.
The sages teach that it took this time for him to learn that
God would approve his leaving the promised land: Isaac
remained in the land to “possess” it. Jacob left in
fulfillment of his mother’s instruction to flee the wrath of
Esau, and his father’s instruction to take a wife not from
the land of idolatry.
left with the barest necessities (v.32:11 ), and therefore
had to tend Laban’s flocks for a livelihood. Yeshua was born
into this world in a poor state (Luke 2:24), but, as Jacob,
will return very rich.
have heard the story, how that the stone Jacob laid his head
upon (from v.11 of other translations), is the same one that
every King and Queen of England has been crowned upon.]
the prophets (except Moses) received prophecies only in
dreams at night, or after a deep sleep had fallen upon them
during the day (Rambam).
(V.14) Jacob’s offspring
being symbolized as “dust of the earth” is taken to mean
that, after they as degraded as the dust of the earth
(see Isaiah 51:23), they shall “spread out powerfully
westward, eastward, northward, and southward”.
(V.16) Jacob clearly
understood that his dream was a prophecy from God.
(V.17) The place was a
sanctuary for Yahweh’s name – a propitious place for
(V.20) This is taken as
an example: the righteous ask only for necessities, not
luxuries. Jacob was saying that, if God would bring him
back safely to the Holy Land, then he would be able to
serve God fully.
(V.29:1-2) Now, having
God’s assurance, Jacob went on his way toward Haran.
Looking ahead, he saw a well: those who trust Yahweh
find renewed strength (Isaiah 40:31).
Those who heard the Last
Trump on Yom Teruah are now in the Days of Awe,
beholding Yeshua – the well of the water of life
Though Jacob was wearied
from his journey, at 77 he was now able to roll away a
stone that normally required several shepherds to handle
(see v.8 & 10).
(V.9) Laban’s 14 year-old
daughter Rachael was his shepherdess. Now Jacob would
take over that job in order to marry Rachael.
(V.11-20) Jacob kissed
Rachael, then wept: Eliezar had come laden with riches
to get a bride for Jacob’s father, but Jacob came
destitute. But, because he was a relative, Laban let him
reside there. After a month, Laban offered wages for
Jacob’s service, and Jacob offered seven years for
(V.22) Laban made a great
wedding feast. Also, Jacob “fulfilled her week” (v.28).
The Feast of Tabernacles
pictures the wedding feast of Yeshua and His
Bride, with Yeshua “fulfilling her week”.
Psalm 24 is about the Bride who is purified at
Yom haKippurim, ready to dwell with Yeshua in His Holy
“Who may ascend into the
hill of Yahweh? And who may stand in His holy place? He
who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted
up his soul to falsehood and has not sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive a blessing from Yahweh and
righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the
generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face--
even Jacob. Selah.”
Birth of Yeshua:
parallels the picture of the wedding: the birth date is the
1:35-36) “And the angel answered and said to (Mary), "The
Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most
High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy
offspring shall be called the Son of God. "And behold, even
your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old
age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth
2:7) “And (Mary) gave birth to her first-born son; and she
wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because
there was no room for them in the inn.”
1:14) “And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us.”
Course of Abiyah is just after Pentecost, following which
John the Baptizer was conceived (Luke 1:5). Yeshua was
conceived six months later (Luke 1:36), which brings us to
Hanukkah – the Feast of Dedication – which we see to
represent the dedication of Yeshua, by an angel, at His
conception (Luke 1:35). Then, nine months later, we reach
Hag Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), when Yeshua was born in a
sukkah (temporary animal shelter): Mary “laid Him in a
manger” (Luke 2:7), “And the Word became flesh, and
tabernacled among us” (John 1:14).
Yeshua were born on the first day of Sukkot, then His
circumcision would have been on the “Eighth Day Assembly”:
that would fit with the ancient idea that circumcision
represents the “original state” in Eden, since the Eighth
Day Assembly represents the restoration of Eden on earth.
redemption of Jerusalem (Luke 2:38) follows the antitype of
the Feast of Tabernacles: it will occur on the Eighth Day –
following the Sabbath Millennium.
"Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King
of the Universe,
Who chose us from among all peoples by
giving us Your Torah.
Blessed are You, Yahweh, giver of the
Fourteen years later,
Jacob arrived at Laban’s.
years old, having worked seven years for Laban to obtain
Rachael (who was now twenty-one), Jacob was deceived (!) and
given Leah; he also married Rachel, but had to work another
seven years for her.
1* Amen 10 Then
Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran.
11 He came to a certain place and spent the
night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of
the stones of the place and put it under his head, and
lay down in that place. 12 He had a dream,
and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top
reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were
ascending and descending on it. 13 And
behold, Yahweh stood above it and said, "I am Yahweh,
the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the
land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your
descendants. 14 "Your descendants will also
be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out
to the west and to the east and to the north and to the
south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the
families of the earth be blessed. 15 "Behold,
I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and
will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave
you until I have done what I have promised you."
2* Amen 16 Then
Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely Yahweh is
in this place, and I did not know it." 17 He
was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is
none other than the house of God, and this is the gate
of heaven." 18 So Jacob rose early in the
morning, and took the stone that he had put under his
head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its
top. 19 He called the name of that place
Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had
been Luz. 20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying,
"If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey
that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments
to wear, 21 and I return to my father's house
in safety, then Yahweh will be my God. 22
"This stone, which I have set up as a pillar, will be
God's house, and of all that You give me I will surely
give a tenth to You."
3* Amen 29:1
Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of
the sons of the east. 2 He looked, and saw a
well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep
were lying there beside it, for from that well they
watered the flocks. Now the stone on the mouth of the
well was large. 3 When all the flocks were
gathered there, they would then roll the stone from the
mouth of the well and water the sheep, and put the stone
back in its place on the mouth of the well. 4
Jacob said to them, "My brothers, where are you from?"
And they said, "We are from Haran." 5 He said
to them, "Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?" And they
said, "We know him."
4* Amen 6 And
he said to them, "Is it well with him?" And they said,
"It is well, and here is Rachel his daughter coming with
the sheep." 7 He said, "Behold, it is still
high day; it is not time for the livestock to be
gathered. Water the sheep, and go, pasture them." 8
But they said, "We cannot, until all the flocks are
gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the
well; then we water the sheep." 9 While he
was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her
father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess. 10
When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's
brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother,
Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the
well and watered the flock of Laban his mother's
5* Amen 11 Then
Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted his voice and wept.
12 Jacob told Rachel that he was a relative of her
father and that he was Rebekah's son, and she ran and
told her father. 13 So when Laban heard the
news of Jacob his sister's son, he ran to meet him, and
embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his
house. Then he related to Laban all these things.
14 Laban said to him, "Surely you are my bone and
my flesh." And he stayed with him a month. 15
Then Laban said to Jacob, "Because you are my relative,
should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what
shall your wages be?"
6* Amen 16 Now
Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah,
and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17
And Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of
form and face. 18 Now Jacob loved Rachel, so
he said, "I will serve you seven years for your younger
daughter Rachel." 19 Laban said, "It is
better that I give her to you than to give her to
another man; stay with me." 20 So Jacob
served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but
a few days because of his love for her. 21
Then Jacob said to Laban, "Give me my wife, for my time
is completed, that I may go in to her."
7* Amen 22
Laban gathered all the men of the place and made a
feast. 23 Now in the evening he took his
daughter Leah, and brought her to him; and Jacob went in
to her. 24 Laban also gave his maid Zilpah to
his daughter Leah as a maid. 25 So it came
about in the morning that, behold, it was Leah! And he
said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? Was it
not for Rachel that I served with you? Why then have you
deceived me?" 26 But Laban said, "It is not
the practice in our place to marry off the younger
before the firstborn. 27 "Complete the week
of this one, and we will give you the other also for the
service which you shall serve with me for another seven
years." 28 Jacob did so and completed her
week, and he gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.
29 Laban also gave his maid Bilhah to his
daughter Rachel as her maid. 30 So Jacob went
in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than
Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.
"Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King
of the Universe,
Who in giving us Yeshua, the Living
Torah, has planted everlasting life in our midst.
Blessed are You, Yahweh, giver of the
"Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King
of the Universe,
Who selected good prophets, delighting
in their words which were spoken truthfully.
Blessed are You, Yahweh, Who chose the
Torah, Your servant Moses, Your people Israel,
and the prophets of truth and
Reader 8* Amen
But by a prophet Yahweh brought Israel from Egypt,
and by a prophet he was kept.
(To be sung.)
A Psalm of David.
earth is Yahweh's, and all it contains, the world, and
those who dwell in it. 2 For He has founded
it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
3 Who may ascend into the hill of Yahweh? And
who may stand in His holy place? 4 He who has
clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his
soul to falsehood and has not sworn deceitfully. 5
He shall receive a blessing from Yahweh and
righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6
This is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek
Your face-- even Jacob. Selah. 7 Lift
up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, O ancient
doors, that the King of glory may come in! 8
Who is the King of glory? Yahweh strong and mighty,
Yahweh mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your
heads, O gates, and lift them up, O ancient doors, that
the King of glory may come in! 10 Who is this
King of glory? Yahweh of hosts, He is the King of glory.
Reader 9* Amen
1 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar
Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited
earth. 2 This was the first census taken
while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And
everyone was on his way to register for the census, each
to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from
Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the
city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was
of the house and family of David, 5 in order
to register along with Mary, who was betrothed to him,
and was with child. 6 While they were there,
the days were completed for her to give birth. 7
And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped
Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there
was no room for them in the inn.
Reader 10* Amen
8 In the same region there were some shepherds
staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their
flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord
suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord
shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.
10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be
afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy
which will be for all the people; 11 for
today in the city of David there has been born for you a
Savior, who is Messiah the Lord. 12 "This
will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in
cloths and lying in a manger." 13 And
suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of
the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among
men with whom He is pleased." 15 When the
angels had gone away from them into heaven, the
shepherds began saying to one another, "Let us go
straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has
happened which the Lord has made known to us." 16
So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and
Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. 17
When they had seen this, they made known the statement
which had been told them about this Child. 18
And all who heard it wondered at the things which were
told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary
treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.
20 The shepherds went back, glorifying and
praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just
as had been told them.
Reader 11* Amen
21 And when eight days had passed, before His
circumcision, His name was then called Yeshua, the name
given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the days for their purification
according to the law of Moses were completed, they
brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord
23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord,
"Every firstborn male that opens the womb shall be
called holy to Yahweh"), 24 and to offer a
sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the
Lord, "A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons."
Reader 12* Amen
25 And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was
Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking
for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was
upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him
by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he
had seen the Lord's Messiah. 27 And he came
in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents
brought in the child Yeshua, to carry out for Him the
custom of the Law, 28 then he took Him into
his arms, and blessed God, and said, 29 "Now
Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in
peace, According to Your word; 30 for my eyes
have seen Your salvation, 31 which You have
prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32 a
light of revelation to the gentiles, and the glory of
Your people Israel." 33 And His father and
mother were amazed at the things which were being said
about Him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and
said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is
appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and
for a sign to be opposed-- 35 and a sword
will pierce even your own soul-- to the end that
thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."
Reader 13* Amen
36 And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter
of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in
years and had lived with her husband seven years after
her marriage, 37 and then as a widow to the
age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving
night and day with fastings and prayers. 38
At that very moment she came up and began giving thanks
to God, and continued to speak of Him to all those who
were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. 39
When they had performed everything according to the Law
of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city
"Blessed are You, Yahweh
our God, King of the Universe,
Rock of Ages, righteous
throughout all generations.
You are the faithful God,
promising and then performing, speaking and then fulfilling,
for all Your words are true
Faithful are You, Yahweh
our God, and faithful are Your words,
for no word of Yours shall
You are a faithful and
merciful God and King.
Blessed are You, Yahweh our
God, Who are faithful in fulfilling all Your words."