Why We Should Celebrate Chanukah

6 December, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 05 DECEMBER, 2016 reproduced from the Messianic Winter Holiday Helper Chanukah is my favorite of all the holidays we get to celebrate as Messianic Believers. Why is it my favorite, you may ask? It does normally take place […]

A Summarization of Chanukah Traditions

6 December, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 17 OCTOBER, 2017 reproduced from the Messianic Winter Holiday Helper The holiday of Chanukah, or the Festival of Dedication, is full of many customs and traditions that give our celebration great life and depth. During this time of […]

The Importance of Chanukah

5 December, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 13 DECEMBER, 2016 reproduced from the Messianic Winter Holiday Helper The subject of what Messianic Believers are to be doing for the Winter holiday season can be very controversial. On the one hand, Messianics should not really be […]

A Restoration of Israel–Without the Jews?

16 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 19 DECEMBER, 2016 reproduced from the December 2016 issue of Outreach Israel News This month of December 2016, the Jewish and Messianic Jewish communities will be commemorating Chanukah or the Festival of Dedication. Chanukah is a very […]

Chanukah, Nine-Branched Menorah

16 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 09 DECEMBER, 2009 Why is there a nine-branched menorah used for Chanukah, when there was a seven-branched menorah used in the Temple? By and large in Judaism, there is a prohibition on recreating objects used in Tabernacle/Temple […]

Chanukah, Eight Days of Oil

16 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 09 DECEMBER, 2009 Where can I find information about the menorah being lit for eight days, on one cruse of oil, following the Maccabees’ rededication of the Temple? The Maccabees drove the Seleucids out of the Land […]

Chanukah, Celebrated instead of Sukkot

16 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 09 DECEMBER, 2009 What can you tell me about the Feast of Dedication being celebrated in place of Sukkot by the Maccabees when they rededicated the Temple? When the Seleucid Greek invaders occupied the Land of Israel, […]

Chanukah, Actions of Antiochus

15 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST UPDATED 09 DECEMBER, 2009 In what way did Antiochus Epiphanes commit the “Abomination of Desolation”? I thought this was a future event. The event describing the desecration of the Temple by Antiochus, even though it actually was carried […]

The Forgotten Past

11 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST reproduced from the December 2014 issue of Outreach Israel News 2014 is an important year for many across the world, as many people—principally in Europe, the United Kingdom, and British Commonwealth countries—are remembering the centennial or centenary of […]

Chanukah and Encountering Worldly Philosophies

8 August, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

PDF PODCAST POSTED 14 DECEMBER, 2016 reproduced from the Messianic Winter Holiday Helper One of the responsibilities of any Bible teacher is to bridge the gulf that exists between Scripture passages given in an ancient historical context, and providing practical application […]

Messianic Winter Holiday Helper

4 August, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

The Winter holiday season is frequently a conflicted time of year for many people in today’s Messianic movement. On the one hand, most Messianic Believers do not celebrate the holiday of Christmas on December 25, due to some of its […]