The day after Yom Kippur: Yom B'shem HaShem

The Baal Shem Tov [an 18th-century mystical rabbi] writes that the day after Yom Kippur, is an even greater holiday than Yom Kippur itself, a day called "B'shem HaShem": literally "The Name of G-d".

After the Day of Judgment (Yom Teruah) and the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) comes the Day of the Name (Yom B'shem HaShem).  Messiah has been given the Name which is above every name (Philippians 2:9): Yeshua [Hebrew for "the LORD saves"].  James, the brother of the Master, writes "mercy triumphs over judgment" (James 2:13) and Messiah will triumph over all.


c 1475 BCE- Jethro advised Moses to appoint others to help him judge the nation. Moses appoints judges of tens, fifties, hundreds and thousands.  (Exodus 18:21)

c 1475 BCE- The people volunteer donations to the Tabernacle (Exodus 25:2-7)


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Yom Shabbat, 26 Kislev, 5784 - 2nd day of Chanukkah

Saturday, December 09, 2023


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