Dive into the historical roots of Christmas in this eye-opening video that explores the origins of this long held tradition. Join us on a journey through ancient traditions, customs, and beliefs that have shaped the modern celebration of Christmas.

Discover how many Christmas customs, such as decorating trees, amongst others, have their roots in pre-Christian cultures. Uncover the influence of winter solstice celebrations, Roman festivals, and other pagan traditions that have been seamlessly woven into the fabric of the holiday we know today.

Challenge your understanding of Christmas and explore the layers of history that often go unnoticed during the holiday season. Whether you celebrate Christmas or are curious about its origins, this video invites you to question the familiar and rethink the cultural influences that have shaped our modern festivities.

Share your thoughts in the comments below and let’s engage in a respectful conversation about the diverse historical tapestry that contributes to the rich and complex nature of Christmas. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and ring the notification bell to stay updated on our thought-provoking content!

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Join us for a captivating teaching as we unwrap the traditions, history, and significance of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights! In this teaching we delve into the heartwarming story and vibrant customs that make Hanukkah a cherished celebration. Gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of Hanukkah, its global observance, and the diverse ways in which communities come together to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness.

Join us as we explore the historical roots of Hanukkah arising from the Maccabean victory. Discover the resilience and spirit that have kept the flame of Hanukkah alive throughout the centuries. Learn the meaning behind the story of Hanukkah, how it relates to our Messiah Yahushua, and to us today, uncovering the spiritual significance of this timeless celebration.

Indulge your senses in the mouthwatering delights of Hanukkah cuisine! From crispy latkes to sweet sufganiyot, we will explore the delectable foods that make this festival a feast for the senses. Join the fun as we spin the dreidel and unravel the excitement of this age-old game. Learn the meaning behind the Hebrew letters and discover why the dreidel has become an iconic part of Hanukkah celebrations.

Connect with us in the comments section! Share your Hanukkah traditions, ask questions, and let us celebrate Hanukkah together.

Whether you’re familiar with Hanukkah or new to its rich traditions, this teaching on Hanukkah promises to be an enlightening and festive exploration for everyone. Don’t forget to subscribe, like, and share this video with friends and family as we embark on this educational and heartwarming journey together!
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Unfortunately, events this week have prevented us from getting a drash completed. As such, the scheduled drash “Polygyny 104 – Polygyny in History” will need to be pushed to a forward date. We apologize for any inconvenience, but like always, we will be doing the Torah portions and liturgy during this live stream. Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. Shabbat shalom!Continue Reading

This video pertains to a teaching session exploring the concept of polygyny according to scriptures, the word of Yahweh. The teaching aims to clarify and understand the teachings of the Bible on polygyny in a truthful and honest manner. Related video resources on polygyny are also provided.Continue Reading

As we listen to sermons in church, we rarely hear about polygynists in the Bible with maybe the exception of Solomon. This leads many to believe that the practice was extremely rare. But is that so? Come to find out, there were many MANY men in scripture who practiced polygyny, including some of the greatest men of the faith and those in the lineage of our Messiah.

Join us in this teaching as we explore what the scriptures have to say about the men of the Bible who practiced polygyny and how many there were, and could have been. Join us as we learn the God Honest Truth about the polygynist families of scripture.
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As we attend church or read through our Bible we occasionally hear about or read about certain men in the scriptures which were married to more than one woman. But we rarely ever hear a teaching on the subject which leads us to remain ignorant on the subject of plural marriage in scriptures.

In this teaching series we will explore what the scriptures have to say about plural marriage. This first teaching will lay the foundation for the rest of the series by defining and explaining the most relevant terms that will be used in the rest of the series as well as dispelling a few myths regarding the subject. So join us as we learn the God Honest Truth about what the bible says regarding plural marriage.
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It has been said in some circles that we, those of us not Jewish by birth, are Gentile Christians and therefore not expected to follow the Torah. But what is a Gentile, exactly? Learn with us together what gentile means and how scripture uses the term.Continue Reading

Halloween is the day of the year where people young and old dress up in costumes of all kinds and go around mostly after dark to ask for candy, treats, and party. All sorts of ghastly and satanic decorations are displayed on homes and businesses in celebration.

Halloween is an old tradition dating back thousands of years. It always comes around on the same date, October 31, of every year making it easy to remember. And it’s a tradition that is celebrated not only by pagans, wiccans, and atheists, but also by some Christians as well.

But where did this old tradition come from? What is it meant to symbolize? What does scripture have to say about this holiday? Join us as we learn together about Halloween and what scripture says about this tradition. Join us as we learn the truth: the God Honest Truth.
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For centuries the term “heresy” has been thrown around with hatred as slander and “orthodox” has been claimed with the utmost pride. But what is heresy and orthodoxy? Who is orthodox and who are heretics? Join us in this teaching as we learn the truth about heresy and orthodoxy. Join us as we learn the God Honest Truth.Continue Reading

Shalom brothers and sisters. Unfortunately this week hasn’t gone the way we would have liked for it to go and we’re going to have to cancel the drash for this evening. We will still have the regular service, just without the drash. See you tonight at 8!Continue Reading

Who doesn’t like camping out? How would you like 40 years of camping out? That’s what our ancestors did when they came out of Egypt. And now there’s an appointed time for us to commemorate both this event and future prophetic events by camping out for a week. In addition, there might have even been a famous birth during this time about 2000 years ago.

Join us in this teaching as we learn all about this appointed time of Sukkot, also known as the feast of tabernacles, from scripture. Join us as we learn the truth: the God Honest Truth.
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Yom Kippurim is a day that is commanded to occur once a year. It was the only time of year the high priest would go into the holy of holies to include a host of sacrifices and procedures going with it. It is also where we get the term “scape goat”. However, about 30 CE this day and sacrifice changed forever. Something verified even by Judaism itself.

But what does it all mean? What is Yom Kippurim all about and how does this relate to our Messiah? Join us in this teaching as we learn all about Yom Kippurim. Join us as we learn the truth: the God Honest Truth.
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It’s the day of shouting, the day of trumpets, the feast of trumpets: it’s Yom Teruah! It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as Rosh Hoshannah, but in scripture it is referred to as Yom Teruah. Join us in this teaching as we learn about one of Yahweh’s moedim. Take part with us as we learn the truth: the God Honest Truth.Continue Reading

Scripture has many descriptions of violence and peace. How are we as the nation of Israel, those of us saved by Yahushua, supposed to view violence and peace? Are we to be pacifists in every situation no matter what? Are we to enforce scripture through might and force? This is a subject that has proponents on both sides of the issue.

So join us tonight as we delve into scripture to examine what the word of Yahweh teaches us about violence and peace. Make up your own mind on this subject based on facts and evidence. Join us as we learn the truth: the God Honest Truth.
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We are taught and traditionally believe that we are to worship God alone and no one or nothing else. Then we read our scriptures and certain translations have humans being worshiped. So this creates a paradox with what we consider to be worship. So do these translations get it wrong? Is our understanding of worship wrong? Or could there be something else going on here?

Join us for this teaching as we explore what scripture states about worship. We will learn passages describing worship and delve into the culture of the time when scripture was penned down. Join us as we learn about what worship is. Join us as we learn the truth: the God Honest Truth.
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There are so many things that can potentially be destructive to a marriage and relationships. From money to work to kids to family. But none are as destructive as adultery. Not only does adultery obliterate trust and rip families apart, but it is also regarded as a grievous sin and anyone remaining an unrepentant adulterer or adulteress will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Unfortunately there will almost always be those who disregard the sanctity of marriage by committing adultery and the scriptures are very clear about this. Even Yahuweh Himself stated that He divorced His wife due to adultery. Join us for this teaching as we delve into what the scriptures state about adultery. Come with us as we learn the truth: the God Honest Truth.
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Over the millenia languages have come and gone and grown and evolved. Scripture actually tells us where the differing languages come from and when it all started. Even in the Brit Chadasha (aka New Testament) we see people miraculously given the ability to speak languages that they did not know.

In some modern churches today there are still people who speak in unknown tongues or languages. But how does the practice of speaking in tongues today line up with what scripture tells us about this spiritual gift? Join us as we learn what scripture says about speaking in tongues. Join us as we learn the truth: the God Honest Truth.
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Tithing is clearly spoken of in scripture. Yet some today think that tithing is no longer possible, that we should not tithe, or even look upon those who speak of tithing with suspicion. But what does scripture say about tithing, even in today’s day and age.

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King David was the second king of the nation of Israel. He was selected by Yahweh Himself and is described as a man after Yahweh’s own heart. And although King David was a great man and still highly regarded, like the rest of us he also had flaws and made mistakes during his life. Join us in this teaching as we explore the life of King David and learn the truth: the God Honest Truth.Continue Reading

In today’s day and age homosexuality is a hot and highly debated topic along with many many other social issues. We’ve known about those who have chosen the homosexual lifestyle for thousands of years. But are all the traditional notions about homosexuality outdated?

As the basis for our beliefs and the basis of morality, what does scripture have to say about the issue of homosexuality? Join us in this teaching as we explore what scripture has to say about homosexuality. Join us as we learn the truth: the God’s Honest Truth.
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Fasting is a practice that has been in use for millenia. It has been practiced by Christians, Judaism, Islam, Hindus, Egyptians, and many many more cultures, societies, and religions. However, it seems to be a practice that has fallen out of use in today’s day and age and has even become something that has been ridiculed and feared.

Some believe that fasting is starving yourself and that you will die. Others believe there is little to no benefit to fasting. But what is it that Scripture says about fasting? What are some of the benefits of this millenia old practice? Join us in this teaching as we explore what Scripture states about fasting and come to the truth about this practice. Join us as we learn the truth: the God Honest Truth.
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When thinking about life we ultimately come to think about death. And by extension we consider what happens after death. Our current traditional way of thinking leads us to think of a place of paradise or a place of torment. However, as the faithful we should always base our beliefs and doctrines on scripture itself: the word of Yahweh.

But when considering the concept of hell, what do we really know? What does scripture tell us that “hell” really is? Join us for this teaching as we dive into the subject of hell and learn from the scriptures the truth about what hell is. Join us as we learn the God Honest Truth about hell.
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King Saul is not generally counted amongst the great men of scripture and for good reason. However, there are still things that we can learn from the life and reign of the first king of Israel. Join us in this teaching as we learn more about the life and times of King Saul. Join us as we learn the truth: the God Honest Truth.Continue Reading