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This Week At Beth David

Citadel of David

Citadel of David – Jerusalem, Israel 

“Adonai directs a persons steps, and he delights in his way. He may stumble, but he won’t fall headlong, for Adonai holds him by the hand.” Tehillim (Psalms) 37:23-24

During the current health situation we are continuing our regular services with guidance from the Fresno County Department of Public Health.

Be sure to check the dates and times below for specific details as changes may occur.

We are counting the omer… (days 43-49)

Baruch ata Adonai Eloheinu Melekh ha olam
asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’itzivanu
al sefirat ha’omer ~Amen~
Blessed are you, Adonai our God, King of the Universe,
who has sanctified us with ¥our commandments
and commanded us to count the omer.

After saying the blessing, recite the appropriate numbered day of the counting.
After the sixth day include the number of weeks.
For example: “Today is the 43th day of the counting of the Omer; that is six weeks and one day”)

Tuesday 5/11/2021

4pm: Setup and Housekeeping

5pm Ladies Only: Erev Rosh Chodesh Dinner and Fellowship at the Arii’s before OTC

6:30 pm OTC Bible Study: We are learning how to think “outside the box” as we study scripture content and context with methodological principles of Biblical interpretation that take us back past the church fathers (the box), to explore the Hebraic voice of the original writers. Tonight come in person, or on Zoom (Contact BDMC for log in information!)

5/12/2021 Rosh Chodesh Sivan

Shabbat Morning Schedule ~ 5/15/2021
9am Worship and Torah Service
11am – 12:30pm Yeshiva – Teaching/Discussion
Click here to join us via Livestream.

Parashah 34 B’midbar (In the desert)
Torah: B’midbar (Numbers)  1:1-4:20
Haftarah: Hoshea (Hosea)  2:1(1:10)-2:22 (20)
B’rit Hadashah: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Click here for a study guide for ParashahB’midbar

From the Torah: B’midbar chapter 4
The Levi’im were those for whom the service of the tabernacle was given. They were specifically assigned to guard the holy area surrounding God’s presence. They were the guards, or gatekeepers who kept those with unsavory motives away from Adonai. Except for one designated family of Levi, the K’hat, no one who was not of the priestly line of Aharon ever entered into the tabernacle or later temple; the courtyard was as close as one could physically come to the presence of Adonai. Adonai charged the descendants of K’hat with transporting the holy articles from one location to another. Because of their exposure to the most holy, they were to be protected by Aharon and his sons. On moving days, the k’hat were not allowed to come into the sanctuary until the priests “dressed” all the holy things. No one was to see these things uncovered or “naked.” That meant covering the menorah, table of the covenant, altar of incense and the ark of the covenant with multiple layers of fabric before any porters were admitted into the sanctuary. When the dressing was complete, the High priest would call each man by name, inviting him to enter the sanctuary to receive his assignment in service to Adonai. They would then carry the holy artifacts on their shoulders to the next appointed destination. They physically carried the light, the bread & wine, the altar of incense and the place upon which the presence of Adonai manifested, on their shoulders out into the wilderness!

In the writings of Yochanan  10:1-16 (John), Yeshua speaks alluding to this same kind of service when teaching about the proper way one is to approach Adonai. This procedure in Torah sheds light on our High Priest, Yeshua’s words; “No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)

From the Haftarah: “But now I am going to woo her– I will bring her out to the desert and I will speak to her heart.”

From the B’rit Hadashah: There are many parts of the body, but all are of one body

(Shabbat Worship & Torah Service, Yeshiva are available on Livestream)

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Upcoming Holidays & Events For Your Calendar
Please follow state & local guidelines regarding Covid-19

5/12/21 ~ Rosh Chodesh Sivan

5/16/21 ~ Erev Shavuot
We will meet together tonight at the Brummett’s to celebrate Shavu’ot together! Bring something to share, or your own dinner, which ever you prefer. Traditional dairy-based desert will be provided.

5/17/21 ~ Shavu’ot

6/10/21 ~ Rosh Chodesh Tamuz

7/10/21 – Rosh Chodesh Av

8/8/21 – Erev Rosh Chodesh Elul

Shabbat Worship & Torah Service, Yeshiva, & OTC classes are held in the sanctuary of Soma Christian Church, 1519 Tollhouse Rd. Suite # 103 (Suite #103 is located the building behind the street offices). Dress code is informal.