Monday, March 27, 2017

Happy Rosh HaShana !!! Happy New Year!!!

Dear thedeserttabernacle.com readers,

I would like to congratulate all of us for reaching the end of one and beginning of another Hebrew Lunar Year! Happy New Year !!!

As Torah clearly states, Rosh HaShana (or Rosh Chodashim) happens on the 1st of the 1st Month.
CLV Ex 12:2 This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first for you of the months of the year.
As I mentioned before in my blog, the New Year begins in the first lunar month right after spring equinox. This is because this month will be the flowering month for plants like barley.

We begin to count new year and new month today evening. Today is the evening of Rosh HaShana.

Unfortunately, I do not know what year it is, since the count was long lost and changed by the rabbis.

Regardless, I would like to wish all my readers well and happiness in the new year. I hope this year will be better than the last one for you!


Here is my Correct Hebrew Calendar for this year. Please help me by sharing and spreading this calendar. Here is direct link.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Does Atonement Mean At-One-Ment in the Hebrew?

When looking at the Hebrew word "kipper" or "kippur", is it accurately represented by the English words "atone" and "atonement"? Is it reasonable to conclude symbolic meanings based upon these words? When we look at the usage of the Hebrew words, we see no such implication, and instead, we see a more accurate translation is the word "cover".


[Aleksandr Sigalov:] In the Torah, the word "kippur" or "kapporot" refers primarily to the Lid of the Ark of the Covenant (See Exodus 25:17). This part:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

If Someone Starts to Realize the Torah's Relevance

When people start to realize something isn't quite right with the traditional teachings, what do we do? How can we help them to realize the Torah is the way? In my view, we should help them to recognize their current motivation and state of awareness, and suggest putting a specific plan of action into place. Apathy has its own momentum, so if the person has any expectation of figuring this out, they need to start now and maintain that course.


[Aleksandr Sigalov:] What I recommend to a beginner or those who are too lazy or busy to read the text, is to LISTEN to the Torah. A chapter a day perhaps. Audio recordings of the Written Torah are available on the right sidebar of this blog on on the bottom of this page.

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