Tag: Shavuot

Counting the Omer is not a biblical practice

The following is chapter 8 in my book “Mysteries of Judaism.” My followup book “Mysteries of Judaism II: Why the rabbis and others changed Judaism” is arriving in the US within days. If you want either book and agree to write a review and post it on amazon, even if the review is short, I […]

The current Shavuot holiday is not biblical

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The truth about Shavuot the non-biblical holiday

             The holiday of Shavuot occurs next week. I think readers may be interested in what I revealed about Shavuot in my book “Mysteries of Judaism,” in which I showed that none of the biblical holidays are observed today as mandated in the Torah.                                                  The truth about Shavuot the non-biblical holiday   […]

The Strange Biblical Mandate to Count Weeks

  This article appeared in my book “Mysteries of Judaism” where I point out that all the biblical holidays were changed radically by the early Israelites, Pharisees, and later rabbis. The following practice is an example of such a change.  I am repeating it here because the practice will begin this week on the second […]

Shavuot: Its Name Does Not Fit Its Current Role

                                                                                                     Shavuot:                                                         Its Name Does Not Fit Its Current Role   None of the holidays mentioned in the Bible are observed today as the Bible mandates they should be observed. I point this out in my recent book “Mysteries of Judaism” where I examine each holiday. The following is my chapter on the […]

The biblical law to count weeks, while Jews count days

                        The biblical law to count weeks, while Jews count days[1]   The ancient religious Jewish group called Pharisees, who existed from about 320 BCE until 70 CE, and the rabbis who followed them changed all of the biblical holidays and practices in some ways. Let’s look at the law mandating counting, called in Hebrew […]

The Secret of Shavuot

                                                                                                                                                By Israel Drazin   No Jewish holiday is practiced today as the Bible mandates. Shavuot, called Pentecost in English, is a good example. The current observance of the holiday has no relationship to its biblical ancestor and doesn’t even occur at the same time.[1] Very few people know the truth about this day. […]

The Secret of Shavuot

                                                                                                                                                                     By Israel Drazin   No Jewish holiday is practiced today as the Bible mandates. Shavuot, called Pentecost in English, is a good example. The current observance of the holiday has no relationship to its biblical ancestor and doesn’t even occur at the same time.[1] Very few people know the truth about […]

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