B'nai Shalom Northwest
Jewish Mormons and Interested Friends
Jubilee Year (50 years) Est. 1967 in SLC
Sister Lynda Cherry:
The Jewish Fall Holidays and Feasts
Thursday, October 26
We gather in the Bellevue South Stake Center (15205 SE 28th St, Bellevue, WA 98007)
Please join us for an evening of Fellowship, Food, Jewish/LDS Inspiration and Music. Potluck and mingling start about 6 PM.
If you can't make it for the potluck, come for Sister Cherry's talk about 7:30 PM.
Let's join together, as the whole house of Israel, to learn of our heritage, and to honor the Lord. Sister Cherry will be giving us great insight into the fall festivals.
What are these Israelite holidays? Are they important for us to understand?
How do the Fall Festivals prepare us for the Second Coming of the Messiah?
How do the Fall Festivals enrich our understanding of the temple?
King Benjamin followed the pattern of the Feast of Tabernacles for his great address in Mosiah. How can understanding this holy day help us in our own covenant renewal?
Why is the Day of Atonement significant?
As recorded in Leviticus 23, the Lord gave Moses instruction for seven holy "feast days": three important ones are at the end of the harvest in the fall, culminating with the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).
Many mistakenly believe that these holy feasts and festivals pertain only to the Jewish people and to the ancient temple in Jerusalem. However, the commandments and details pertaining to the feasts were given to the whole house of Israel.
Prophets who saw the Millennial day prophesied that all nations would participate in Passover and Feast of Tabernacles celebrations (see Zech. 14:16; Ezek. 45).
Evidence of the ancient feasts and festivals may be found throughout ancient and modern scripture.
Moroni directed Joseph Smith to remove the plates that would be translated as the Book of Mormon on the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah).
There is reason to believe that the Book of Mormon peoples kept and honored the feast days. King Benjamin followed the "temple script" for the Feast of Tabernacles.
You will come understand these ancient feast days, their witness of Jesus as the Messiah, and their relevance to us now and in the future.
Depending upon interest and response to the overview, Sister Cherry is willing to teach a series of firesides on each individual feast, its symbolism and meaning.
Sister Lynda Cherry has presented classes at BYU Education Week on the Feasts and Festivals, ancient temple practices, and divine symbolism. She has a deep understanding and love for Judaism (or Israelitism) and for its relevance to us today as a foundation for LDS practices and beliefs. She was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in her youth, and was particularly drawn to the Church's teachings about covenants and temples. Sister Cherry has been a CES teacher for more than 12 years, and has taught the adult education class at the Bellevue South stake center for the last four years. She has presented at firesides and conferences for several Northwest stakes, and taught Gospel Doctrine for more than 15 years. She is working on three important research volumes. Her audiences have been spiritually strengthened, as you will be.
Sister Cherry continues to teach an inspiring, testimony-strengthening religion class in the Bellevue So Stake Center on Mondays at 10 am.
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