The Nathaniel Fellowship has entered into a sacred and ancient tradition on the High Holy Days and on Rosh Chodesh. We are now bringing out the beautiful Torah that we purchased in Jerusalem. A chosen person will have the honor to come up (Aliyah) and read in Hebrew (or in English) a portion of the Parsha for each special Holy Day. This Aliyah is exactly the same tradition that Yeshua was a part of when he read the scripture as portrayed in Luke 4:16-20.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read.17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. – ESV
It’s a great honor to be a part of this tradition.