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The Cup After Supper

“What a lovely building,” I said, as my husband and I drove by the cute little Victorian-era church in our new neighborhood of Kingwood, Texas. “I wonder what it looks

Tithing our First Fruit

While working on this Precious Gem article, I recalled a section in my memoir Just a Little Girl that I’d like to share. I was asked to speak several times

Learning His Ways

The Hebrew Bible is often mysterious and hard to understand. Most people realize the language is archaic and the traditions are foreign. But unless you know the multi-dimensional aspects of

What Happened to Judah’s Brothers? A Closer Look at Family Ties

Abraham was originally a Gentile, a Persian from Ur. (What would now be modern day Iran.) There was no nation or culture of people at this time that called upon

Filled with the Spirit – A Burnt Offering

I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed

The Mikveh and The Baptisms

The Hebrew word, Mikveh or Mikvah is a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism to achieve ritual purity. Immersion entails a complete dipping into or a

Trees, God’s Mysterious Connection To The Land

In Judaism there are 4 New Years Celebrations: First of Tishrei –Rosh Hashanah (New Year cycle – celebrates the creation of the world and advances the year) First of Nisan

The Culmination of the Kingdom of God

From the time of the fall in the Garden of Eden, man has lived outside the manifest glory of God’s presence. At one time, Adam and Eve walked with God

A Light to the Nations

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  Psalm 27:1 KJV There was a time when the nations did not know the Creator of the Universe, and Satan

Watching and Waiting for His Return

Watching and waiting for God is more than just biding time as the world goes by. There is an actual purpose in waiting on God’s timing and watching Him perform.

Understanding the Sabbath – What is Shabbat?

I was raised in a traditional Christian home and had little to no exposure to anything Jewish. As a teenager in the seventies, my love for the Lord prompted me

Precious Gems – Shavu’ot – The Promise of the Father

Lev. 23:15 – You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be

The Clues of Passover

I hear many people, Jews and Christians alike, calling the festivals and assemblies of Leviticus 23 “Jewish Holidays.” And while I agree it is the Jews who reverently honor these

How the Torah Relates to Christianity

How the Torah Relates to Christianity By Dr. Victoria Sarvadi God gave the Torah to His covenant people, Israel, instructing them on how to walk with Him. The Hebrew word

Covering your head, Submitting Your Heart

The kippah is called a yarmulke in Yiddish. It’s a small skullcap worn by Jewish men and boys to demonstrate reverence and submission to God. The word yarmulke has an

Understanding the Sabbath

I was adopted as an infant so I don’t know much about my biological background. And I wasn’t raised as a Jew but I’ve always had an intrigue with Judaism.

What are Tephillin?

The Hebrew people were instructed in Deuteronomy 11:18 this command “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as

The Place of Grace in Judaism and Christianity

The emphasis of grace in the Hebrew Scriptures (Tenach) also called the Old Testament, is demonstrated in verses such as Nehemiah 9:31 which says, “Even so, in Your great compassion,

The Ancient Teachers – Pharisees

The Pharisees, Judah’s Ancient Teachers Torah Teachers The ancient teachers were said to sit on the Seat of Moses as was confirmed by Yeshua. He commanded His followers to listen