Chapter 1:

Why the Torah Calendar?

The Jews have an ancient saying—that whoever’s calendar a man keeps, that is who he worships. If we will reflect on this saying for a little while, we should be able to see that it is true. In Scripture, a master tells his servant what to do. By the same, whoever a man willingly chooses […]

Chapter 2:

About Calendrical Drift

Before we launch into our study about the calendar the Torah tells us to keep, first we should look at history, and see how it was that the children of Israel drifted away from the Torah Calendar. Hopefully this will help us to understand how error can creep in, so that we can guard against […]

Chapter 3:

The Sabbath (Shabbat)

The Fourth Commandment is the command to keep the Sabbath. The Sabbath was one of the Ten Commands that Yahweh inscribed in stone. Shemote (Exodus) 20:8-11 8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it set apart. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath […]

Chapter 4:

The New Moon Days

While the Roman Gregorian calendar is based on the movements of the sun, the Torah calendar is based on the movements of the moon, and the agricultural cycles in the Land of Israel. We will discuss how the agricultural cycles in the Land of Israel relate to the Torah calendar in upcoming chapters, but first […]

Chapter 8:

The Fasts of Zechariah Reconsidered

Zechariah 8:18-19 speaks of four man-made traditional fast days which are not commanded in the Torah. Should we keep them? Zekaryah (Zechariah) 8:18-19 18 Then the word of Yahweh of hosts came to me, saying, 19 “Thus says Yahweh of hosts: ‘The fast of the fourth month, the fast of the fifth, the fast of […]

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