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Nazarene Israel News 15 March 2024: Moedim 5784-5/2024

Nazarene Israel News (8 March 2024) gives the most current news updates about praise reports, prayer requests, projects, and current events in Nazarene Israel.

Shabbat Shalom, Nazarenes.


1a. Barley Update:

8 March 2024: Messianic barley witness Becca Biderman, Poriyah Illit, Israel, reports: “There is an area of barley that is 90% Aviv. The area is 50 X 25; at least; 1250 sq ft.  An omer of domestic barley covers 800 Sq ft.”

Becca has not yet posted her video report at this time. We plan to post the video on the Torah Calendar News page once Becca has released it.

The new moon of the next Hebrew month is expected to be visible on 11 March 2024. Before Nazarene Israel can celebrate Rosh HaShanah (the head of the Hebrew year), an omer’s worth of aviv barley would have to be ready to present 15-21 days later (on Yom HaNafat HaOmer, the Day of the Wave Sheaf Offering).

In simple terms, what this means is that before Nazarene Israel can declare the next new moon day as Rosh HaShanah, we must be sure that there will be an omer’s worth of aviv barley on Yom HaNafat HaOmer, a little more than 3 weeks away (31 March 2024). The determination must be made not later than the sighting of the first crescent sliver of the new moon (which is about 3 days away at this point).

While we want to wait on our barley witness, it seems very likely that there will be sufficient aviv barley on or before the new moon day, let alone the day of the wave sheaf offering, 15-21 days later. So, while we plan to wait for the official declaration, a declaration of Rosh HaShanah this Rosh Chodesh seems very likely, but unconfirmed at this time. We will continue to post updates on our Torah Calendar News page as reports arrive from qualified barley witnesses in Israel.

For the March scenario feast dates, and more about how to correctly declare Rosh HaShanah (according to Scripture) please see section 3c and 3d below.


2a. About Sacrifice: NSS vol 1
About Sacrifices
, explains the symbolic representation of the animal sacrificial system, how it pertains to our walk of faith today, and how it pertains to the future.
You can also read the written version of “About Sacrifices” in Nazarene Israel Scripture Studies, vol. 1

2b. Previous Studies:
Tree of Knowledge, Tree of Life
Parashiot videos (2023-4)
Video Studies
Video Shorts
Book Studies

2c. Beit Sefer Children’s Publications (Home Page):
(To receive activities in Spanish, please sign up for the Spanish newsletter.)
For Children’s Parasha Activities, please click here.
For Children’s Tanach Activities, please click here.
For Children’s Brit Chadasha Activities, please click here.
For Children’s Hebrew Lessons,  please click here.



3a. New Moon of the 1st Hebrew month (Rosh HaShanah) or 14th Hebrew month:

The next new moon is expected to be visible on 11 March 2024. We are currently watching reports from Israel that will determine whether the new moon in March will be Rosh HaShanah, or the beginning of a 14th Hebrew month. For more details and links to reports from Israel, please visit Torah Calendar News 2024. (More information in 3c.)

3b. Upcoming Discipleship Meetings: 

All meetings are at 8 AM Colombian time (always UTC-5, but watch your Daylight Savings Time adjustments). The Discipleship Meeting is a discussion between disciples. It is generally 1-hour long but may run longer depending on how the Spirit leads. For more on NI’s description of discipleship, please see NI’s Discipleship program.

12 March (expected)- New Moon meeting of 1st Hebrew month (Rosh HaShanah) OR 14th Hebrew month.

Note: If the monthly Discipleship Meeting coincides with the weekly Shabbat Meeting, the Shabbat Meeting will take precedence, and new moon discussion will be combined with the Shabbat meeting. However, in the case of a Feast Day Meeting coinciding with a Shabbat meeting, the Feast Day Meeting will take precedence.

3c. Torah Calender News Updates.

Below is the probable schedule for Yahweh’s feasts for year 5784-5 / 2024, if the 11 March Rosh HaShanah (Probable Scenario) is confirmed. Scripturally, we cannot make an official Rosh HaShanah declaration until the time of the new moon sighting in the land of Israel, with a coinciding report that the barley will also be ready (in its aviv stage) within the 15-21 day time frame after the new moon sighting (in time for Yom HaNafat HaOmer, or the Day of the Wave Sheaf Offering).

3d. Why the FirstFruits Torah Calendar?


Every year we receive questions about the Firstfruits Torah calendar and why it differs from more well-known Karaite, Jewish, and Messianic calendars. Whether one is brand new at observing the biblical feasts or has been observing the biblical feasts for years, the different calendars that exist can cause a lot of confusion.
If we follow Scripture without adding or taking away from Yahweh’s word, it becomes apparent that there are significant errors in the Karaite, Jewish, Messianic, and Equinox calendars. We explain these errors in the following studies, as well as why it is important to follow the true Firstfruits Torah calendar in order to observe Yahweh’s feasts at His appointed times only.
To know more about why you and your family should be observing the FirstFruits Torah Calendar, please view the studies below.

Video Studies:Where is Spring Commanded?
Aviv Barley SimplifiedWhere is the Equinox Commanded?
Did Ancient Israelites Qualify Their Barley Fields?
The Error of Havestable FieldsBook Studies:
Feasts of the First MonthEstablishing the Head of the Year
Feasts of the Seventh MonthThe Feasts and the Ancient Hebrew Wedding
Feasts of YahwehFeasts of the First Month
First Fruits or False Fruits?Feasts of the Seventh Month
Josephus, the Talmud, and the OmerNazarene Israel Passover Study
Let’s Not Break Deuteronomy 16:9The Torah Calendar


I encourage you to check the news each week, to follow the trends of the four horses. Also, if you have never gone through the permanent links, we urge you to read them. Click here to read the Nazarene Revelation News on the website. (You must be logged in to view.)

The purpose of the Revelation News is to show that the Revelation Timeline is correct (as explained in the study, Revelation and the End Times.) Links on the news page are for the sole purpose of giving updates pertinent to the Revelation news timeline. Nazarene Israel does not necessarily support doctrine shared in outside news sources.

Everything is still 100% on track according to the Revelation Timeline in Revelation and the End Times!

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