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Yom HaNafat HaOmer: Why the Hillel 2 Calendar is Wrong!

In this segment, we show how the Jewish Hillel 2 Calendar (or the rabbinic calendar) gets the Day of the Wave Sheaf (Yom HaNafat HaOmer) wrong.

In Feasts of the First Month, we have been talking about how to keep the feasts of the first month, as well as the spiritual significance of the feasts. We have seen that the Pesach (Passover) comes on the fourteenth day of the first month. And after that comes the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag Matzot). And the point is that we are trying to get rid of leaven from our houses and our lives because it is symbolic of sin (and false doctrine).

Chag HaMatzot, Yom HaNafat HaOmer, and leaven

During Chag HaMatzot there comes a very special day called Yom HaNafat HaOmer (the Day of the Wave Sheaf Offering). Yom HaNafat HaOmer is the day where we get rid of the sin (leaven) in our lives by lifting up Yeshua, both as individuals and also as a nation.

We have already talked a lot in our other studies about when the Day of the Wave Sheaf Offering is and what the errors about the Wave Sheaf offering are that we need to avoid. So, we would like to do something different in this chapter. If you are looking for something, we will list some resources (at the bottom of this page).

Beware of the leaven (false doctrine) of the Pharisees (rabbis)

If we want to get rid of false doctrine then we need to know what the true doctrine is so that we can replace the false with the true. And it is really important to replace the false with the true, especially during this week of unleavened bread, this week of getting rid of the leaven of false doctrine from our lives. Yeshua speaks about this in Matthew chapter sixteen, verse six.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 16:6
6 Then Yeshua said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven [false doctrine] of the Pharisees [rabbis] and the Sadducees [Karaites].”

Yeshua was telling us to be careful. Because the false doctrine of the rabbis, the Karaites, and even the Messianic, are really problematic. Not only are they alternate doctrines, but they also establish what could be called alternate kingdoms. And how pleased is our King going to be if we set up alternate kingdoms to the one He wants us to set up? We really need to avoid that at all costs.

Apostle Paul’s warning about false doctrine/leaven

We also saw apostle Paul (Shaul) warn us to be careful not to take instructions from those outside the body of Messiah, meaning the sect of the Nazarenes.

Colossians 2:16-17 (Reordered)
1. Let no man [except] the body of Messiah
2. [therefore] judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday [set-apart day], or of the new moon, or of the sabbath:
3. Which are a shadow of things to come.

These things are really prophetic shadow pictures of the ancient Hebrew wedding. And if we want to be there at the wedding at the right time, we need to listen carefully to what the body of Mashiach tells us. Not to the Karaites, not to the Pharisees, and also not the Messianic. Because the Messianic are getting a lot of things wrong, they are going to miss the wedding feast. That is not something you want to do.

Why the Hillel 2 calendar is wrong

So, we need to talk about the false doctrine of the Pharisees. The rabbis do not follow the calendar found in Torah. Instead, they follow the Jewish Hillel 2 calendar which is not found in Scripture. Even the rabbis who are knowledgeable will tell you it is not found in Scripture.

Because the Jewish Hillel 2 calendar is a pre-calculated calendar, it is much easier to keep. But keeping something that is wrong is not something we want to do, even if it is easier.

In this video, we will discuss how the rabbinical view that the rabbis are given the authority to change the Torah of Moshe (Yahweh’s bridal covenant with Israel) is in error. We will also discuss how our Jewish Orthodox brothers and sisters went from the original aviv barley calendar in the first century to the Jewish Hillel 2 calendar today.

For more on how to correctly declare the head of the Hebrew year, please refer to The Torah Calendar study called “Aviv Barley and the Head of the Year”, or our video/written series on Establishing the Head of the Year. We highly recommend the segments on “Aviv Barley Simplified” as well as “First Fruits? or False Fruits?” which will both help point to the errors (the sin; leaven; false doctrine) of certain Messianic and Karaite groups.

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