Shavuot/Pentecost/Feast of Weeks, 5781/2021

Leviticus 23:15-16 ‘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 seven complete Sabbaths. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to the Lord.

On a Gregorian calendar in the year of 2021, the holiday of Shavuot/Feast of Weeks/Pentecost begins at sunset on Sunday, May 16th. The God Appointed holiday ends at sunset Tuesday, May 18th. The Feast takes place in the month of Sivan on the 6th and 7th of a Hebrew calendar. This is the Hebrew year 5781.

Shavuot is one of the three holidays where Jewish men are required to come to Jerusalem (Exodus 23:14-17). The men were to make their presentation and sacrifice before God at the Temple.

Exodus 23:14-17 “Three times in the year you shall keep a feast to me. You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. As I commanded you, you shall eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. None shall appear before me empty-handed. You shall keep the Feast of Harvest, of the firstfruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field. You shall keep the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in from the field the fruit of your labor. Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord GOD.

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We are one week out from the fourth of seventh God appointed holidays. Tensions are running high in Jerusalem, specifically on the Temple Mount.

May 8, 2021: The Muslims are about to complete their month long holiday of Ramadan on the evening of Wednesday, May 12th. Palestinians and Muslims have made their way to the Temple Mount to worship at the Al Aqsa Mosque. There is an estimated 75,000 to 100,000 worshippers attending the events. Upwards of 200+ Palestinians have been injured according to various estimates.

Today marks the second day of confrontation between Muslim worshippers and the Israeli forces. Israel claims the Palestinians initiated the violence by throwing rocks and shooting fireworks at Israeli security.

“Israel is acting responsibly to ensure respect for law and order in Jerusalem while allowing freedom of worship,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Palestinians are upset over the looming eviction of families from disputed neighborhoods in East Jerusalem.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/09/jerusalem-al-aqsa-clashes-injuries-israel

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Video from Twitter, Ahmer Khan on the events in Jerusalem.

International commentary is beginning to pour in regarding the situation.

Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has called Israel “cruel” and a “terrorist state”.

Iran is encouraging others to incite violence against the Zionists.

The Arab League is holding an emergency meeting on Monday, May 10th to discuss the events in Jerusalem.

Missiles continue to be fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip.

For live updates, check out the link below from Middle East Eye.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/live/israel-palestine-sheikh-jarrah-jerusalem-update

Jewish men will be streaming into the Jerusalem this week as Ramadan ends in preparation for Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks. They will be making their way to the Western Wall of the Temple Mount.

2 Responses to “Shavuot/Pentecost/Feast of Weeks, 5781/2021”

  1. Sandi Davis Says:

    ‘PaulthePoke’ I want me next week, Israel 🇮🇱. Yippee 😁

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