Torah Portion – Pesach B

Parasha With Passion – Weekly Torah Reading Cycle – Pesach B

This week, in Parashat Pesach Matzot-B, God instructs Israel to observe Passover through the generations. 

Deuteronomy 16:1:

“Observe the month of Aviv and keep the Passover to Adonai your God, for in the month of Aviv[b] Adonai your God brought you out from Egypt by night. C

As a Messianic Believer, one of my biggest struggles was learning how to celebrate Yeshua’s resurrection in a Messianic Jewish context.  However, over the years the Lord has taught me how to celebrate Yeshua’s resurrection in an authentic Messianic Jewish way. 

Yeshua is ALIVE proclaimed his disciples as they gazed in an empty tomb (Mark 16:1-8).  The resurrection of Yeshua is an event that Jewish believers experienced before Christianity even existed.  In Messianic Judaism, the resurrection of Yeshua is one of our most treasured truths.

Considering the significance of the resurrection, a celebration of this miraculous event is merited and necessary.   However, our faith in Yeshua and our belief in His resurrection sets us apart from the rest of the Jewish community.  The death of Yeshua is an extremely sensitive subject to most Jewish people.  The subject has been the basis for horrific anti-Semitism.  However, I have learned that the best way to heal a wound is to acknowledge that the wound exists and to ask God to heal it. 

The resurrection of the Messiah is something Messianic Judaism shares in common with Christianity. However, many Christian traditions were formed at a time when Christianity sought to distance itself from Judaism.  Very early in the formation of Christianity, Emperor Constantine asserted, “Let us then have nothing in common with the detestable Jewish crowd; for we have received from our Savior a different way.”

Christianity began as an offshoot of Messianic Judaism.  Messiah Yeshua is Jewish and so were most of His early followers.  The resurrection of Messiah was an inherently Jewish event.  So it is possible to commemorate Yeshua’s resurrection in a Jewish way.

Celebrating Yeshuah’s Resurrection

There are strong indications that the disciples who met together on the “first day of the week” in Acts 20 were meeting on Saturday night and observing a customary meal very much like a Havdalah meal in our day.  Therefore, I have found that Havdalah, during Passover, is the perfect time to rejoice that Yeshua Messiah is alive! 

The Havdalah ceremony inaugurates each week with the beautiful symbols of a cup of wine, fragrant spices, and the luminescent glow of a multi-wicked candle. 

After Havdalah, it is customary to eat a festive meal.  Although Shabbat is over, the evening still holds onto the Sabbath’s sweetness and festivity.

Some of our most vivid customs in Judaism occur on Saturday night. In Judaism, nightfall on Saturday is when the first day of the week begins.  As I light the Havdalah candle and smell the fragrant spices, I am reminded of the written account of the resurrection of our Messiah.   Then, I serve a savory chametz-free meal. 

Havdalah Feast at the Mills Home

Perhaps celebrating the Lord’s resurrection with Havdalah is not an approach that works for everyone, but it works for me and it helps me to honor the resurrection of Yeshua in an authentic and meaningful Jewish way. 

My favorite Havdalah Song – “Yearning” by Yehuda Green:

My favorite Havdalah Celebration Experience – w/the Klatzko Family:

Weekly Scripture Reading

Torah:         Deuteronomy 14:22 – 16:17; Numbers 28:19-25

Haftarah      Isaiah 10:32 – 12:6

Next Torah Reading: Achrei Mot

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I am a burning-one and my mission is to reach, teach, and unleash other burning-ones. I am in love with a Jewish man. His name is Jesus. He is the Messiah. He is the hope for the entire world. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” {1 John 1:1-3) In this latter day revival there is an emergence of an ancient prophetic stream to raise up burning-ones, to refresh the weary warrior, to set ablaze those in slumber, and to ignite a prayer-movement. ---- Kenyette Mills

5 thoughts on “Torah Portion – Pesach B”

  1. Reblogged this on From guestwriters and commented:
    Christianity really came out the Jewish sect The Way where Jeshuaists or followers of Jeshua gathered in the name of Jeshua to honour the Only One True God and to remember how their master teacher Jeshua gave himself as a ransom for the sins of many.

    Messiah Jeshua was a devout Jewish man of flesh and blood who managed to have many followers. Though soon false teachers came unto the platform, entering Roman Greek philosophies, going as far as agreeing with the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great to make Jeshua into Jesus (Hail Zeus) and making a god of him. From then onwards we saw Christendom with the trinitarians but always have been there real followers of Jeshua, not going for that Trinity but keeping worship solely to the Only One True God of Israel, like every Jew should also worship Only One True God.

    You consider the “resurrection of Messiah” as “an inherently Jewish event” but it was the proof for the whole world that from then onwards a man of flesh and blood could be taken out of the dead. (Those who say Jesus is God, naturally still have not proof that man can come out of death, and often forget that Hod even can not die, so would have faked His death, fooling also mankind considering His all knowing, because telling people he does not know when he would return.

    With his own will putting aside Jeshua did fulfil the Will of God and gave himself to his heavenly Father as an offering, shedding his blood as a lamb, this time not only for liberating or bringing a passover of houses of Jehudi, but for all people, making it possible for Jews and goyim to have a restored relationship with the Most High God.

    For sure the Elohim HaShem Jehovah demanded to celebrate the Passover of the with blood sprinkled houses in Egypt, and Jesus also did remember that on the Seder night, demanding also to remember from then onwards how he (Jesus) as presented himself as a Lamb of God and a Lamb for God, to pay for the sins of all people and to inaugurate the New Covenant. Therefore we all come together on 14 Nisan to have a Memorial Meal in remembrance of those two special acts of liberation.


  2. Sorry for my disturbed mind and having so many faults in the text. Hopefully you would not mind to have the corrected version (on our website) replacing the above text. With my apologies.


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