Shabbat shalom, everyone! It’s a “double Shabbat” (regular Shabbat and High Holy Day/Feast of Unleavened Bread), and therefore, there is no regular Torah portion; only the following readings: Deuteronomy 15:19- 16:17, Isaiah 10:32-12:6, John 21:1-25; Exodus 33:12-34:26, Numbers 28:16-25, 2 Samuel 22:1-51, Luke 23:54-56. Halleluyah!
We are now looking forward to Shavuot (Pentecost), which this year will be on May 21st. Shavuot was fulfilled by the coming of the promised Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) on the disciples of Yeshua in the Temple. It represents the beginning of the body of Messiah on Earth, in which ALL believers, redeemed through the blood of Messiah, are lifted up before ADONAI and set apart as holy (Acts 2, John 14:15-18, Ephesians 2:11-22 and the Book of Ruth). During Shavuot we not only read the Book of Ruth, but also Exodus 19:1 thru 20:23; Numbers 28:26-31 and Ezekiel 1:1-28, 3:12.