Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Season of the Counting of the Omer 1

The Wave OfferingSubmitted by
Ahkote Taahmeenyah E. Sar Elyahshuv - Lamdahneet HaTorah
Student of the Law
KNN Dimona
וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר.
דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם, כִּי-תָבֹאוּ אֶל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי נֹתֵן לָכֶם, וּקְצַרְתֶּם אֶת-קְצִירָהּ--וַהֲבֵאתֶם אֶת-עֹמֶר רֵאשִׁית קְצִירְכֶם, אֶל-הַכֹּהֵן.

וְהֵנִיף אֶת-הָעֹמֶר לִפְנֵי יְהוָה, לִרְצֹנְכֶם; מִמָּחֳרַת, הַשַּׁבָּת, יְנִיפֶנּוּ, הַכֹּהֵן.


And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
Leviticus 23:9-11

Let us pay close attention to verse 11. This scriptural reference states that “on the morrow (next day) after the Sabbath, the priest shall wave it.” This wave offering process comes from the Hebrew term תנופה(ti-  noo-fah):
                        Lifting up, swing, waving, wave offering – (ti-noo-fah) תנופה
                   Sheaf of the waving – (oh-mehr ha-ti-noo-fah)  עומר התנופה
Whenever an omer was brought as an offering to the Priesthood, they would wave it on the day after the Sabbath (ממחרת השבת).  The wave offering would always take place on the first day of the week (Yom Reshone)/יום ראשון), which was the day after the Sabbath. We can understand this established order if we look closer into the cultural patterns of the biblical Hebrew Israelites.
Read more….get your copy of the booklet “Towards a Better Understanding: The Counting of the Omer Shavuote” by The Prophetic Priesthood at Jerusalem (thepropheticpriesthood@yahoo.com)

The cultivation of land areas in the community of the African Hebrew Israelites in Dimona, Israel–Northeast Africa (“The Village of Peace”) began in 1980. Prince Eleazer, Prince Eliahv, Prince Rockameem and others of like agrarian spirit tilled the soil developing organic vegetable gardens throughout the four corners of the village.  Brother Yehuda, husband of Sister Tifoosah and Sister Meirah was among the core vanguard of Divine soil stewards that caused the soils of the Village gardens to yield nutritional strength to the souls of the community’s members, providing greens and other organic vegetables.
The 2012 Ceremony of the Wave Offering was very special testifying of the ascension of organic agriculture paved by the extraordinary leadership of Minister Yadiel (Minister of Divine Agriculture). After years of going into other people’s fields to get sheafs of wheat for our wave offerings, in preparation for this year’s offering we grew our own wheat!  Sister Tifoosah, answering the invitation of Brother Aylenaton and Brother Nathaniel to utilize Brother Yehuda’s Field of Glory, they were able to plant wheat to be harvested at this year’s wave offering for the first time. Chosen First Fruit Boaz was chosen to bless the Field of Glory with a prayer after which we were able to offer up our own wheat sheafs for the wave offering. Brother Yehuda is represented in the photo by his wife Tifoosah and grandson Yehuda Kiel (son of Bother Yishikai and Yovellah). Greens from the Community Farmlands (HaKavah), bee pollen (in jar) from our very own beehives and our 100% Pure Holy Land Olive Oil (cold pressed) were presented as well.

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