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The Jewish Feasts

The Appointed Times of the Lord begin with the Sabbath (Lev 23:1-3), which is a weekly celebration, not a yearly one. There are 7 Feasts in the Lord’s annual calendar in Leviticus 23.

  1. Passover
  2. The Feast of Unleavened Bread
  3. The First Fruits
  4. The Feast of Weeks
  5. The Feast of Trumpets
  6. The Day of Atonement
  7. The Feast of Tabernacles

The first 4 occur in the spring (in the Northern Hemisphere) and the last 3 in the autumn (fall).

The early festivals of:

Passover (Pessach Lev: 5)

Unleavened Bread (Lev: 6-8)

Pentecost (Shavuot Lev: 16-22)

were all fulfilled in the New Testament times.

Using the Prayer Focus

It is recommended that you keep a prayer diary for these 22 days. There is a feedback page, which we would love you to fill out and submit to us. We like to keep track of what the Lord has been showing the intercessors, to form an overview of what He is saying. We value your input for next year.

     Resource articles

2019 LEAD ARTICLE - Come to the Mountain

2018 LEAD ARTICLE - Welcoming the King

2017 LEAD ARTICLE - Beersheba Breakthrough

2016 LEAD ARTICLE - Light to the Nations

2015 LEAD ARTICLE - The Sabbath Year

2014 LEAD ARTICLE - Blood Moons

2013 Lead Article - Bibilcal time

Haggadah download

Why Pray for  the Jewish People?

Feast Calendar

Introduction to the Feasts

High Holy Day Readings

Israel and the Nations

Map of Israel





All articles in the Jewish Prayer Focus are used with the permission of the authors.  The views expressed are those of the writers and are not necessarily those of the organisers. We seek to recruit a wide range of writers – mainly Jewish. We are aware that people hold different interpretations of Scripture and trust that despite these differences, we can join together in prayer for the Jewish people.


  1. In the Bible, days begin and end at sunset. The dates used in this prayer manual denote the day that begins that evening.
  1. Giving names, photos or place names can place people in danger, especially on the web. For this reason, some writers choose to use a pseudonym or omit personal details or photos. We fully respect their decision. Some articles use G_d and L_rd (or Adonai) in the Jewish tradition of not writing or speaking the holy name of God.