Monday, October 2, 2017

Homemade Bagels and Breaking the Fast

It is to be a statute to you forever, that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you are to afflict your souls, and do no kind of work---both the native-born and the outsider dwelling among you.  For on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you.  From all your sins you will be clean before ADONAI.  It is a Shabbat of solemn rest to you, and you are to afflict your souls.  It is a statute forever.   

---Leviticus 16:29~31

The Holy Day of Yom Kippur is a day of fasting that is a `statute forever` given in the Scriptures.
 (see scripture above)  It is for  all who choose to follow His commandments, both "the native born and the outsider dwelling among you."!    Isn`t that so amazing and wonderful!!  As I write this, I think of another scripture that also refers to the `native born` and `the outsider`, speaking of those `who are far` and those `who are near`, which says,
Shalom, shalom to him who is far and to him who is near,
says ADONAI, `and I will heal him.`   --from Isaiah 57:19

Then repeated in Ephesians,

And He came and proclaimed shalom to you who were far away and shalom to those who were near---for through Him we both have access to the Father by the same Ruach.  So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with God`s people and members of God`s household.      ---Ephesians 2:17~19

Even here in Japan there will be a day before long when those who were once far, will be brought near, and many will know ADONAI and Salvation in Yeshua! And observe the feast days and Shabbatot together!   I look forward to it even this year at Sukkot!  May it be so!

All nations you have made will come
and bow down before You, my Lord,
and they will glorify Your Name.

---Psalm 86:9

Enjoy the days leading up to Sukkot and the continuation of the Fall Feasts!

Meanwhile, please try a homemade bagel from our break-fast.  Where I grew up in New York it was always a tradition to break the fast with bagels and lox and cream cheese!  So I try to re-enact that  with homemade bagels here in Japan!

Blessings and Shalom, to you who are far and to you who are near!



homemade NY bagels, made in Japan

Bagels Recipe, HERE
also pictured: Sweet Noodle Kugel, recipe HERE


  1. Shayndel,you write so well, and you've got such a vast knowledge of the Scriptures and Psalms! I'm overwhelmed.
    Indeed, it's amazing all this about the native and the outsider, the far and the near. The day of Atonement is for all.

    I like both versions of the bagel with an egg and without it. Your pictures of the festive table and of the bagels are so relevant and pleasing the eye! Thank you, and Hag Sukkot Sameah!

    1. Thank you Duta. I`m so glad! You too, Hag Sukkot Sameah!

      PS please visit the Succa in the next post!! Just its`s a little tight in space, so please enter with care, but once in its very cozy!! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Hello, beautiful and delicious. Have a Happy day.

  3. I like that there is a welcome for the near and the far, the outsider too.

    Also, those homemade bagels look FANTASTIC.

    1. Thank you Sandi!! They came out tasting good:)) Almost like NY bagels in taste, but I think I have to work on the shape a little, thanks for your encouragement:))

    2. PS Welcome, yes! please visit the succa too!

  4. I am intrigued and blessed and ready to come back for more, every time I visit. Thank you Shayndel !!

    1. Thank you Tammy! So glad to hear, Blessings to you!!