“Davidic” Worship and Praise
Is one of the distinguishing traits of the Messianic Movement. It is a return to our Jewish roots in praising G-d, like Miriam the sister of Moshe did, and was part of ancient Jewish worship (Psalm 149:3). It is a cultural and spiritual expression of our faith in the Jewish Messiah. “Davidic” Worship and Praise goes back to the style, principles and guidelines and pattern that King David was shown by the L-rd (II Chr. 28:11-13) and that he established in the Temple nearly 3,000 years ago.
This type of praise and worship involves numerous musical instruments, singing, Hebraic style music, psalms, lifting up of hands, chanting, clapping of hands, processions and is also characterized by great joy. Probably the most unusual characteristic of “Davidic” Worship and Praise is dancing to the L-rd in community. Besides individual salvation, we are walking out a covenant G-d made with the people of Israel. As the song says, “Am Yisrael Khai!” the people of Israel live! Therefore we dance in circles and lines, with hands united in love and peoplehood.
Beginner’s Davidic Dance Class
This class is taught after Shabbat morning service for 15 minutes. Sessions run approximately 20 weeks in preparation for the intermediate class and is announced in the Shabbat morning service. All ages are welcome. There is no charge for our dance classes.
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We have two worship dance circles during our worship services, one in the front corner and one at the back. Please refer to our dance directives to see which circle you would fit into best and for our other dance policies.
MaNavu Blessing for Dancers
Because there is spiritual warfare involved with the praise and joy of the Davidic dance, we believe that a special blessing for those who participate in the worship dance is in order. There are several scriptures which make reference to the feet of those who serve Adonai. (see blessing)
Two Easy Dances: The Hora and Kibbutz Dance
The Hora dance is popular at Jewish weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and is quite easy to learn. The Kibbutz dance has more steps, but is also considered a beginner dance. (more)