Twelve Tribes Newsletter #31

Yom Kippur 2014

Dear Friends,

Each year we consider deeply the relationship between the leaven that destroyed the early church, as Paul warned the Corinthians in his first letter to them, and the iniquities that would cause us to bow down to idols. Thus these festivals combine the wisdom of both the Old Covenant, which gives us the timing and tantalizing clues as to their meaning, and the New Covenant, whose light shines down into our hearts.

This year the first of the ten days spoken of in Leviticus 23, Yom Teruah, the Day of Shouting or trumpets, begins sundown on September 25, and Yom Kippur itself, the Day of Atonement, begins October 5 at sundown. Five days later, the seven day festival of Sukkot, or Tabernacles begins, October 10-16, followed by Shimini Atzeret, the eighth day of the festival…which points us to eternity, when the seven “days” of fallen humanity are complete and the eternal eighth day dawns.

This radically affects the schedules of some of our Delis (please check yours), especially, whose worker/owners need this time to reflect, recharge, and restore, both themselves and their delis.

Yom Kippur and Sukkoth

* We will close Thursday, September 25th at 3pm and reopen Monday, October 6th at 11am.

* We will close Thursday, October 9th at 3pm and reopen Sunday, October 12th at noon.

* We will close Thursday, October 16th at 3pm and reopen Sunday, October 19th at noon.

Please note these days, which will also be posted on our web site:

We appreciate your continued patronage and understanding for the importance of the life we share outside of the Yellow Deli. As always, you are welcome to come to our homes and get to know us. You can find our contact info at:

We love you and look forward to serving you again!

Your friends at the Yellow Deli

For the Communities of the Twelve Tribes,

Kevin Carlin


For a brief video presentation of another festival that is very festive for us in our Communities, see the Tribe of Ruben’s video, “A Beautiful Life Together” about Shavuot (Pentecost) from the year 2012.

Also, for a follow-up report, one year on, of the seizure of our children in Germany, please read the posts, “There has Never been a Case like This in Germany so Far,” and “Their Children Shall be as Formerly.”

Forty-one children were taken by police force on 5 September 2013 from the Communities in Germany.

Seven guest children were returned that day, a three-year-old child, and Argentinian national, was returned to his parents nine days later.

Over the next few months, partially in response to many runaway-from-foster-care incidents, the judges set nine more children free, six youth as well as three infants.

Finally, two girls have run away, one repeatedly, but exist now in legal limbo, as the judge has not canceled her order.

Sadly, two sets of parents with six children between them have recanted their beliefs to regain their children, one successfully and so far, one not.

For the sixteen children still in captivity, and for the clearing of the two run-homes, our hearts yearn and our prayers ascend.

Published as Newsletter 31 on September 23, 2014