The Jewish Studies Blog

There are tools that are needed to mine the depths of the biblical texts. There are also many perspectives that enrich our study, like the perspective of first century Judaism. This site is one of those rare resources that provides both tools and perspective for the serious student of Scripture.

– Dr. Allen Mawhinney, A Retired Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary

The Last And Great Day Of The Feast

 Chol Hamoed We are still within the “intermediate days of Sukkot” (Feast of Tabernacles), and it’s probably a good time to clarify this expression: what does it actually mean when we say,…

Tabernacles In The New Testament

My dear readers, you may remember that my Rosh Hashanah post this year was called: “Between the past and the future”.  I believe this title would be appropriate for each of these…

Yom Kippur: From Genesis To Leviticus

We are approaching the most solemn day of the Israel calendar – Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. In previous years I have written about the spiritual significance of this special Day—about…

Rosh Hashanah: Between The Past And The Future

Biblical Background Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration, which begins on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei (usually falling in September). “Rosh” is the Hebrew word for “head,” “ha” is the…

Biblical Portraits: What Did Sarah See?

Family Dynamics As Isaac grew older the complicated structure of his family started to become a reality in his world: he realized that his old parents, as kind and loving as they…

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