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

Beginnings (3): Genesis 1

Breaking the Pattern   Last time we saw the ascent of the cosmic drama in Genesis 1, culminating in the creation of man. Who is this special creature? Along with the Scriptures,…

Beginnings (2): Genesis 1

As we advance with the days of this year, we are also advancing with the days of Bereishit  and continuing to watch in awe God’s work of creation. Today, first of all…

Beginnings (1): Genesis 1

The New Year is always a time of new resolutions, new decisions – and of course, new beginnings. Therefore, it seems only natural for us to open this year with a new…

Longing For Light: Christmas And Hanukkah (2)

 The Profound Connection Last time, we spoke about Christmas – but also about the profound connection between Hanukkah and Christmas. Even though for many people in the diaspora—both Jews celebrating Hanukkah and…

Longing For Light: Christmas And Hanukkah (1)

  As Christmas and Hanukkah both draw near, I would like to take some time to contemplate these two winter festivals. We all know that neither of them is in Leviticus 23…

1 2 3 91