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

Saved From The Wicked Generation …

The second Torah Portion of the year is Noah. We all know the story of Noah. This is one of the first stories from the Bible that parents tell their kids. However, the…

Lost In Translation: Beresheet

In Israel, we just celebrated Simchat Torah (lit. Joy of the Torah) – the joyful holiday that marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah reading and the beginning of a new…

Sukkot In The New Testament

How did the Jews celebrate Sukkot in the time of Jesus? Today, we are going to talk about that Feast of Tabernacles that Jesus came to celebrate in Jerusalem almost 2000 years…

The Joy Of Renewed Fellowship  

The Feast  As my readers probably know, the number “seven” has always been regarded by interpreters and commentators of the Torah as the number of completeness. It comes as no surprise then,…

Pardes, Two Sons Of Abraham And Yom Kippur

In my last post, I promised to show you in the Scriptures the reconciliation of Abraham’s two sons. I suppose you know as well as I do that there is no scene…

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