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 End And The Beginning

The joy of Sukkot reaches its peak during Simchat Torah, the holiday that follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah reading, and…

How Did Jesus Celebrate Sukkot?

Sukkot is a weeklong celebration,  therefore it offers a wonderful opportunity to discuss different aspects of this amazing prophetic Feast. Today, we are going to talk about that Feast of Tabernacles that…

You Shall Dwell In booths…

THE JOY OF RENEWED FELLOWSHIP   As my readers probably know, the number 7 has always been regarded by the interpreters and commentators of the Torah, as the number of completeness. Therefore,…

Leviticus 16 And The Day Of Atonement

TWO GOATS We are approaching the most holy day in the Biblical calendar – Yom Kippur.  The solemn ritual of this day in Biblical times is described in Leviticus 16, and as…

Isaac, Ishmael And Rosh Hashanah

ISHMAEL In previous years, when the High Holy Days arrived, I would stop the series I was writing, in order to publish posts about the holidays. This year will be different, with…