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

Torah Portion In Real Time: Lech Lecha

GOD’S NAVIGATOR The famous chapter 12 of the book of Genesis, where our today’s Portion starts, opens with God’s words to Abraham:   Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your…

Torah Portion In Real Time: Noah

We  continue discussing the current Torah Portion. The second Parashat Shavua of the year is Noah: Genesis 6:9-11:32. WHAT’S IN A NAME? Noah was born and named before our today Portion begins…

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,…

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