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

Biblical Portraits: Judah (1)

WHY JUDAH? Very soon, the state of Israel will celebrate the 70th birthday (the Independence Day in Israel is always celebrated according to the Jewish calendar, and this year it will be…

Did Jesus Eat Matza: The Passover And The Feast Of Unleavened...

The Jews around the world are still in the middle of that weeklong celebration that has come to be known as Pesach, or Passover—both in the common language and in the liturgy. However,…

Torah Portion In Real Time (3): The Passover Lamb

  We are continuing our journey through the Torah readings of this special Passover season. Of course, there is a special reading for the Passover—as you can imagine it’s Exodus 12, the…

Torah Portion In Real Time (2): Entering Nisan

WHAT TORAH PORTION DID JESUS LISTEN TO? Today, in most synagogues, the weekly Torah readings follow an annual cycle in which the Five Books of Moses are read in one year. However,…

Torah Portion In Real Time: Part Of The Service – Or Part Of...

In this new series, I want to show my readers the profound connection between Jesus’ teaching and the Torah Portions that were read in synagogues. Before I do that, however, I need…

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