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

New Testament Reflections: Vayerah

From Annunciation to Sacrifice To Christians our today’s portion, VaYerah, undoubtedly presents a special interest, because its structure is similar to the structure of the Gospels, especially the Gospel of Luke: this…

New Testament Reflections: Lech-lecha

  The Redemptive History Begins If you follow the Torah reading cycle, have you ever caught yourself on the thought: “Oh, finally we are in Genesis 12: we are entering the real…

New Testament Reflections: Noah

The Watchers The second Parashat Shavua of the year is Noach (Noah). Last time, we spoke of Genesis 3 as the crucial chapter for understanding Christian theology: indeed, if we ask any Christian…

New Testament Reflections: Beresheet

Joy of the Torah Sukkot is zman simchateinu, “the season of our joy” – and the joy of Sukkot – reaches its climax during Simchat Torah. Simchat Torah (lit. Joy of the Torah)…

The Last And Great Day Of The Feast

 Chol Hamoed We are still within the “intermediate days of Sukkot” (Feast of Tabernacles), and it’s probably a good time to clarify this expression: what does it actually mean when we say,…

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