Monthly ArchiveJuly 2017

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Bo – Learn Torah

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Jeff Gilbert and Yoel talk about aspects of the first Pesach and the annual reenactments in this week’s Torah Portion, Bo (enter) with a detour into bee honey, camel’s milk and mother’s milk.

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Hebrew In Israel | Hoshea Part 17 – Learn Torah

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In this final episode of our Hoshea series, Jeff and Yoel discuss where we stand today in Hoshea’s prophecy.  Are we still “Not My People”?  How do we return?

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Hebrew In Israel | Bo: A Misunderstood Verb – Learn Torah

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Very commonly we find that words carry a very different meaning than most of us would assume.  In many cases a commentator will give an incorrect meaning to a word based on their own understanding of the language used at their time.  It is always important to look into the often used format for a word in a text, together with the overall meaning we find in the Bible.  I saw an interesting anecdote about the name of this week’s parasha Bo based on a very common Midrash used in Jewish circles.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vaera – Learn Torah

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What does it mean that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart?  Yoel examines the concept of Free Will, as well as the significance of the Nile and more in this week’s Torah Portion, Vaera (I appeared).

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Hebrew In Israel | Hoshea Part 16 – Learn Torah

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Did you know there was a god who retired?  Jeff and Yoel discuss the Israelites’ understanding of Canaanite/Phoenecian gods El and Ba’al, and the effect on their relationship with YHWH.  Also, Hosea 12:14 leads to an intriguing discussion of Moses, Malachi and Elijah.   Hosea 12 & 13

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Hebrew In Israel | Miqveh – Learn Torah

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Where does the practice of baptism come from?  Yoel walks us through its history explaining the linguistic, biblical, and cultural factors of ritual washing and purity from Genesis to the time of Yeshua and into today.  This lecture was given during the feast of Sukkot 2016 to a group from the US.

 

 


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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Shemot – Learn Torah

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Yoel presents midrashic, historic, archaeological and cultural aspects to several points in this week’s Torah Portion, Shemot (names).

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Hebrew In Israel | Blood Groom – Learn Torah

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Exodus 4:24-26 tells of a very bizarre action taken by Tzipporah toward Moshe.  Yoel presents possible explanations from academic sources in our weekly group Bible Class from Aug 9, 2015.
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Hebrew In Israel | Hoshea Part 15 – Learn Torah

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Jeff and Yoel discuss the return to Eden; role and types of prophets, including Joel’s promise of sons and daughters prophesying, and holding the blessings and curses by faith and tangibility in this combined broadcast of parashat Bechukotai and Hoshea chapter 11.

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Hebrew In Israel | Houses: Exodus 1:21 – Learn Torah

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In many cases when studying the Hebrew bible, we find words which do not fit into the regular interpretation of dictionary value.  It is not uncommon that we find ourselves looking up a word, but are unable to interpret it correctly.  Even when we try to use grammar and context, we find ourselves looking at a partial meaning of what is actually being said.

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