Biblical History

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Hebrew In Israel | Dagon, Dagan and Misunderstood Names – Learn Torah

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וַיִּקְחוּ פְלִשְׁתִּים אֶתאֲרוֹן הָאֱלֹהִים, וַיָּבִאוּ אֹתוֹ בֵּית דָּגוֹן; וַיַּצִּיגוּ אֹתוֹ, אֵצֶל דָּגוֹן

The Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the temple of Dagon, where they positioned it beside Dagon” 1Sam 5:2

The name Dagon has been always associated with the fish like god which many try to depict as a merman–a half man, half fish.  It is understood that the word דָּג-Dag-fish is incorporated into his name.  However, this is probably a misunderstanding and the name is actually דָּגָן-Dagan-Grain.

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Hebrew In Israel | Seal Of Tzitzit – Learn Torah

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הָיָה לָכֶם, לְצִיצִת, וּרְאִיתֶם אֹתוֹ וּזְכַרְתֶּם אֶת-כָּל-מִצְוות יְהוָה, וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם

“It is to be a tzitzit for you to look at and thereby remember all of YHWH’s commandments and obey them”

Numbers 15:39

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Hebrew In Israel | Weekly Hebrew Bible Class on Passover – Learn Torah

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Take a detailed stroll through the opening verses of Exodus 12 as Yoel teaches this Passover text to the weekly group Hebrew Bible Class.  You will hear the Hebrew text read, translated and explained according to the ancient culture.

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Hebrew In Israel | The Half Shekel Temple Tax – Learn Torah

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During the second temple period a custom developed to give a half shekel to the temple.  The act is known as “The half shekel temple tax”.  Little do people know that this tax was not agreed upon by all.

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Hebrew In Israel | Is The Torah A Religion? – Learn Torah

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The Oxford dictionary defines religion as the following:

  1. The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.

          ‘ideas about the relationship between science and religion’

  1. 1.1count noun A particular system of faith and worship.

          ‘the world’s great religions’

  1. 1.2count noun A pursuit or interest followed with great devotion.

          ‘consumerism is the new religion’

After giving the modern English definition of the word, we ask ourselves “Is the Torah a religion?”

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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.

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Hebrew In Israel | The New Moon Conundrum – Learn Torah

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Yoel presents the history behind the new moon conundrum and the Hillel II calendar.  Should we use calculations, the dark moon, the sighted moon?  Who has biblical authority regarding the calendar and what about the Enoch calendar? 

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Hebrew In Israel | Heaven And Hell – Learn Torah

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Does the Tanakh present a Devil and Demons who act without God’s permission?  Satan, Evil Spirits, Zoroastrianism, Sheol, Gehinnom and Samuel’s Spirit make their appearance in this discussion with Jono Vandor of Truth2U.org.

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Hebrew In Israel | History Of Hanukkah – Learn Torah

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Join Yoel as he explains the source materials and the historical framework behind Hanukkah, the reason for the rebellion, and the reason for the anti-religious decrees in Israel when it was not done elsewhere.

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Hebrew In Israel | Clothing and Vanity – Learn Torah

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In Genesis 37:3, the Torah tells us that Jacob gave Joseph a – כְּתֹנֶת פַּסִּים KToNet PaSSiM, the nature of which has baffled many people.  In reading on this subject I have found several interesting opinions:

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