Temple Studies

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Hebrew In Israel | Beyin Ha’arbayim – When Is Pesach Done? – Learn Torah

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The term בין הערביים –Beyin Ha’Arbayim is temporal construct form used to describe a specific time of day, and found in several places in the Bible.  One of the most important places it is used is in connection to the time of the Pesach sacrifice as prescribed in Exodus 12:6.  This term has created many arguments over when to do things, and in fact has raised the question of how does the Torah understand time in overall.

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Hebrew In Israel | How Old Am I? – Learn Torah

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A question which I deal with every year, but do not have a conclusive answer:  How old did the Pesach lamb have to be?

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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 | Torah Portion Tsav – Learn Torah

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In this week’s Torah portion, Tsav (command), Yoel examines the merciful concepts contained in the sacrificial system.

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Vayiqra – Learn Torah

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In this week’s Torah portion, Vayiqra (and He called), Yoel looks into the structure of Leviticus and the sacrificial system to give an overall description of the main sacrifices and offerings.

Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Pequdei – Learn Torah

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In the final parashah of Exodus, Pequdei (accounts), the fulfillment of the instructions to build the tabernacle are completed.  Yoel gives us some pertinent requirements and insights about the temple, priests, levites and more.

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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 | Torah Portion Tetsaveh – Learn Torah

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The priestly garments are under exam in this week’s Torah Portion, Tetsaveh (you are to order). 

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Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Terumah – Learn Torah

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Yoel shares his personal connection to Temple studies and dives into the details of its materials and furniture as we begin the portions on the Miskan (tabernacle) with this week’s Torah Portion, Terumah (contribution). 

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Hebrew In Israel | Jeroboam’s Mistake – Learn Torah

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Yoel demonstrates the importance of unity as he walks us through the acts of King Jeroboam, who departs from Torah and causes division in the kingdom of God with alternative places of worship, calendar, and priesthood.  Also, Yoel answers temple questions from the members of the 3T Tour with Keith Johnson and Jono Vandor, March 2013.

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