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Hebrew In Israel | Joshua Part 4 – Learn Torah

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A discussion of Joshua’s battle at Hazor, after a listener’s question sparks the recounting of Yoel’s personal journey through the reckoning of Shavuot. (Recorded at Truth2U, May 2012)

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Hebrew In Israel | Joshua Part 3 – Learn Torah

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After answering a listener’s question about angels, Yoel and Jono continue in Joshua 9 & 10 with the covenant with the Gibeonites, the day the sun stood still, the book of Jashar, and problems with chronology.  

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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 | 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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Hebrew In Israel | Temple Mount – Learn Torah

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Yoel and Jono address the debate about the Temple Mount, examining evidence for its location from Muslim sources, as well as tradition, archaeology, and biblical history.  Also, is Temple Mount still holy in its present condition?

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Hebrew In Israel | Joshua Part 2 – Learn Torah

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In this episode:  The 7s of Jericho; important details on the city itself; what happens when a city is “devoted” to God; how the wall fell; killing man, woman and child; war on shabbat; the curse of rebuilding; the sin of Achan; Moses and Joshua’s stretched out hands.  Chapters 6-8 in the Book of Joshua, from our Light Of The Prophets series.

Hebrew In Israel | Understanding The Verb Shalach – Learn Torah


The verb שלח is most commonly used to indicate the idea of sending away.  Such is the case of Parashat Beshalch where Pharaoh sends away the Israelites from Egypt.  This is also the common use when someone sends a message or a messenger to someone, and this is the common use in modern Hebrew.  However, like most words in Hebrew there are many more meanings which stem from the basic semantic meaning.

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Hebrew In Israel | Joshua Part 1 – Learn Torah

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In this episode:  A prophet like Moses, Rahab the Harlot (or not?), What was the scarlet cord?, Crossing the Jordan, and the commander of the armies of YHWH.  Yoel and Jono Vandor examine chapters 1-5 in the Book of Joshua, from our Light Of The Prophets series.

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Hebrew In Israel | Oath In The Bible – Learn Torah


אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ תִּירָא, אֹתוֹ תַעֲבֹד; וּבוֹ תִדְבָּק, וּבִשְׁמוֹ תִּשָּׁבֵעַ.

You are to fear YHWH your God, serve him, cling to him and swear by his name”.  Devarim (Deuteronomy) 10:20

One of the most controversial topics in the Jewish world, and nowadays in the Christian Torah keeping world, is the use of the name in everyday life.  Regardless of the dispute about how to pronounce the name (something I will not touch on in this article), there is an important part of life where the name is to be used, and we are commanded by Torah to use it.

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Hebrew In Israel | Hoshea Part 17 – Learn Torah


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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