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Hebrew In Israel | 1 Samuel, Part 7 – Learn Torah

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“He’s here, he’s right ahead of you. Hurry now, he just came into the city today, because the people are sacrificing today at the high place. ”

Shaul, the first king of Israel meets up with the Prophet Samuel at an intriguing place. We discuss high places in Israel as we study 1 Samuel, chapter 8.

Hebrew In Israel | 1 Samuel, Part 6 – Learn Torah

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“Sh’mu’el was not pleased to hear them say, “Give us a king to judge us”; so he prayed to YHWH..”

In part 6 of our Light of the Prophets: Samuel series, Israel worries about losing the leadership of Samuel and asks for a king. We examine this event and compare Samuel’s warning with the Torah’s instructions for having a king.

Hebrew In Israel | 1 Samuel, Part 5 – Learn Torah

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“If it does, [YHWH] is responsible for this great tragedy; if not, we will know that it is not his oppression which has been over us, but that what has been happening to us has been only by chance.”

Do things happen by chance? The Philistines test for evidence of God’s hand and successfully transport the Ark of the Covenant by oxcart. We also look at the direct hit on Baal the storm god in part 5 of our Light of the Prophets: Samuel series.

Hebrew In Israel | 1 Samuel, Part 4 – Learn Torah

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…the ark of the covenant of YHWHTzva’ot, who is present above the k’ruvim.

In part 4 of our Light of the Prophets: Samuel series, we discuss superstition, Ichabod, the Philistine god Dagon, as well as defeating the people but not their God, in 1 Samuel, Chapters 4-5.

Hebrew In Israel | 1 Samuel, Part 3 – Learn Torah

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…and Samuel was lying down in the temple of YHWH, where the ark of God was. Then YHWH called Samuel, and he said, “Here I am!”

At a time when the word of God was rare, a boy dedicated by his mother is established as a prophet. Jono and Yoel discuss Samuel’s first revelation of the God of Israel. 1 Samuel, Chapter 3.

Hebrew In Israel | 1 Samuel, Part 2 – Learn Torah

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With a quick review of the command to not eat blood, Jono and Yoel continue in chapter 2 with the corrupt practices of the sons of Eli and how the priesthood was removed from this family.

Hebrew In Israel | 1 Samuel, Part 1 – Learn Torah

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As Jono and Yoel open the study of the book of Samuel, we learn more about ancient practices in Israel through the account of Samuel’s parents, Elkanah & Hannah, and Eli the High Priest.

FEAST OF TRUMPETS, HOW IS ROSH HASHANAH CELEBRATED, ROSH HASHANAH, ROSH HASHANAH TRADITIONS, YOM TERUAH

Hebrew In Israel | Yom Teruah – Learn Torah

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What does “Yom Teruah” mean?  What is it about?  How is it observed?  Why is it called Rosh Hashanah?  Why is this day a shabbat?  What do the blasts sound like? Yoel and Jono discuss these questions and we listen to the sounds of the shofar on Yom Teruah.

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Hebrew In Israel | Judges Part 15 – Learn Torah

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Why are there such violent stories in the bible?  In our final episode of the Book of Judges, Yoel and Jono address this question as Israel, due to the vow they took, find a loophole to rebuild the tribe of Benjamin whom they just decimated in the previous chapter.

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Hebrew In Israel | Judges Part 14 – Learn Torah

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In the aftermath of the attack on the Levite’s concubine, the remaining tribes (led by Judah, according to YHWH’s instruction) go against the tribe of Benjamin, but not before losing many casualties themselves.

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