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June 12, 2024 Erin Parfet

Hallel

It is considered a mitzvah to recite Hallel (“praise” in English) in the synagogues on certain festive Jewish holidays. Hallel is a sacred communal prayer of thanksgiving for all the blessings God…
June 10, 2024 Daniel Gordan

Shavuot and the Decalogue

One of the events that is traditionally commemorated during the Shavuot celebration is the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Strictly speaking, it was not the entire Pentateuch but rather the Ten…
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Shavuot

Jun 06, 2024 Erin Parfet
Celebrated on the 50th day, or seven weeks after Passover, Shavuot is a one-day event in Israel and a two-day holiday in the Diaspora. The holiday commences at sundown following the 5th of Sivan and lasts until nightfall on the 7th of Sivan (or 6th…
The New Jerusalem

The River and the Tree of Life

Jun 05, 2024 Daniel Gordan
Revelation 22 In this video, we reflect on the concluding chapter of the book of Revelation. This chapter gives us hope and encouragement. Join us and dive into the story of Adam and Eve, the consequences of the fall, and the future paradise…

Jerusalem Day

May 31, 2024 Erin Parfet
Yom Yerushaláyim, or Jerusalem Day, is one of four Israeli national holidays added to the calendar in the 20th century. Jerusalem Day is a jubilant occasion when the Israeli people triumphantly celebrate the reunification of East Jerusalem,…
The New Jerusalem

The New Jerusalem

May 31, 2024 Daniel Gordan
Revelation 21 In this lecture, we will explore the biblical concept of the New Jerusalem from the Book of Revelation, Chapter 21. Imagine explaining the concept of a modern car to someone who has never seen one! The video uses this analogy to…

Jerusalem of Gold

May 31, 2024 Erin Parfet
Jerusalem of Gold (in Hebrew, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav) is the beloved unofficial national anthem of Israel. The song is probably the most famous musical composition about Jerusalem in existence, combining politics, national identity, ancient…

Hatikvah

May 31, 2024 Erin Parfet
From the beginning, when the poem-now-song was first penned, Hatikvah, now the national anthem of Israel, has been controversial, complex, emotional, and fascinatingly both polarizing and unifying at the same time. Hatikvah is both deeply…

Lag B’Omer

May 22, 2024 Erin Parfet
“Rejoice on this day... celebrate by singing praises to God from the book of Psalms, and not God forbid by lightheaded frivolity.” -Rabbi Shneur Zalman “If you haven’t seen the joy of Lag B’Omer on the grave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, you haven’t…
A New Heaven and A New Earth

A New Heaven and A New Earth

May 21, 2024 Daniel Gordan
Revelation 21 In this video lecture, we explore Chapter 21 of the Book of Revelation, delving into the profound vision of a new Heaven and a new earth. Beginning with a reflection on the creation narrative in Genesis, we examine the culmination of…

More Publications

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Jewish Leap Year

Unlike the leap year in the Gregorian calendar, which is limited to adding one day at the end of February to compensate for imprecise astronomical…
Erin Parfet

Jesus the Jew

An interesting story happened more than 100 years ago in Germany. Rabbi Abraham Geiger presented a book that described Jesus in the context of…
Alexander Bolotnikov
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Tu BiSh’vat

When God led Adam around the Garden of Eden, God said, ‘Look at My works. See how beautiful they are! How excellent! For your sake, I created them…
Erin Parfet

Hanerot Hallalu

The Hanerot Hallalu (“these candles”) often proceeds Chanukah candle lighting and blessings partaken in during synagogue services or even in the…
Erin Parfet

Blessing Over the Children

A beautiful tradition that many Jewish families or perhaps even congregations embrace is the blessing of their children on Friday nights as Shabbat…
Erin Parfet

Commandments of the Teacher and My Life

We studied the commandments of the Teacher and found that they were part of the New Covenant. We talked about the relevance of the Torah, correct…
Daniel Gordan

Beseech the Lord of the Harvest!

In the Gospel, there are the words of Yeshua, "Beseech the Lord of the Harvest!" Discover the deeper meaning behind this timeless teaching and…
Daniel Gordan

Building on The Rock. Lecture 16

As the Teacher vividly describes the storms of life—rain, floods, and winds—His message resonates with everyone facing challenges and trials. By…
Daniel Gordan

The Wide and Narrow. Lecture 15

The Teacher urges everyone to seek the narrow gate, representing a life of righteousness and spiritual growth that, though challenging to follow,…
Daniel Gordan

Enjoy the Archives

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The Currency of Righteousness. Lecture 11

In this lecture, we will focus on Yeshua's message about the dangers of being consumed by material wealth. Yeshua imparts a powerful lesson, emphasizing that true…
Daniel Gordan

Servants of the Covenant. Lecture 3

Yeshua employed a renowned symbol, salt, to make a comparison with His disciples. What spiritual insights can be gleaned from this analogy?
Daniel Gordan
The Wide and Narrow

The Wide and Narrow. Lecture 15

The Teacher urges everyone to seek the narrow gate, representing a life of righteousness and spiritual growth that, though challenging to follow, ultimately leads to…
Daniel Gordan

Blessings of the Covenant. Lecture 2

Within the Mosaic Covenant, a multitude of blessings and curses are found as a continuation of its main provisions. In a similar fashion, the Sermon on the Mount, which…
Daniel Gordan

Not to Abolish but to Fulfill. Lecture 4

In contemporary Christian belief, there is a widespread notion that the Law of Moses has been nullified or invalidated. However, Yeshua's assertion in Matthew 5:17…
Daniel Gordan
Unlocking the Doors of Blessings

Unlocking the Doors of Blessings. Lecture 14

Yeshua says, "Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened to you" (Matt. 7:7 TLV). Let us study this text together!
Daniel Gordan

Building on The Rock. Lecture 16

As the Teacher vividly describes the storms of life—rain, floods, and winds—His message resonates with everyone facing challenges and trials. By encouraging a life of…
Daniel Gordan

Everyone Who Looks. Lecture 6

The book of Sirach 9:8 reads, "Turn away your eyes from a shapely woman, and do not gaze at beauty belonging to another" (NRSV). Yeshua is even more radical; in Matthew…
Daniel Gordan

The Lord's Prayer. Lecture 10

I often ask people, "How much of the Lord's Prayer is about our daily needs?" Surprisingly, many of the people I ask say, "It's a big part," or even "It's the most…
Daniel Gordan

Commandments of the Teacher and My Life

We studied the commandments of the Teacher and found that they were part of the New Covenant. We talked about the relevance of the Torah, correct motivation, the Lord’s…
Daniel Gordan

Pagan Anxiety. Lecture 12

In Matthew 6:25, Yeshua says, “Do not worry about your life." Discover how trusting God enables us to overcome anxiety as we learn to prioritize life's true meaning…
Daniel Gordan

Divorce. Lecture 7

Very often, people say that Moses allowed divorce. Did he really allow that? What are the apodictic and casuistic types of law material? How does it influence our…
Daniel Gordan

Yeshua and Moshe. Lecture 1

By watching this lecture, you can gain insights into the practical significance of the parallels between the Sermon on the Mount and the Mosaic Covenant.
Daniel Gordan

In the Way You Judge. Lecture 13

Dive into the timeless teachings of Matthew 7:1-5 and explore the profound concept of non-judgment, learning to refrain from passing judgments on others. Discover the…
Daniel Gordan

You Shall Not Murder. Lecture 5

Within this lecture, our focal point will be directed towards specific elements encompassing murder, the altar, one's brother, and offerings, all of which are found in…
Daniel Gordan

Secret Righteousness. Lecture 9

The desire for societal acceptance is a prevalent motive among individuals, stemming from various factors. It is expected that the righteousness exhibited by disciples…
Daniel Gordan

Beseech the Lord of the Harvest!

In the Gospel, there are the words of Yeshua, "Beseech the Lord of the Harvest!" Discover the deeper meaning behind this timeless teaching and explore its significance…
Daniel Gordan

Vows and Non-Resistance. Lecture 8

Yeshua prohibited vows. What does it mean? How do I practice that? What if the government wants me to do that? Why did Yeshua command us to be non-resistant?
Daniel Gordan
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