Replacing The Jews in Early Christian Theology

Replacing The Jews in Early Christian Theology by Ray Pritz “God gave them the Oral Law, that by this they might be distinguished from the other nations. Hence it was not given in writing, or else the other nations [or Ishmaelites] would falsify it — as they did with

Preface to the Weekly Torah Portion

Preface to the Parashat HaShavua (Weekly Torah Portion) This preface for the Parashat HaShavua has been prepared to give those who are newer to the Jewish culture a better understanding of the background of the weekly Torah Portion.  We hope you find this information helpful.

Peculiarities of Translating the New Testament into Hebrew

Peculiarities of Translating the New Testament into Hebrew by Ray Pritz Vernacular Hebrew was resurrected in Israel about a hundred years ago, primarily through the efforts of Eliezer Ben Yehuda. While modern Hebrew uses the same alphabet (or Alefbet) and basic vocabulary as biblical Hebrew, it is a hybrid

A Divine Messiah

A Divine Messiah by Ray Pritz “You are my witnesses,” says the lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me. I, I am

What is the Bible?

What is the Bible? The Bible is a collection of ancient writings which are God’s revelation to the human race. It has everything – poetry, history, letters, prophecies… In the Bible we meet many different, exciting people with various backgrounds, each with a unique story and destiny. The most important

How to read the Bible

How to read the Bible by Heinrich Pollack What is the Bible? The Bible is a collection of books that God has given us through the inspiration of his Spirit. Why is it important to read the Bible? It is important to read the Bible in order to: know

The Biblical past, present and future of Jerusalem

The Biblical past, present and future of Jerusalem by Tuvia Pollack We recently celebrated Jerusalem Day here in Israel, a day on which we remember the reunification of the city in 1967. I thought this would be a good time to go through the Biblical significance of Jerusalem for

The Bible – Book by Book

The Bible - Book by Book It is customary to divide the Hebrew Bible into four groups of books: HaTorah, HaNeviim, HaKtuvim and HaBrit HaHadashah. HaTorah (books of Moses) B’Reshit (Genesis) B’Reshit describes creation and the most ancient history of man. In it we read the story of how the first

Modern Hebrew New Testament

The story behind the Modern Hebrew New Testament The story of the resurrection in the world’s only resurrected language There is hope for a tree that has been cut down; it can come back to life and sprout. Even though its roots grow old, and its stump dies in the

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