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
Is the Hebrew word for "Thank you" related to the thanksgiving turkey? by Tuvia Pollack Todah – the Hebrew word for "thank you" is also connected to confession, and to the name Judah after whom the Jewish people is named – and it originates from the word for "hand."
The Jewishness of the Christian Faith by Tuvia Pollack About one hundred years after the death and resurrection of Christ, a rich man named Marcion arrived to Rome. He donated a large sum to the Christian congregation there, and started teaching a total separation between Christianity and Judaism. He
Bible and Archaeology by Tuvia Pollack The story written thrice in the Bible – and the archaeology confirming it. As you probably know, after the death of king Solomon in 931 BC, the Israelite kingdom split between the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. The
Our Statement on the Contemporary Danish Bible 2020 by BSI staff Earlier this week, the Jerusalem Post published an article about a new contemporary translation of the Bible, produced by the Danish Bible Society. While new Bible translations are usually cause for celebration, this new contemporary Danish Bible is
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.