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.
The Bible Story In the Beginning... In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Gen 1:1). In six days he created day and night, oceans and sky, land and plants, the sun, moon and stars, fish, birds, and land animals. Finally, in his own image he created a
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
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
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
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