Marie is a member of the Holy Language Tribe, following Yeshua, and learning Hebrew! Here's her story:
I live just outside Liverpool UK with my husband Harry and three boys. The youngest is 7 years and asks me, how do you say such and such in Hebrew? t makes me have to look it up and learn it!! We enjoy music - we all play an instrument, some better
than others - camping, hill walking, and other outside stuff.
Harry and were worship leaders in a small congregation and ran a business together before we were married. It was at that time we met a Jewish man who became a
very good friend of ours for over thirty years. We celebrated his 90th birthday with him last year. He thought Harry was Jewish, a mistake many people make including my parents.
I was brought up as a Catholic and so thought of myself as a Christian. In my final
year of school the Gideons came and testified. That's where I realized there was
more to Christianity than religion. A year later I was introduced to Harry, a strong believer, and he encouraged me to read the entire Scriptures and enlightened me to
the importance of srael and the Jewish heritage of the Gospel.
Together we attended many house groups and studied Scripture using different translations for cross referencing. That's when I asked, who translates these and how come there are so many variations; how do we know they got it right?... Read the rest of this story on the Stories page at holylanguage.com!
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I recently read this little book and thought it was quite pertinent to learning Hebrew. Your study habits
will make or break you, you realize.
Hmm. just decided 'm not going to tell you what think the most useful concepts in the book are. 'll
just give it to you for free and let you read it yourself! ight here: http://goo.gl/E935Dt
After a summer break, we are back in the saddle with weekly Hebrew Chapters episodes from the Old and New Testaments! Here is a page from this week's study through Matthew chapter 4. Can you see the name of Yeshua in the text? :D Join me for these studies on the Classroom page at holylanguage.com. You can also watch the trailers – they are long, like 10 minutes each, so you will get lots out of them – on our YouTube channel, just Google "holy language institute youtube" and it will come up. DO IT RIGHT NOW! See you there. :]
Starting tomorrow, you can experience live modern Hebrew classes with Elihana Elia, a Messianic Israeli! Classes will start at 9EST/6PST Monday evenings and are FREE and open to everyone, so come check it out and let your friends know too.
Watch right here www.holylanguage.com/live.php or by going to holylanguage.com and clicking on the picture.
A little more about Elihana and what you'll be experiencing in her classes - she says, "I'm a Jewish Israeli citizen, follower of the Messiah Yeshua, and am currently majoring in International Relations, Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy. I speak Hebrew, English, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish, and have experience in teaching modern Hebrew to new immigrants and students. I'll be teaching grammar and how to read, write, and speak in modern Hebrew. This will be a fun experience, with the taste of ISRAELI Messianic Jewish culture and music, as you develop your studies in Modern Hebrew! You will also be given material you can study and practice at home. When I immigrated to Israel, I was pressured and obligated to conquer the complexities of learning the Hebrew language from the beginning - and if I could overcame it, you can too!" Elihana is also a songwriter, musician, and Messianic minister. Watch her music videos on YouTube here http://goo.gl/H7GCbn. You can also follow Elihana's page on Facebook here http://goo.gl/RQxPwo and friend her here http://goo.gl/NrI6nH. And feel free to message her with a warm welcome to the Holy Language tribe, too. She'd love to hear from you!
After a summer break, I am happy to announce that we are resuming weekly Hebrew chapters episodes from the Old and New Testaments again! Today I am filming Genesis 7 and Matthew 4. Join me for these exciting studies on the Classroom page at www.holylanguage.com.
The following is a parable for the Season of Teshuvah, chaverim... It's my hope that this will encourage you to "return to the LORD and listen to His Voice" (Deut. 30:2)
ONCE UPON A TIME a King possessed 3 bottles of precious wine. Each bottle was a rare vintage blend that was bequeathed to him from his royal grandfather. The bottles, passed down from generation to generation, were carefully guarded & considered among the King's most treasured possessions.
One day the King set out to travel to distant country. He called his 3 most dependable servants & entrusted them with the ancient bottles, 1 to each. The King warned the servants not to open the bottles & then left for his journey.
The 3 servants were very curious about the King's command. The wine must be very fine & praiseworthy -- perhaps even a magic potion of some kind! Each of the servants secretly found themselves wanting to open the bottles to taste the special wine... After awhile, the 1st servant couldn't withstand the temptation. He opened the bottle, tasted the wine, & was so overcome with desire that he drank the entire bottle. The 2nd servant likewise wanted to open the bottle but because of his loyalty to the King, held himself back & busied himself w/other affairs. The 3rd servant, like the 1st, opened the bottle, tasted the wine, & was nearly driven to madness with desire to drink, but he restrained himself & overcame the temptation because of his love for the King.
When the King finally returned, he called for his 3 servants to account for his wine. When he learned all the truth, he sentenced the 1st to death by hanging. To the 2nd servant -- who didn't touch the wine at all -- the King gave a gift of 1,000 gold pieces. But to the 3rd servant -- who tasted the wine but then stopped -- the King gave 10,000 gold pieces.
When the 2nd servant heard what the third servant received, he was astonished. He went before the King saying, "My master, your royal highness, I didn't drink anything from the bottle you entrusted to me, why have you rewarded the one who tasted greater reward than I? Find out why here: http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Elul/Parable/parable.html
recently discovered this sweet little calendar journal book and had to tell you about it. t's got the
Hebrew calendar dates, the weekly Torah portions and a plan for reading through the Bible in a year,
room to journal, and information on what happened that day in Jewish and Biblical history! See it for
yourself here: http://dailybread.arielmedia.se/
n the website's own words, here's what it offers in more detail:
Follows the Weekly Torah Portion
Daily Bread includes all the traditional Synagogue readings for every day. For major calendar events, the
daily reading is set aside for Holiday readings.
Revolutionary, One-Year Bible Reading Plan
At the core of Daily Bread is the unique Messianic reading plan, with a balanced daily diet from the
Torah, Prophets, Writings, and Apostles (NT). One Page Per Day with Space for Notes & Journaling
Journal your studies and prayers. See a record of your spiritual journey at the end of the year!
Comprehensive Jewish Calendar with Biblical Dates
All major and minor Feasts and Fasts, the Counting of the Omer, Days of Repentance, holidays in
modern srael, and more (diaspora adapted). A Generous Amount of Biblical & Historical nformation
Anecdotes from biblical history on their biblical dates. Also included are events in srael’s history,
memorial dates of Messianic pioneers, and calendar explanations
Christopher is a member of the Holy Language tribe, following Yeshua and learning Hebrew!
Here's his story.
I first began following Yeshua a month before I turned 23 though at the time I only knew him as
Jesus. My family had been saved a few years and every time that I saw them they would tell me
about this great pastor that they knew. Due to a large dose of self destruction, I was humbled
enough to at least give this 'intelligent Christian Pastor' a chance. I was surprised to find that
people in his church weren't expected to check their brains at the door. In fact he was actually
quite adamant in regards to self studying, and even though the old testament was only to point
to Jesus, he still encouraged people to read it fully. He eventually lead me into a walk with Jesus
and that is where it all began.
As time went on I felt that there were gaps in my walk which seemed to grow with my
theological limitations. I knew that God was there and followed him the best that I could, but I
knew something was missing. It was around this time that I met and married my beauty. We
moved to the city of Toronto, and started to attend a church which had a bible study run by a
Jewish believer. (My family has its own strangely ambiguous Jewish history. WW2, a bakery fire,
and my grandmother being baptized catholic to be adopted out, created a series of possibly
unprovable links to a Jewish heritage.) This wonderful man who led bible study was used to
start a quest which led me to a very Jewish Yeshua.
The seed for learning Hebrew was planted by a typography teacher that I once studied under...
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Charisma Magazine just ran an article entitled "It’s Time to Get on God’s Calendar", and they hit it
hard! When mainstream Christian media begins talking on this level, you know there's a big change
happening in the body of Messiah. Read the whole article for yourself here http://goo.gl/7IoXIc, or
at the very least read these gripping takeaways:
"We have been robbed of a significant part of our godly heritage through a calendar that was
intentionally removed from the biblical one.
"Even these early Gentile followers observed the biblical feasts...The biblical feasts had become the
feasts of the Gentile believers as well.
"They needed a resurrection day other than Passover. Passover was too Jewish. At the conclusion of
the Nicene Council, Constantine had his way... The Roman calendar, named after Roman gods and
Caesars, replaced God's calendar, and for the next 16 centuries, both the church and the synagogue
agreed that Jewish people who became followers of their Messiah must relinquish all their
Jewishness and get on the non-biblical calendar.
"Our Roman/Gregorian solar calendar has no biblical significance. God's calendar is based on lunar
months with a solar year. The sun and moon are to "mark seasons and days and years" (Gen. 1:14).
"The fall festivals are important for us because they have yet to come into their full prophetic
significance. If Jesus used God's calendar for the Spring festivals, we can well assume that He will do
the same with the Fall feasts.
"God has a calendar; we have a calendar. He will never get on ours, but it's best we get on His!"
#holylanguage #hebrew #bible #torah #messianic #israel #yeshua #jesus #yahweh #jehovah #jewish
#christian #feasts #festivals #appointedtimes #moadim #passover #pesach #sukkot #tabernacles
Growing up as a child, I always loved Elohim, and my mother brought me up in the
Methodist church. I had two angelic visitations at ages 9 and 11, where my mother
asked me to write down my dream/visitation, and I did. Only one of them has been
located since the passing of my mother, and it is profound to see words that a 9 year
old child didn't know, much less know how to spell.
At any rate, moving along, I was the youngest child of 3, and was always "kiddingly"
told that I was "an accident". My sister was 10 years older than I and my brother
was 8 years older than I am. My father was a bad alcoholic. My mother later
became a manic depressive in a way, and stopped going to church.
My older sister got pregnant at age 16 and my mother raised the baby for the 1st
two years, at which time it sort of began an era in my life of me having to "fend for
myself" if you will and raise up myself. Due to the problems in the family with my
father being an alcoholic, the manic depression of my mother, the illegitimate child
of my sister, problems with my brother... well, at age 13 I began to smoke cigarettes,
drink, etc. Then I met a Jewish boy, and we were to be married - however, when
they took me to the synagogue I refused to renounce "Jesus" at that time as my
savior and the family moved away to another state, which was devastating to both of
us, as I had become pregnant by the boy, but then had an abortion.
This was another area that seemed to start the upside down turning of my life.
Drugs, alcohol, etc, became more prevalent, this led to tattoos, promiscuity, etc.
I know that Elohim ALWAYS had His Hand on me, and along down the line at the age
of 18 I met...
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~Note from Izzy~ We're moving in a couple days and I'm going through my old papers and having a nostalgic moment looking at our early Hebrew teaching material from when we used to teach in house classes across our province in Western Canada. I'm thanking God for how far we have come, and how much Holy Language Institute has grown since then - from a couple hundred local students, to over five thousand students in over one hundred countries!
Trove of Jewish Revolt coins discovered near Jerusalem!
Bronze bits minted months before destruction of temple on Tisha B’Av; ‘Judea Capta’ coin found in north in summer excavations.
A hoard of coins from the fourth year of the Jewish Revolt against Rome — minted months before the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE — was found outside the capital and announced by the Israel Antiquities Authority on Tuesday to coincide with the Ninth of Av, the date commemorating the destruction of the Second Temple.
The trove, which consists of 114 bronze coins, was unearthed during the expansion of Route 1, the major highway connecting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, in February. In the past several months, the IAA team led by Judea District chief archaeologist Pablo Betzer has excavated the remains of a small Roman-era Jewish village near the modern town of Abu Ghosh. Amid the ruins was a broken juglet containing the verdigris-coated coins.
The coins are all of identical size and age, and possibly from the same mint. Their value has yet to be determined, but they are likely quarter or one-eighth shekel bits, Betzer said. They are all marked with the words “For the redemption of Zion” and “Year four,” indicating they were made during the fourth year of the revolt against the Roman Empire, or between spring 69 and spring 70 CE. They are decorated with the Biblical four species — palm, myrtle, citron and willow — and a vessel that may symbolize those used in the temple. The coins are still encrusted in nearly 2,000-year-old dirt and oxidation, and await cleaning and study by IAA specialists.
This is the first time such a large collection of Jewish rebel coins has been found, Betzer explained, noting that their identical dating is highly unusual. “What this teaches this is that the person who held onto this trove received it all in one batch,” he said while exhibiting the...
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Patricia is a member of the Holy Language tribe, following Yeshua and learning Hebrew! Here's her story.
Blessed be our L-RD G-D Yeshua haMashiach!
And may our L-RD G-D Yeshua keep you, and bless you Izzy and your family. Thank you for enabling us to learn the Holy Language!
How I “met” the G-D of Israel.
I was brought up in a Catholic orphanage in France and from age 5 the book I was reading most was the Book of Revelation and was blessed by my L-RD G-D Almighty but I didn’t know it. To cut a very long story short, I have been very unfaithful to G-D as I became involved with new-age, then magic etc… and one day in Geneva (I was working for the UN)…. I looked on the street and there IT was… a beautiful gold “thing”; it was obviously a piece of jewelry. So I took it, and put some posters up saying “I found this “thing”; if it is yours, come and claim it from me…” No-one claimed it and it became mine. This “thing” puzzled me and I did some research and discovered it was a Hebrew letter. The letter Chai (still with me); this started the beginning of my Jewish journey.
I forgot all about “new-age; fortune telling, tarot reading” and fell in love with everything that was Jewish, fell in love with the Name of G-D, and began to follow Judaism (though never converting to Judaism because of Yeshua, His Sacrifice for me on the Cross). I searched the web and found I could speak Hebrew and read all my prayers in Hebrew without learning Hebrew! I found transliteration and started to write down whole siddurim and machzorim; learnt by heart all my prayers in Hebrew (Sefardi pronounciation): Shacharit, Mincha, Maariv and even the Bedtime Shema; kept all the Feasts, kept Shabbat (still keep); listened only to Jewish songs, read Jewish books (even got involved with Kabbalah), ate Jewish, breathed Jewish air...
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