Izzy here. Remember how I used to do weekly Hebrew Chapters studies? THEY'RE BACK! But in a different form.
Instead of weekly Hebrew Chapters, it's daily Hebrew Verses. Five verses from Genesis, and five from Matthew.
Instead of doing them on YouTube, I'm doing them on Periscope.
Instead of only making them available to subscribers, they're available FREE to everyone!
To watch the new Hebrew Verses studies just download the Periscope app to your phone, search "Holy Language Institute" and follow, and then turn your notifications on so you know the second we go live!
And if you'd like to hear the story behind the resurrection of Hebrew Chapters, I told it on Periscope last week and you can watch it here. It also explains my face in this pic. :)
Patty is following Yeshua in a Hebrew way! Here's her story.
Raised Catholic in NYC, among all the marvelous ethnicities of the world, a pattern emerged early on. It was a respect and love for Jewish people, spirituality and traditions. I didn't even realize the connecting thread of Judaism through many of the best experiences of my life until I encountered the insidious undercurrent of anti-Semitism. I had left the city to live in the South where the fabric of life is embroidered and brocaded with 'gentile' overlay. I found myself trying to point out that the weft and weave of our lives is, in fact, Judaism. Pointing to the scriptures in love is the best way to defeat the ignorance at the root of anti-Semitism
Back-tracking: I first found my need of Jesus when I was implicated in an accidental death about 25 years ago. It was a vivid glimpse of eternity, like seeing the hinder part of God himself from within the cleft of a rock. Many times since then the living Word has spoken directly to me with blinding, jaw dropping, knee buckling clarity. I feel very loved for the precision of the Word in English.
Gradually these two themes merged. Within the Word, the most pivotal scriptures for me are found in the book of Hebrews and in Psalm 119. Thankfully the images and concepts as conveyed in English just didn't have the power that I saw demonstrated by the lives of the apostles and the early followers of the Way. I felt there was an inexplicable disconnect between what I read, even between what I heard preached when contrasted with the transformed lives of the 12, and the subsequent movement that transformed the world. So, I felt I had to learn Hebrew since I found Greek utterly incomprehensible.
For the first few years of this endeavor to learn Hebrew, I had only a few books. But with the advent of the internet, I found Izzy Avraham on youtube! Izzy, I hope you don't mind this analogy, but you seemed to me like a very hip Hebrew Mr. Rogers. The teaching style in Hebrew Quest taught me how to approach large bodies of information. I've been a subscriber for a few years now learning at warp speed with Derek Leman in the Live! classes.
I'm a passionate organic gardener and cook, owned by two Great Danes. My husband is a bilingual minister of the Word, very much involved in benevolence as a missionary in Belize. Our primary home is in the Atlanta area and we are headed back to Belize the next few months. Whenever I have opportunity, I hastily paint biblical imagery and scribble convoluted concepts gleaned from the Word, which may be poetry.
I really like to stay in touch with friends on facebook and would be happy to meet there!
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Shavua tov - have a good week!
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