Shalom! Have you heard of First Fruits of Zion? They're one of our ministry crushes - a teaching group we look up to and highly recommend. So guess what guess what! FFOZ is now offering FREE subscriptions to their Messiah magazine!! Get yours here, and tell your friends and enemies.
Another of our ministry crushes is HaYovel, an organization that takes volunteers to help the Jewish farmers in Judea and Samariah. They're hosting an intensive six-week Hebrew course that you can join in person at their base in Missouri, or online! Learn more here.
And guess what? FFOZ recently wrote a glowing blog post about HaYovel that you can read here. It makes me so happy when my best friends get along. ^_^
I hope you enjoy the rest of this digest. And if there's anything on your mind, just hit reply. We're here for you!
This week was one of our school's quietest ever. I and Yisrael were both sick, and Elihana was busy in the IDF. So none of us were able to get any new lessons to you...I apologize for that. JONATHAN, however, DID release his newest "fun emoji Hebrew Scripture" video, reading Numbers 29:1. Watch it here!
And we have a new blog contributor! We're honoured to welcome Kari Miller to our author's circle. Her bio reads thusly: Kari is a follower of Yeshua who has been on a mission to uncover the Jewish Jesus, and rediscover her own family’s disconnected Jewish ancestry. She’s converting to seal the reunification. She and her husband (who was raised in a Conservative Jewish home and came to Yeshua in his mid-twenties) are raising their five daughters to love both their Jewish heritage and their Jewish Messiah. Kari spends most of her time homeschooling, drinking coffee, reading, writing, wiping peanut butter off of walls and (no joke) taking long walks on the beach. She and her family recently relocated to the Santa Barbara, California area, and hope to never live surrounded by land again!
Read Kari's first post, "New Year, New Beginning" here.
Shawn and Noah's Story
Shawn and Noah are following Yeshua in a Hebrew way! Here’s their story.
I am Shawn Bilbrey, and I am studying Hebrew with my 15-year- old son, Noah Bilbrey. I have tried studying Hebrew by myself several times, but it is already helping to have a partner. As a single dad, I chose to homeschool Noah a year ago, and Holy Language Institute has been an excellent choice for Noah’s foreign language credit.
Here is a little about me, Shawn. I have lived in Columbus, Indiana my entire life. I am the author of the devotional book “As the Deer: A 30 Day Journey”. I have played guitar now for 28 years. I enjoy teaching guitar to students of all ages, and I’m looking to start my own business of teaching guitar over Skype. The Torah study group that I’m part of in my home with my family and neighbors is Magen Avraham Beit Midrash (Shield of Abraham House of Study). I’m also taking Torah classes with a Rabbi online so I can be an effective Torah teacher to the nations.
Now, here is a little bit about Noah. Noah turned 15 this past July, and he’s already growing taller than me (and he loves to point that out). We both enjoy comic books, Doctor Who, and any sci-fi fantasy entertainment there is out there. We proudly accept the geek labels. Noah has been working on his pencil art, and is doing great. He’s interested in writing his own stories for his own comic books.
Noah is excited about learning Hebrew so he and I can have our own secret language in our area. We are both excited to be part of the Holy Language Tribe. It’s great to have a group to connect with as Noah and I work on our spiritual, emotional, mental, and even physical health together (we both have a lot of weight to lose and are always open for encouragement). Thank you all for your kind and warm welcomes.
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