Izzy here. Staffan's a philosopher in Sweden. Here's a note I just received from him (he said I could share it with you):
"Just a cheering from northern Sweden for 2014!! Your radio is on every day here in this house, for all to hear! I've been teaching philosophy for many years and my students still come to talk over spiritual matters. I tell them to listen to Yeshua radio! Doesn't matter whether they are agnostics, skeptics, Jews, Christians or Zen Buddhists. They can all get something out of it."
Yeshua Radio is powered by Holy Language Institute and essentially is the weekly talks I've given over the last several years, airing 24/7. Listen to Yeshua Radio here and say hi to Staffan here.
Jack has been a member of the Holy Language tribe for years.
And guess what? He just finished reading through the entire Tanach - in Hebrew! Congratulations Jack, we are so proud of you! Here's what he had to say about the experience.
When I came across your online free Hebrew lessons, I realized it was time for my learning the language of our Salvation; I mean, here was a gift from above handed to me by you.
It was a short course, but it was enough for my learning to pronounce the Hebrew letters, diacriticals, and words. I still am not proficient in Hebrew, but with the help of an interlinear Tanakh with clickable definitions and the English right alongside, I was given to be able to read from Genesis through and including Malachi.
I still cannot conjugate a verb, but that is my next project before beginning the Tanakh again. Also I will be studying the other parts of speech. I have begun reading HaBrit HaHadasha, unhappily I do not have a copy of this with clickable definitions, but this is proving to help my understanding, that is with the Hebrew and the English
This approach is more as a growing newborn learns a language, first saying the words, then spelling and grammar. Although I did study language and linguistics at my University, I never learned a language in this manner. I like it a lot.
One of the most outstanding lessons I have learned from the Word in Hebrew is what many Christians call the Trinity. There is no need for that word when we read in Hebrew. Yahweh declares on many occasions, “I am your King,” and “I am your Salvation.” Then I realized Yahweh is the King of the Jews. Yes, I always knew that , but never so clearly as now. Yeshua may be translated as Salvation, and this makes all quite understood. Elohim is One. Oh the depth of understanding in this area.
There are many more areas understood much better, thanks to Hebrew and study of the Torah. Praise Yahweh, now and forever, amen...........Jack
How are YOUR Hebrew studies going? The Holy Language tribe wants to celebrate the milestones with you, whether it be finishing a chapter, a book, or the entire Tanach! Please - tell us about your experiences and achievements here and let us share the joy with you. :)
We're reading Leviticus 12 for Hebrew Chapters this week! Learn why the Hebrew word for female is related to verbs to curve, orbit, and personally mention, and nouns like hammer, belly, palm branch, spoon, vine, festival cycle, and star, how the principle of sowing and reaping is related to sneezing and throwing up, the fuller meanings of clean and unclean, and some nitty gritty Hebrew terms for menstruation and foreskins in this Hebrew Chapters episode.
Watch the trailer here http://youtu.be/e6we3jnaThw or at the bottom of this email, and watch the whole episode here!
meme of the week
Make your own Hebrew meme here or here and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share yours too! :D
In Messiah's love,
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