Izzy here. I just came across this interview with atheist Israeli historian David Belhassen talking about Yeshua and it so touched me! He describes Yeshua as a sabra, and calls him a "man after my own heart". It's exciting to see more and more Israelis understanding Yeshua for he historically was, and is.
One of the things Belhassen talks about is why he believes Yeshua only taught in Hebrew, and cites a couple quotes from the Master that only make sense in the Hebrew language.
(P.S. Forgive the poor spelling in the subtitles. Remember what these Israelis have in common with Yeshua - English isn't their first language! lol)
Lenora is following Yeshua in a Hebrew way! Here's her story.
Hello, I'm Lenora, not Jewish that I know about. I'm a believer in Yeshua, and because I love Him, I try to follow the Torah. The Feast days are a part of that. I'm a single Mom of one incredible young man. He is more into being Messianic than I am. lol
Around 5 years ago I was looking up something for my son on YouTube. (They have a lot of awesome educational lessons on YouTube) I not only found Izzy but I found many other teachers as well. They were telling me the same thing.
I always thought there was something pagan about the Holidays. We always said we were following the Bible. Then why not follow the Feast days too and the instructions in the Torah? I was so struck by how pagan everything was/is. Part of the church doesn't want to hear it and just wants to carry on. And some of those say "oh, you have turned Jewish on us" or " you need to get saved, you're getting too legalistic" etc. The other part of the church just does not know.
As I was finding out about what the Feasts entail, I was trying to learn Hebrew. I enjoyed the lessons over the Aleph Bet, so much I bought the DVD set. I'm an artist and I have included Hebrew in my pottery. I was told, because I had a stroke at an early age, not to worry about learning another language. That it would be too frustrating for me. Just stick with the English. After I found Izzy on YouTube, I decided that I could learn another language if I could listen to the lessons as many times as I needed. Even though I'm in my 50's now, I thought, I have time to learn Hebrew. I'm a visual person, so that Hebrew is pictorial even drew me closer to wanting to know Hebrew. And it keeps my mind active which is a good thing.
I know it was important for my son and for me too, to get involved with a community. We had driven by Remnant of Israel several times and one Sunday we noticed they were having a "garage sale, so we stopped. I bought something; we talked to them, found out dates and times. We joined the Remnant family and learned a lot from the people of Remnant. Around 6 months ago or so, Remnant split apart. Rabbi retired, some people stayed and they have a new non-Jewish rabbi now.
Others, along with my son and I moved to another community at L'Chaim. I still go to Remnant for personal lessons in Hebrew. Izzy's Biblical Hebrew lessons have really helped to learn Hebrew as well as to understand the Scriptures better. Hebrew for me will be an ongoing process of challenging learning.
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Shavua tov - have a good week!
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