Izzy here. Do you know what my daughter Tirzah and I do every night after supper? We read a passage together - in Hebrew - from the Delitzsch Hebrew-English Gospels.
If you're looking for a beautiful copy of the gospels in Hebrew, with an English translation retaining the Hebrew pronunciation of names and key theological terms, I highly recommend the Delitzsch Hebrew-English Gospels to you. See them here and order one here.
Sashya is a member of the Holy Language tribe, following Yeshua and learning Hebrew! Here's her story.
I became saved while staying with my Grandmother one summer when I was 7. I prayed and felt his presence in the room in a real way. In junior high school I turned my back on Yeshua and got heavily involved in alcohol and drugs. In my early 20s I landed in a treatment center for the 7th time, and prayed and asked Yeshua to just be my friend...(all my prayers while I was using were "foxhole" prayers: get me out of jail, keep me alive, get my parents off my back...) and we have been walking together ever since. My path has been very jagged and crooked at times, however He is always faithful. About 5 years ago, he told us to leave Babylon and we found ourselves studying the Old Testament in a new light. We soon met others in the Hebrew Roots movement and now fellowship with them in our homes.
Our desire to know Yeshua for who He really is brought us to a desire to learn His language. I hope to be able to pray to Him in His own language someday. I love that Hebrew is multidimensional and soooo literal. I have always been a person who takes things literally! I used to get teased about it when I was little. Now I am proud of that because He speaks so concretely and literally to His people. I wish I had a good list of Hebrew Cultural Idioms I could reference!
My friends from Colorado are friends with Izzy on Facebook so I was reading posts from him every now and then. I really respect how he uses social media to teach others! I was really angry at the church for teaching me all those pagan customs until I started hearing/reading his perspective. Izzy said one time that he even visits some of the churches so that they come to see him as a friend. It taught me that you just never know when or how Yeshua will use you to reach out to the lost. Even the lost in the church.
I home school three beautiful children and I am an Independent Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils...we use them for everything we used to use antibiotics and over the counter meds for! We all play music too, daughter plays drums, husband plays guitar and I play piano.
I am very grateful to have an opportunity to learn Hebrew at my own pace...In fact with a teenager and two children under 2, I wish my learning pace was a little faster, but I am getting the basics down:)
I am on Facebook: Sashya Clark and my profile pic is a pair of feet. I have a website, too: https://sites.google.com/site/clarksfarmandstore/ Also, if anyone out there is in the Midwest or specifically in Iowa, we are starting to form a monthly gathering...so friend me on Facebook and I will add you to our group.
You have a story too, and the tribe would love to hear it! Share here?
We're reading Leviticus 1 for Hebrew Chapters this week! ! Learn what you're really praying when you say "thy will be done", about drawing near to God from related words for neighbor, relative, internal organs, combat, and scorpions, about the time Corban's translated in the New Testament and the time it isn't, and about the function of the male Y chromosome encoded in the Hebrew in this Hebrew Chapters episode. Watch the trailer here http://youtu.be/_S8R1HO75AE or at the bottom of this email, and watch the whole episode here!
meme of the week
Hats off to David Harris for this meme! 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,
Executive Director, Holy Language Institute
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