I recently read this little book and thought it was quite pertinent to learning Hebrew. Your study habits will make or break you, you realize.
Hmm. I just decided I'm not going to tell you what I think the most useful concepts in the book are. I'll just give it to you for free and let you read it yourself! Right here!
And after you're done reading this little book, why don't you share with the Holy Language tribe what you're going to do differently now? Right here!
Marie's a member of the Holy Language tribe, following Yeshua and learning Hebrew! Here's her story.
I live just outside Liverpool UK with my husband Harry and three boys. The youngest is 7 years and asks me, how do you say such and such in Hebrew? It makes me have to look it up and learn it!! We enjoy music - we all play an instrument, some better than others - camping, hill walking, and other outside stuff.
Harry and I were worship leaders in a small congregation and ran a business together before we were married. It was at that time we met a Jewish man who became a very good friend of ours for over thirty years. We celebrated his 90th birthday with him last year. He thought Harry was Jewish, a mistake many people make including my parents.
I was brought up as a Catholic and so thought of myself as a Christian. In my final year of school the Gideons came and testified. That's where I realized there was more to Christianity than religion. A year later I was introduced to Harry, a strong believer, and he encouraged me to read the entire Scriptures and enlightened me to the importance of Israel and the Jewish heritage of the Gospel. Together we attended many house groups and studied Scripture using different translations for cross referencing. That's when I asked, who translates these and how come there are so many variations; how do we know they got it right?
I wished then that I could read and speak Hebrew, but I knew no one who could teach me. This wish never faded, and only grew stronger.
At last, two years ago, I decided I was no longer going to think about it. I was going to do something about it and the internet helped. Finding Holy Language with its fantastic teaching of Yeshua and Scripture with links to other sites has been an inspiration! It has brought the language to life explaining the depth of meaning to the words, and has revealed so many hidden treasures of God's word which have been lost through the diluting of the original Christian church over time.
Discovering the Jewish roots of our faith has opened my understanding of the Gospels immensely, and has given me a more personal understanding of my Saviour too. The feasts and traditions followed by the Jews so faithfully have such significance- their meaning should not be lost in the Gentile church! The fellowship I attend also has many strongly motivated members who love Israel and God's people, and I would encourage others to take the opportunity to follow the Hebrew Quest course. Thanks, Izzy, for providing such an encouraging opportunity to learn such a beautiful language.
Todah Rabba- Marie
You have a story too, and the tribe would love to hear it! Share here?
This is your chance to read Genesis 7 in Hebrew with me!
Watch the trailer here http://youtu.be/NwiZFmZ6AZQ or at the bottom of this email, and watch the whole episode here!
This is ALSO your chance to read Matthew 4 in Hebrew with me!
Watch the trailer here http://youtu.be/oRAckURRKQQ or at the bottom of this email, and watch the whole episode here!
holy language LIVE
Join Rabbi Derek Leman this Thursday night at 8EST/5PST for the next live class in his series on the book of Ruth, right here!
meme of the week
Hats off to Angie Williams 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
I hope this news lineup gets you thinking and gives you a broader vision of the kingdom of God and what's going on in this world.