Jesus is Jewish. What if you could get closer to him through Hebrew? Read on to discover what Holy Language Institute's focus on "following Yeshua in a Hebrew way, together" means and see what we offer. But first, drop us your email and learn why over 70,000 people follow us for the free lessons, personal stories, and news articles in our weekly emails.
Following Yeshua... When the first disciples heard "follow me", they understood they were being invited into a relationship with this Rabbi from Nazareth. Through this journey of discipleship they would become like him, and go on to change the world with him. They knew that following Yeshua was all about knowing Yeshua. That's what the following learning experiences are all about.
...In a Hebrew way... The disciples of Jesus joined him in reading the Hebrew Bible and praying the Hebrew prayers. That's why this isn't just a language - it's a way of following in the footsteps of the Master, a way of encountering the King of the Jews through the language of his Jewish people. Here are some resources to help with that.
Hebrew Verses picks up where Hebrew Quest leaves off. It's almost like getting together with our founding teacher Izzy over coffee to pray and read the Hebrew Bible, with him explaining things and making the occasional dumb joke.
Mishnah Snapshots are vignettes from the oldest Jewish commentary on the Torah through which you'll catch startingly personal glimpses of Rabbi Yeshua and get a better understanding of the New Testament and traditional Judaism.
Hebrew Quest is our foundational course. In these forty lessons you'll learn the alephbet and grammar, read famous chapters of the Bible, hear the supernatural story of this language, devotionally pray the names of God and Messiah, and more.
These sermons are from the years when Izzy led a congregation and taught through the entire Torah and New Testament, giving a breathtaking overview of what's been lost in translation and missed after two thousand years.
Why is the e-Sword Bible software different than all other Bible softwares? Because e-Sword is FREE, bursting with Bible translations and resources, widely trusted, and available for almost any device. Here's how to get it and use it.
These Resources are our recommendations on Hebrew Bibles, dictionaries and grammars, Siddurs in Hebrew and English, books on the Festivals, and references such as the Mishnah and Talmud. Mostly downloadable pdfs, some purchase links.
Audio Bible Our learning philosophy is that the best way to learn Hebrew is the same way you learned your first language as a child - by hearing it! Listen to this Hebrew audio Bible and imagine Rabbi Yeshua personally reading to you.
Bible Reviews The #1 question we get asked is which translation we recommend. This ongoing series reviewing Bibles from traditional Jewish, Messianic Jewish, Hebrew Roots, and even Sacred Name perspectives, is our in-depth answer.
Our heritage library includes the Hebrew diary of Plymouth Colony's first Governor, pioneer Hebrew translations of the NT from the 1800s, and centuries-old grammars and dictionaries. A collection of rare books you won't find elsewhere.
Start a Group What if you pulled a couple friends together to learn with you? You could study Hebrew Quest, watch Hebrew Verses or Mishnah Snapshots, or get together around a campfire and tell the stories of Scripture!
Map Our diverse tribe consists of hundreds of interesting people all over the world. Use this members-only map to see if we have any students in your area. Maybe you'll find someone interested in getting together for coffee or to study!
Our Stories One of the best ways to get to know your new friends is to hear their stories. And likewise, one of the greatest gifts you can give is to tell yours. This is our tribe's informal initiation rite.
The Tribe group is where we introduce ourselves and meet each other, share questions and answers, and talk about what we're learning. Izzy checks into the group regularly and also posts new lessons here as soon as they're out.
Social Media Why do over two hundred thousand people follow us across social media? Follow us for news articles, free lessons, and personal stories an follow our founder Izzy's social media for more of his story and ours.
Volunteer! Did you know we're a volunteer-run ministry? If you're interested in changing the world, serving your tribe, and making some new friends, join our circle of "stewards". And you'll get a free membership.
...Together. The men and women who followed Yeshua became a safe and loving community. Same with us! As an organization we're Holy Language "Institute". As a community of disciples we're the Holy Language "Tribe". Together we're a movement, making disciples and changing the world. Here are some ways to connect with the Tribe.