Shalom! And welcome to Holy Language Institute. Our focus is on following Yeshua of Nazareth, in a Hebrew way, together. What does that mean to us?


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 for him. They knew that following Yeshua was all about knowing Yeshua.

In a Hebrew way...
That's why we are learning to read Yeshua's Bible, in his language! Hebrew isn't just a language - it's a way of following in the footsteps of Jesus, our Jewish Rabbi and Messiah. Christ is best understood within the original Hebrew context of the Bible. This makes Judaism’s holy language especially sacred to us.

...Together.
The individuals who followed Yeshua, became a safe and loving community. Same with us! As an organization educating individuals, we're Holy Language "Institute". As students supporting each other, we're the Holy Language "Tribe". Together, we are a movement, making disciples and changing the world.


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Shalom! And welcome to Holy Language Institute. Our focus is on following Yeshua of Nazareth, in a Hebrew way, together. What does that mean to us?

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 for him. They knew that following Yeshua was all about knowing Yeshua.

In a Hebrew way...
That's why we are learning to read Yeshua's Bible, in his language! Hebrew isn't just a language - it's a way of following in the footsteps of Jesus, our Jewish Rabbi and Messiah. Christ is best understood within the original Hebrew context of the Bible. This makes Judaism’s holy language especially sacred to us.

...Together.
The individuals who followed Yeshua, became a safe and loving community. Same with us! As an organization educating individuals, we're Holy Language "Institute". As students supporting each other, we're the Holy Language "Tribe". Together, we are a movement, making disciples and changing the world.


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Memrise is fun! It takes those keywords and phrases you learned in Hebrew Quest and locks them in your long-term memory using flash cards and friendly competition. This is a supplement to Hebrew Quest, but is also a stand-alone course and is FREE, so check it out!
Memrise is fun! It takes those keywords and phrases you learned in Hebrew Quest and locks them in your long-term memory using flash cards and friendly competition. This is a supplement to Hebrew Quest, but is also a stand-alone course and is FREE, so get it!
Mishnah Snapshots are startlingly personal glimpses of Rabbi Jesus from Izzy's personal studies, looking at intersections between the New Testament and the Mishnah - two Jewish writings from the same world.
Hebrew Quest is our foundational course. In these forty lessons you'll learn alphabet and grammar, read from the Old and New Testaments, and encounter Messiah through the spirit and soul of the Hebrew language.
Hebrew Quest is our foundational course. In these forty lessons you'll learn alphabet and grammar, read from the Old and New Testaments, and encounter Messiah through the spirit and soul of his Hebrew language with our founding teacher, Izzy Avraham.
Hebrew Verses helps you grow spiritually through prayer and Bible study. Izzy guides you through Bible verses in Hebrew, pointing out the verbal roots and key words, and occasionally springboarding into short relevant teachings.
Hebrew Verses is basic discipleship - praying and reading the Bible. Izzy helps you read through Bible verses in Hebrew, points out the verbal roots and key words, and occasionally springboards into short relevant teachings.
Catch startlingly personal glimpses of Jesus the Jewish Rabbi in these lessons highlighting the intersections between the New Testament and the Mishnah - two Jewish writings from the same world.
Hebrew Sketches answer big questions like "what's love?" Every Hebrew word is pictured by concrete objects and actions. Izzy uses visuals to show you these connections and meanings that are lost in translation.
Hebrew Sketches answer big questions like "what's love?" Every Hebrew word is pictured by concrete objects and actions. Izzy uses visuals to show you these connections and fuller meanings that are lost in translation.
Modern Hebrew Join messianic Israeli Elihana learning modern conversational Hebrew from the Foreign Service Institute's basic Hebrew course - spiced up with object lessons, snatches of Israeli culture and geography, and Messianic praise songs.
The Hebrew word for disciple is talmid - pronounced tall-MEED. It's from the verb lamad, to learn. If you lived in Israel two thousand years ago, you would follow a Rabbi around and sit at his feet to learn from him. And not just to learn from him, either - to get to know him personally, to 'learn him'. We hope these Hebrew learning experiences help you do just that.
Find each other  When we say we're a global tribe, we mean global! Our diverse community consists of thousands of disciples, in over a hundred countries. Use this map to see who's in your area and say hi. (Member only)
Read stories, and share yours!  One of the best ways to get to know your new friends is to hear their stories. And one of the best ways for them to get to know you, is to share yours! This is our tribe's initiation rite - so if you haven't do it yet, do it.
Have you heard of Periscope? It's a wildly popular live broadcasting app we use to interact with the tribe, conduct interviews, give behind the scenes peeks at what it takes to run this thing, and give lesson takeaways. Follow and watch!
Periscope is a wildly popular live broadcasting app we use to interact with the tribe, conduct interviews, give behind the scenes peeks at what it takes to run this thing, and give lesson takeaways.
Join the Facebook group  This is where we meet and mingle, share questions and answers, and talk about what we're learning. Beats scrolling through your news feed!...oops did we just say that out loud? (Member only)
One of the best ways to get to know your new friends is to hear their stories. And one of the best ways for them to get to know you, is to share yours! This is our tribe's initiation rite.
This is where we meet and mingle, share questions and answers, and talk about what we're learning. Beats scrolling through your news feed hands down.
Host a study group  Remember how you got started on this walk? Order the forty lessons of Hebrew Quest on DVD, have some friends over, and start a study group! Then, when somebody asks how they got started on this walk, they'll smile and point to you.
Volunteer!  Did you know we're a volunteer-driven movement? If you're passionate about changing the world and serving your awesome tribe, you're invited to join our merry band of volunteers doing just that.
Did you know we're a volunteer-run ministry? If you're passionate about changing the world and serving the Holy Language tribe, you're invited to join our merry band of 40+ volunteers doing just that.
Host a study group  Remember how you got started on this walk? Order the forty lessons of Hebrew Quest on DVD, have some friends over, and start a study group! Then, when they're asked how they got started on this walk, they'll smile and point to you.
When I say we're a global tribe, I mean global! Our community numbers in the thousands of people, in over a hundred countries. Use this map to see who's in your area and say hi.
Heritage Library  PDFs of heritage books including the Hebrew diary of Plymouth Colony's first Governor, pioneer translations of the NT into Hebrew from the 1800s, and reaaally old grammars and dictionaries! (Member only)
Resources Izzy's recommended Hebrew Bibles, translations, dictionaries, and grammars, books on the Festivals from Jewish and Christian perspectives, links to favourite websites, and 100s of downloadable PDFs. (Member only)
Audio Tanach  Listen to the entire Old Testament and New Testament in Hebrew. This is a big part of our learning philosophy - hearing the language. And read the story of the man behind the recordings...a Jewish believer in Yeshua! (Member only)
Teachings  Messages from the years when Izzy led a Messianic congregation and taught through the entire Torah and New Testament, explaining what's missed coming from a traditional Christian perspective. (Member only)
Heritage Library  PDFs of heritage books including the Hebrew diary of Plymouth Colony's first Governor, pioneer translations of the NT into Hebrew from the 1800s, and reaaally old grammars and dictionaries!
Audio Tanach  Listen to the entire Old Testament and New Testament in Hebrew. This is a big part of our learning philosophy, hearing the language. And read the story of the man behind the recordings...a Messianic Jew!
Resources  My recommended Hebrew Bibles, translations, dictionaries, and grammars, books on the Festivals from Jewish and Christian perspectives, links to my favourite websites, and 100s of downloadable PDFs.
Teachings  From when I led a Messianic synagogue and did weekly talks on Shabbat, teaching through entire Torah and New Testament and explaining what you missing coming from a traditional Christian, English perspective.
Live Shabbat services  Hebrew in action! Join our partner synagogue for Friday evening and Saturday morning services featuring traditional Jewish prayer, Messianic music, and anointed Torah teaching. (Member only)
Live Shabbat services  Hebrew in action! Join our partner synagogue for Friday evening and Saturday morning services featuring traditional Jewish prayer, Messianic music, and anointed Torah teaching. (Member only)
Back in the day, discipleship didn't just happen. It meant following an itinerant teacher around, on foot, in the blazing Middle Eastern sun. It took desire, study, and hard work - and it still does today. For us, part of following Yeshua is learning some of the holy language of the Bible he read. Here are some of the best resources out there to help you on that path.
Just like the early Yeshua movement spread like wildfire throughout the nations 2000 years ago, we're a diverse tribe coming from different backgrounds, but filled with the same burning desire for Mashiach. It's what makes us friends, and gives us this love for each other. Here are some ways we're kindling that fire and spreading the love.
Blog  Members of the tribe share thoughts and experiences on following Yeshua in a Hebrew way, with a current focus on the festivals. Starring Sashya Clark, Ashley Shay, Sarah Kortwright, Ana Gutierrez, and Kari Miller.
Blog  Members of the tribe share thoughts and experiences on following Yeshua in a Hebrew way, with a current focus on the festivals. Starring Sashya Clark, Ashley Shay, Sarah Kortwright, Ana Gutierrez, and Kari Miller.
Social media   We'd love to be part of your social media experience. Follow us to get daily news articles, resources, and lessons in your feed on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Twitter, and yes, even Google+!
Social media It's called "social" for a reason yo. Find us - and each other - on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Twitter, and yes, even Google+. We post fantastic stuff every day that ends in Y. (Except ShabbaT)
 
 
 
 
Tag along with Jonathan learning the words for everyday things in his neighborhood in "Hebrew Adventures" - and grow your vocabulary with with the help of visual props in "Emoji Scriptures"!
Hebrew Fun Tag along with Jonathan learning the words for everyday things in his neighborhood in "Hebrew Adventures" - and grow your vocabulary with the help of visual props in "Emoji Scriptures"! (Member only)
Join messianic Israeli Elihana learning modern conversational Hebrew from the Foreign Service Institute's basic Hebrew course - spiced up with object lessons, snatches of Israeli culture and geography, and Messianic praise songs.
Translation Reviews  Ongoing series reviewing translations of the Bible from Jewish, Messianic Jewish, and Pseudo-Messianic (Hebrew Roots and Sacred Name) perspectives. Those questions you always wondered, but were afraid to ask? We answer them.
Translation Reviews  Ongoing series reviewing translations of the Bible from Jewish, Messianic Jewish, and Pseudo-Messianic (Hebrew Roots and Sacred Name) perspectives. Those questions you always wondered, but were afraid to ask? We answer them.