Jesus is Jewish. What if you could get closer to him by learning about the original Hebrew/Jewish context of the Bible? We think you can, and we're passionate to see that happen in your life...how about you?
Shalom, and welcome to Holy Language Institute. We have a simple focus on "following Yeshua in a Hebrew way, together." Before you scroll down to see what that means and discover what we offer, 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. (Check all four!)
Hebrew Verses picks up where Hebrew Quest leaves off. It's almost like having our founding teacher Izzy personally disciple you over coffee. You pray and read the Hebrew Bible together while he explains things and makes the occasional dumb joke.
Mishnah Snapshots Catch startingly personal glimpses of Rabbi Yeshua and get a better understanding of both the New Testament and traditional Judaism in these guided tours through the oldest Jewish commentary on the Torah.
Hebrew Quest is our foundational course. In these forty lessons you'll learn the alephbet and grammar, read famous chapters of the Bible in Hebrew, hear the supernatural story of the holy tongue, devotionally pray the Hebrew names of God and Messiah, and more.
"Following Yeshua" in a Hebrew way together: 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 the heart of these learning experiences.
Sermons These messages are from the years when Izzy led a Messianic 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.
Following Yeshua in a Hebrew way "together": The individuals 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 get involved with your Tribe.
Following Yeshua "in a Hebrew way" together: Jesus read the Hebrew Bible and prayed the traditional Jewish prayers. That's why this isn't just a language - it's a way of following in the footsteps of the Master. Hebrew is special to us because we're encountering the King of the Jews through the holy language of his Jewish people. Here are some practical resources to help facilitate that encounter.
Heritage Library Rare heritage books including the Hebrew diary of Plymouth Colony's first Governor, pioneer Hebrew translations of the NT from the 1800s, and centuries-old grammars and dictionaries. You won't find a pdf collection like this anywhere else.
Resources Our Founder's expert recommendations on Hebrew Bibles, dictionaries and grammars, Siddurs in Hebrew and English, books on the Festivals, and references such as the Mishnah and Talmud. Many of these are downloadable pdfs, and some are links to purchase.
Hebrew Audio Bible Remember how you learned your first language as a child? That's our learning philosophy. Imagine Rabbi Yeshua personally reading the Hebrew Scriptures to you, and be surprised at the story of the mysterious Messianic Jew behind these recordings.
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.
Find each other Our diverse community consists of thousands of fascinating people, in over a hundred countries. Use this map to see if we have any students in your area. Maybe you'll find someone interested in getting together for coffee, or even to study!
Read stories and tell yours 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.
Join the group This 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 to interact with us, and also posts new lessons here as soon as they're out.
Social media Social media's a great way to meet other Tribers and start some stimulating conversations. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Linked to get articles, lessons, and personal stories in your feed every day.
e-Sword Bible Software Why is this 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.
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! Here are some resources to help.
Volunteer! Did you know we're a volunteer-run ministry? If you're passionate about changing the world and serving your tribe, you're invited to join our circle of "stewards" doing just that. And you'll get a free membership.