ONKELOS and Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian with Jerusalem fragments GENESIS 26:1JPS 26:1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.ONK 26:1 And there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham; and Izhak went to … Continue reading TOLEDOTH

Matthew 27

1. When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: [When the morning was come, &c.] Let us trace a little the proceedings of this council:– I. They spend the night in judging on a capital cause, which is expressly forbid by their own canon: They handle capital causes in the day … Continue reading Matthew 27

Parashat Shoftim / פרשת שופטים

Next read in the Diaspora on 22 August 2015. Parashat Shoftim is the 48th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.  Shoftim 18 Judges and officers shalt thou appoint to thee in all thy cities which the Lord thy God will give thee throughout thy tribes, and they shall judge the people with true judgment. 19 Thou shalt not pervert judgment, nor … Continue reading Parashat Shoftim / פרשת שופטים


Aside from knowing that we share some of the same religious texts, most Christians today are completely unfamiliar with the “modern” forms of Judaism (forms that go back almost 2,000 years). To close a small portion of the knowledge gap about our religious Jewish neighbors, here are nine things you should know Rabbinic Judaism. 1. In Judaism, a rabbi is a teacher of the Torah. … Continue reading 9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RABBINIC JUDAISM

Moses stressed three times

Moses assured the Israelites that God will give them the conquest of Canaan. He warned them three times lest they presume that their righteousness provided sufficient merit for their success. Moses had already told them that their future success would be guaranteed “because” of their obedience to the commandments. The people of Israel might naturally assume, then, that success was an indication of their own … Continue reading Moses stressed three times

Preparing Before Reading the Torah

Description: Preparing Before Reading the Torah; The Different Customs When Calling Someone For an AliyaThe Shulhan Aruch (Orah Haim 139) writes that before one reads from the Torah, he must prepare the reading and review the text at least twice, preferably four times. He must prepare the reading so he will read it properly, with the proper tune, vowels and pronunciation. This applies even in … Continue reading Preparing Before Reading the Torah


LET’S STUDY ONKELOS A Guide for Rabbis, Teachers and Torah Students to Study and Teach the Parashat Hashavua through the Eyes of its Most Important TranslatorBy Stanley M. Wagner and Israel DrazinBased on the five volume, Onkelos on the Torah (Genesis-Deuteronomy), Understanding the Bible Text, by Israel Drazin and Stanley M. Wagner, published by Gefen Publishing House, Jerusalem/New York, 2006–2010. STUDY GUIDE CHUKAT (CHAPTER 19:1–22:1) … Continue reading STUDY GUIDE CHUKAT


NUMBERS 13 (ONKELOS) — 1 And the Lord spake with Mosheh, saying: 2 Send thou men, that they may explore the land of Kenaan, which I will give to the children of Israel: one man for each tribe of their fathers shall you send, each one a ruler among them. 3 And Mosheh sent them from the wilderness of Pharan, according to the Word of … Continue reading SHELACH