The Bat Kol Institute
for Jewish Studies
Christians Studying the Bible within Jewish milieu, using Jewish Sources
In Hebrew, Bat Kol means, "daughter of a voice." She is the daughter of God's Voice and her dwelling places range from the loftiest heights of human thought to the lowliest of hearts on earth. Bat Kol Institute fosters Jewish Studies, defined as study of the Word of God (Torah) within its Jewish milieu, using Jewish sources, ancient and modern, with the help of Jewish and Christian scholars. Christianity is rooted in Judaism as a plant is rooted in the earth; it cannot live apart from the soil in which it is planted.
Study the weekly Torah portion using Jewish sources
In Imitatio Dei and in inimitation of Jesus and his disciples
Fulfilling who we are as disciples of Jesus
Our key to the exegesis of Jewish texts
Our method of study based on "iron sharpens iron" (Prov. 27: 1)
Devarim is the Hebrew title for the whole book of Deuteronomy and for this particular parashah and it means, among other things, ‘words’. Although written after Moses was alive, the book contains various speeches attributed to him, spoken in the final stages of his life as he looks back over the years since leaving Egypt.
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The apostles returned from their first public ministry. Gathered and reunited with Jesus and each other, they shared what they had done and taught. Jesus invited them to “Come away to a deserted place and rest for a while.” Their rhythm of life had been filled with intense activity, attending to the needs of the people.