The Bat Kol Institute

Bat Kol Institute in Jerusalem: A Post-Vatican II Institute where Christians study the Word of God (Torah) within its Jewish milieu (the Land, the Book and the People). Jesus was and always remained a Jew. Whoever meets Jesus Christ meets Judaism (John Paul II). 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 (The Jewish People #84).Our motto: We will hear and we will do. (Deut. 5.27).


Next Year in Jerusalem

Sit at the feet of Jewish Professors as they interpret and reinterpret ancient texts. Hear the voices through the ages. Touch the rocks of the ancient temple. Taste the milk and honey of the Land. Smell the lilies of the field. See the waves as they lap the shores of the Sea of Galilee. For all this and more start your journey here.

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Parashah Commentary | Introduction

Parashat Bo

This week the struggle between Moses and Pharaoh continues.  Do we GO (Bo) or not?  Moses and Aaron return again after 7 plagues have struck the Egyptians and warn Pharaoh to let the Israelites go or suffer the 8th plague of locusts.  “Who are the ones to go” asks Pharaoh? ...


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Sunday Gospel Commentary | Introduction

The Third Sunday of the Year

Today’s gospel offers a summary of Jesus’ mission according to Mark (1:14-15), highlighting four important aspects: it is good news (euangelion); it is responsive to the possibility of the present time (kairos); it is focused on the reign of God (basileia); and asks people to respond ...


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