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 D'Varim

Today is Shabbat after Rosh Hashanah and before Yom Kippur. Shabbat Shuvah lies between the celebration of the New Year, yet reminds of repentance in preparation for the Day of Atonement. 


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Sunday Commentary | Introduction

25th Sunday of the Year

In her sermon on this Sunday’s gospel, called “Beginning at the End,” Barbara Brown Taylor compares the laborers waiting for work to her childhood memories of standing...


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Bat Kol is hosting a special lecture ‘Jewish Conscience of the Church: Jules Isaac and the Second Vatican Council’  to honor the 70th Anniversary of Seelisburg.   

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