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.
Parashah Commentary | Introduction
The Tower of Babel story in this week’s portion is short, but well-known. Humanity unites to “build a city and tower with its top in the sky, to make a name for ourselves” (Gen 11:4). Seeing this, God divides them and scatters them by dividing and scattering their language.
Sunday Commentary | Introduction
29th Sunday of the Year
Repeatedly in Israel’s history, the nation finds itself in exile. And repeatedly, G-d has proven to be Israel’s faithful LORD as he uses different nations and their kings to enact his salvation for his people and judge those nations who have overstepped their power. In our readings today, the authors of Isaiah 45...