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 imitation 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)
The outcry was great and the sin grievous - and Vayeira - he appeared. When the Creator appears, life happens and his visits are never uneventful. Babies are foretold, hospitality is shared, sin is destroyed, faith is enhanced, families are established, and covenants are created and renewed. This week’s Torah portion is no different.
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
A hopeful return to their homeland was Jeremiah’s prophesy to the Israelites who were in exile and assures G-d’s presence in Israel because he is their father – Abba. If we scrutinize Abba in Hebrew, each of the letters (in Kabbalah) creates a consolidated meaning, the aleph means “strength” or “leader”, while the bet means “household”.