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)
This week’s Torah portion details the beginnings of Israel’s sojourn through the wilderness and the calling of the Levites. Scattered throughout chapters 8-12 in Numbers, a repeated focus on leadership emerges. In Parashat Beha'alotecha, Moses’ leadership takes center stage and three important lessons emerge.
Feast of Corpus Christi
The Feast of Corpus Christi celebrating the institution and gift of the Holy Eucharist is held on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday or on the Sunday after. We owe this feast to a 13th-century nun, St. Juliana of Liège (1192-1258). From 1206, the year in which she was professed, until her death, Juliana campaigned to have the feast...