Blog

Learning to Think in Hebrew

Learning to Think in Hebrew

I recently told you about some of the interesting Norwegian words I grew up saying, like “uff-da” and “vasakope.” As my immigrant ancestors were learning English, they hung on to words in their mother tongue that did a better job of expressing what they meant to say. My relatives weren’t the only ones doing this. […]

A Christian's Favorite Jewish Books on the Bible

A Christian’s Favorite Jewish Books on the Bible

Last week the yearly Torah study began again. The scrolls have been rewound from Deuteronomy back to Genesis, and once again, Jews will ruminate over Adam and Eden and Abel. Week by week over thousands of years, they’ve engaged in the study of the Pentateuch together. Often I’m asked what my favorite resources are for […]

Ruth’s Family Soap Opera

Ruth’s Family Soap Opera

Modern readers miss the scandalous background of Ruth – that she was a Moabitess, who were known for their sexual immorality. You need to listen to this story with ancient ears to appreciate how she’s redeemed.