Dr. Vered Hillel Has Been Ordained!

Dr. Vered Hillel, our Academic Dean, was ordained as a rabbi last month by the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council.

As a disciple of Messiah Yeshua, Rabbi Hillel will continue to teach and model the ways of God and Jewish tradition for the Messianic Jewish community. As the first woman ordained by the MJRC, she models the idea that both women and men may be honored to serve as our rabbis. See section 1.2.3 of the MJRC’s Standards to learn more about their position on ordaining women.

Mazel tov, Rabbi Hillel!

For more articles written by Rabbi Vered Hillel, read about the history of Hanukkah, the Four Species of Sukkot, or her take on Scapegoats, Jews, and Judaism.

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Nasso: Sixty-Three Years Later

This week is Parshat Nasso, Rabbi Klayman’s bar mitzvah portion. He reflects on the interim and the lessons he’s learned in the meantime.

Questions of Authority

COVID lockdowns have sparked debate: meet in person (Acts 2:42, Heb 10:24-25) or respect health & safety rules (Rom 13:1-8, 1 Pet 2:13-17)?

The Value of Procrastination

Could procrastination be a Biblical value? MJTI Registrar Michael Hillel dives into whether haste to do Adonai’s will is always a good thing.

Like Pilate Said, “What is Truth?”

How do we as Yeshua-believers navigate a time where so much seems subjective? Rabbi Michael Hillel tackles the question.

The Light of the World

How do the similarities between Hanukkah and Christmas reflect on the relationship between Jews and Christians in this most festive season?

Christmas Without Hanukkah?

If you think about it, Christmas wouldn’t exist without Hanukkah. What does that say about God’s plan for Israel and for history?

Hanukkah Stories

Rabbi Dr. Vered Hillel has compiled a few of her favorite children’s Hanukkah stories to read each night—with accompanying videos!

Hanukkah: Celebrating the Light of Messiah

Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of the oil, where a day’s worth of oil lasted eight days. But how historically plausible is this narrative?

Hanukkah in Israel

Rabbi Dr. Vered Hillel reminisces on past Hanukkah celebrations in Israel and all their associated traditions.

Hanukkah 5781

Rabbi Michael Hillel discusses the significance of the brachot (blessings) we say during Hanukkah, and what that can tell us about the holiday.

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