Izzy Avraham

Holy Language Institute
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

What is the main focus of your activities today?
I teach Christians about the Jewishness of Jesus and the Hebrew context of the New Testament.

How long have you been doing that?
15 years

What are some of the successful related programs or projects that you have done this year and in past years?

Hebrew Quest here: https://holylanguage.com/quest.html

Mishnah Snapshots here: https://holylanguage.com/mishnah.html

Hebrew Verses here: https://holylanguage.com/verses.html

We’ve had thousands of students take these courses.

We have student groups on Facebook and Marco Polo with hundreds of students learning and discussing these lessons and related topics.

We put together a weekly news lineup about Israel, the Jewish world etc. that goes out to 8000+ by email and 100,000+ on social media. I’m also doing a series reviewing Bibles coming from Jewish/Hebraic perspectives here: https://holylanguage.com/bibles.html And I have some other courses and resources on the website.

How did you get to where you are today?
A short version of that is here: https://holylanguage.com/founder.html I also have the backstories to my organizations and courses on my Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/izzy.avraham and Tumblr here: https://izzyavraham.tumblr.com/

What is your “testimony”?
I was a homeschooled pastor’s kid. In my mid-teens I embarked on a spiritual quest. The realization that Jesus was Jewish drew me back to my Jewish roots. After spending thousands of hours immersed in the study of Hebrew and the traditional texts of Judaism and roughly a year in Israel I began teaching classes in person and sharing my discoveries. From there I began teaching online and now have thousands of students learning with me worldwise. I’m thankful for the opportunity to share what lights me up, create community where people can learn and grow together, and make so many beautiful friends along the way.

What do you think God is doing with regard to Jewish-Christian relations?
The God of Israel is pulling people closer to himself and to his Word, his Torah. Along the way Christians and Jews are looking over and finding themselves closer to each other too.

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