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 parashah serves as prologue to the last book of the Torah. It contains “the words (devarim) that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan.”. Moses, this time speaking as a kind of “man of the devarim” reminds the people of the unimaginable faithfulness of G-d who spoke to and journeyed with their forefathers....
The 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Six weeks ago, 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, I wrote on our Sunday reflection on Lk 9:51-62: “Jesus resolutely determined took the road to Jerusalem.” Using the poem by John Passaro, “Life is like a train ride,” I imagined Jesus on the train bound for Jerusalem...
Dr Norman Tobias
Norman Tobias is a lay member of the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus in its renewed systematic dialogue with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Hebrew Song of the Month
How great are your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep!
and you, O Lord, are on high for ever.