Michael Hillel

Michael Hillel
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Michael Hillel with his wife Vered and their three children, made aliyah from the US in late 80s, and in biblical fashion has, for the last 27 years, done whatever his hands have found to do. In 2013 Michael began working on a MA degree in Messianic Jewish Theology. Using the tools learned from his studies, he has been writing teaching and devotional materials from both the Tanakh and Apostolic Writings. Since Messianic Judaism shares a communal context with both Judaism and Christianity, he incorporates material from both traditionally Jewish and Christian perspectives. Michael Hillel with his wife Vered and their three children, made aliyah from the US in late 80s, and in biblical fashion has, for the last 27 years, done whatever his hands have found to do. In 2013 Michael began working on a MA degree in Messianic Jewish Theology. Using the tools learned from his studies, he has been writing teaching and devotional materials from both the Tanakh and Apostolic Writings. Since Messianic Judaism shares a communal context with both Judaism and Christianity, he incorporates material from both traditionally Jewish and Christian perspectives.

Thoughts on Parashat Nitzavim-Vayelech

Michael writes, "Often when we read the Tanakh, we get the impression that it is primarily male oriented, and at least slightly misogynistic. But this week’s parasha begins with an all-inclusive call to..."

Thoughts on Parashat Ki Tavo

Michael writes, "The parasha begins however, with two essential things that had to be dealt with when entering into the Land."

Thoughts on Parashat Ki Teitzei

Michael writes, "This concept of communal action to guard the “sanctity” of the community is not limited to ancient Israel. Rav Shaul writes to the believers in Corinth..."

Thoughts on Parashat Shoftim

Michael writes, "The very beginning of this parasha links justice with the avoidance of idolatry. Later in the Parasha, there is a passage that is most troubling for modern sensibilities – 'from the cities of these peoples, which ADONAI your God is giving you as an inheritance, you must not let anything that breathes live'."

Thoughts on Parashat Re’eh

Michael writes, "Regardless of the situation in which we find ourselves, we have the promise from HaShem that He will never forget us, and that in the end our children with have His shalom as a legacy."

Thoughts on Parashat Eikev

Michael writes, "While discipline and judgement of sin and iniquity will surly come, Israel will not be left alone or abandoned, she is and always will be the chosen, am segula of ADONAI."

Thoughts on Parashat Va’etchanan – Shabbat Nahamu

Michael writes, "As many times as we read or recite the Shema, we often overlook the verse immediately preceding it, which in English, begins with the same words..."

Thoughts on Parashat Devarim – Shabbat Chazon

Michael writes, "The LORD has a plan for each one of us. He has “sent us to school” as it were, to learn how to walk in faith and trust."

Thoughts on Parashat Matot-Massei

Michael writes, "It is imperative that we guard the words of our mouth, as they reflect the thoughts of our hearts. With this in mind, listen to the words of the palmist as he seeks help from the LORD."

Thoughts on Parashat Pinchas

Michael writes, "It would appear that Rav Shaul may have taken these two episodes (Moshe’s and Jeremiah’s fears) to heart when he encouraged Titus..."

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