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 Sh’lach

Michael writes, "It is miraculous that Hashem did not honor the peoples’ spoken request but instead He honored His promises to the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. "

Thoughts on Parashat Beha’alotecha

Michael writes, "Not only is there no guarantee of freedom from trouble as a believer, there is, in fact, a guarantee that we will have trouble. But just as sure as the LORD spoke through Moshe to Bnei Yisrael…"

Thoughts on Parashat Naso

Michael writes, "But why point out the distinction between the command in Naso and the situations in which Samson, Jeremiah, and Shaul found themselves?"

Thoughts on Parashat Bamidbar

Michael writes, "As believers in Yeshua, we understand that it is Yeshua, the living Word which is the full revelation of the Father to mankind (John 1.14)."

Thoughts on Parashat Behar-Bechukotai

Michael writes, "Disobedience to the mitzvot of the LORD has consequences, for sure, but also has good results just as with the discipline of the LORD described in Hebrews..."

Thoughts on Parashat Emor

Michael writes, "The regulations and requirements are not just to set the kohanim apart, but to insure that all of Israel is holy and set apart to fulfill the LORD’s desire for Bnei Yisrael..."

Thoughts on Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Michael writes, "Leviticus 19 and 20, which is known in Jewish and Christian circles alike as the Holiness Code, defines actions and attitudes of relationships within the family and the community, as well as those between man and the LORD."

Thoughts on Parashat Tazria-Metzora

Michael writes, "It is curious that the issue of “uncleanness,” tumah (תמאה) in this week’s parasha has little if anything to do with conscious actions on the part of the people involved."

Thoughts on Parashat Shemini

Michael writes, "Imagine for a moment —the Exodus is past, the Covenant has been sealed at Sinai, the Tabernacle has been meticulously constructed, the priesthood ordained and the ritual life of Bnei-Yisrael begun with the very visible presence and acceptance of Hashem."

Thoughts on Parashat Tzav and Shabbat Hagadol

Michael writes, "Before anyone says that these are just antiquated Toraic laws that have no relevance on us today, consider the following..."

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