Phoenix I have been attending the Beth Yachad Messianic Yeshiva, since the cancellation of the Messianic Career Institute. The Yeshiva is led by Raymond L. Gannon, Ph.D., of the Hebrew University in Israel and Professor Terry Daughtrey (who is an excellent teacher of Ancient Near Eastern Studies) as well as Rabbi Cosmo Panzetta, M.Div. I have been taking Hebrew 102, and Hebrew 102, as well as Bible 101, Bible 102, and Intro to Judaism. I am looking forward to the coming semesters in which they will cover contemporary Judaism and what happened between Judaism and Christianity in the early years.
Here are a couple of the course topics:
Bible 101: A History of Israel, Part 1. This course traces the story of Israel and the Jewish people from the Patriarchal age to the united monarchy. Since the Scripture provides the major source of information concerning the history of Israel, this course also functions as a survey of the Hebrew Scriptures for the stated time period. Special Emphasis is placed on recapturing the original meaning of the text in the indigenous cultural environment.
Intro to Judaism: This course introduces the student to the broad range of Jewish religious belief and practice as observed through the centuries and into modern times, looking at the impact of cultural history upon Jewish religion which has led to its constant evolution and innovation. Modern Jewish dispositions toward Yeshua/Jesus and Christianity are evaluated in light of traditional Jewish, American Jewish, Israeli and contemporary Messianic Jewish faith expressions.
Bible 102: A History of Israel, Part 2. This course traces the story of Israel and the Jewish people, and is a continuation of A History of Israel, Part 1. It relates the story of Israel and the Jewish people from the divided monarchy to the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans in 70 BCE. Special emphasis is placed on recapturing the original meaning of the text in its original cultural and historical environment.
The mission of the Yeshiva is:
The Beth Yachad Messianic Yeshiva exists to train, equip, and mobilize Believers for effective Messianic Jewish ministry through academic training in the Hebrew Scriptures (Tanakh), the New Covenant Scriptures (B’rit Chadashah), Jewish Culture and History, Practical Ministry, and the Hebrew language, that Messiah Yeshua might be clearly made known to the Jewish people and to the Nations.
After the bad news that the Jewish Voice Messianic Career Institute was cancelled its been helpful to have some night classes it’s not the same. However Professor Terry is an excellent teacher and the classes are great. It is not the same level as was planned for MCI but its okay for a night-time adult education program.