Hebrew History


Hebrew History information will appear on this site every Shabbat, beginning April 10, 2005.

It is gleaned from a course taught by Rabbi Ken Spiro. For a much more in depth study – go to his site where you will find an abundance of exciting information – more than you’ll ever want to know! I have enjoyed it immensely.
Caution: It is taught from a Jewish perspective and therefore does not support Messianic beliefs. I will be adding my own commentary as well.

Rabbi Ken Spiro, of Jerusalem teaches this course on line at http://www.aish.com/literacy/ He has a Master’s Degree in History and is a licensed Tour Guide in Israel. He is a senior lecturer and researcher on Aish HaTorah outreach programs. “Remember the days of old; understand the years of generation after generation. Ask your father and he will relate to you, your elders and they will tell you.” (Deut 32:7)

This study will cover all 4000 years of Hebrew History. Don’t let the word, “history” get to you, and don’t think about Junior High history lessons – reluctantly studied and soon forgotten! History shows us where we have been and where we are going. There is much to learn from it. Technology changes, politics change but people remain mostly the same – making the same stupid mistakes over and over again! We must learn from our past and strive to improve.

G-d is our Creator, Sustainer, Supervisor and Friend who is constantly active in the affairs of man. Everything in the universe in under His control. That means He is leading us to a certain destination. There is an end to it. A goal. A finish line. Let’s do our best to make the right decisions after looking at our history and seeing His plan. It’s not about power – it’s about ideas and values. So here goes!

Time begins with the creation of Adam (the blood of G-d) who was created on the sixth day. One cannot say that is Jewish or Hebrew history because Adam and Chava (Eve) were simply G-d’s people. The separation came with the killing of Abel by his brother, Cain. Then there were two kinds of people – G-d’s people and hasatan’s people. This continued until the time of Abram.

See you next time…
Shabbat Shalom, Sharaka

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