Tu B’Shevat is the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, a special day when the Jewish people celebrate the breaking forth of seeds underground and the appreciation of

Shin Bet Tav. These Hebrew letters form the Hebrew root that means repose–desist from exertion–cease–celebrate–and other expressions having to do with an alternation from labor and production to rest and dormancy.

The Blessing of Peace

Dear Readers: I spend a lot of time with my grand kids, and I’ve noticed I become really merciful and open when they’re around. They’re amazingly generous with their love

Understanding the Sabbath – What is Shabbat?

I was raised in a traditional Christian home and had little to no exposure to anything Jewish. As a teenager in the seventies, my love for the Lord prompted me

Blessings for Family and Friends by Dr. John Garr

Blessings for Family and Friends is a guide for laypersons for implementing the biblical practice of blessing in their own lives, in their families, and in their community relationships. Blessing

Q&A: The Intimacy of Worship

Question: The more immersed I become in learning about Jesus in His Jewish context, the less comfortable I feel in mass corporate worship in my mega-church. I love my pastor

Song of Israel

Song of Israel is the destiny and lifework of Alyosha and Jody Ryabinov. Developed as a vehicle of God’s love for His people, Song of Israel is worship through the

In the News – July 2017

The Blessing of Healthy Eating the Biblical Way Healthy Shabbat’s with Kristen Barkley, President and Co-Founder, Marpe’ Wellness Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all

Recent news from around the Bethany Center!

Victoria and Paul were featured on the the Jewish Voice and the Marcus & Joni Lamb show. We celebrated this year with an all star cast! Barry and Batya Segal

In this month’s Kaleidoscope, Dr. Sarvadi introduced us to “omer,” quite an unusual word. The truth is, Scripture is filled with unusual words—primarily in the ancient language in which it