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I don’t know much about the Jewish Faith. During my younger years I attended Catholic School until 10th grade. Recently I have become stronger Spiritually, I’ve always had a strong curiousity about your Faith. What I’m most curious about are the differences between Catholicism & Judaism, I guess mostly in the translation from the Torah to the Bible.

At this time I’m looking for ideas re: where to start with my Hebrew studies, perhaps Duolingo with another app & an extremely patient Rabbi 🙃😊🤓 I gotta give it up to you guys bc I looked at a lesson on Duolingo, probably should’ve taken a pic to make u all smile 😉 I was a wreck, the lesson was supposed to be 5 min, it was 20 😂 I’m determined though 💪🏻

Any app recommendations or literally anything u think a Non-Jewish person should try to gain knowledge, send them my way please ❤️

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  • First of all, considering you posted this I guess you found this site while searching online, so I’m sure you can find plenty of people here (including me) who are willing to help you or answer any questions you have. Secondly, yes you should definitely find a rabbi irl that you can form a relationship with because everyone needs a rabbi to help them learn and guide them Commented Jul 26, 2022 at 2:25
  • Continuing from above, what exactly is your purpose in learning Hebrew? Like it’s good and all to know but it’ll take a long time and the Torah or Gemara or whatever commentaries you want to learn are all in weird and hard to understand Hebrew so even if you learn Hebrew you might have trouble deciphering them. So I would simply recommend using the English translation of whatever it is you want to learn because let’s face it, everything is translated into English😂 and yeah that’s about all I can say as of now lol Commented Jul 26, 2022 at 2:27
  • I wrote here on this site about book recommendations to learn about Judaism. Learning Hebrew is a very significant effort which will prove useful if you are serious about Judaism, but can likely wait since so much material exists in English
    – mbloch
    Commented Jul 26, 2022 at 3:19
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    Check out Rabbi Tovia Singer to find out about differences between Jewish Bible and Christian version.
    – N.T.
    Commented Jul 26, 2022 at 7:02
  • Possibly interesting: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/84689/15256 Commented Jul 26, 2022 at 13:42

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  1. If your goal is specifically studying Torah to examine accurate English Translations printed below the Hebrew Text, you could research Schottenstein's Interlinear Pentateuch by Artscroll.

  2. If your goal is to distinguish English errors in the KJV translations of Tanakh, you could research Volume 1 of "Let's Get Biblical" by Rabbi Tovia Singer.

  • Note : English KJV Translation of Tanakh was based on an alternative Greek manuscript called 'Codex Receptus' by Erasmus which shows textual differences compared to older Greek Septuagint manuscripts like Codex Sinaiticus.

May your Hebrew studies bring you joy, and help your ability to share Torah with others.

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