With its post-Temple-era origin story taking place outside of Israel, Jews commemorate their victory over the Persians by wearing costumes and partaking in a drunken feast.
For the first time in 2000 years, non-Jews around the world are expressing a desire to connect with Torah, the Land of Israel, the God of Israel and the Jewish people. Author Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler in her book “Ten From The Nations: Torah Awakening Among Non-Jews” pioneers a look inside this phenomenon of a Torah awakening among current and former Christians.
Back in their respective countries, each share a love for Israel, are Shabbat and festival observant and “eat clean” similar to the strict Kashrut standards by which Orthodox Jews hold. But they did not grow up observing these traditions – many began as traditional Christians only to stumble on a Bible passage that sparked their interest in returning to the roots of the Christian tradition – the Hebrew Bible.
Yehudis Schamroth is not a rabbi, a rabbi’s wife nor a Jewish educator. She’s an American Jew, now living in Israel, with a fire in her soul for geula (redemption). In 2017, Schamroth started The Miriam Project, focused on raising awareness that the final redemption is just around the corner. She raises awareness by interviewing people who have something to say about the impending redemption.