Hi everyone! Through Israel College of the Bible, I have studied things such as the Jewishness of Jesus, and learned of the principles of Rabbinic Judaism (how it started, tenants of the belief system, etc). It has helped me to understand how Judaism subsists without Temple sacrifices and worship, which is what Judaism via the Law of Moses was based upon.
In brief, Rabbinic Judaism took the place of original Judaism once the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD. Here is an excellent video, produced by One for Israel, that explains the challenges of Rabbinic Judaism. Enjoy!
PS: Friendly reminder: Israel College of the Bible is offering a 30% discount on online courses, but the deadline to take advantage of this deal is tomorrow! (Click on the link for more information about course offerings.)
I have taken several classes and enjoy studying from a Messianic Jewish perspective. The courses can be as easy or difficult as you wish them to be. If you want college credit, requirements are much greater than for those who simply wish to take the course for personal enrichment. If personal enrichment is your choice, you get out of it what you put in! If you tackle the reading assignments and take the quizzes, you get a sense of how well you have retained the information. However, if that is not your cup of tea, theoretically, you can simply watch the videos and learn a great deal.
Students have access to the selected course for 6 months, so you study and learn at your own pace. If you have interest in the topics offered, I highly recommend Israel College of the Bible.