About Worth Beyond Rubies
Meet Diane of Worth Beyond Rubies and Besorah Learning!
Diane is a wife and mother and is a Messianic Jew!
She is the founder of Worth Beyond Rubies, a blogging ministry she began in 2019 that speaks to the hearts of people of faith, as well as Besorah Learning Center to help teach people more about the deeper things of scripture, Biblical Hebrew, and more.
She is a Seminary student, attending the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute’s graduate program as well as regularly attending classes at the New School for Jewish Study and MJTI’s Panim el Panim Programs. She is a lifelong learner (or a “geek” if you ask her children) who especially enjoys studying about Second Temple Judaism, Prophecy, and the Rabbinical Writings.
She has and continues to study with prominent teachers in the Messianic movement, such as Rabbi Paul Saal, Rav Carl Kinbar (both of whom she studies with almost weekly), Rabbi Tony Eaton, Rabbi Dr. Vered Hillel, Dr. Jen Rosner, Rabbi Joshua Brumbach, Rabbi Russ Resnick, and she has taken various classes with Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer, Rabbi Elliot Klayman, Rabbi Nathan Joiner, Rabbi Stuart Dauermann, Dr. Rachel Wolf, and Richard Harvey.
She is a member of Yachad BeYeshua, which means “Together in Jesus” and is moderated by Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer. According to the website, “We are a newly formed international body which seeks to unite Jewish followers of Yeshua from diverse backgrounds in loving fellowship as a witness to God’s eternal faithfulness to Israel and the Church.
She is also a Lay Cantor, trained through the UMJC by Rabbi Aaron Allsbrook (with who she has also done some private tutoring in Hebrew as well, so thank you, Rabbi Aaron!). So she loves everything about Jewish prayer (davening) and developing new melodies to use for many of the prayers used in the various daily prayers and the Shabbat services.
An avid student of Mussar, she participates in its study on a weekly basis with her Rabbi and other members of their congregation.
When not studying (which is not often as she always has more than one book or article in progress at a time), you will find Diane spending time with her hilarious husband Dave, a College Provost, her wonderful kids, and her Olde English Bulldog, Gronk.
Diane has an ever-growing library of books at her home (that is taking over her living room!) and one of her favorite things to do is visit the used book stores and comb through the Christian and Judaica sections and add to her collection.
Where you can find Diane!
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