Daniel Perek founded and oversaw a Messianic Congregation in The Woodlands, Texas, until 2019. He now oversees a small, intimate Messianic Peshitta assembly in Conroe, Tx. Daniel spent six years in the U.S. Navy as a Submariner, and has worked since in SCADA integration, until 2020. He earned a BA in Bible, and an MA in History from Sam Houston State University. He teaches on a weekly basis at “The Torah of Messiah” on zoom, the “Yeshiva” for the Messianic Peshitta Fellowship he founded.
Daniel is Ashkenazi Jew on both his father’s and mother’s sides, and became a Messianic believer thirty-three years ago, after having believed in Messiah for eleven years. He had a twenty-nine year, very successful career as a Systems Integrator, and now works full time as a freelance writer in The Woodlands, Tx.
Daniel is a prolific writer. He published a work of fiction over twenty years ago. He also wrote and published the “Messianic Siddur for Shabbat”, for the Messianic Community at large. It has just been revised, and will republish very soon as the “Messianic Peshitta Siddur for Shabbat”. He published the “Messianic Haggadah for Pesakh,” which has been used for years at Passover. It, too, was revised, and was republished as the “Messianic Peshitta Haggadah for Pesakh“. He recently published the “Messianic Peshitta Megilah for Purim,” which is a commentary/guide on the book of Esther which can be used for celebrating Purim, and/or for the study of the book of Esther. He completed a Bar and Bat Mitzvah Study Guide for all ages, which published recently. He just published a “Messianic Peshitta Madrikh” for Messianic Jewish Life Cycle events from birth to death. He has another work of fiction which, until recently, has been on the back burner, because he also has just completed a newly-translated volume of the Holy Scriptures, after having labored lovingly for the last nine years, translating from Hebrew and Aramaic “HaDavar, D’var יהוה “, The Word of יהוה . The English-only version will be available again VERY soon from most booksellers. See the “Available Works” page for a link. A Hebrew/English version is in the works, as he is completing a new NT translation INTO Hebrew from Aramaic, and hopes to finish that by end of the year. Both the English and Hebrew volumes reveal the Name of יהוה as it is used in the original texts of both the Original [OT] and Renewed Covenant [NT] [from the Aramaic Peshitta] scriptures, the Name of Yeshua as it is properly spelled and pronounced in both the Tanakh [OT] and Brit Khadashah [NT]. It remains faithful to the Jewish flavor of the Sacred Writings, and corrects certain mistranslations that seem to support doctrine and not adhere to definition, context, and biblical culture for interpretation.
Daniel has been happily married to Tzilah for 29 years, and has two children, and now a son-in-law, and his first grandson, Malakai. He plays piano and sings, and has written many melodies of worship to the words of scripture.
Daniel’s great desire is to help others to ‘see’ the Messiah, Yeshua HaNatzri, the Son of the Creator, G-d, our Elohim whose Name is יהוה , more clearly, and to grow closer to Him. He does so each week in ministry and intimate fellowship, and hopes to do so for others through his writing.
“Perek” is a translation of the author’s English last name, as both words/names mean ‘crossroad.’ The word ‘perek’ is found in Ovad-Yah [Obadiah] verse 14, the only place in all of scripture where it is used as a noun, and there it means ‘crossroad.’ This also happens to be the “Haftarah” portion that goes with “VaYishlakh”, “And He Sent,” the Torah portion that is read on the anniversary Sabbath of Daniel’s birth every year. “Perek” is now used in Hebrew in the noun form only to mean ‘chapter’ in a book, a place where thoughts diverge, or as ‘joint’, where the ends of two bones meet. There is a famous book called “Perek Shirah,” or “Chapter Song,” which is a collection of verses from scripture into different ‘chapters’, which glorify Elohim with a “Perek” for each of the six days of creation. Daniel has chosen this name to honor his surname, and his fathers, a host of whom are writers, preachers, and Torah teachers.