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Here you will find supplemental resources to help you in your studies. Feel free to download documents, or video references.

Want to know more about Messianic Judaism?

The Messianic Judaism 101 series is a foundational set of teachings on Messianic Judaism.  This series covers Torah, Shabbat, kosher, replacement theology, and tradition. It is a basic introduction, and is by no means an exhaustive study.

This series begins with the focus on the Torah:  Messianic Judaism 101: Torah! Torah! Torah!

Find out what Torah really means. Do God’s laws still apply to us today? Are we not justified through faith by Grace? This teaching will give you some insight into the Messianic Movement. Though not comprehensive, the series will answer many questions.

In addition, all messages are on the Getzel YouTube Channel in the Messianic Judaism playlist.

Erev Shabbat Booklet

This booklet was created as a guide for celebrating Shabbat as discussed in the message linked below:

The Joy of Shabbat

DOWNLOAD the Erev Shabbat Booklet

Who changed Shabbat to Sunday?
  • When was it changed?
  • Why was it changed?

Watch/Listen to The Joy of Shabbat, beginning around 00:42:00 to find references.

Passover Resources
Do you know how to share your faith with Jewish people?

What should you say? What should you not say? Rabbi Hershberg has done a complete series entitled Reaching Out to the Jewish People.

These messages are thought-provoking, and supported by scripture.

 

How to Study Scripture: 5 Basic Principles to Apply When Reading Scripture

Click here to watch the teaching on Getzel’s YouTube channel. Download the supporting scriptures: How to Study Scripture.

How to Find Hebrew/Greek Meanings of Words

Below are instructions on how to find the Old Testament Hebrew/New Testament Greek original word, transliteration, phonetic spelling with pronunciation, and definitions, etc.

  1. Go to The Blue Letter Bible.org
  2. In the search box, type the Book/Verse you want to find.
  3. Under Translation, select the Bible Translation you want to use.
  4. Click  the SEARCH Button (the magnifying glass icon) The scripture will come up.
  5. To the left of the scripture reference will be a small icon labeled “tools”. Click on the Tools Icon.
  6. A modal window(a box)will appear below the scripture verse. There will be a series of tabs accross the top edge of the modal window labeled Interlinear, Bibles, Cross-refs, Commentaries,Dictionaries, and Misc.
    The window you need for the Hebrew/Greek is the Interlinear window.  Strongs Numbers; will be to theright of each word or phrase in the Verse(s) displayed. There is also a button with a speaker on it to the right edge of the modal window (one button for each word.) clicking on this button will play a recording of the pronounciation of the word/or name. Click on the small “x” in the top right of the modal window to Close.
  7. You will notice that Strong’s numbers for Hebrew words begin with “H” followed by a number, and Greek ones begin with a “G”. These are hyperlinked to the Strong’s concordance online so you can look up other information pertaining to that word or name.
Do You Have Questions About the Biblical Feasts?

Rabbi Greg Hershberg has taught many messages on the Feasts.

Click here to go to our Events Page containing:

  • A calendar of the Biblical Feasts
  • This year’s dates for the Feasts.
  • Service Dates and times, and
  • A selection of teachings from Rabbi Hershberg on the Feasts of The Lord.
Messianic Prophecy Card

The Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) has provided a card with Old Testament prophecies regarding Yeshua. This is helpful when sharing with the Jewish people as these scriptures prophesy the coming of the Mashiach in the Old Testament, and show the fulfillment in the New Testament.

Download a copy

Messianic Reading Plan for 5779 / 2018-2019

The First Fruits of Zion (FFOZ) has provided a Bible reading plan with weekly Torah parshas.
Download here

United Through The Word Of God

Torah Readings (Parshas)

Reading in the Congregation from the Torah, the Prophets and the B’rit Hadashah

*Every Saturday morning, in synagogues and congregations all over the world, Torah scrolls are ceremoniously removed from arks, carried through the aisles to be touched reverently by the congregants (the custom symbolizes devotion to the Word of God), and then placed on the bimah (pulpit).  The portion (parashah) read each week is not picked on the spur of the moment, but follows a prescribed sequence tied to the Jewish year. Fifty-four parashot are read in order, commencing with B’resheet (Genesis) 1 on the autumn holiday Simchat-Torah (Rejoicing of the Torah) and ending with D’varim (Deuteronomy) 34 on Simchat-Torah the following year, when with great joy the scroll is immediately re-rolled, and B’resheet 1 is read again.

 

 

Moreover, the reading from the Bible does not end with the Torah portion. After the Torah, a related section from the Prophets is read; this is called the haftarah (completion), since it completes the prescribed synagogue Scripture reading. The B’rit Hadashah reports that in Natzeret (Nazareth) Yeshua was invited to read the haftarah, which that week was from the book of Isaiah, and he daringly applied the passage to himself1. In times past there was also a reading from the Writings section of the Bible, but this custom has fallen away.

Being called up to the bimah for the Torah reading is an honor. The Hebrew word for such an invitation is ‘aliyah; it means “going up.” (The same word, ‘aliyah, means “immigrating to Israel,” since it is a spiritual “going up” for a Jew to return to the land God gave to our people.) The first ‘aliyah is given to a cohen (priest) if one is present, the second to a Levi (Levite) if present, and the rest to any Jew. The ‘oleh (the person called up for an ‘aliyah) recites the blessing, stands at the bimah while he or the ba’al-kore (pronounced ba’al ko ray—the master reader) reads from the scroll; he then recites the closing blessing, remains standing there during the following ‘aliyah, shakes hands all around, and then returns to his seat. In Orthodox Judaism only men are given ‘aliyot; in Conservative and Reform Judaism both men and women may be called up.

1 Luke 4:16-30

Download a copy of the FFOZ’s Bible Reading Plan with Torah parshas here.

*Taken from the Complete Jewish Bible by David H. Stern. Copyright © 1998. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Messianic Jewish Publishers & Resources, 6120 Day Long Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029.