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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 evangelize 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 Bible Study Tools.
  2. In the search box, type the Book/Verse you want to find.
  3. Under Translation, select the New American Standard Bible.
  4. Click Find It! The scripture will come up.
  5. Above the scripture will be a row of icons. Click on the icon that looks like a wheel–it should be the last icon on the right.
  6. A dialog box titled Scripture Formatting will open.
    Select Strongs Numbers; then click Close.
  7. You will notice that some words are highlighted in blue. Click on these words to get the Hebrew/Greek information.
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 Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) has provided a Bible reading plan with weekly Torah parshas.
Download here

United Through The Word Of God

Torah Readings (Parshas)

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

*Every Saturday morning, in synagogues 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). Seven persons are called up to recite blessings before and after they or more experienced readers read the sacred Hebrew text of the Torah from the scroll. The practice of public reading from the Torah dates back at least to the time of Ezra1, if not to King Y’hoshafat2 or King Yoshiyahu3; and the B’rit Hadashah4 attests it as well. The portion (parashah) read each week, anywhere between one and six chapters long, 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 himself5. 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 Nehemiah 8:1
2 2 Chronicles 17:9
3 2 Kings 22:8—23:3
4 Acts 13:14-15
5 Luke 4:16-30

Download a copy of the MJAA’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.

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Do all you can to present yourself to God as someone worthy of his approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the Truth.

– 2 Timothy 2:15