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Torah Resources International is an organization comprised of individuals who are seriously committed to knowing Yeshua as the Living Word and Messiah by studying the entire Torah, from Genesis through Revelation. We are a group of teachers and authors who seek to promote the biblically Hebraic concepts of the Torah with the hope that people will gain a greater depth of understanding of Yeshua, as well as how we were created to live.

We invite you to participate in this challenging and exciting learning process with us that you too might catch a glimpse of the truth that the Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, are truly darche noam, ways of pleasantness for all who take hold of them.

Countdown to Shavuot 23–24 May

The festival of Unleavened Bread (chag hamatzot) is connected to the festival of Shavuot via the counting of 49 intervening days. This counting, according to Leviticus 23, commenced with the waving of a sheaf of grain by the priests:

You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offereing; there shall be seven complete sabbaths. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to the LORD.

 

[Article by Tim Hegg from Torah Resource. Used with permission.]

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Simply More Literal for May, Zechariah 3, is now available. All past issues are available.
 
 
 
 

Simply More Literal

TRI is very pleased to bring you the study resource, “Simply More Literal.” Each month, we offer translations and translation notes on Torah texts in a manner that is consistent with the “peshat” meaning of the text. “Peshat” is the Hebrew word for the literal, plain, historical sense of a verse. Our translations and notes attempt to bring you into contact with the words and meanings that were intended by the authors.
 
 
 
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Shoreshim Publishing Inc. is relaunching under new leadership as the official publishing house for Torah Resources International (TRI) and the upcoming Table Talk (TT) business to provide individual Torah study materials and online study resources for TRI students. Please click on the link below to visit the new website and see what is available to order to enhance your Torah studies.

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Here is what ADONAI says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask about the ancient paths, 'Which one is the tov way?' Take it, and you will find rest for your beings.
 
Online Course: Foundations Rediscovered
 
This is TRI’s Torah Institute’s first online course. We are endeavouring to help Bible students to rediscover the precious foundations of their faith, which are deeply rooted in the fabric of scripture from Genesis to Revelation. The course material emphasizes the continuing authority that the Torah [The Five Books of Moses] has for all serious students of the Word of God.
 
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Torah Portion from Briteinu – Bechukotai – בחקתי

The Curses

It has been taught in some circles that Israel has experienced these curses (as well as the ones in Deuteronomy) because they rejected Yeshua as the Messiah. Several points are in order in response to this.

First, these curses and blessings were given over 1,400 or so years before Yeshua came. During those hundreds of years, Israel experienced many of the curses outlined in this chapter. 

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From the Haftarah

God Will Be Known through Israel's Return

The haftarah from Behar is from Jeremiah 32:6–27, wherein, rather than decrying the sins of idolatry, Jeremiah is instructed by God to do one of his several “prophetic actions.” Here, God told him to purchase a field in Benjamin. Although he could see the Babylonian siege ramps already posed against Jerusalem, the Holy One wanted to assure Jeremiah that one day, he would be able to use the land he purchased. 

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“Should,” “Must,” or “Have To”

Our hearts want to communicate something that we think is important. In our exploration of the non-Jewish person’s relationship to the Torah, we have scrupulously avoided the use of “must,” “should,” and “have to,” as these ideas are completely inappropriate to the issues at hand.

The use of such words tends to open the door wide to the possibility of legalism taking over. By “legalism,” we mean the belief that adherence to the Torah is a requirement for obtaining, and/or maintaining, one’s justification before God. 

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Israel Study Expeditions
 
The 7-10 day Wilderness Israel Study Expedition [WISE] is designed for anyone who is seeking personal freedom to live in new dimensions of intimacy with God. Come to the silence of the Wilderness where we learn to hear God’s voice, to hike among the historical sites, and swim in the desert springs where God is our teacher.

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