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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. 

 

Simply More Literal: Zechariah 10, is now available. All past issues are available. 

 
 
 
 

 

Simply More Literal

TRI is very pleased to bring you the study resource, “Simply More Literal,” a translation and notes on Torah texts in a manner that is consistent with the “p'shat” meaning of the text. “P'shat” is the Hebrew word for the literal, plain, historical sense of a verse. We provide grammatically legitimate alternative readings to traditional translations that are consistent with knowing ourselves as new creations in the Holy One of Israel.

 
 
 
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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.

 

Dear Students of God’s Word,

If you see any printed material circulating that you do not find available on one of our web sites, it is unofficial. If the printed material has been translated from English to another language, whoever did that translation of our teaching, did not do this together with us and we did not check the translation to see if it is what we teach or not. Please be advised. And if you see such a work circulating, please contact us at:
torahresourcesinternational@gmail.com to let us know about it. Thank you.

 

 

 


 
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 – Ekev  עקב

What Does God Ask of You?

Have you ever heard a loving parent sharing his concerns with the child about the child’s welfare? The parent does not speak with a loud voice. Nor does he use harsh words. Instead, you can almost sense the tears in the parent’s eyes as he pleads with the child, exhorting him to follow in the parent’s ways. You know that the child is listening, or at least giving the appearance of paying attention. However, more than anything else, you can sense, hear, and see the parent’s compassion and graciousness.

Somehow, it just seems to ooze out of his words and expressions toward the child. In the end, you are confident that if the child follows the parent’s teaching and pleas, life will be happy and productive for him. If he doesn’t, you are afraid that the warnings the parent gives will, in fact, somehow come to pass and the child will once again be in the presence of the parent, only this time the tears will be in his regretful eyes, as well as in those of the sensitive parent.

This is essentially the scenario before us in Parashat Ekev.  The “parent” is the Lord God of Israel. The “child” is Israel. The pleas are those regarding life for Israel in the Land and their relationship to Torah.

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From the Haftarah

God’s Assurance Through the Redeemer

Isaiah’s prophecies are often structured as a mixture of rebuke and assurance. Our haftarah this week is one of the assurance passages. It comes in a context of what is often referred to as the “Song of the Servant” — an extended section of Isaiah (chapters 40–53) that develops the themes of the Servant of the Lord, climaxing with chapter 53 and the Servant’s atoning sacrifice.

This haftarah also provides some information about the Servant. When it does, it is couched in a context where God is pouring out His words of comfort and assurance to those He had to discipline.

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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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