Resources and Links
Links to free online teachings, digital resources, & websites may be found below…
Find the Truth
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:
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 Seder Workshop – Greg Hershberg teaches on the Passover Seder meal.
- Download Scripture References for the Passover Seder Workshop
- Download a Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI) Messianic Passover Haggadah – Used by permission of JVMI
- Purchase JVMI’s Messianic Passover Haggadah
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
While there is no substitute for having a working knowledge of the Hebrew and Greek languages, for many people this is simply not practical, nor “do-able”, so they must rely on lexicons and concordances as resources to inform and assist in understanding the meaning of words from the original biblical texts.
Below are instructions on how to find the Old Testament Hebrew/ New Testament Greek original word, transliteration, phonetic spelling with pronunciation, and basic definitions, etc.
- Go to The Blue Letter Bible.org
- In the search box, type the Book/Verse you want to find.
- Under Translation, select the Bible Translation you want to use.
- Click the SEARCH Button (the magnifying glass icon) The scripture will come up.
- To the left of the scripture reference will be a small icon labeled “tools”. Click on the Tools Icon.
- A modal window(a box)will appear below the scripture verse. There will be a series of tabs across 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 the right 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 pronunciation of the word/or name. Click on the small “x” in the top right of the modal window to Close.
- 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.
- There is also a fairly good online Lexicon on The Blue Letter Bible.org which will give further insight into the meaning of words and phrases.
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.
Messianic Reading Plan for 5780 (2019/20)
The Hebrew for Christians website has a wealth of information and resources for each Torah Portion, and for the Gospel readings too. CLICK HERE to go to the page listing each Portion. John Parsons, of Hebrew for Christians, also has a FaceBook page that is interactive, informative, and updated regularly.
Also, The First Fruits of Zion (FFOZ) has provided a Bible reading plan with weekly Torah parshas.
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.