Torah Tools

Recognizing Torah (the first 5 books of the Bible) as foundational to faith in Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus), we seek to exercise kindness and faithfulness in the study of Torah, the rest of the Tanakh (Old Testament), and the B'rit Chadashah (New Testament). Use these resources to enhance your own study or that of you group. Enjoy!

FLAME Reading List:
2016-2017 Reading List 10/29/16 - 10/13/17
NEW! 2017-2018 Reading List 10/14/17 - 10/2/18
Print your own copy (or copies) of the Torah cycle courtesy of FLAME. You will need Acrobat Reader or other pdf viewer to access the contents of this file.

Clickable Reading Cycle with TLV (Tree of Life Version) in parallel with Hebrew and Greek. Study the Torah, Haftarah, and B'rit Chadashah (uses readings suggested by the FLAME reading list(s) above).

Rest of Scripure ( Nevi'im, Kethuvim, and B'rit Chadashah) - page is under construction

Hebrew / Gregorian Date Converter

Online Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor Use this link to determine the Torah portion when you were born. Then hear it chanted in Hebrew as you read along. The site also provides a parallel translation in English for easy learning.

Drashot Listen to a Friday night study

Give Ear! Learn Ha'azinu, "The Song of Moses"
Deuteronomy 32
Why learn the song?
Deuteronomy 31:19-22, 32:46-47 (Tree of Life Version, TLV) '“Now, write this song for yourselves, and teach it to Bnei-Yisrael—put it in their mouth, so that this song may be a witness for Me against Bnei-Yisrael.'... 'That day Moses wrote this song and taught it to Bnei-Yisrael.'... 'he said to them, “Put in your hearts all the words that I call as witness against you today—that you may command your children to keep and do all the words of this Torah. For it is not an empty thing for you, because it is your life!'...'”'
Lots of resources for learning the song in English and / or Hebrew follow.
Ha'azinu Quick Sheets
Click above to open and print an interlinear version of Ha'azinu for yourself.

Printout courtesy of FLAME Foundation. You will need Acrobat Reader to access the content of this .pdf file.
Click on the links below for the individual subportions to see them as laid out in a Torah scroll (i.e. graphically, and without vowel pointers) . Click on the sublinks to hear things sung. Numbered sublinks are for indivividual verses and also link to biblehub.com, providing another Hebrew / English interlinear translation with links to Strong's concordance numbers and related words - good for a start at picking up Hebrew vocabulary, though interlinear is not quite word for word - still, a fine, fine resource.
Rishon Sheni Shlishi Rvi'i Chamishi Shishi Shvi'i
Use this link to another interlinear version ("Scripture 4 All" site), and navigate to Deuteronomy 32 (nice for further parsing the Hebrew - puts more of a magnifying glass on Hebrew root words and parts of speech, though not necessarily more readable / understandable in its particular English translation - it seems really good though.)
Finally, this direct link to 'our' clickable reading cycle's version's of Deuteronomy 32 (TLV side by side with West Leningrad Codex)shows the Hebrew, not with the same graphical layout as in a Torah scroll, and adds vowel pointers. You can highlight any Hebrew word and 'Google' it (right click and search with Google, if your browser allows, or copy and paste it manually into Google.com's search box), and at this time, Google typically pulls up a biblehub.com site page for the Hebrew root word in its first few pages of results. Pretty neat, Google! For some reason Google only does this when searching with the Hebrew text with vowel pointers.

Learn to chant the Shema and V'ahav'ta (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
Track 1 is the Sh'ma. Then you get Dt. 6:5 in track 2, 6:6 in 3, etc. thru 6:9 in track 6. Track 7 is English for the entire v'ahavta (6:5-9, no Sh'ma), and track 8 is the Hebrew.

In practice, we made some minor refinements to how we sing these verses, but you'll be fine with the tracks posted as is. The changes occur in the Hebrew word "v'dibarta" and in English we changed "and they shall be the words these" to "and shall be the words these" deleting "they."

Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track 6 Track 7 Track 8

Passover: The Four Questions

Independent Study
Look up a particular scripture reference, or search for a verse(s) containing a particular word or words. *

*Search capabilities courtesy of the Bible Gateway. For more advanced search capabilities, visit their advanced search capabilities page.

2 letter lookup: Easily find those words in ancient lexicons!

Hebrew Interlinear Bible

Genealogy of Genesis, and beyond: NOTE: THIS PAGE REQUIRES Internet Explorer - old version, pre-IE11, but not sure of exact version - or other compatible browser to view properly (Mozilla Firefox incompatible or may need plug-in / Java update as of November, 2008). After clicking on link, zoom in using the 'Pan and Zoom' control on left. Then use the scroll bars in the main window in the main window or manually grab and slide the small red rectangle in the 'Pan and Zoom' control to position the portion of the drawing you wish to see in the main window. Looking for someone in particular (Arpachshad?). Enter his or her name in the search box to find. Once located, press and hold control while you click on his or her box. Pertinent information will display. Click on box itself, without pressing control, to find related scripture verse.