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!

Weekly Torah Portion and Holiday Readings

Read the Torah in a year by studying the weekly Torah portion with associated Haftarah and B'rit Chadashah (New Testament) readings. Lists also include holiday readings. Lists provided courtesy of FLAME Foundation. Print your own copy (or copies).*

2016-2017* (10/29/16 - 10/13/17)

2017-2018* (10/14/17 - 10/2/18)

*You will need Acrobat Reader or other pdf viewer to access the contents of these files.

Clickable version (based on the FLAME Foundation reading lists above; read the selected readings in the TLV (Tree of Life Version) in parallel with the associated Hebrew or Greek)

Bar / Bat Mitzvah Preparation

Use this Online Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor 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.

Learn Deuteronomy 32: Ha'azinu, Give Ear! The Song from G-d for His people, Israel

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-Yisraelóput 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 todayóthat 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!'...'"Ě'
Lots of resources for learning the song in English and / or Hebrew follow.

Song Printout*

Print a copy for yourself or copies for your group. Printout courtesy of FLAME Foundation.
*You will need Acrobat Reader to access the content of this .pdf file.

Song Audio

Click on the links below for the individual subportions to see them in a layout which is similar to that of a Torah scroll (i.e. graphically, and without vowel pointers) . Click on the sublinks to hear things sung. Numbered sublinks are for individual 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 this interlinear version is not quite word for word, it is still, a fine, fine resource.

Rishon Sheni Shlishi Rvi'i Chamishi Shishi Shvi'i

Further understanding the Song's Hebrew

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.

Genealogy of Genesis, and beyond*

*After clicking on the above link, scroll around until you find graphic elements. For example, to find Adam and Eve we recommend centering the bottom scroll bar AND setting side scroll bar about a third of the way from the top). Then scroll around to see the complete family tree. Click on graphic elements to find related Bible verses.

If you are looking for someone in particular (e.g. Arpachshad). Search as you would on any other web page; you may need to zoom out to see where the item is highlighted.

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

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Nevi'im (Prophets), Kethuvim (Writings), and B'rit Chadashah (New Covenant)

TLV (Tree of Life Version) in parallel with the associated Hebrew or Greek)

Drashot Listen to a Friday night study

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 / Gregorian Date Converter

Another Hebrew Interlinear Bible (on scripture4all.org web site; nice for helping to understand Hebrew parts of speech)