Please enjoy our enlightening Topical studies below!

Three weeks of mourning

Three Week Annual Mourning Period

There are Three Weeks that are an annual mourning period that falls out in the summer. The Three Weeks or Bein ha-Metzarim (Hebrew: בין המצרים, “Between the Straits”) (cf “dire straits”) is a period of mourning commemorating the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples.  This is when we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and our launch into a still-ongoing exile. The period…

tzitzit

The Importance and Beauty of Tzitzit

– by Isaac Heckman This week’s torah portion of Shelach L’kha introduces a very practical commandment still applicable for us still today! In this week’s Torah parashah, after seeing that God’s people were having difficulty remembering and guarding God’s commandments, and thereby losing their intended blessing, we see an introduction to the principle of wearing a…

Are you led by the Spirit?

A common quote from the new testament among believers is Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua.”  This is usually stated to encourage us in our failures, but the sentence does not end there. It goes on to say “who do not walk according to the…

the process of persecution

The Process of Persecution

We have often seen and discussed the persecution of Christians and Jews throughout history… but did we ever think we would see the day when we would see persecution from professed followers of the Messiah? Unfortunately many in the Christian world have fear as to the growing interest in the Hebrew roots of the Christian…