A friend of ours has lent us her copy of Torah Club for the year, so I wanted to take some time and write about it today.
Torah Club is produced by FFOZ, First Fruits of Zion, ministries.
For thousands of years, the Jews have been reading through the Torah each year and it is divided into portions to be read each week. These are called Torah Portions. These are also read weekly on the Sabbath in each Synagogue and are the readings that Yeshua stood up and read from on the Sabbath. This is also how Moses was taught weekly on the Sabbath, which Paul and those in mentioned in Acts referred to when they said the Gentile believers would begin with the 4 Laws and be taught the rest of Moses every Sabbath. They had both modeled and taught them to meet together on the Sabbath and follow the Torah, or instructions on how to be set apart. The book of Acts makes it very clear that the Gentiles were meeting on Sabbath.
So, what is Torah Club? It is each of the Torah Portions expounded on in audio format as well as written format. There are 5 years worth of teachings from the Torah Portions. The year we are listening to is the foundational one and we have found it to be very helpful and informative. There is a section on learning Hebrew, a section on the passage itself, they refer to the Prophetic reading as well as the Apostolic reading for the week.
What an exciting way to read through Scripture, knowing that many around the world are reading the very same thing and our Savior did during His time on earth.
In Hebrew homes, education was centered around the Torah. I mentioned in an earlier post that we get together with other believers on the Sabbath and our most recent study was “In the Dust of the Rabbi” by Ray VanderLaan. Ray reminded us of this fact in the final lesson of the series. The Torah was what they used to do all of their teaching, so the children were well-taught as far as what was expected of them as followers of YHWH.