Legend says that when God spoke the Torah at Mount Sinai, He spoke it in the seventy languages of mankind so that all humanity might hear and understand the summons. The Bible says that when He gave the Spirit at Pentecost, the Gospel was given utterance in all languages.
In Judaism, Gabriel is known as the angel of severity, but why should Zechariah be punished? Ironically, by striking Zechariah mute and deaf, the angel did give the old priest a miraculous sign, a token of verification. When Zechariah found he could no longer speak nor hear, he knew the angel's word was true.
Where Disciples Learn
This coming year Torah Clubs are studying the Gospels from a Messianic Jewish perspective. Club members will encounter Yeshua of Nazareth in his Jewish context. Discover the historical and cultural backdrops of the gospels and be amazed as the teachings of Yeshua snap into focus and clarity. Find and join a Torah Club near you!
Read and Listen to Torah Portions
Choose a Torah Portion below. Read the Scriptures, listen to the audio readings, and learn through short commentaries.
The Torah Portions site follows the passages of Scripture that are read aloud in Jewish synagogues every week. Genesis through Deuteronomy is broken into 54 portions containing a few chapters each. The names of the weekly portions are derived from a Hebrew word in the first sentence of the portion.
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- Genesis – Deuteronomy
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