The rabbis anticipate a future time of testing and tribulation just before the advent of the Messiah. Rabbi Yochanon said, "In the generation of the coming of the Son of David, disciples of the sages will be few in number, and as for the others, they will see sorrow and grief."
The Torah warns us “not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot” (Numbers 15:39). Gazing on others with lust constitutes “following after your eyes.” Harboring immoral thoughts in the imagination constitutes “following after your own heart.” This is the adultery of the heart which Yeshua warned His disciples to avoid.
Where Disciples Learn
Join a Torah Club this year and take a walk with the Master on the Emmaus Road where, "Beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, he explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures" (Luke 24:27). This coming year, Torah Club groups study Shadows of the Messiah.
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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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