Tu Bishvat, the New Year for Trees, is a beautiful time to herald new life after a long and dormant winter. In the seventeenth century, a new custom arose to celebrate Tu Bishvat with a seder, a ceremonial meal inspired by Passover.
Bloom, Vine of David's new Tu Bishvat Haggadah, is inspired by the story of the early pioneers of the modern State of Israel. This seder reflects upon the dreams of a Jewish national homeland in the Promised Land throughout the centuries and its culmination with Zionism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Bloom is simple and not deeply mystical. It focuses the modern return of the Jewish people to their land as a part of the broader plan of world redemption.
The biblical education of Jewish children begins with Leviticus, a book largely about the sacrificial system. The animal sacrifices, however, are especially repugnant to modern Christians who see them as a temporary provision until Messiah's final atonement for sin. By studying the sacrifices we gain insight into God's instructions for approaching him in worship, and a better understanding of Yeshua's work on our behalf.
Is the mitzvah of binding the commandments to hand and head to be understood literally? Should believers wear tefillin? Did Yeshua wear them? Learn about the history and symbolism of the sacred commandment of tefillin. Janicki examines the Master's perspective on the subject and looks into the origin of the practice. An eye-opening, in-depth introduction to one of the most sacred rituals in Judaism and a thorough study of the subject from a Messianic perspective.
The Torah commands us to sanctify God's Name, but our English versions of the Bible go so far as to conceal his Name. Cut through the condemnation, misinformation, and superstition regarding the Sacred Name. Understand the historical, linguistic, and theological implications of keeping God's Name holy. Hallowed Be Your Name is an insightful and gracious look into one of the most vexing arguments in the Messianic Jewish movement.
The re-establishment of the land of Israel is a continuing miracle in our days that causes us to think about God’s faithfulness to his covenant. As a result, we can thank the Lord through celebrating Tu Bishvat with all Israel.
Perhaps you have never heard of Tu Bishvat, and have no idea about how to celebrate it. That’s okay! First Fruits of Zion has a great resource for you. In "PLANT" you will learn all about the holiday of Tu Bishvat.
Rededication, Miracles, Enlightenment, Celebration! That is what Hanukkah is about. This First Fruits of Zion anthology takes believers, step-by-step, through the traditional celebration of Hanukkah while revealing messianic meanings in the ancient festival found in the prophecies of Daniel. You will discover how the celebration of Hanukkah is relevant for every believer.
The Concealed Light is an inspiring book that introduces the reader into the rich background and meaning behind the names of the Messiah. In the Bible and other Jewish sources, the Mashiach is deliberately assigned various eye-opening and specific names. Each of these assignations offers deep insights into the attributes and expected roles of the person of Messiah—far beyond the watered-down concept of the Messiah that modern culture offers us.
Most believers have been taught an obligation to give a tenth of their income to their home church, but is this really what the Bible requires? First Fruits of Zion teacher Toby Janicki attempts to answer this question and more as he takes you on a fascinating biblical and historical study of the obligation of tithing. What does the LORD require of you?
Does the New Covenant really replace the Old Covenant? Christian replacement theology is solidly based on a misunderstanding of the meaning of the new covenant. The church teaches that the new covenant cancels the Torah and God’s covenant with the Jewish people.
In Elementary Principles, D. Thomas Lancaster takes readers back to first-century Messianic Judaism to explore what he calls “an apostolic catechism,” the foundational basics of discipleship to Jesus of Nazareth. Think you know it all already? Get ready to rethink your religion. This book of “basics” challenges common Christian assumptions while laying out clear, biblical definitions for all followers of Jesus.
The Tent of David is our lost vision. It is the apostles’ dream of a unified expression of faith in which Jew and Gentile worship the God of Abraham together and serve him in the redemption of the world.
Historians, scholars, and theologians agree that first-century Christianity was a sect of Judaism, but where does that information place first-century Gentile Christians? What did it mean to be a Gentile who practiced Judaism in the days of the apostles?
Christian anti-Semitism built the road that led to Auschwitz. In the Holocaust, two thousand years of anti-Jewish replacement theology culminated in genocide. European Christianity sat as if bewitched in the cold darkness of indifference just outside a fiery circle of doom while the ovens roared and the smoke of six million innocent Jewish lives filled the skies over Europe. This book is about remembering what happened in the past, understanding how we contributed to the nightmare, and learning from those mistakes to change the future.
A Messianic Jewish Perspective on Kashrut. Revealing the Biblical Sources of Dietary Laws in Judaism
There is much more to the Bible’s food laws than saying, "Hold the bacon." Learn what the Bible, ancient Rabbis, and the Apostles teach about eating. Did Jesus put ham, shrimp, and snails back on the table? See how a Messianic Jewish perspective provides important cultural context and uncovers the true meaning of New Testament passages about eating. Find out what it really means to eat biblically.
Twelve Gates examines the Ephraimite/Two-House theology to help solve the identity crisis that exists in the Hebrew Roots Movement.
Bible readers generally understand Galatians as Paul’s dissertation against the Torah and against Judaism. More than any other book of the New Testament, Galatians defines the line between Messianic Judaism and greater Christianity.
In an easy-to read, narrative style, Torah Club author D. Thomas Lancaster, takes his readers from one end of the epistle to the other, challenging conventional interpretations and offering new insights to reveal the Jewish Paul.
Unlike the type of advice you might find in most marriage books, Adam Loves Eve goes straight for the medicine by bringing the Messiah’s kingdom message into your marriage. This book, for men-only, will not only change your marriage, it will change your life.
Restoration presents a riveting case for a return to historic biblical faith, and is a compelling tool that presents the beauty of Torah life to friends and family. In easy-to-understand terms, D. Thomas Lancaster demonstrates that Torah is indeed for Christians. This book is gracious, compelling and balanced! The 10th anniversary edition contains three new chapters!
In her devotional commentary, Keren Hannah Pryor gives you a taste of the sweetness of God’s Word and the inspired instruction of his Torah. She gleans from the wisdom of Jewish sages and commentators as well as Christian insights into the Tanach (Old Testament), and conveys them in a gentle but profound manner that will inspire and inform every student of Scripture.
We see depictions of him in movies, paintings, and stained-glass windows. We hear about him from the pulpit and the stage. We read about him in the Gospels. As his disciples, we follow him; we revere him; we glorify him. But how well do we really know him?
Yeshua Matters is the story of a pastor who discovers that Jesus Christ was not just a Jewish person, but a practicing Jew, a teacher of Judaism—a rabbi, known during his earthly ministry as Rabbi Yeshua of Nazareth.
Christian theology of Israel has changed more in the past hundred years than at any other time in the past eighteen hundred. The rise of dispensationalism, the establishment of the State of Israel, and the renewal of Jewish-Christian dialogue in the post-Holocaust era have all informed a modern movement of Christians who are supportive of the Jewish people and the Jewish state.
In Israel Matters, the author of Yeshua Matters takes a theology centered on Rabbi Yeshua of Nazareth one step further. Once we realize we are following a practitioner of Judaism, the King of Israel, and the promised Savior of the Jewish people, what happens to our theology of Israel?
Werner Oder, the son of an Austrian Nazi war criminal, was raised on anti-Semitism and hatred for Jews. He was lost in spiritual darkness and plagued by demons from his childhood. Escape from Nazi Demons tells the story of his terrifying battle with the other side and his redemptive escape from demonic powers.
The new Mezuzah booklet helps us discover the scriptural basis for the tradition of the mezuzah and its history from the time of Moses to the present day. Study the mezuzah's symbolism and how it reveals the work of Messiah in our everyday lives.
This audio CD contains a cappella table songs to accompany the Meal of Messiah, sung by Troy Mitchell. These Messianic zemirot come from both ancient and modern Jewish and Christian tradition.
The Vine of David Haggadah is a translation of the traditional Haggadah, containing the complete traditional seder in both English and Hebrew. This Haggadah sets a new standard for Messianic Haggadot, both in terms of production quality, content and presentation.
It balances the best of both traditional and messianic worlds by respecting the customs and history of Israel, taking seriously the explicit commandment in the Torah to teach our children about the redemption from Egypt and the commandment of the Master to keep the festival in remembrance of him.
As an introduction to HaYesod, or to assist you in sharing what you are learning in the HaYesod program with others, and to help solidify each lesson, we have created a summary that captures the heart of every lesson.
Meal of Messiah is a resource like the Passover Haggadah. On the final day of Passover, which commemorates the crossing of the Red Sea, there is a custom to end the season of redemption with an additional, less formal seder. Called Se'udat Mashiach (Meal of Messiah), this event focuses on the ultimate redemption and the messianic banquet that will take place in the future.
Christian theology teaches that Jesus' death and resurrection cancelled the Levitical sacrifices, but this assumption raises some serious problems. In four engaging lectures, Torah Club author D. Thomas Lancaster takes us into Leviticus, Hebrews, and the Messianic Age to come to reconcile the contradictions between old and new. Surprising, paradigm-shifting answers to difficult questions
A crash course in extra-biblical literature that will help you make sense of the various sources surrounding the sacred text, like the Talmud, Mishnah, and Jewish sages throughout the centuries.
Read by the author, Restoration presents a riveting case for a return to historic biblical faith, and is a compelling tool that presents the beauty of Torah life to friends and family. In easy-to-understand terms, D. Thomas Lancaster demonstrates that Torah is indeed for Christians. This book is gracious, compelling and balanced!
Offers a balanced approach to the difficult questions raised by Judaism—specifically questions about the identity of Yeshua and His divine nature. We explore some of the incredible claims Yeshua made about Himself and challenges us to examine our own allegiances.
In the Lessons from the Land video series, Daniel and Steven Lancaster join together to give you a glimpse into the holy land of Israel. Archaeology, geography, geology, along with the language and cultural history of the Land and the People of Israel make the words of the Torah, the Psalms, and the Prophets—the Scriptures of Israel—come alive. Get ready to experience a small sample of being on a First Fruits of Zion teaching tour of Israel and learn many valuable truths and biblical lessons along the way.
A rabbi blows the shofar over the landscape on Rosh Hashanah. Created from the original acrylic-on-paper painting by Andrew Paquette, this beautiful lithograph is printed on high-quality cover stock, ready for framing.
This beautiful print was created from the original acrylic-on-paper painting of Andrew Paquette, used on the cover of the First Fruits book King of the Jews. This lithograph is printed on quality cover stock, ready for framing.
Where do the Apostolic Writings come from? Do they really present an accurate portrayal of the Messiah? Toby Janicki tackles some of the major issues surrounding the reliability and credibility of the Apostolic Writings and the testimony of the Messiah presented therein.
In these seminar sessions, Boaz Michael and D. Thomas Lancaster discuss the process that leads messianic believers to question the Gospel and ultimately deny Messiah through a conversion to mainstream Judaism. Solid material with solid answers to difficult questions. Not for the theologically weak of heart!
This prayer booklet, We Thank You, is a tool to assist us in blessing the LORD before and after meals, offering a simple and innovative liturgy for disciples of Yeshua by weaving the ancient meal blessings of Judaism called the Birkat Hamazon together with recently discovered prayers of the early believers.
This Audio Companion for We Thank You makes the traditional table melodies available for both Hebrew and English readers and will cause your table to come alive with the joy of gratitude.
A 20-page activity booklet for children, introducing mealtime prayers. Includes activities, coloring, plus stories and fun for the whole family!
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