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Simchat Torah, Rejoicing with the Torah
It's a new year and that means a new reading cycle for the Torah and the Messianic Writings (New Testament). If you're interested in getting your hands on the new schedule (so you can look ahead or have it in case I miss a week) you can find it here. Genesis 1-6:8 and Matthew 1-3 are the readings for this week. This is a great way to become more familiar with the foundations of the Bible, the Torah and the teachings of our Messiah, the Living Torah. This specific schedule has two very important functions: one, every week there is a specific reading that observant Jews read for Shabbat (this tradition goes back to the time of Yeshua; See Luke 4:16-22); and two, the Messianic Writings are included in this cycle so every week you are reading from one of the four Gospels. We highly recommend engaging in this practice; since Yeshua is the Living Torah what better way to know Him then through the original Torah and His own life story?