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The links presented on this page are for your convenience in researching the roots of your Hebraic Faith.

The links are a compilation of research sites/tools/resources. A link is not an endorsement in part or in whole of any material contained in these sites. It is our desire to have you led by Ruach HaKodesh (The Holy Spirit ) in your studies and for you to be a good Berean in the pursuit of the pure, undefiled Word of Almighty Elohim.

This is not a congregational directory. Please see the Messianic Directories and Messianic Israel sections for links to some folks who have put together helpful directories.

Directory of Topics:

Click on the text below to go directly to the links for that topic or scroll down the page to view all the links.

Links Arranged by Topic:

Ancient Manuscripts/Writings, Torah, Tanakh, Talmud, Midrash:

Astronomy & New Moon Information:
  • www.karaite-korner.org
    Karaite Jews’ new moon reports from Jerusalem.
    Isaiah 2:3 & Micah 4:2 say: And many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of YHVH, To the house of the Elohim of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths.” For the Torah will go forth from Tzion And the word of YHVH from Jerusalem.

  • www.geocities.com/royh_il/
    Israeli New Moon Society—“presents the subject from the point of view of Rabbinical Orthodox Judaism.”

  • www.atlbible.org/astronomy.htm (Bob Wadsworth)
    Biblical astronomy

  • http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data
    U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department. Complete tables for sun and moon rise/set and phases of the moon from anywhere in the world.

  • http://websurf.nao.rl.ac.uk/surfbin/first.cgi
    Her Magesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (British). Click the “I accept” button at the bottom of this page. Then go to Moon_Viz: First visibility of the new crescent Moon.

  • http://www.saao.ac.za/
    The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO).

  • http://moonsighting.com
    Warning: This site was developed for a religion that uses the sighting of the crescent new moon but it is not for us to explore. This takes you directly to a page that has information on the potential new moon sighting for the beginning of each month as well as software to assist you.

Biblical Archeology & History
  • http://www.bib-arch.org/
    Biblical Archaeology Society. Publishers of Biblical Archaeology Review, Bible Review, and Archaeology Odyssey Magazines

  • www.bibarch.com
    “You can use the resources of this website to enhance your awareness of the archaeology of the Bible lands. Learn how archaeological research illuminates the biblical text and broaden your understanding of the biblical world and its peoples.” Very extensive links section for archeology-related info. Christian.

  • www.archpark.org.il
    Jerusalem Archeological Park.

  • www.BiblePlaces.com
    “BiblePlaces.com features photographs and descriptions of sites in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and Greece with an emphasis on biblical archaeology, geography and history.”

  • ChristianAnswers.Net
    “Archaeology and the Bible - Provides abundant archaeological evidence in support of the Bible, with frequent updates. A team of Bible-believing Christian experts answers your questions about archaeology and biblical history, free of liberal bias.” Christian.
    Wyatt archeological research. “The official source of all information concerning the discoveries of Ron Wyatt.”

  • http://www.templemount.org/
    Presentation of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and evidence for possible locations of the 1st and 2nd Temples. Comprehensive list of links on the history of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

  • www.templemountfaithful.org
    Temple Mount Faithful (The rebuilding of the 3rd temple)

  • www.reachingcommonground.com
    Select “History” to go to a flash “tour” of Israel’s history from Abraham with pictures of archeological evidence that support Biblical narratives.

  • thekotel.org
    View a live cam on the western wall and the plaza. Site includes information on the Western Wall tunnels, including a virtual tour and timeline, animation on how the Western Wall was built, and facts and figures about the Western Wall.

  • www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org
    A Division of The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise. Many archeological links, historical maps, etc.

  • www.spielbergfilmarchive.org.il
    “The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive holds over 10,000 titles on film and video, constituting one of the largest collections of Jewish documentary film footage in the world. The vaults contain material shot in Israel before and after the establishment of the State in 1948, motion picture records of many Jewish communities in the Diaspora and two special collections relating to the Holocaust.” “The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive began to make its films accessible online in 2002. Over 300 films are curently available for viewing in full for free. It is the Archive's hope that this pioneering effort will be of benefit to all users, whether for purposes of study, research or production.”

Educational and Resource Material:
  • Hebrew Language
    • BST Hebrew Font
      To download this free font for Macintosh or Windows, follow the easy directions at this site.

    • www.ekspublishing.com (EKS Publishing)
      “EKS Publishing Company specializes in books and auxiliary learning aids for mastering Classical Hebrew. [They] offer self-study courses and classroom materials for students of all ages. Whether your goal is to learn the alphabet, translate the Hebrew Bible, or simply follow along at services, EKS has the tools to meet your needs.”

    • www.hebrewworld.com (Dr. Danny Ben Gigi)
      Hebrew language materials

    • www.hebrewlessons.net
      On-line Hebrew Lessons with Dina Orit in Israel via PalTalk

    • www.hebrew4christians.com
      Free Hebrew classes from Zola Levitt Ministries with a Messianic perspective. “Here you’ll find basic information about the Hebrew alphabet, vowels, and Biblical Hebrew grammar so that you can better understand the Scriptures from a Hebraic point of view. In addition to learning Biblical Hebrew grammar, this site provides information about common Hebrew blessings and Jewish prayers, the Hebrew Scriptures (Tanakh), the Jewish holidays, and various meditations from a Messianic point of view. The Hebrew Names of God, as well as an online glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms is also provided.”

    • www.hebrew-verbs.co.il
      Learn Hebrew Verbs is a free, on-line, educational resource containing 300 Hebrew verbs conjugated in all tenses (past, present, future, imperative). From the site menu, select a verb then select the desired tense or all tenses; gender or both genders; singular and/or plural. The Hebrew verb will be shown with vowels in graphics form. See also the related website: My Hebrew Dictionary.

    • www.wildbranch.org
      Brad Scott’s teachings on-line. “The WildBranch focus is to restore the ways of our Creator to His people by teaching the Old and New Testaments from the language and culture of the people who penned them.”

    • www.ancient-hebrew.org
      Teaching the Ancient Hebrew Language of the Bible Through the Study of the Ancient Hebrew Alphabet, Culture and Thought. This site includes a nice chart of the Paleo Hebrew Aleph-Bet and its meanings.

  • General (Adults or families)
    • www.messianichome.org (Messianic Home Magazine)
      A great resource with lots of articles for the Messianic family written by homeschooling Messianic fellowship leaders.

    • www.artscroll.com (Artscroll Books from Mesorah Publications)
      Source for quality Jewish reference books and literature from an Orthodox perspective. Publisher of the Stone Edition Chumash as well as Tanach, Tikkun, and many more.

    • www.behrmanhouse.com (Behrman House Publishers and Booksellers)
      “The leading publisher of educational materials for Jewish religious schools in North America, and creators of fine books about Judaism and Jewish life for the reading public”.

    • www.messianicjewish.net (Lederer/Messianic Jewish Communications)
      “the largest distributor of Messianic Jewish books, CDs, and gifts”

    • www.BegedIvri.com
      Beged Ivri. Hebrew clothing, half shekel, and tzitzit with techelet (required blue thread) from Israel plus tying instructions. Jewish.

Encyclopedias and Reference Books On-Line:
  • www.jewishencyclopedia.com
    This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.

  • www.1911encyclopedia.org
    The best encyclopedia ever written was published over 90 years ago! And now you can find it right here on the web. This 1911 encyclopedia is filled with historical information that is still relevant today. It fills 29 volumes and contains over 44 million words. The articles are written by more than 1500 authors within their various fields of expertise. As a research tool, this 1911 encyclopedia edition is unparalleled—even today.

  • www.newadvent.org/cathen/
    The Catholic Encyclopedia. 1908 preface. More than 11,000 articles on Catholic topics. The Catholic Encyclopedia, as it's name implies, proposes to give it's readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.

  • www.ccel.org/s/schaff/encyc/encyc13/htm/TOC.htm
    The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, by George William Gilmore, M.A. Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan 1954.

  • www.ot-studies.com/Documents/resources.htm
    An assortment of various encyclopedias on both secular and religious subjects.

  • philologos.org/online.htm
    Religious Online Books including those by Alfred Edersheim, Alexander Hislop, John Lightfoot, and more. Please note the statements on this website that some books have been edited or have differences than their paper editions.

Local Resources (Portland, Oregon):
  • Everything Jewish Gift Shop
    Gift store. Everything Jewish, 6684 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon 97219 Phone: 503.246.5437

  • Mittleman Jewish Community Center
    With renovated athletic facilities, new programs for all ages, and our commitment to sterling service, the MJCC is the place for YOU! Take a dip in our warm water therapy pool or 25 yard pool, shoot hoops with your pals in the refurbished gymnasium, or get a massage from one of our trained professionals. This is your community center. Take advantage of all we have to offer. Open seven days a week, the MJCC is a vital institution for Jewish culture and identification, proud to offer its programs and services to everyone. For more than 80 years, the MJCC has offered educational, social, cultural and recreational programs. Whatever you choose, live life to the fullest here at your MJCC. Proudly serving people of all faiths and backgrounds for nearly 100 years!”

  • Cafe at the J
    Located inside the MJCC. “Cafe at the J is Kosher and offers sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza, falafel, pasta, bagels, matzo ball soup and more! Surf the net while you enjoy the new cafe. We offer free wireless Internet access. Ask the front desk for a guest account user ID.”

  • Trader Joes
    Carries a nice selection of kosher certified foods and meats (partial list) with many locations around the Portland area. They carry kosher turkeys at Thanksgiving time. Healthy and organic food options at a great price! A favorite choice!

  • Northwest Kosher Community Co-op
    Your community kosher food buying service offering the public wholesale pricing on a very wide selection of kosher foods, particularly meat and cheese. Now in their seventh year of operation, Northwest Kosher was organized to offer kosher consumers a lower cost alternative to retail prices.

  • Albertsons (Shattuck Road Store)
    (Map) Phone: 503-246-1713, 5415 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland, OR 97221 (x-street = Shattuck Road). This store has expanded kosher offerings, including kosher meats, a kosher bakery, and kosher deli under rabbinic supervision. Their kosher wine selection is very good, especially around Pesach when they offer a huge Matzah selection as well. Here is an interesting article highlighting the kosher sections at Albertsons.

  • New Seasons Market
    Offering organic and healthy kosher alternatives. They have a small traditional kosher section, but many healthy, organic, wheat or gluten-free kosher offerings are mixed in throughout their shelves, including some kosher wines. Vegetarian health supplements can be purchased here as well as Knudsen Sparkling Kosher Grape Juice. Kosher turkeys are available through pre-order at Thanksgiving time.

  • Wild Oats Natural Marketplace
    Offering organic and healthy kosher alternatives throughout their shelves, including vegetarian health supplements. Similar to New Seasons Market. Wild Oats has been bought out by Whole Foods and there are only a few stores left open in the area as they transition over to Whole Foods and combine some of the best of both stores.

  • Bayla’s Patisserie
    Exquisite celebration and dessert cakes. Fine desserts and specialty cookies. Delicious breads and challah. All baked goods certified lactose free and certified kosher parve. Selected gluten free items and selected egg free items available. 2821 SW Carolina St., Portland, Oregon 97239, phone: (503) 246-0107.

News from Israel:
  • www.israelnationalnews.com
    Arutz 7 Israeli Newspaper. Sign up for free daily e-newsletter in English. Jewish.

  • www.jpost.com
    Jerusalem Post Israeli Newspaper in English. Jewish.

  • www.haaretz.com
    HaAretz Israeli Newspaper in English. Jewish.

  • www.ynetnews.com
    Yediot Ahronoth Israeli Newspaper in English. Jewish.

  • web.israelinsider.com
    Israeli Insider — Israel’s daily online news magazine.

  • www.watch.org
    Koenig’s International News – World Watch Daily

  • www.worldnetdaily.com
    World Net Daily Internet News Source

  • www.lekarev.org
    Formerly “For Your Glory”; A daily news update from the Land of Israel. Jewish.

  • www.ddolan.com
    David Dolan’s “News From Israel” newsletter. David Dolan is a Jerusalem-based author and journalist.  Born and raised in the United States, he has lived and worked in Israel since 1980.

  • www.debkafile.net
    “We Start Where The Media Stop.” Known for their intelligence-type reports

  • www.outofzion.com
    D’var Emet (Word of Truth). A newsletter from a Messianic Jew, mom and wife who made aliyah to Israel.

  • maozisrael.org
    The MaozIsrael Report written every month from Tel Aviv, “giving you a spiritual and prophetic perspective on the politcal and social current events as they happen.” It is written by Ari & Shira Sorko-Ram, Messianic Jewish believers who have lived in Israel for over 30 years. MaozIsrael also offers Dateline Weekly News Briefs headlining Israel's main news events.

  • www.honestreporting.com
    “HonestReporting monitors the media for anti-Israel bias, then alerts subscribers to respond to the media directly — armed with the facts. You will receive two concise, user-friendly e-mails each week, and no more. The New York Times and Jerusalem Post cite HonestReporting's effectiveness in countering anti-Israel media bias and causing a real improvement in Mideast coverage. HonestReporting has been successful in shaking up the media and putting them on alert. Journalists think twice, knowing they will be held accountable for inaccurate and misleading information.”

  • www.israel21c.org
    “Israel21c is a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of California that works with existing institutions and the media to inform Americans about 21st century Israel, its people, its institutions and its contributions to global society...about the Israel that exists beyond the pervasive imagery of conflict that characterizes so much of western media reporting.”

  • www.memri.org and www.memritv.org
    “The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) explores the Middle East through the region's media. MEMRI bridges the language gap which exists between the West and the Middle East, providing timely translations of Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East.

    Founded in February 1998 to inform the debate over U.S. policy in the Middle East, MEMRI is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501 (c)3 organization. MEMRI's headquarters is located in Washington, DC with branch offices in Berlin, London, and Jerusalem, where MEMRI also maintains its Media Center. MEMRI research is translated to English, German, Hebrew, Italian, French, Spanish, Turkish, and Russian.”

  • www.thegoldenreport.com
    “The Golden Report,” which is available by subscribing at the website, is sent out several times a week. In the “Special Reports” section you will find some current events along with commentary by Jerry Golden, author of the books, “Too Tough For God”, “Burned Alive”, and “Gifts of the Spirit Through the Tabernacle”.

    Mr. Golden and his wife “are Messianic Believers in Yeshua Hamashiah and dual citizens of both the United States and Israel. Jerry has served in both armed forces, and Connie and Jerry have been married for 30 years. They have lived in Israel for many years and have raised their three youngest children in Jerusalem. Both of their daughters are married and living in the States, and their youngest son Joel is now serving in the IDF Special Forces.”

  • www.thisnormallife.com
    Brian Blum is a journalist and entrepreneur who lives in the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem with his wife and three children. This is the website for his blog. “For the past three years, I have been writing a decidedly non-political blog called “This Normal Life.” My goal has been to present slices of what passes for “normal” life in today's troubled Israel.”

  • www.israellycool.com/
    A blog (and podcast) from an Israeli Jew who moved from Australia in 2000. Great links to other good Blogs from Israel. This blog co-sponsors annual Israeli Blog Awards with the Jerusalem Post. See the 2005 Blog Award results here.

Pagan Traditions Incorporated into Christianity:
  • www.toolonginthesun.com
    “Documenting from a Historical and Biblical standpoint the influence of pagan sun worship upon modern day Christianity.”

Praise and Worship:

Messianic Israel:
  • www.mim.net
    Messianic Israel Alliance – founded by Angus & Batya Wooten, authors of “Israel's Feasts and Their Fullness”, “Who is Israel”, “Take Two Tablets Daily”, and many other books as well as an informative newsletter. Hoshana Rabbah is associated with and supports the Messianic Israel Alliance.

  • www.hebroots.org
    Eddie Chumney – Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int'l, author of Seven Festivals of Messiah, Who is the Bride of Christ, and Restoring the Two Houses of Israel. The text for his books is found at his website as well as many links. Puts out the “lost sheep looking for fellowship” report.

  • www.britam.org
    Yair Davidy — Two-House studies from an Israeli Orthodox Rabbinic source.

  • www5.ocn.ne.jp/~magi9/isracame.htm
    Written by a Japanese Christian writer living in Japan who, as he studied the Bible, began to realize that many traditional customs and ceremonies in Japan are very similar to the ones of ancient Israel. This site describes how many of the traditional ceremonies in Japan seem to indicate that the Lost Tribes of Israel came to ancient Japan.