Study Module: The Foundation

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Ten Lessons Study Module

HaYesod: The Foundation

This study module, composed of ten compelling lessons, explore the Jewish foundation of Christianity, and helps ignite the believer's relationship to the Land, the People and the Scriptures of Israel.


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Lessons are taught from locations throughout the land of Israel and from the studio setting of the First Fruits of Zion study hall (beit midrash). Students will enjoy an interactive Messianic learning experience and fall in love with the land of Israel through Bible lessons shot on location.

Lesson Overview

HaYesod: The Foundation


1: Our Foundation—His Torah

An introduction to the concept of Torah, the five books of Moses. Session One teaches students that Torah means "instruction." It is God's loving instruction for his people—the wedding vows of the sacred marriage between God and his people.


2: Our Birthright—His Salvation

When we become believers in Yeshua, we receive a new identity. We receive the righteousness of Messiah through his salvation. Now we have a responsibility to live it out. Session Two explores the practical implications of being a new creation in Messiah.


3: Our Connection—His Covenants

The Bible is the story of a series of covenants. New covenants do not cancel previous covenants; they build on top of one another. Session Three gives students an overview of the biblical covenants to see how everything fits together.


4: Our Rabbi—His Teachings

It is one thing to know Yeshua as savior; it is something else to know him as teacher. Session Four introduces students to the Torah teacher, Rabbi Yeshua of Nazareth, in his first-century Jewish context. Discover the Jewish background to the Gospels and the Torah teachings of Yeshua.


5: Our Call—His Yoke

What does it mean to be a disciple? Session Five brings students back to a first-century Jewish understanding of discipleship. Find out why keeping Torah and discipleship to Yeshua are inseparable.


6: Our Identity—His Apostle

What about the Apostle Paul? Did he convert to Christianity and forsake Torah? Did Paul teach against keeping Torah? Session Six introduces students to Paul, the misunderstood man, and the major issues that defined his mission.


7: Our Mail—His Letters

The letters of Paul can be hard to understand. On the surface, some passages sound like they are anti-Torah. Session Seven clarifies several key passages in Paul's epistles by placing them back into their original context.


8: Our Calendar—His Appointments

The Torah spells out appointed times for meeting with God: times of prayer, holy days, and sacred festivals. Are these relevant for believers? Session Eight gives students a quick overview of the biblical calendar.


9: Our Boundaries—His Commandments

The commandments of Torah are not burdensome or beyond our reach. Session Nine demonstrates the simple wisdom of living according to God's instructions by highlighting a few sample commandments.


10: Our Walk—His Path

Are you ready to take hold of your rich biblical inheritance? Torah is for all of God's people. Session Ten explores the relationship of Christianity and Judaism while revealing the place of the believer in the midst of the people of Israel.

Teaching Sessions

The teaching segments of both HaYesod modules are presented on video. Students follow along in comprehensive workbooks that accompanies the video lessons. The video lessons of both HaYesod modules are available as a rental option (for 6 months), as downloadable videos, or on DVD discs.

Each of the lessons carefully builds on the previous one, enabling students to make connections and form logical conclusions from week to week. The sessions make multiple transitions between the studio (the beit midrash) and different locations from the land of Israel.

Beit Midrash Video Segments

Interactive, instructive, in-depth, text work, relaxed, careful, linked to student manual work.

Israel Video Segments

Engaging, dynamic, heart-felt, illustrative, and, at times, light-hearted.


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