Twelve Tribe Torah © Workshops and Courses

Introduction to
Twelve Tribe Torah
©
A Twelve Tribe Torah View of the Gospels©
The Soul of Twelve Tribe Torah©
The Twelve Tribe Torah Mandala©

(Other courses are constantly under development; please contact TTTI for more information)


Introduction to Twelve Tribe Torah©

Prerequisite: none
Instructor: Rabbi Monty Eliasov

A two-hour lecture that provides an orientation to Twelve Tribe Torah, a pluralistic and holistic vision of Torah which restores a conservative orientation towards Torah. The roots of this integration were first articulated in the year 1573 when the Sephardic physician and Talmud student Azariah de Rossi published his three volume set "Enlightenment of the Eyes." The basic premise in the Twelve Tribe Torah mandala theory is that there is in fact not just one "Jewish tradition" but rather twelve vital and mutually supportive traditions which have characterized Judaism for the past 2,300+ years. This is an intensive lecture covering all of the twelve tribes in summary form following the seasons of the year. Some time is given for responses to any questions that may arise out of the initial introduction. Each participant will receive a sheet summarizing the twelve traditions.

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A Twelve Tribe Torah View of the Gospels

Prerequisite: none
Instructor: Rabbi Monty Eliasov

If Jesus was in fact a Jew from the Galilee teaching a new form of Judaism, what exactly was his appeal to his fellow Jews, his original faith community? How was it possible for those early followers of Jesus to follow their teacher and still see themselves as Jewish? And why does Judaism today teach that what Jesus once taught is now alien to the Jewish religion? Rabbi Monty will draw on the basic philosophy of "Twelve Tribe Torah" to reveal hidden teachings and traditions embedded in the backdrop of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Out of this approach emerges a mosaic of First Century Judaism not often considered, one that will hopefully shed some light on these and other questions which are crucial for a better understanding of the roots of both these faiths.

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