The basic premise in Twelve Tribe Torah is that there is not just one "Jewish tradition" but rather twelve vital and mutually supportive traditions that have in fact characterized Judaism for over the past 2,200 years.
Understanding these twelve traditions both as historical realities and as discreet spiritual lineages can give us new insights into an era that simultaneously gave birth to the emerging Midrashic Judaism and to the religion of the Gospels.
This essentially holistic and pluralistic reconstruction of Torah history can also provide our generation with new tools so that those who study the Hebrew Scriptures may begin to re-envision their own relationship with Yahweh.
The HEBREW PHRASES inspiring The TTTI Mission Statement are:
Deuteronomy 32:7a "Remember the history of times past; understand the years of each generation gone by."
Exodus 24:4 "Moses wrote down all the words of Yahweh; then he arose the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, together with twelve pillars corresponding to the twelve tribes of Israel."
Numbers 2:17b "The camp of the Levites was situated at the very center of all the other tribal camps."
Numbers 33:9 "Then the Israelites journeyed from Marah to Elim; at Elim there were twelve springs of water and seventy date palms, and they each encamped alongside their own source of water."
Psalm 122:4: "Behold tribes made pilgrimage to Jerusalem --- indeed, they were the Tribes of Yah! -- this being a witnessing act for Israel -- with all giving thanks to the name of Yahweh."
The purpose or purposes
for which the corporation is organized is to research, develop, and
make available to individuals and congregations tapes, books, other
printed materials, a web-site, teaching and training seminars, and a
wide spectrum of speakers who uphold and promote a pluralistic and
holistic vision of Torah, teaching the four key concepts of "Twelve
Tribe Torah™", "Family Integrated Theology™", Extended Canon™", and "Tribal Arts Religious Education™".
(a midrash on our Mission Statement...)