Free Hebrew Resources

Free resources for those wanting to learn more about the Hebrew faith | Land of Honey
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I wanted to share some of the resources available for those who are interested in learning more about the Hebrew faith. Or the 'Hebrew roots' of the faith as many say. These are all free of cost; not because I don't think it's worth investing in your faith. On the contrary, spending time and money to pursue YHWH is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. But I get that many times finances are limited. Or if you're new to this belief system here's a way to learn more without it costing anything. I am grateful for the people and ministries who shoulder the burden of time, effort, and finances so that others can learn without cost. Thank you!

Please note that while I am recommending resources that I have found helpful and have enjoyed, I am not saying that I 100% endorse everything these ministries do and say. These resources have been helpful to me and I hope they will be to you.

Free resources to learn more about the Hebrew faith:

MP3 downloads from Torah to the Tribes 
Listening to teachings while you drive, exercise, or cook dinner is a great opportunity to learn without it taking up extra time in your day. Plenty of ministries offer free teachings and sermons online but that doesn't work well if you have limited data service or low battery life on your device. Put a few of these teachings on your phone or a USB key so you have something to listen to in the car, even if cell service isn't great. 

Torah Portions Schedules
While not a commandment, the Torah portion reading schedule is a helpful guide to reading through all of the first five books of Scripture in a year, as well as some of the prophets and the Besorah. You can request a hard copy that will show up at your door.

Halleluyah Scriptures
They do ask that there be a legitimate financial need to receive a free hard copy of this version of Scriptures which offers the names of YHWH and Yahusha written in paleo Hebrew, as well as names and a few other words transliterated from Hebrew. Reading a better translation is an excellent way to grow in  your understanding of Scripture from its intended perspective. There is a PDF version of Matthew available if you want to check that out before requesting or investing.

List of Clean and Unclean Foods
This is a help to go a little deeper with eating according to Scripture's instructions. The list contains information on different additives in foods (many of which are made from a Biblically forbidden source) and determines which brands of specific food products are acceptable to eat. The Torah Sisters store usually has other freebies too!

Hebrew Holidays Printable Dates
You have to know when the dates are to start planning to celebrate the feast days, right? Grab this to stick in your planner or to share with others to invite them into learning more of YHWH's feasts.

Eddie Chumney's Books
Each of these books was tremendously helpful to me when I first started learning Scripture from a Hebraic perspective. His books are available to read online for free include Restoring the Two Houses of Israel, Who is the Bride of Christ?, and The Seven Festivals of the Messiah. They are also available translated into Spanish and German.

Ten Commandments Printable
Want your home to feel a little more Hebrew? Having the ten commandments on your wall will help you and your family to learn them and serves as decoration. Each person that comes in your home gets to see it too.

Hebrew Flash Cards and lots more
Torah Family Living is a great resource for those with children or Hebrew children's ministries. When you sign up for the email list (which is just a very occasional email, nothing crazy at all), you will receivie all sorts of goodies available to download including children's stories, Beginner's Guide to Torah Living ebook, Scripture coloring pages, craft projects, and more. The flash cards are a great way to start learning the Hebrew alphabet and some vocabulary words.

The Biblical Feasts Ebook
This ebook is presented like a Bible study where you will go through and read Scriptures for yourself to learn what YHWH says about his set apart times. You will learn about Shabbat in addition to the seven festivals of YHWH. It has ideas for celebrating each feast.

Shabbat Shalom Printable
This printable can be a reminder of to prepare for the upcoming Sabbath and also help to make it a little more festive when it arrives.

What resources have been helpful for you? If you're new to the Hebrew faith what resources would you like to see?

DIY Menorah Ring Dish

How to make your own menorah ring dish from air dry clay | Land of Honey
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I have a fun and easy DIY project for you today! It seems as though we are overdue for a good DIY, the last one here was the Ten Commandments Gummies and before that it was matzah jewelry for the Feast of Unleavened Bread

As you've probably noticed, box stores and mass retailers are not exactly packed with things that represent the Hebrew faith. You won't find many menorahs or Happy Passover banners or Torah portion chalkboards readily available for purchase, so making an item for a feast or just faith encouragement is often the best option. (Though I am super happy to report a growing number of small businesses are making Hebrew minded items!) It's nice to have a few items in your home or workplace to remind you of your faith even when you aren't sitting down to study Scripture or getting ready for a formal Shabbat service. This ring dish does just that, while being lovely and functional.

How to make your own menorah ring dish from air dry clay | Land of Honey

Making this is a pretty straightforward process.

You will need:
air dry clay
rolling pin
knife or cookie cutter
spray paint

How to make your own menorah ring dish from air dry clay | Land of Honey

Roll the clay out to about 1/8 inch thickness. You want this to be pretty even but it doesn't have to be perfect. Then cut out a circle, using either a large cookie cutter or set a bowl (or other round object) on your clay and use a sharp knife to cut along that.

DIY Menorah Ring Dish | Land of Honey

Once you have your circle you'll need your menorah. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll recognize my small metal menorah from various photos. It came from this shop on Etsy, and they no longer have it in their store but maybe if you contact them they could sell one to you? Simcha Central's menorah cupcake toppers would also work, as would a stamp like this, or a fondant cutter. You could also press lightly with a menorah cookie cutter to imprint the design but don't go all the way through.

Position your menorah how you would like it and then lightly press to leave an impression in the clay. I used the rolling pin to apply even pressure and it worked well. There can be some trial and error to this, so if you aren't happy with how it's looking just start again. :)

DIY Menorah Ring Dish | Land of Honey

If you're happy with that it's time to shape into a bowl (if you're not just re-roll the clay and start over). I used the same bowl I cut my circle from earlier to shape my dish. Just center it on the bottom and gently contour the edges around the sides. How you have it now will be the final shape of your dish, so don't stop until you are pleased. Keep your clay dish on the bowl as it dries. Check the package directions of your clay for how long this should take. I let mine dry overnight.

How to make your own menorah ring dish from air dry clay | Land of Honey

Once your dish feels completely dry to the touch, gently remove it from the bowl and you'll have something like this. So fun, right?!

DIY Menorah Ring Dish | Land of Honey

I spray painted mine in a metallic gold but you could obviously use any color of spray paint. Or you could paint just the menorah and the rim. Or leave as is if you like. My air dry clay was white but there are some colored options as well. You could even try for a marbled effect with a couple of colors. It's totally up to you!

DIY Menorah Ring Dish | Land of Honey

This has been my ring dish for a few months now and I love the pretty reminder of YHWH's presence and Kingdom. It's also very functional to always know where my wedding ring is if I am not wearing it. It's held up very well; I was concerned the paint may scratch off but so far it has not. These dishes also work to hold keys or spare change. They could be used as place card holders for Passover or another fun would that be?

DIY Menorah Ring Dish | Land of Honey

PS - If you decide to try making a menorah dish, use your leftover clay for matzah jewelry! :)

Hebrew Holidays Survey

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Hey everyone, I wanted to ask a few questions about the Biblical feasts and I would be thrilled if you would take my short survey. This is targeted at those who have decided to celebrate Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Shavuot, Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot, or those who are interested in learning more about them. As we are coming into the Spring feasts this will be give me a better idea of where you guys are at and what content would be most helpful to you. If you have a couple of minutes, I would so appreciate hearing from you!

Please fill out the survey below.

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Hebrew School: What is a Hebrew?

What is a Hebrew | Land of Honey

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Happy news today! This feature has been in the works for a while and I'm excited to share the first installment today of Hebrew School! Don't be overwhelmed, we are not going to be delving into learning the Hebrew language, its alphabet, grammar, etc. Rather we are going to be discussing Biblical concepts from a Hebraic perspective, living a Hebrew lifestyle, and the basics of Hebrew roots. If you're unfamiliar with this sort of thing my hope is that it will be a 101 style introduction. If you are a seasoned Hebrew, I hope this will be a good summation of what you've learned and a resource to share with others in your life.

To better understand what I'm talking about, we go to our first lesson.

What is a Hebrew?

Remember, we are not talking about the language here. The term 'Hebrew' first appears in Scripture in Genesis 14:13 where it is used to describe Abraham. In addition to Abraham, Jonah, Paul, and Joseph are identified as Hebrews. Joseph's brothers were known as Hebrews when they came to Egypt and Moses often identified YHWH as "God of the Hebrews." And this term appears throughout Scripture as a blanket statement for the people of Israel (those serving YHWH). This did not end in the 'Old Testament' either, since there is literally a book of Hebrews about how to follow the Messiah.

What does this title mean? What does it mean to be identified as a Hebrew?

Hebrew is defined as one who has crossed over to the other side. Strongs says it as, "one from beyond," and I think that's lovely. You aren't where you started. You've come to a new place. We see this in the literal sense in Scripture when Abraham journeys from his father's house in Ur to the Promised Land, and when the Israelites cross the Red Sea leaving Egypt. But it also symbolizes leaving our culture's customs and crossing over to the things of YHWH. It symbolizes arriving in a new place with our faith and lifestyle. The image of journeying is very powerful. A Hebrew is anyone that is walking with YHWH.

Some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, have been grafted in among them. -Romans 11:17

The olive tree analogy is of course a parable for the Hebrew people. Paul is calling our attention to a truth with it: whether or not you can trace your family lineage back to people in the Bible, you can be a Hebrew. The term Hebrew longs predates Judaism, so you don't need to be Jewish to be included. Whether or not you are grafted in, you are still part of the olive tree. Make sense?

In Scripture being a Hebrew is synonymous with being part of Israel. To be part of Israel means that you are walking with YHWH. Israel in the Bible is not the same as the modern nation-state of Israel in the middle east, though the land space itself is similar. Living in modern Israel does not necessarily mean you are part of YHWH's definition of Israel. You are not made a Hebrew by where you live. As Romans 9:6 says, "Not all Israel is truly part of Israel."

Israel is the collective community of those walking with YHWH, those Hebrews who have crossed over to him.

What does it mean to cross over?

-Choosing to examine our faith and valuing truth more highly than tradition.
-Making changes and adjustments in our lives as we better understand truth.
-Getting our values and morals from Scripture instead of the media.
-Choosing to follow YHWH's ways, even when it's not religiously popular.
-Walking the narrow road instead of the broad.

Hebrews listen to the Word and Holy Spirit to direct their steps. It is Hebrew to implement resting on the Sabbath into your life. Hebrews make the choice to celebrate the Biblical Passover instead of the masquerade of Easter. It is Hebrew to lay aside family or church traditions to try and live more like Scripture says we should. That's crossing over, and that's what we need to think of when Scripture talks about a Hebrew or Israel. People or a person who walked away from the culture to follow YHWH's ways. We are going to get very confused reading Scripture if we make Hebrew to be synonymous with Judaism or the language.

Hebrew is a lifestyle that loves and honors YHWH and Yahusha.

A Hebrew is a person who loves and honors YHWH and Yahusha.

I hope you can see that being a Hebrew has nothing to do with your nationality or family lineage and everything to do with the choices you make in following YHWH. No matter your past or background, you can choose today to follow YHWH's instructions in your life and to become a Hebrew.

"I am a Hebrew, and I worship YHWH, the Elohim of Heaven, who made the sea and the land." -Jonah 1:9

Jonah 1:9 - I am a Hebrew