Welcome to Torah PORTIONS!
An online hub for learning and studying the weekly Bible portions from the Torah
Torah PORTIONS seeks to encourage Christians to become familiar with the five books of Moses. On these pages you can follow, read and hear the weekly portions from the Torah. We have created the structure of PORTIONS as a hub for teachers and students to link up, share with one another, and to focus on the weekly Torah portion.
The Mitzvah of Charity
The Bible teaches us to give generously to those in need. How much should we be giving to the poor and to the work of the kingdom?
Ironically, anti-Semites depict Jewish people as greedy, stingy money-lovers. The opposite is true. Charity is a central pillar of Jewish identity and the Torah-life. It reflects God’s own nature as an act of grace. When it comes to giving generously, Jewish people excel because Jewish culture has internalized the Torah’s principles of giving.
The Gospels and the Epistles constantly encourage us to give to those in need and to give generously. The Master quotes Deuteronomy 17:11 saying, “You always have the poor with...
The above is an excerpt adapted from Torah Club resources, an extensive program with commentary on the whole Bible, published in six editions.