Further Study

Reading the Torah portion is the foundation for proper study—but to help unlock the meaning of the biblical text one can use extra-biblical resources to gain access to backgrounds, culture, contexts, language, and much more. If you are interested in investing yourself into Torah study we recommend the following resources:

Torah Club

The Torah Club is a subscription-based, messianic Torah Study Program. Torah Club is presented in five, separate, year-long volumes, keyed to the weekly Bible portions read in synagogues all over the world each Shabbat (Sabbath). The Torah Club is an in-depth study of the whole Bible.


First Fruits of Zion Publications

First Fruits teach Torah through books, magazines, journals, study programs, audio-visual material, seminars, and conferences. All material offered by First Fruits of Zion can be ordered online here:


English Standard Version

First Fruits of Zion recommends the English Standard Bible (ESV). We would like to thank Crossway publishers for making this resource available and would encourage the readers of this site to purchase this translation for study and daily use.

Purchase an ESV Bible from First Fruits of Zion

ESV information:

This Week:




  • Torah reading:
    Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22
  • Prophets reading:
    Isaiah 1:1-27
  • Gospel reading:
    Mark 14:1-16

Torah Portions Schedule

Download or Order our free Torah Portions reading schedules for 5777 (2016-17).