I Want to welcome you to the beginnings of TorahResource Institute. As we have planned and worked to begin this endeavor, we have constantly been reminded just how dependent we are upon God’s mercy and favor to “confirm the work of our hands” (Ps 90:17).
For years the Lord has burdened me for the need we have to educate leaders and teachers within the Torah movement. Clearly we live in a time when information is available as never before, and in many ways, this is a great advantage for anyone who desires to learn and to teach. But, as we all know, the availability of information has also created the very big problem of misinformation. In our times, teachers and students of the word of God must be well equipped to separate truth from error—to know the difference between the mere speculations of imaginative minds and genuine facts based upon solid evidence and primary sources.
But knowing the facts, as essential as this is, is not enough. Teachers and Leaders in a Torah community must also be spiritually fit. They must have hearts and minds that have been overwhelmed with the glory of God’s grace in His Messiah, Yeshua, and are passionate to share with others the riches they themselves have found in Him. In one sense, a good teacher is simply a beggar who has found bread, and is eager to tell other beggars where they can find it too.
At TR Institute, we will never separate the necessity for a personal, vibrant, spiritual relationship with God from the requirement of solid academics and the study of God’s word.
Thank you for your interest in TorahResource Institute. Together, and by God’s grace, we can help train Teachers and Leaders now and for the coming generations.