Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”…Matthew 11:28-30
Recently Torah For Women was counseled about our book on women and tzitzit and told our teaching is “too relaxed” because we do not teach the rabbinic and/or Talmudic "laws" regarding who can and cannot, where they are to be worn, what colours they MUST be, except of course the scriptural reference to the thread or ribbon of blue, and other such regulations. I am actually pleased to announce that we have now officially been accused of being both ends of the spectrum - too relaxed and too rigid.
Some accuse TFW of being too rigid because we teach the Torah and follow the Feast days and biblical interpretation of clean foods, while apparently others feel we are too relaxed by not enforcing what they see as laws.
Here is what you can count on from TFW - teaching of the TORAH and the entirety of the bible. Scripture interpreting scripture. We will always stand by the firm belief that Yahweh’s teachings are not restricting, not burdensome, not legalistic, not controlling over our lives. We have seen many people leave what they proclaim to be legalism within their previous denomination, only to place heavy burdens and often many more “laws” upon themselves than what they followed before. Even more often these new “laws” are not even based on scripture.
We are told to come unto Yeshua, bear the yoke, learn from him because in him we will find rest. We are told that yoke is EASY and the burden is LIGHT. If you continue to feel that Torah For Women is too “relaxed” in it’s teachings on the tzitzit, or any other teachings, then our suggestion would be to take our lessons, teachings, from the blogs, articles or books, and test each against the word of Yahweh. We are not the final word or decision on such teachings. Yahweh always will be.
Blessings and Shalom
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”…
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Jim, (Judi's husband), has Sephardi Jewish ancestry and is a minister and head of Shofar Productions. Jim was a denominational pastor, hospital chaplain, and former director of a non-profit community organization.
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