ABOUT-Torah is an acronym which means Association of Believers Observing Understanding and Teaching Torah. This linked button displays the Torah teachings of ABOUT-Torah. ABOUT-Torah has teachings for Torah Observant Messianic Jewish, and Hebrew Roots individuals for the purpose of igniting the flame of Truth in a world of darkness.
The vision is of ABOUT-Torah is to create an atmosphere; where those of all backgrounds can come together to learn how to be students, not of academia, but students of Messiah Yeshua. We are all called to be imitators of Messiah Yeshua. Therefore, it is our duty to learn, how to live a holy life and worship the Messiah through the Torah.
The ABOUT-Torah teachings are designed; to furnishing the resources necessary in training Messianic Jewish and non-Jewish believers in how to live a spirit filled messianic lifestyle that is Torah Observant. As a result, through the ABOUT-Torah messianic association believers are given the resources necessary to fulfill Ephesians 4:12-13 which states: "for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Messiah: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah"
The Biblical calendar as determined by the Sanhedrin was based on this historical fact. The Spring crop in Israel was used as the primary determining factor for the Sanhedrin and 2nd Temple rabbis when determining the Holy Days. This is because the spring crops were needed to determine when to add Adar 2 for calender rectification. Therefore, the spring crop was the most significant piece of evidence used when starting the Holy Day year during the second temple era. We know the 2nd Temple Sanhedrin established Passover and all of the 2nd temple Holy Days based on the Spring crop, because it is recorded in the Talmud. The Sanhedrin was historically recorded in Sanhedrin 11b making the following statements: our rabbis taught: a year may be intercalated on three grounds: account of the premature state corn-crops; or that fruit-trees; lateness tekufah any two these reasons can justify intercalation, but not one alone. all, however, were glad when spring-crop is one of them." The Sanhedrin is also recorded saying where in the land of Israel it was acceptable for the spring barley to be sighted: “Our Rabbis taught: The grain and fruit of the following three regions are taken as the standard for deciding upon the declaration of a leap-year: Judea, Trans-Jordania, and Galilee. The requirements of two of these regions might determine the intercalation, but not those of a single one. All, however, were glad when one of the two was Judea, because the barley for the Omer was obtained by preference in Judea." During the time of Yeshua the Spring crops in the land of Israel were always taken into consideration as a primary determining factor when establishing the Holy days and adding a leap year. The 2nd temple Sanhedrin confirms this fact as outlined in the Talmud. All Messianic Jewish and non-Jewish organizations should recognize this fact and honor Rabbi Yeshua by observing the Holy Days on the same calendar Yeshua Yeshua did. This is why ABOUT-Torah chooses to be one of the few groups to use this ancient historical and established method to determine the feast days. Yeshua would have followed this 2nd Temple Holy Day custom. Unfortunately very few Messianic groups strive to be like Yeshua and observe the Holy Days based on the Spring crops in Israel