Welcome to Limmud
It is my pleasure to welcome you to The Fellowship’s new learning initiative, Limmud. The Hebrew word Limmud means “a study” or “a teaching,” and it is our intention to provide you with monthly in-depth studies of biblical topics from the Jewish perspective.
Each edition of Limmud will explore another topic from the Torah. Together, we will go far beneath the surface level of each topic, gaining important insight from millennia of Jewish tradition, wisdom, and commentary. We will explain how each topic is integrated into Jewish living today, ask stimulating thought questions, and offer ways to apply the teachings to our own lives.
It is my hope and prayer that through these studies, you will have a greater understanding of the Jewish roots of Christianity and that you will grow deeper in your own faith and walk with God.
With prayers for
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
Founder and President
This month’s Limmud explains the seder plate and the significance of the items placed upon it. We will learn how these elements help us tell the story of Passover and deepen our relationship with God, our Savior and Redeemer.Learn More
In this month’s Limmud, we will study the curious character of Haman — the villain in the story of Esther. Nothing riles up the synagogue more than the mere mention of Haman’s name!Learn More
The time-honored and biblically mandated practice of “wrapping tefillin” has rich meaning and lessons for us all. As we will learn, the observance of this ancient ritual can teach us how to live more intentionally, with greater meaning, and completely bound to God.Learn More
This Month's Teaching
On Passover, the seder table is brimming with symbolic foods and objects that are used throughout the evening in order to tell the Exodus story. The focal point of the table is the seder plate, which contains six specific foods that take on a spiritual and ritual role. This month’s Limmud explains the seder plate and the significance of the items placed upon it. We will learn how these elements help us tell the story of Passover and deepen our relationship with God, our Savior and Redeemer.