Torah Foundation

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The Torah states clearly that nothing can be added to nor taken away from the Torah.

Deuteronomy 12:32 (13-1)
All this word which I command you, that shall ye observe to do; thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

This is an important concept. It is the foundation of our faith. When this principle is removed, everything else falls apart.

All arguments related to Messiah must have a Torah foundation. All principle related to him, all prophetic fulfillment, all concepts of his relationship to Elohim and more must have a foundation in Torah.

The issue then becomes: How do we interpret Torah? Are there specific rules of interpretation? Can I use rules I learned in "church"? Aren't those rules universal?

Yes, there are Jewish rules for interpreting Torah. They are called hermeneutics. We will discuss some basic principles of them here.

Please read the book: Hermeneutics for more detailed analysis and information on these rules.

The basic rules are the "7 Rules of Hillel". In addition to these are the "13 Rules of Ishmael". You may have heard of these rules in other books and classes.