There is little doubt that we are currently witnessing a world-wide phenomenon of Torah-loving and Torah-studying groups, coming into existence at a rate and a scale that is truly astonishing. In South Africa alone, there is hardly a town or a city or a municipal area where one will not find at least one such a group. We are not talking about Jewish communities or any of the traditional forms of Judaism, or Christianity for that matter. This is about believers in Y’shua the Messiah, among the nations of the world, who have all made the “surprising” discovery that the Torah is part and parcel of their lifestyle and belief as followers of Messiah.
This blog post is an effort to create a platform where existing or new TRACE (Torah-Reading-And-Commandment-Embracing) GROUPS may be discovered and where individual believers may come into contact with such a group within their own area. Perhaps this platform may even encourage some to get together with others and start a new group (or groups) from scratch. Remember, two or three people are enough to be able to take hands and study Torah together! If you’re involved with such a group – big or small – or would like to share with, or learn from others, PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS and help us to kick start the process of “tracing” Torah lovers – not only in South Africa, but also abroad.
To get your group listed, use the comment form below, or email if you wish, and send us (1) a descriptive name of your group (like “Family Brown”, “Pretoria South”, “Impala Street” – any name that describes your group), (2) the day and time of the week when your group assembles, (3) Optional: the exact address (Google recognizable) where your group assembles, (4) a name, contact number and email address that may help those who wish to visit and (5) a website address, if applicable. Click on the existing pointers on the map below to get an idea of what we are looking for. We shall publish your group’s detail on our interactive map soon after hearing from you, so that our database of TRACE groups may grow and become as comprehensive as possible.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
— Niccolò Machiavelli
2021 Printable Calendar
For those who would like to find out about coming festivals and new moon days, and also those who want to do their planning for the year, taking into account the Scriptural reckoning of days, weeks, months and years, we have published a 2021 calendar, based on the best available information.
Please click here to view ... or print out a copy for yourself, if you prefer.
New Moon 2020 to 2025
You may click here to see a complete list of the days, each month between Jan 2020 and Dec 2025, upon which the New Moon is expected to be seen in Jerusalem.
Click here to view all the remaining events of this year.
Torah Study Groups
Please click here to find a Torah Study Group in your area, or to list your group, for the sake of others who may be looking for a group to join, within reach from where they are living.
This week’s Torah Reading
Please click here to view or print out a copy for yourself, if you prefer, of the complete list of Torah Parashot (Torah Portions) for 2019/2020. The Torah reading cycle traditionally begins on the Shabbat following Yom Shemini (The Eighth Day), which will be in our months of September or October. The backbone of this reading cycle are the five books of the Torah: Bereshit, Shemot, Wayyikra, Bemidbar and Devarim.
Guide to Selected Subjects
To find out more about specific categories or topics, based upon what is clearly revealed in Scriptures, click on any of the subjects listed below. For a more refined and specific search of our website, use the "Search our Site" option below.
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Test your Knowledge
Find out how well you know certain parts of Scriptures by clicking on the topic of your choice. We have compiled a 10 question Quiz on each of these topics. We are certain that young and old will find these tests challenging, but also enjoyable and rewarding!
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WeG for Cellphones
The Afrikaans translation of the Biblical Scriptures known as Woord en Getuienis is now available to be used in combination with a very helpful and widely used Word Study Application for Android cellphones. Download here.