Congregation Shema Yisrael

Study and Information Links


This page displays a variety of links that offer useful information for study and further learning.

First Fruits of Zion

This is a ministry with a focus on education and a heart for all people who desire to live a Torah-based lifestyle in the service of our Messiah.


This site is maintained by Tim Hegg, Leader of Congregation Beit Hallel in Tacoma, Washington and frequent contributor of scholarly works to First Fruits of Zion. This is an excellent place to find Tim's books, articles, and attend online classes. is an Orthodox site devoted to education and Torah learning from a traditional rabbinic perspective. They have many worthwhile online teachings and classes and a visit to their site will always be illuminating.

Judaism 101

Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs. The goal of this site is to make freely available a wide variety of basic, general information about Judaism, written from a traditional perspective in plain English. This web site has grown continually for more than 10 years and continues to be updated periodically.