Though First Fruits of Zion was a solid curriculum provider prior to 2009, we cannot endorse anything that comes from them post-2009, as at that point they transitioned from TOGI Messianic Judaism to BLE Hebrew-Rootsism, which is incompatible both with Torah and with the teachings of Yeshua and His Talmidim. We would offer the same caution with regard to Hebrew4Christians, as that is also an anti-nomian (BLE) organization.
Rather than sifting out the BLE HR treif from the above, we recommend the following:
Heart of Wisdom has some very effective tools. We really love this overview of Greek vs. Hebrew teaching philosophies: http://www.heartofwisdom.com/homeschoollinks/greek-vs-hebrew-education/. Be sure to also check out the Freebies tab.
Developer: Anne Elliott, mother of seven.
DBA: Foundations Press
A comprehensive Messianic Jewish curriculum program offering courses in Bible, Hebrew, Language Arts, Geography, History, Math, Science, Music, Art, and PE.
Roses: very comprehensive and well developed Torah-centric curriculum overall. Includes ebooks, audio tools, and even recipes.
Thorns: emphasizes a deprecated SDA eschatology which is not Scripturally tenable. We recommend eschatological studies from this source be set aside in favor of more Jewish approaches (rather than SDA/Ellen White), e.g. Marv Rosenthal’s Zion’s Fire magazine or Zondervan’s Counterpoints book Four Views on Revelation.
Though not Messianic, we have found some very recommendable curriculum items at Torah Aura. Keep in mind, however, that these are mainstream Jewish, not Messianic, and certain subject content will be adversely effected by that. Those items we found most usable from a Messianic perspective are from the “Israel” topic category: http://www.torahaura.com/ItemBrowse4.aspx?Action=Add&CLS=ISRAEL
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Thank you for this. I love heart of wisdom and Homeschooling Torah. I would like to mention that as a user of Homeschoolingtorah and a person who has studied SDA beliefs. I do not agree with your understanding of their teaching. But I do understand your perspective. Thanks again.