Torah Judaism International was founded in 2010 by Rabbi Asher Meza of BeJewish.org as a one stop portal for everything educationally Jewish on the web.
Torah Judaism International:
Believes in educating the masses on the tenants of Torah Judaism.
TJI also encourages and performs conversions to Observant Judaism worldwide to anyone interested. (Free of Charge)
What works do we consider doctrinally relevant:
The Tanach (The Torah, Prophets and the writings) (Completely Online)
The Rambam’s Sefer of Mitzvot (the Enumeration of the 613 commandments found in the Torah) (Completely Online)
The Rambam’s Mishneh Torah (the Codification of the Decrees of the Sanhedrin and the Oral Law as found in the Talmud) (Completely Online)
Recommended reading apart from the texts mentioned above:
The nine questions people ask about Judaism
Jewish Wisdom (Rabbi Joseph Telushkin)
Jewish Liturgy (Rabbi Joseph Telushkin)
About Rabbi Asher Meza
Asher Meza is an American rabbi and Torah scholar who is known for his work in promoting Jewish education and outreach. He is the founder and director of the Torah Judaism International which provides online educational resources and support for Jews and those interested in Judaism.
Rabbi Meza was born and raised in a non Jewish family in Miami Beach, Fl. After discovering Judaism later in life, he converted first via Conservative and then Orthodox Jewish movements becoming a devoted student of Torah and eventually pursued rabbinical studies in Jerusalem, Israel.
Since then, Rabbi Meza has become a popular lecturer and teacher, with a focus on making Jewish wisdom and traditions accessible to all people. He has delivered lectures and classes on a wide range of topics worldwide, including Jewish philosophy, Jewish rationalism, and Judeo ethics.
Rabbi Meza continues to teach and inspire people around the world through his online resources and community outreach efforts.
Ordination Rabbi Asher Meza received Rabbinical ordination at Yeshivat Nachlei Emunah under Rabbi Yitzchok Kolakowski.
In 2004 Rabbi Asher and his family immigrated to the Land of Israel where he lived in the Settlement of Kochav Hashachar till 2009.
Rabbi Meza learned predominantly in Aish haTorah college for Jewish studies in the Old City of Jerusalem as well as many other Yeshivot in the Jerusalem area.
Rabbi Asher has worked and continues to work in Jewish Outreach in Jerusalem for Rabbi Jeff Seidel’s Jewish Student Information Centers.
*) Educate the world on biblical based ethical monotheism.
The proper keeping of the Torah code is this world’s only hope for survival.
Although it is true that remnants of this code permeate much of the monotheistic world today, yet still the world fails to progress ethically. This is due to equally widespread misunderstanding and misapplication of the Judaic code of law.
The ultimate Goal is to impact and improve the ethical behavior of people.
Torah Judaism International is the organization.
Our schools carry the name Birkath Avraham (Abraham’s Blessing)
Our tradition is called Dor Deah.
Followers of this tradition are known as “Dor Daim,” or “Dor Dai” in the singular.
Our systematic theological methodology:
Jewish practice and doctrinal theology stem solely from:
The Written Torah (5 books of Moses)
The Oral Torah: The Rulings of the Great Court (as codified in the Mishneh Torah of Rambam)
All other works including the books of the prophets and the writings (biblical and contemporary) exist only to reinforce the Written and Oral Torah. (No doctrine should be formulated from other books, nor do other books have the authority to alter or negate laws or theological concepts that appear in either the Written and Oral Torah.)
Restrictions within both the Written and Oral Law:
All Doctrinal beliefs stem ONLY from the simple ethically contextual understanding found within the pages of Torah.
All practical instructional beliefs stem ONLY from the literal laws commanded in these books.
Concepts conveyed within the Oral Torah source texts that do not concern practical implementation of a law have the status of commentary when determining instructional doctrine.