More Resources


Please note that the Light of Torah weekly email subscription service which ran for several years in not currently available. We hope to return to it in the future, however for now please access the weekly Torah commentaries directly from this website.

As the Light of Torah vision continues to be shared in parishes and other pastoral settings, accompanying resources emerge. A selection of those resources follows.

Unless otherwise indicated the following publications are authored by Teresa Pirola. Illustrations: Francine Pirola and Sarann Ryan. With appropriate acknowledgment they may be reproduced for non-commercial pastoral use.

 Reflections on Scripture passages:

Sabbath & Sunday

Parish life: rituals, gatherings, sacraments

  • Some news about our Mass celebration with sung parts in Hebrew. 
  • Water Blessing. A meditation which links the gift of baptism with the sacred stories of the Torah.
  • A Prayer Reflection on the gift of trees, seeds, fruits & spiritual growth, inspired by Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish ‘festival of trees.'

Magazine articles

Youth events

  • To be a people. A presentation by Teresa Pirola to 500 youth from Antioch youth communities gathered as part of World Youth Day preparations, Sydney 2008.
  • Love the Lord! A simple outline for teaching the Shema, Deut. 6:4-7, designed for a classroom or youth group setting.
  • Sh’ma. The words of the Sh’ma (Deut 6.4-7) put to music by Teresa Pirola.

 Parish Start-up materials


Two websites which offer a wealth of documents and resources for Christians exploring Judaism are and

Links of interest: