Matthew Moshe Nolan was born in England and educated in a private all boys boarding school. Later, he left England for Israel when he was eighteen years old. This experience in the Holy Land changed his outlook on life forever. He then moved to America and after years of aimlessly wandering was found by Messiah Yeshua when he was in his mid twenties.
Matthew was initially taught and discipled in the scriptures at Calvary Chapel where he served as a youth leader and a college bible teacher. He first began teaching at Calvary Chapel to fill in for the senior pastor and was later appointed to be an elder to run the college and career group along with all the outdoor adventure ministries. It was here that a lot of experience was gained in leadership and discipleship.
A deeper hunger for the scriptures, stripped of religious tradition and paganism drove Matthew into the study of the Torah. At this time he also embarked upon unraveling the Brit Chadasha (New Testament) in its full Hebraic and Torah based context, this took years of meticulous study to remove the leaven from New Testament translations. Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek translations were sought. Matthew received his Semichut/ordination after studying through a Two House Netzarim Israelite Yeshiva.
Torah To The Tribes is an independent and unaffiliated congregation located on the West Coast of the USA and has a worldwide outreach through radio and video broadcasts. Our congregational family is a very important part of our ministry because it brings brethren together and builds our community. Our hope is to draw families together in a safe healthy environment where scriptural study, worship and community can nourish the body of Messiah. Join us either in person or through our weekly Torah and Haftarah studies.
Matthew reads and quotes extensively from: The Restoration Scriptures True Name Edition, The JPS Torah and Haftarah Commentary, Gutnik Chumash, Torah Anthology Meam Lowez, Midrash Rabbah, Tofsetta, Shulchan Arukh, Targumic Texts, DSS, Hertz Chumash, Robert Eisenman, Torah Commentary – Plaut, Enoch – Dr. A Nyland, Etymological Dictionary Of The Hebrew Language – Klien, Webster’s New World Hebrew Dictionary, Guardian Angel – Moen, Book of Jasher – Parry, Bible Dictionary – Eerdman, The Temple – Edersheim, Grey Wolf – Dunstan & Williams, London – Ackroyd, The Reign of the Servant Kings – Dillow, The Great Game – Peter Hopkirk, Black Lamb Grey Falcon – West, Pirke de Rabbi Eliazer, Josephus, Philo, Kushner Harold, Melchi Zedik Rediscovered – Dr. Dave Perry , Studies in the Weekly Portion Nehama Leibowitz, Nahman of Bratslav, , Tanya, The Thirteenth Tribe – Koestler, The invention of the Jewish People – Shlomo Sand, Legends of the Jews – Ginzberg.
We make efforts to quote sources (see above), however sometimes brethren send helpful correspondence and share ideas that may have been taken from a source that isn’t cited and is used in a teaching. In the event that this does happen and it’s made aware to us we will make every effort to correct any perceived wrongs and cite the source.
Note: Your doctrinal questions posed to Torah to the Tribes will be posted publicly along with the answers as Matthew enjoys exercising his First Amendment rights and shining the light in the darkness.