BC, you are welcome to join us online for Zion services at:http://www.tzion.org
on Saturday mornings. (click on the iTV link.) We also have Hebrew & Torah Study on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm Central time. Rabbi's class starts at 10am Central, then the main service is at 11am Central time. Many people around the world who don't have a Messianic Congregation have started one by watching our services and then invited friends and family to come watch, too. Some people project it onto a big screen so more folks can watch. You don't have to watch live--we have archives of services and Torah study.
Rabbi doesn't teach from the Talmud or Midrash, but will use as commentary the parts of the Talmud and Midrash that line up with the Bible (Tanakh + New Testament.) If it ain't in the Bible, we don't do it or believe it. But Rabbi does say that some things from the Talmud and Mishna are useful for commentary, to explain how something was done in practical terms.
Here's an example of how we are Biblical Judaism, not Rabbincal...we believe the Commandment against boiling a kid in it's mother's milk (Deut. 14:21) means what it says, and if there is a deeper meaning, it's a prohibition against animal cruelty. Whereas Rabbinical Judaism extrapolates that Commandment to mean that we should never mix meat and dairy products in the same meal...or even uses the same dishes and refrigerators!
An insight that came to me this morning...Rabbinical Judaism has contained an inconsistency right from the start because they based a lot of the Talmud and Mishna on the teachings of Rabbi Akiva. The problem is that Rabbi Akiva believed in and promoted the false messiah Bar-Kochba. (Google "Bar-Kochba rebellion to read about it.) Yet they follow this man's teachings, but won't listen to anyone who follows Yeshua/Jesus because they claim He is a false Messiah. Hmmm...
(There are other inconsistencies as well...)