A Glutton and a Drunkard

Why did the Master's critics and opponents call Him "a glutton and a drunkard"? Regular Shabbat Readings   Ki Tetze (כי תצא | When you go forth) Torah: Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-10 Haftarah: Matthew 24:29-42 Note: The regular readings are often interrupted with special readings on Jewish holidays, special Sabbaths, and Rosh Chodesh. Refer to … Continue reading A Glutton and a Drunkard

King of the Jews

The laws of Deuteronomy 17 apply to Yeshua as much as they applied to King Saul, King David, or King Solomon.   Shoftim Portion Summary The commandment for the king to write a copy of the Torah demonstrates the work of Messiah. He Himself is the Word made flesh. He is the copy of the … Continue reading King of the Jews

Malcontents

Some people are never happy unless they have something to be unhappy about. Beha'alotcha (בהעלותך | When you set up) Regular Shabbat Readings Portion Summary The third reading from the book of Numbers and the thirty-sixth reading from the Torah is called Beha'alotcha (בהעלותך), a word that literally means "When you ascend." It comes from the first verse … Continue reading Malcontents

Messiah and the Sacrifices

In today’s world, when there is no Temple, the laws of the sacrifices seem obsolete and irrelevant. Are they really?   Portion Summary The title "Leviticus" is derived from the Greek Septuagint (LXX) version of the Torah. The book of Leviticus is predominantly concerned with Levitical rituals. An older Hebrew name for the book was … Continue reading Messiah and the Sacrifices