Torah Commentary – Shoftim “Judges” – Quit Observing Torah!

Torah Commentary Shoftim “Judges” Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9 Isaiah 51:12–52:12 2 Kings 7-9 Quit Observing Torah! Now that I have your undivided attention, please continue to read. I have been on this journey for a number of years now and have come to the conclusion that we all should quit observing Torah.  To understand what I am saying pick … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Shoftim “Judges” – Quit Observing Torah!

Living Torah Commentary – Mishpatim (Rulings) – Attitude Check! – SCRIPTURES FOR February 22, 2020

Torah Commentary Mishpatim (Rulings) Exodus 21:1-24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 Matthew 5:38-42; 15:1-20 Acts 23:1-11 Hebrews 9:15-22; 10:28-39 Attitude Check! We now begin to expound on the Ten Words. Before we do, we need to consider the reason we are moving on: Why do we desire to live by His Words? This may seem like an … Continue reading Living Torah Commentary – Mishpatim (Rulings) – Attitude Check! – SCRIPTURES FOR February 22, 2020

Torah Commentary – B’Shallach (After he had let go) – SCRIPTURES FOR February 8, 2020

B'Shallach (After he had let go) Exodus 13:17-17:16 Judges 4:4-5:31 John 6:25-35; 19:31-37 Revelation 15:1-4 Finally! A Formula! Have you ever thought that it would be nice if HaShem had given us some formulas in scripture? In this weeks Torah portion, we find one. The Hebrews have left Egypt with wagons full of "stuff" they … Continue reading Torah Commentary – B’Shallach (After he had let go) – SCRIPTURES FOR February 8, 2020

Expounding the Torah

Did Moses speak in tongues? Tradition says that Moses spoke the words of the book of Deuteronomy in the seventy languages of humanity. Portion Summary Devarim (דברים) is both the title for the last book from the scroll of the Torah and the title of the first Torah portion therein. Devarim means "words." The English-speaking world calls this … Continue reading Expounding the Torah

Torah Commentary – Pinchas”Phineas” – Zeal In The Camp – SCRIPTURES FOR July 27, 2019

Torah Commentary Pinchas"Phineas" Numbers 25:10-30:1 1 Kings 18:46-19:21 2 Timothy 1-4; Titus 1-3; Philemon 1 Zeal In The Camp Reading about the Hebrews and their journey through the wilderness  has taken on so much meaning in the past few years. With each passing year it becomes more and more special to read about their lives. It … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Pinchas”Phineas” – Zeal In The Camp – SCRIPTURES FOR July 27, 2019

Torah Commentary – Korach (Korah) – The Stand Which Proved The Man – Joined To HaShem – SCRIPTURES FOR July 6, 2019

Torah Commentary Korach (Korah) Numbers 16:1-18:32 1Samuel 11:14-12:22 2Timothy 2:8-21 Jude 1-25 The Stand Which Proved The Man We come to the infamous account of Korach this week. You have to admit that with all that has happened in the camp since Israel left Egypt, events which clearly showed Moshe as the leader, this was … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Korach (Korah) – The Stand Which Proved The Man – Joined To HaShem – SCRIPTURES FOR July 6, 2019

Torah Commentary – Sh’lach L’cha (Send on your behalf) – The Tourists Connection – SCRIPTURES FOR June 29, 2019

Sh'lach L'cha (Send on your behalf) Numbers 13:1-15:41 Joshua 2:1-24 Hebrews 3:7-19 The Tourists Connection If a list were made of the top ten stories the Hebrews are known for during their sojourn in the wilderness, the account of the twelve spies would certainly be found. Many fingers have been pointed at the faithless reports … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Sh’lach L’cha (Send on your behalf) – The Tourists Connection – SCRIPTURES FOR June 29, 2019

Nostalgia for the Familiar – June 22, 2019

Regular Shabbat Readings Beha'alotcha (בהעלותך | When you set up) Torah: Numbers 8:1-12:15 Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 Gospel: Matthew 14:14-21 Note: The regular readings are often interrupted with special readings on Jewish holidays, special Sabbaths, and Rosh Chodesh. Refer to the annual Torah Portion schedule for these special portions. Portion Summary The third reading from the book … Continue reading Nostalgia for the Familiar – June 22, 2019

Do Not Do As They Do

He commands us to be a people set apart, easily distinguishable from the secular context around us. One of the most obvious ways in which we should be different is in the area of sexuality. May 4, 2019 Portion Summary The twenty-ninth reading from the Torah and sixth reading from Leviticus is named Acharei Mot (אחרי מות), … Continue reading Do Not Do As They Do

Torah Commentary – Va’era (I appeared) – His Promise – SCRIPTURES FOR January 13, 2017

Torah Commentary Va'era (I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 Romans 9:14-17 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 His Promise It is too easy for us to scan through Torah portions that have become familiar to us. I challenge you to slow down and consider the people who are living these recorded days then bring the words forward to … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Va’era (I appeared) – His Promise – SCRIPTURES FOR January 13, 2017