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

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

Torah Reading – Aharei Mot – One New Man Bible – May 3, 2019

Leviticus 16:1 - 18:30 Day of Atonement Service 16.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD* and died; 2. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Speak to Aaron your brother, so at all times he does not come into the Holy Place within the veil … Continue reading Torah Reading – Aharei Mot – One New Man Bible – May 3, 2019

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

V’eira – I appeared – “Appearance Promises Executed” – 7 January, 2018

V’eira I appeared Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 “Appearance Promises Executed” by Mark Huey This week’s parashah begins with a reminder that the Creator God appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and that He made—among many declarations—certain promises regarding their descendants’ eventual deliverance from bondage in Egypt. Hence, the narrative of the Book of Exodus now summarizes the … Continue reading V’eira – I appeared – “Appearance Promises Executed” – 7 January, 2018

Weekly Torah Readings: Va-era – One New Man Bible – Jan 12, 2018

Va-era 6:2. And God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I AM the LORD*! 3. And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob by My name El Shaddai (God Almighty), but I was not known to them by My name LORD*. 4. And I have also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, … Continue reading Weekly Torah Readings: Va-era – One New Man Bible – Jan 12, 2018

Torah Commentary – Sh’mot (Names) – His Ways – January 6, 2017

Torah Commentary Sh'mot (Names) Exodus 1:1-6:1 Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 Matthew 22:23-33; 41-46 Acts 3:12-15 Hebrew 11:23-26 His Ways Just a few days ago we entered into the Gregorian year of 2018. The thought of that seems a bit strange. You may even be one who would say you never imagined how this world system could … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Sh’mot (Names) – His Ways – January 6, 2017

Torah Commentary – Vayechi (He Lived) – Enjoying the Fruit – SCRIPTURES FOR December 30, 2017

Living Torah Commentary Vayechi (He Lived) Genesis 47:28-50:26 1Kings 2:1-12 Hebrews 11:21-22 1Peter 1:3-9; 2:11-17 Enjoying the Fruit Ya'akov is 130 years old when he arrives in Egypt. The following 17 years will be a gift in which he will be able to enjoy the fruit of his life, his family. During this time he … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayechi (He Lived) – Enjoying the Fruit – SCRIPTURES FOR December 30, 2017

Torah Reading – V’yigash – He approached – “Positioning for Restoration” – 19 December, 2017

V’yigash - He approached Genesis 44:18-47:27 Ezekiel 37:15-28 "Positioning for Restoration" by Mark Huey This week in V’yigash, the sons of Jacob/Israel finally experience a restoration of their familial relationship, after years of being estranged from their brother Joseph. For the past two Torah readings (V’yeishev: Genesis 37:1-40:23; Mikkeitz: Genesis 41:1-44:17) the emphasis has been principally on the trials of … Continue reading Torah Reading – V’yigash – He approached – “Positioning for Restoration” – 19 December, 2017