Jacob Meets Esau

Jacob knew he was walking into great danger as he returned to the land of Canaan. VAYISHLACH The eighth reading from the book of Genesis is named Vayishlach (וישלח), which means “and he sent.” The title comes from the first verse of the reading, which says, “Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in … Continue reading Jacob Meets Esau

Balak (Destroyer) – “Consistent Blessings” – June 22, 2013

Balak (Destroyer) Numbers 22:2-25:9 Micah 5:6-6:8 "Consistent Blessings" Many Bible readers are quite familiar with elements seen in this week’s Torah portion, Balak, even if they do not remember the chapters or verses where they appear. One of the main features seen in Balak is God using an animal to verbally communicate to a human being: “And the Lord opened … Continue reading Balak (Destroyer) – “Consistent Blessings” – June 22, 2013

Torah Commentary – Emor “Say” – Time for Review – Joined To HaShem

Torah Commentary Emor "Say"   Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Ezekiel 44:15-31 2Corinthians 1-6   Time for Review  Anyone who has read the Torah knows that many commandments and instructions are repeated many times.  The simple reason is that our Creator knows us very well.  He understands the way we think and the way we tend to forget, … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Emor “Say” – Time for Review – Joined To HaShem

Torah Commentary – Bo “Come” – Words Are Not Enough – January 18, 2013

Torah Commentary Bo "Come" Exodus 10:1-13:16 Jeremiah 46:13-28 John 19:13-37 Acts 13:16-17 Revelation 8:6-9:12; 16:1-21 Words Are Not Enough Pharaoh is a very interesting character in scripture. He is the epitome of how callous and hardhearted man can be. For years I have heard many people say, "If only God would do a miracle in … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Bo “Come” – Words Are Not Enough – January 18, 2013

Bo (Go) – “A Perpetual Feast Forever” – January 18, 2013

Bo (Go) Exodus 10:1-13:16 Jeremiah 46:13-28 " A Perpetual Feast Forever" This week’s Torah portion, Bo, very much summarizes the major theme of the Book of Exodus. We witness not only the final plagues dispensed upon Egypt (Exodus 10:1-11:10), but we see the institution of the Passover as a memorial meal (Exodus 12:1-32, 42-51) to … Continue reading Bo (Go) – “A Perpetual Feast Forever” – January 18, 2013

V’eira (I appeared) – “Proclaim His Power and Might”

V'eira (I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 "Proclaim His Power and Might" Our Torah portion for this week begins with us seeing the Lord summarize His covenant faithfulness with His people, as He prepares to act in delivering them from Egypt: “God spoke further to Moses and said to him, ‘I am the Lord; and … Continue reading V’eira (I appeared) – “Proclaim His Power and Might”

Torah Commentary – Va’era “And I appeared” – Shadows of Yesterday, Substance of Today

Torah Commentary Va'era "And I appeared" Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 Romans 9:14-17 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1Shadows of Yesterday, Substance of Today Egypt was the greatest and most awesome nation that had ever existed. They had wealth, power, and military stature. No country would have dared to come against the might of Egypt in the days of … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Va’era “And I appeared” – Shadows of Yesterday, Substance of Today