Balak – Destroyer – “Self-Inflicted Curses” – 2 July, 2017

“Self-Inflicted Curses” by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week’s Torah portion, Balak, chronologically finds the Ancient Israelites further down the trail on their arduous and circuitous march to Canaan, the Promised Land, but without the able counsel of Aaron to co-administer with the aging Moses. Following the death of Aaron (Numbers 20:24-29), the indigenous populations of the … Continue reading Balak – Destroyer – “Self-Inflicted Curses” – 2 July, 2017

UN Resolution 2334 and a review of Israeli history from Biblical times

It came as a shock, at least to the public, a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel that the US refused to veto. UN resolutions critical of Israel are as common as Russian and Chinese hackers. Only those promulgated by the Security Council, however, have serious ramifications. The US is one of five permanent members … Continue reading UN Resolution 2334 and a review of Israeli history from Biblical times

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’yishlach (He sent)

V'yishlach (He sent) Genesis 32:3-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 (A) Obadiah 1:1-21 (S) "Silence of the Limping" Once again, students of the Torah are challenged when meditating on our weekly portions, which I have found to contain a wealth of information to contemplate. When I sit down to write my Torah commentaries, the choice of a subject … Continue reading V’yishlach (He sent)