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

LECH LECHA – Abraham’s Great Reward

Life will place us in situations where we stand to make a profit by sacrificing our principles. The person who refuses to compromise his values may lose out financially, but his ultimate reward is God Himself. God promises Abraham a numerous offspring in a dream. (Image: Wikimedia commons, public domain, art by Wenceslas Hollar) LECH … Continue reading LECH LECHA – Abraham’s Great Reward

The Universe Shouldn’t Exist, CERN Scientists Announce

The History of Creation 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, … Continue reading The Universe Shouldn’t Exist, CERN Scientists Announce

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

Weekly Torah Readings: Vay’khi – from One New Man Bible – Dec 29, 2017

Vay’khi Jacob Lives another Seventeen Years 47:28. And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years, so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty-seven years.29. And the time drew near for Israel to die, and he called his son Joseph and said to him, “If I have now found favor in your sight, put, I pray you, … Continue reading Weekly Torah Readings: Vay’khi – from One New Man Bible – Dec 29, 2017

Weekly Torah portion from the One New Man Bible – Vayeishev – Dec 8, 2017

Vayeishev 37.1. And Jacob settled in the land of his father’s sojourning, in the land of Canaan. 2. These are the descendants of Jacob. Joseph, seventeen years old, was tending the flock with his brothers and he was a lad with the sons of Bilhah and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives. Joseph … Continue reading Weekly Torah portion from the One New Man Bible – Vayeishev – Dec 8, 2017

Scientists Trace Humanity Back to Single ‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’, Strengthening Creation Story

God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. So God created man … Continue reading Scientists Trace Humanity Back to Single ‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’, Strengthening Creation Story

Shabbat Shalom! – Weekly Torah portion from the One New Man Bible – Toldot – Nov 17, 2017

Toldot Genesis 25:19 - 28:9 25:19. And these are the descendants of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham begot Isaac:20. And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebeccah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister of Laban the Syrian. 21. And Isaac entreated the LORD* for his wife, because she was barren, and the LORD* was entreated … Continue reading Shabbat Shalom! – Weekly Torah portion from the One New Man Bible – Toldot – Nov 17, 2017

Noach – Noah – “A Resting Faith” – 16 October, 2017

Noach Noah Genesis 6:9-11:32 Isaiah 54:1-55:5 (A); 54:1-10 (S) "A Resting Faith" by Mark Huey Perhaps one of the most compelling testimonies of faith and belief in God, witnessed from the opening chapters of Genesis, is the life of Noah. The example of Noah, in association with the disastrous judgment of the Flood brought upon … Continue reading Noach – Noah – “A Resting Faith” – 16 October, 2017